Category: News

Surgery Annual Report for 2018 Published

September 13th, 2018

The Department of Surgery recently published its Annual Report 2018, “Building a Healthier Future for All.”  In addition to news about the many achievements of faculty and trainees, the report includes features on innovations in patient care, research, equity, and quality, as well as a profile of an alumnus.

Click here to download a PDF of the 2018 Annual Report.  To request a printed copy of the report, please contact Kim Wenzel (kim.wenzel@bmc.org) in the Department of Surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Tseng Named Deputy Editor of JAMA Surgery

March 29th, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Tseng

Dr. Jennifer F. Tseng

Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH, was appointed Deputy Editor of JAMA Surgery, effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Tseng serves as the Utley Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center (BMC).

Dr. Tseng’s clinical specialty is surgical oncology and gastrointestinal surgery, with a focus on the upper grastrointestinal tract.

Dr. Tseng founded and codirects Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research (SOAR), a clinical and outcomes research institute initiated at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, continued at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and now based in Boston at BUSM/BMC.

Dr. Tseng’s research interests include developing models for cancer treatment-sequencing strategies, cancer biomarkers, and healthcare disparities and outcomes research. Dr. Tseng is a member of numerous surgical societies including the American Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. She serves as the secretary of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) and as president-elect of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS).

Nine Faculty Named to Boston Magazine’s “Top Docs” 2017

March 27th, 2018

december-cover-psCongratulations to the following Department of Surgery faculty members cited as “tops” in their specialties in Boston Magazine’s 2017 “Top Docs” issue.

Peter Burke, MD, Acute Care and Trauma Surgery

Alik Farber, MD, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Jason Hall, MD, MPH, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Donald Hess, MD, Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery

Jeffrey Kalish, MD, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Maureen Kavanah, MD, Surgical Oncology

Virginia Litle, MD, Thoracic Surgery

David McAneny, MD, General Surgery, Surgical Endocrinology, Surgical Oncology,

Jaromir Slama, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH Appointed as Chief and Chair of Surgery

August 2nd, 2017

On July 1, 2017, the Department of Surgery and Boston University School of Medicine welcomed Dr. Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH as the new Chief and Chair of Surgery.

Boston University School of Medicine Press Release

Department of Surgery Faculty Among Boston’s “Top Docs” 2016

December 5th, 2016

Boston Magazine’s 2016 “Top Docs” issue recognizes eight Boston University School of Medicine Department of Surgery faculty members. Congratulations to the following providers for being recognized as “tops” in their respective fields:

Peter Burke, MD (Surgery)

Alik Farber, MD (Vascular Surgery)

Jason Hall, MD, MPH (Colon and Rectal Surgery)

Jeffrey Kalish, MD (Vascular Surgery)

Maureen Kavanah, MD (Surgery)

Virginia Litle, MD (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery)

David McAneny, MD (Surgery)

Jane Mendez, MD (Surgery)

 

Department of Surgery seeking a new attending and surgery faculty member in the Division of Cardiac Surgery

November 22nd, 2016

Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine Department of Surgery are seeking a new attending and surgery faculty member in the Division of Cardiac Surgery.

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a 496-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary care and family medicine to advanced specialty care. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all.

BMC is the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). BUSM is highly ranked and is a recognized leader in groundbreaking medical research.

The Division of Cardiac Surgery at BMC has provided outstanding cardiac surgical care to patients since the 1940s and was one of the first divisions of its kind in the United States. The highly skilled team includes a seasoned group of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and cardiac nurses.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Thoracic Aortic Graft
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Ventricular Aneurysm Repair

We ask that candidates who wish to be considered send a CV and cover letter describing the experiences that qualify them for our position. Please send all materials directly to: David McAneny, MD, Ad Interim Chair, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine via email to David.McAneny@bmc.org. Please include “Cardiac Surgery Position” in the subject line.

Boston University and Boston Medical Center are equal opportunity employers, committed to their common mission of improving the health of Boston’s residents while adhering to the highest standards of academic medicine.

BMC and BUSM are affirmative action/equal employment employers.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Department of Surgery 2016 Annual Report

October 11th, 2016

The Department of Surgery is proud to bring you our 2016 Annual Report. Please click on the image below to view the report.

2016 Annual Report Cover

Department of Surgery seeking a new attending and surgery faculty member in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

September 20th, 2016

Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Department of Surgery seeking a new attending and surgery faculty member in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

BMC is a 496-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary care and family medicine to advanced specialty care. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England.

BMC is the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). BUSM is highly ranked and committed to urban and international health; the faculty includes many recognized leaders in groundbreaking medical research.

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery consists of three American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) board-certified surgeons and a robust support staff. It is a high-volume service offering a wide variety of reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures. Qualified applicants must have completed an approved Plastic Surgery residency program and be board certified or board eligible in Plastic Surgery. The preferred candidate will have completed formal fellowship training or have equivalent clinical experience in the areas of: breast reconstruction, free tissue transfer and general reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

We ask that candidates who wish to be considered send a CV and cover letter describing the experiences that qualify them for our position. Please send all materials directly to: Jaromir Slama, MD, Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Boston Medical Center via email to Jaromir.Slama@bmc.org. Please include “Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Position” in the subject line.

Boston University and Boston Medical Center are equal opportunity employers, committed to their common mission of improving the health of Boston’s residents while adhering to the highest standards of academic medicine.

BMC and BUSM are affirmative action/equal employment employers.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Department of Surgery seeking a new attending and surgery faculty member in the Division of Thoracic Surgery

September 15th, 2016

Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Department of Surgery seeking a new attending and surgery faculty member in the Division of Thoracic Surgery.

Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Department of Surgery are seeking a new attending surgeon and surgery faculty member in the Division of Thoracic Surgery.

BMC is a 496-bed academic medical center located in Boston’s historic South End. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary care and family medicine to advanced specialty care. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

BMC is the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). BUSM is highly ranked and committed to urban and international health; the faculty includes many recognized leaders in groundbreaking medical research.

Providing comprehensive, expert care for patients with diseases of the lung, chest and esophagus, the Division of Thoracic Surgery leads both the Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal Therapies and the Center for Thoracic Oncology at BMC. Areas of expertise include the full spectrum of non-cardiac thoracic surgery, including benign and malignant esophageal diseases, lung cancer, mediastinal and pleural diseases, while applying minimally invasive approaches such as VATS, robotic and endoscopic techniques.

We ask that candidates who wish to be considered send a CV and cover letter describing the experiences that qualify them for our position. Please send all materials directly to: David McAneny, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine via email to David.McAneny@bmc.org. Please include “Thoracic Surgery Position” in the subject line.

Boston University and Boston Medical Center are equal opportunity employers, committed to their common mission of improving the health of Boston’s residents while adhering to the highest standards of academic medicine.

BMC and BUSM are affirmative action/equal employment employers.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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.

Click here to view profile.

 

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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