Incoming Intern Class is Most Diverse in History
This year's intern class is the most diverse in Yale Surgery history, with twice as many women and three times as many URiM interns matching into Department of Surgery programs in 2023 than in 2017. Of the 18 newly matched categorical surgery interns, 14 are women (67%) and six self-identify as URiM (33%). Among them — the first Black woman to train in plastic surgery at Yale.
Greenwich Chair of Surgery Dr. Barbara Ward Rejoins Faculty
On the heels of her historic appointment as the first female Chair of Surgery at Greenwich Hospital in 2021, Barbara A. Ward MD, has rejoined the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery. For the past twenty years, Dr. Ward had been affiliated with Northeast Medical Group. With Dr. Ward’s appointment to the Division of Surgical Oncology (Breast), the Department now has a faculty member at the helm of surgical services at each of the health system’s major hospitals.
Eliminating Extra Chromosomes in Cancer Cells Prevents Tumor Growth
Cancer cells with extra chromosomes depend on those chromosomes for tumor growth, a new Yale study reveals, and eliminating them prevents the cells from forming tumors. The findings, said the researchers, suggest that selectively targeting extra chromosomes may offer a new route for treating cancer.
Yale's Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Among Best in Nation
Yale New Haven Children Hospital is ranked No. 1 in Connecticut, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Nationally, Yale ranked as a top-performing care center in five pediatric specialties including cardiology and heart surgery — a program established by the Department in 2019 with the appointment of Dr. Peter Gruber.Source: YNHH.org
Dr. Rita Milewski Appointed Co-Director for Yale ECMO Program
The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of cardiac surgeon, Rita Milewski MD, PhD, as Co-Director of the Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program for the Yale New Haven Health Heart & Vascular Center.
Dr. Mehra Golshan on CBS Radio Los Angeles
Mehra Golshan, MD, MBA, Professor of Surgery (Oncology, Breast); Executive Vice Chair, Surgery; Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Surgical Services, Smilow Cancer Hospital; Clinical Director of Center for Breast Cancer, Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center, speaks with CBS Radio Los Angeles regarding new breast cancer screening guidelines.
I’m a Breast Cancer Surgeon. Here’s What I Think of the New Screening Guidelines.
When I learned that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force once again changed its recommendation for when women should begin screening for breast cancer — this time recommending women start at age 40 rather than 50 — I had just finished operating on a 48-year-old African American woman with aggressive breast cancer. My patient had presented to doctors with a painful lump. She didn’t think she needed a mammogram for another two years.Source: The New York Times
Yale Surgery Citizens: Helping Hand and Extra Mile Award Winners, Winter & Spring 2023
The Yale Surgery Citizens Helping Hand Award recognizes an individual’s extraordinary contribution toward a specific project, initiative, or circumstance. The Yale Surgery Citizens Extra Mile Award recognizes an individual who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty.
Dr. David Kuwayama to Lead Yale Vascular Division’s Complex Aortic Surgery Program
The Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the recruitment of David P. Kuwayama, MD, MPA as Director of Aortic Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, effective June 2023.