Department of Surgery Welcomes New Faculty: Thurston Drake, MD, MPH; Luise Pernar, MD; Sabrina Sanchez, MD, MPH; and Kei Suzuki, MD.


September 12th, 2016

 


Drake_Fredrick-surgery webF. Thurston Drake, MD, MPH 

Attending Surgeon, Section of Surgical Endocrinology, Boston Medical Center
Laszlo N. Tauber Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Drake received his Medical Degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He completed a residency in General Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center and a Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in San Francisco, CA.

He is board certified by the America Board of Surgery. His research and clinical interests include: general surgery and endocrine surgery (including surgery for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands), improving outcomes for common surgical diseases, innovations in surgical education and improving access to surgical care in the developing world.

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Pernar_LuiseLuise Pernar, MD
Attending Surgeon, Section of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine (recommended for)

Dr. Pernar received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She completed a residency in General Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, followed by a fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Her clinical and research interests include: laparoscopic bariatric surgery, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, foregut surgery, endoscopy, surgical education and surgical outcomes.

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Sanchez_SabrinaSabrina Sanchez, MD, MPH 
Attending Surgeon, Sections of Acute Care & Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine (recommended for)

Dr. Sanchez received her Medical Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine in Chicago, IL and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She completed a residency in General Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center and a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Michigan Hospitals in Ann Arbor, MI. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Her clinical and research interests include: geriatric surgery, long term quality of life after trauma, palliative care in surgical ICU settings, and resident education and well-being.

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Suzuki_KeiKei Suzuki, MD 
Attending Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine (recommended for)

Dr. Suzuki received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY and a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) joint program with New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College (NYPH/WCMC).

He is board certified by the America Board of Surgery. His research and clinical interests include: prognostication and tumor immunology of early lung adenocarcinoma and robotic surgery.

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