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A Personal Tribute to the Late Thomas R. Russell, MD

by Dr. Laurence Yee, MD Read on November 16, 2014 in Bolinas, California  Dr. Thomas Russell is that once in a lifetime person and personality. The 1 in a billion person. And it was my great luck to be associated … Continue reading

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James Constant, MD, FACS Installed as 65th President of UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society

James Constant, MD, FACS was recently installed as the 65th President of the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society. Dr. Constant is a general surgeon with a practice at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco where he serves as Assistant Physician in Chief, Surgical Services and Perioperative Quality … Continue reading

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UCSF Department of Surgery Presents 27th 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 25, 2014, 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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UCSF Surgeon Peter Stock Plays Pivotal Role in Passage of Hope Act

A clinical investigation headed by UCSF transplant surgeon Peter G. Stock, M.D., Ph.D. (pictured far left) has led to the passage of the Hope Act lifting the ban on research into transplanting organs between HIV-positive donors and recipients. Dr. Stock … Continue reading

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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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