Research Advisory Council

The Research Advisory Council provides residents and faculty with advice and assistance in the design, conduct, and analysis of both basic science and clinical research studies. Council members offer input in the methodology of proposed projects and present resources and potential collaborations available within the Department of Surgery. The council is comprised of surgical residents and faculty to offer comprehensive feedback to the proposed research projects. The council will also have guest faculty rotating within the council to offer new insight and recommendations to the relevant research field.

Research Advisory Council Members

Jennifer Tseng, MD, MPH (ex officio)
James Utley Professor & Chair, Department of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center


Donald Hess, MD FACS (ex officio)
Chief, Section of Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery
Program Director, Surgery Residency
Assistant Professor of Surgery


Tony E. Godfrey, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Computational Biomedicine


Teviah Sachs, MD, MPH
Chief, Section of Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor of Surgery


Jeffrey Siracuse, MD, MBA
Program Director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship
Medical Director, Pre-Procedure Clinic
Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology


Sunday Clark, MPH, ScD
Research Director, Boston Trauma Institute
Research Associate Professor


Marina Malikova, PhD, MSci, MA, CCRA, RAC
Executive Director, Surgical Translational Research Operations and Compliance
Assistant Professor of Surgery


Kelly Kenzik, MS, PhD
Guest Faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Allan Stolarski, MD, MS (Resident Member)
Resident Co-Director, SOAR Initiative

Gordana Rasic

Gordana Rasic, MD, MS (Resident Member)
Resident Co-Director, SOAR Initiative

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