Dr. Walter Longo Passes Leadership Torch to Dr. Vikram Reddy as Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery
The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce Dr. Vikram Reddy as the new Division Chief for the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, effective March 1, 2021. Dr. Reddy, an Associate Professor in the Division, succeeds Dr. Walter E. Longo, who led Gastrointestinal Surgery as Division Chief since 2003.
In Memoriam: Clarence T. Sasaki, MD 1941-2021
Clarence T. Sasaki MD, Charles W. Ohse Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine, died peacefully on February 4, 2021. His prominent career is distinguished by his life-long passion for the academic mission, and as a champion of surgical leadership at Yale. He was the longest serving Chief of Otolaryngology, serving more than 30 years, between 1981 and 2012.
Dr. Peter Gruber Leads Yale New Haven Children's Hospital in First Pediatric Heart Transplant in State
Surgeons at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital performed the first pediatric heart transplant in the state of Connecticut on Oct. 23, 2020. The patient, a seventeen-year-old Connecticut resident, has been discharged from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.