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George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS, Great Humanist and Icon of American Surgery, Dies at 78

George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS, a great humanist and icon of American surgery at home and abroad, died of heart failure June 16, 2013 in Chapel Hill, NC. He was 78 years old. Dr. Sheldon was the Zack D. Owens … Continue reading

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Carlos Corvera, M.D. Installed as 64th President of UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society

Carlos Corvera, M.D. was recently installed as the 64th President of the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society. Dr. Corvera is Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery at UCSF. His clinical and research focus is the treatment of benign and malignant hepatobiliary … Continue reading

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UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Holds Annual Meeting, Inducts New Members, Passes Leadership Baton

This year’s annual meeting was held on May 17, 2013 at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco. The didactic program, “Surgical Education & Training in the 21st Century”, was presented in tandem with the UCSF 2013 Post Graduate Course … Continue reading

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UCSF Bariatric Surgery Program Excellence Highlighted in Moving Patient Story

The story of James Dials’, a gregarious 62-year-old limousine driver who weighed 4oo lbs. and was down on his luck is riveting.   “My life was very uncomfortable,” Dials said. “I was a diabetic and I injected insulin. I had high blood pressure, … Continue reading

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Building a Personal Connection: The Mentoring Philosophy of Nancy Ascher, M.D., Ph.D.

“Dr. (Nancy) Ascher excels in her role as Chair of Surgery, not only for her inexplicable foresight, but because she stays connected to trainees and students. This year, Dr. Ascher received the Francis Moore Excellence in Mentorship in the Field … Continue reading

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UCSF Department of Surgery Presents 26th Annual Dunphy Resident Research Symposium

The UCSF Department of Surgery presented the annual Resident Research Symposium funded by the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society on  April 9, 2013, an event that showcases the research of residents, fellows and medical students in the Department of Surgery and honors the life … Continue reading

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Maurice Galante, M.D., Legendary Surgeon and Renaissance Man, Dies

Dr. Maurice Galante, whose professional career at UCSF spanned an incredible 44 years (1945-1989), passed away on February 5, 2013. Dr. Galante was born in Rhodes in 1919 and came to the United States alone to receive his undergraduate and … Continue reading

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Alden H. Harken, M.D. Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Society of University Surgeons

“Alden H. Harken, M.D. was recently honored with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of University Surgeons (SUS). Dr. Harken is Chief of the UCSF-East Bay Surgery Program, and Chief of Surgery and Chair of the Surgery Department … Continue reading

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A. Brent Eastman, M.D., FACS Installed as 93rd President of American College of Surgeons

“A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, a general, vascular, and trauma surgeon from San Diego, CA, was installed as the 93rd President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during Convocation ceremonies at the 2012 Clinical Congress. Dr. Eastman is corporate … Continue reading

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Matthew Y.C. Lin, M.D., Demonstrates Utility of Bariatric Surgery in Successful Organ Transplantation

“Bariatric surgery has been widely accepted in the medical field, but now we’re trying to apply it to specific patient groups,” said Matthew Y.C. Lin, M.D., a former UCSF MIS/Bariatric surgical fellow**, whose outstanding work led to a faculty appointment … Continue reading

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