Community, Food, Shelter: ‘Creating a Great Place to Work Begins with the Basics’, Yale Surgery Faculty Say
With "Creating a Great Place to Work," as the theme, the 3rd Annual Faculty Retreat took place on September 17, and asked Faculty and leaders to brainstorm and prioritize actionable ways to improve Yale Surgery culture and climate. The result is a 7-point punch list, with opportunities to socialize given primo importance.
Dr. Ahuja Appointed Chair-Elect of Premier Faculty Advocacy Group, AAMC-CFAS
Department of Surgery Chair, Dr Nita Ahuja has been appointed Chair-Elect of The Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). AAMC is a a not-for-profit association that represents all 149 accredited U.S. medical schools, nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and academic medical systems, and more than 80 academic and scientific societies. Within AAMC’s leadership structure, CFAS serves to identify and voice critical issues facing medical school faculty and academic societies.
Dr. Ronald Salem Receives Walter E. Longo MD Award
The Yale Surgery Citizen Awards Committee has named Dr. Ronald Salem the 2022 recipient of The Dr. Walter E. Longo MD Award. Established in 2019, the award recognizes one faculty member per year who has made a significant positive influence on the cultural legacy of the Department of Surgery.
Yale Surgery Discovery Hints at Why Some Cancer Treatments Fail
Findings from a team of researchers led by Yale Surgery Faculty Dr. Jason Sheltzer reveal why some cancer treatments fail: By picking and choosing which chromosomes to add or subtract as they divide, cancer cells effectively “out smart” anti-tumor drugs, by disguising themselves as “too weak” to cause harm. The research is the cover story of the Sept. 13 edition of Developmental Cell.
Laying Bricks, Finding Purpose
I had the pleasure of visiting the Yale Surgery team at Shoreline last month — a walkaround exercise I hope to make a habit this coming year. Meeting with the team there – each person, almost bursting with enthusiasm to show me their work — I was reminded of the bricklayers’ parable.
Dr. Mehra Golshan Appointed Executive Vice Chair of Operations for Yale Surgery
The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mehra Golshan as Executive Vice Chair of Operations. As EVCO, Dr. Golshan will function as a liaison to the Chair — and in support of Delivery Network Hospital leadership, Vice Chairs, Division Chiefs, and Section Chiefs — to promote the efficient and timely execution of day-to-day matters across the clinical and academic missions.
Dr. Peter Manes Appointed Medical Director for Ambulatory Operations for Surgery
Yale Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Manes to the inaugural position of Medical Director for Ambulatory Operations for the Department. In his new role, Dr. Manes will play a key role in the growth and development of programs and initiatives across the Department of Surgery’s outpatient clinics.
Now Hiring: Associate Program Directors for Clinical Skills, Academic Development
The Department of Surgery is recruiting for two new Associate Program Director(APD) positions to support the General Surgery Residency Program’s clinical training initiatives, and the structured professional development of its trainees.
Dr. Kimberly Davis Pivots Leadership Focus to Support Trauma Surgery’s Unprecedented Growth
Dr. Kimberly Davis has announced that she will be stepping down as Vice Chair of Clinical Operations for the Department of Surgery, after fourteen years of service in the position. She will continue her role as Division Chief for General Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care.
Yale Surgery Promotions: Dr. Bishwajit Bhattacharya, Dr. Dirk Johnson
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery Faculty, Dr. Bishwajit Bhattacharya and Dr. Dirk Johnson, were promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Surgery by the Board of Permanent Officers at its July 14, 2021 meeting.
30 Minute Zoom Honors Dr. John Persing’s 30 Years of Yale Surgery Leadership, ‘Perfectly’
June 30, 2021 marked the end of an era for Yale Surgery, and the beginning of another, as Division Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. John A. Persing, retired from the position after nearly 30 years, and passed the leadership torch to Dr. Bohdan Pomahac.