- This edition includes Dr. Nita Ahuja's address on her inauguration as the Department of Surgery's first female chair, hand surgery brought around the world through a nonprofit called Hand Help, Inc., research on cardiac surgery at Yale, new faculty in the department of surgery, the surgical heritage of plastic surgery, and a memoriam of Jeffrey F. Moley, M.D.
- "It is with great honor and pride that I present to you he inaugural edition of the Yale Department of Surgery Newsletter. As a national leader in surgery, these newsletters are a forum for the Department of Surgery to disseminate advances in care, research and education. These quarterly newsletters will highlight our surgical department's diverse divisions and the tripartite missions of research, education and clinical care." -Michael Caty, MD, MMM