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UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Day and Loupes Ceremony

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure, as President of the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society for 2018-2019, to invite you to attend our third annual Naffziger Surgical Society Day on Friday, September 27, 2019.

Loupes Ceremony

In celebration of our relationship with the UCSF Department of Surgery trainees and Department Chair Dr. Julie Ann Sosa, we will be sponsoring the Loupes Ceremony for the first time, and it will serve as the kick-off event for our annual Naffziger Surgical Society Day! Each year the rising PGY-2’s receive their loupes at a special ceremony attended by the entire Department of Surgery. In this department tradition, which has been in place for 15 years, each resident is gifted loupes in honor of a prior graduate of the general surgery residency. Starting this year, we are honoring several alumni who will also be giving talks about a variety of topics during the remainder of the day. We plan to make this an annual tradition so that current trainees will be able to remember those that went before them!

This year’s honorees include:

Naffziger Surgical Society Day

The symposium will consist of a series of thought- provoking talks by all of our Loupes Honorees and Dr. Sareh Parengi, current president of American Women Surgeons. We will also have an update on the state of the Department of Surgery by Dr. Julie Ann Sosa.

We will also have a short tribute by Naffziger members to pay tribute to Dr. Robert Allen, Dr. Thomas Hunt,and Dr. Donald Trunkey who we have lost in the past year.

It is our hope that this new tradition will bring the Naffziger Society and the Department of Surgery closer together, and that we will be able to engage more of our alumni across the country to celebrate our common lineage as graduates of the UCSF Department of Surgery. The Naffziger Surgical Society Day is meant to be an informative symposium and a unique opportunity to catch up with your mentors, fellow residents, as well as current faculty and trainees.

Naffziger Symposium Agenda

Friday, September 27, 2019
Obendorf Auditorium
UCSF/Mission Bay Campus
1855 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

7:30-8:00Breakfast/ registration
8:00-9:30Loupes Ceremony
9:30-10:00 Wen Shen “The Namesake: Howard C. Naffziger and the UCSF Department of Surgery”
10:00-10:30 Ginny Litle “Esophageal Screening in Rural India”
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Jade Hiramoto “How running (and falling) made me a better surgeon.” 
11:15-11:45 Ryo Hirose “How to fairly allocate a national resource”
11:45-12:15 Nora Jaskowiak “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Lungs(?): Threats to Surgeons’ Bodies and How to Mitigate.”
12:15-1:30 Lunch/Photo
1:30-2:00Tim Nelson “The Surgeon and the 3-Foot Putt”
1:30-2:00 Jasleen Kukreja “Reflections”
2:30-3:00 Carlos Corvera “Oncologic Principles First, Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches Second”
3:00-3:30 Sareh Parengi “Lessons from my Immigrant Parents”
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:15 In memorium: Drs. Allen, Hunt and Trunkey (Hobart Harris, Ed Chen, Bill Schecter)
4:15-4:50 Julie Ann Sosa, State of the Department
4:50-5:00 Closing remarks

Naffziger Dinner

The annual Naffziger Dinner will take place the same day following the symposium at:

Boulevard Restaurant
Cocktails at 6:30PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM
1 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 543-6084

Registration Details

There is no charge to attend the symposium for members and trainees. Payment is required only for those members attending the dinner at Boulevard. Please register to attend – we look forward to seeing you at the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Day!

Members – $125 per person for dinner at Boulevard
Guests – $100 per guest you bring to the dinner


  • If paying by check, please click here to print the RSVP & Payment Form.
  • Otherwise RVSP by emailing our Executive Secretary, Laura Dissmeyer at Please indicate who will be attending and the name(s) of any guest(s) you will be bringing.

Payment Options

  1. By Check – Please click here to print and fill out the RSVP & Payment Form. Then enclose it with your check and mail it to:

UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society
3838 California Street #616
San Francisco, CA 94118. 2. PayPal – Choose the “Pay for Events” button on the Naffziger Society website. Pay the total amount for yourself and any guest(s) you will be bringing.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at Naffziger Day on September 27th!

With appreciation,

Madhulika “Mika” Varma, M.D.

’98 President UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society (2018-19)

Professor & Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery UCSF Department of Surgery

2017 Naffziger Society Day

Dear Friends:

Naffziger Day was a great success! I would like to thank the outstanding panel of speakers who came from near and far, as well as the many alumni who attended. To see so many generations of UCSF surgeons gathered together with our current residents and faculty was moving and memorable.

At the Naffziger Dinner we announced the following additions to our Council:

It has been the greatest honor of my career to have served as your President for the past year. Hope to see you at one of our future Naffziger events!

Warmest regards,


Wen T. Shen, M.D., M.A.

2017 Naffziger Society Day – Save the Date

Dear Friends,

You are invited to attend the first-ever UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Day on Friday, May 19, 2017. Naffziger Day will be a one-day non-CME symposium dedicated to the past, present and future of UCSF surgery, capped off with a celebration dinner honoring the 2017 graduating Chief Residents in General Surgery.

The symposium will consist of a series of talks and panel discussions by Naffziger members from around the U.S., as well as current UCSF faculty and residents. Topics will include the following:

  • Modernizing surgical training
  • Surviving and thriving after residency
  • Mentoring, role models, and new ideals of leadership
  • Critical thinking and evidence-based practice

Our goal is to bring together multiple generations of UCSF surgeons, from our most distinguished senior alumni to our current trainees. We hope to generate substantive discussion of the history and future of surgical training and practice, while celebrating our common lineage as graduates of the UCSF Department of Surgery.

Speakers will include:

James Constant
Karen Deveney
Quan-Yang Duh
Brent Eastman
Diana Farmer
Nora Jaskowiak
Ed Kim
Carter Lebares
Jackie Saito
William Schecter
Brendan Visser
Lawrence Way  Elizabeth Wick
Laurence Yee

Symposium and Dinner Honoring Chief Residents

The symposium will take place on Friday May 19th, from 9AM – 5 PM at:

Oberndorf Auditorium
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
1855 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

The annual dinner will follow with cocktails at 6:30 PM and dinner at 7:30 PM at:

One Market Restaurant
1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 777-5577

Women in Surgery

On the evening of Thursday, May 18th, Karen Deveney and Shelley Marks will kick off our Naffziger festivities by hosting a Women in Surgery event. Please click here for full details and to RSVP.

Cost for Events

Members – $150 per person; this includes lunch at the symposium and dinner at One Market.
Guests – $100 per guest you bring to the dinner.


  • If you pay by check (see below), use the RSVP & Payment Form that you should mail in with the check.
  • Otherwise RVSP by emailing our Executive Secretary, Annette Bronstein at, or calling her directly at: (650) 992-1387. Please indicate who will be attending and the name(s) of any guest(s) you will be bringing.

Payment Options

  1. By Check – Fill out and print the RSVP & Payment Form. Enclose it with your check and mail it to the Society.
  2. PayPal – Choose the “Pay for Events” button on the Naffziger Society Website. Pay the total amount for yourself and any any guest(s) you will be bringing.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at Naffziger Day on May 19th!


Wen T. Shen, M.D., M.A.
UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Section of Endocrine Surgery, Division of General Surgery
University of California San Francisco

Spring Update for 2016 Annual Meeting and Events

Dear UCSF Naffziger Society Members,

With our Annual Meeting coming up in less than a week, I wanted to again cordially invite you to attend our Naffziger Business Luncheon, Chief Resident Dinner, and Postgraduate Course. Please click here for full details about the events, locations, directions, and information about late registration. Please note that the location of the business luncheon has changed from the 10th Floor to the 2nd Floor in the Lobby Area of Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel.

Postgraduate Course in Hernia Surgery ————————————-

This year’s Postgraduate Course in Hernia Surgery, co-hosted with the UCSF Department of Surgery, is a truly outstanding program, and one which Naffziger dues-paying and retired members, as well as UCSF General and Plastic Surgery Residents, may attend without having to pay the course fee. This year’s program will feature renowned experts in the fields of general, gastrointestinal, and laparoscopic surgery; surgical nutrition and metabolism; reconstructive microsurgery; and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. The program will explore the latest evidenced-based studies and emerging consensus of expert opinion. This is also an ideal forum for networking and reconnecting with past Chief Resident graduates.

Late Breaking Announcements

Haile T. Debas, MD to Speak at Naffziger Dinner Honoring Chief Residents

Haile T. Debas, MD

The Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Haile T. Debas, Director of the University of California Global Health Institute and Founding Executive Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS), will be giving a lecture, entitled “The Uncertain Beginnings Of A Surgical Career”, at the dinner honoring the Chief Residents on Friday, May 13th. Dr. Debas is recognized internationally for his contributions to academic medicine and widely consulted on issues associated with global health. A gastrointestinal surgeon by training, Dr. Debas chaired the UCSF Department of Surgery from 1987-2003, and is the Maurice Galante Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Emeritus at UCSF. In 1997, Dr. Debas was appointed the seventh Chancellor of UCSF, agreeing to accept the appointment for a period of one year. Serving concurrently as both Chancellor and School of Medicine Dean, he played a key role in all of the major initiatives of the campus, including the development of UCSF Stanford Health Care, the campus at Mission Bay, and the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.

RSVP to Attend Dr. Debas Lecture – “The Uncertain Beginnings Of A Surgical Career”, on Friday May 13th at One Market

Karen Deveney, MD Serving as President of Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Karen Deveney, M.D. (Class of 1978), Professor of Surgery at the OHSU School of Medicine and Vice-Chair for Education in the OHSU Department of Surgery, currently serves as President of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association (PCSA), having been elected last year for its 2015-16 academic term. Dr. Deveney is the first woman President of the Association. The PCSA was established in 1925 to advance the science and practice of surgery and currently represents California, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska.

UCSF Naffziger Society Members Dr. Clifford Devaney (Class of 1976) and Karen Deveney (Class of 1978) at 2016 Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association (PCSA) in February 2016 at the island of Hawaii
Jessica H. Beard, MD, MPH

Jessica H. Beard, MD, MPH (Class of 2015), currently a Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, was honored as recipient of the American Hernia Society Research Award through which she will study the utility of mosquito nets for hernia repairs. The grant is entitled: “Outcomes After Low Cost Mesh Repair of Inguinal Hernia Performed by Surgeons and Non-Surgeons In Ghana: A Prospective Cohort Study.” Dr. Beard, a former UCSF Global Surgery Scholar, has conducted research centered on inguinal hernia epidemiology, the delivery of safe and effective hernia care in low-resource settings, and surgical task-shifting in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research group is investigating whether mosquito nets could provide a reasonable substitute for mesh to repair hernias in sub-Saharan Africa where mesh repairs are not widely available.

Jessica H. Beard, MD, MPH gets award


An Historical Journey through a Decade of Loupes Presentations

The presentation of the loupes is an annual tradition in the UCSF Department of Surgery. During the ceremony, each categorical PGY-2 resident is given a pair loupes in honor of a distinguished faculty member or UCSF Naffziger Society member. The theme of this special Grand Rounds event, “Historical Perspectives from the Department of Surgery”, fosters an important bond between UCSF faculty, UCSF Naffziger Society members, and current UCSF general surgery residents.

I invite you to take a journey through the past decade of loupes ceremonies, as reflected in the presentation booklets distributed to the audience at historic Toland Hall. Each booklet includes a wealth of information about recipients, honorees and faculty presenters for that year.

A Decade of Loupes Presentations

A Priceless Collection of Naffziger Photos from Lawrence W. Way, M.D., Esteemed Surgeon, Naffziger Historian and Avid Photographer

Dr Lawrence Way

Dr. Laurence W. Way (Class of 1967), Professor Emeritus of General Surgery, is revered by both colleagues and generations of residents and fellows for his unremitting focus on the training of future surgeons. A technical virtuoso in the OR with an extensive research portfolio, the development of the surgical house staff has always among his top priorities. A stern taskmaster on rounds and in the operating room, he sets standards that several generations of UCSF trained surgeons use as a benchmark for performance. Indeed, Dr. Lawrence W. Way is one of the prime surgeons that propelled UCSF to its status as a world-class institution. Dr. Way is also an avid photographer, and has parlayed that expertise to create a stunning slideshow or about 200 Naffziger-related photos comprised of graduating classes and group photos from Naffziger events, spanning nearly five decades.

This slideshow will be shown on a large screen TV next to the registration desk during all three days of the Postgraduate Course. (We will be uploading the slideshow to the website once several few logistical are addressed.)New Executive Council Nominees ——————————

The Naffziger Society is pleased to announce that it has invited two general surgery residents to serve as resident representatives on the Executive Council:

Dr. James Gardner
Dr. Kelly Mahuron

James Gardner, M.D., Ph.D., currently a PGY-4 senior resident, has been nominated to serve as Chief Resident Representative on the Executive Council and Kelly Mahuron, M.D., currently a PGY-3 resident, has been nominated to serve as the Resident Research Representive, each of their terms commening July 1st, the start of the 2015-2016 academic year.In Closing ———-

Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to serve as your President, which has been a rich and rewarding experience. I’d like also thank the other members of Executive Council for their support during my tenure as President, and the Naffziger staff, Annette Bronstein and Richard Barg, for their work and dedication to ensuring that the Society’s operations run smoothly and efficiently.


Laurence F. See, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Class of 1997 President, 2015-16 UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society

An Historical Journey through a Decade of Loupes Presentations

Take a journey through the past decade of loupes ceremonies as seen through presentation booklets distributed to the audience at the historic Toland Hall. Each booklet includes a wealth of information about each recipient, honoree and faculty presenter.

2015 Loupes Presentation

The most recent presentation of the ceremonial loupes to 2nd year residents in the UCSF Department of Surgery took place on August 5, 2015 at Toland Hall, Parnassus Heights Campus, with the following PGY-2 residents receiving the ceremonial loupes: Jhoanne Bautista, M.D., Ph.D.Greg Haro, M.D.Quoc-Hung Nguyen, M.D.Juliet Okoroh, M.D.James Ross, M.D.Oren Shaked, M.D.Casey Ward, M.D.Clara Gomez-Sanchez, M.D.Hunter Oliver-Allen, M.D., and Audrey Nguyen, M.D.

Featured Image: 2014-15 PGY-2 General and Plastic Surgery Residents (pictured left to right) Jeremy Sharib, M.D.Kelly Mahuron, M.D., Rachel Lentz, M.D., Nicole Conkling, M.D.Yeranui Ledesma, M.D.Anamaria Robles, M.D.Evan Werlin, M.D.Jarrett Moyer, M.D.Courtney Green, M.D., Daniel Balkin, M.D, Ph.D, and Hubert Luu, M.D.

UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Annual Meeting 2016

Annual Meeting

Commencing Thursday, May 12, 2016
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-673-6672

Business Lunch

Thursday, May 12, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
10th Floor – Regimental Room
$50 person

Dinner Honoring Chief Residents

Friday, May 13, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
One Market Restaurant
1 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
$100 per person

Postgraduate Course in Hernia Surgery
Naffziger Surgical Society Day

Course Dates – Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:30 a.m. – Saturday May 14, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Naffziger Day – Thursday, May 12, 2016 (includes business luncheon and annual meeting)

This years program, co-hosted by the UCSF Department of Surgery and the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society, focuses on hernia surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. The clinically oriented course represents an outstanding opportunity for the practicing surgeon to gain valuable knowledge and expertise from renowned experts in the fields of general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, surgical nutrition and metabolism, reconstructive microsurgery, and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

The practitioner will learn about the latest developments in the field including the latest evidenced-based studies and expert opinion consensus. The conference will also provide an invaluable social experience to network with colleagues. Attendance at the course is free to all Naffziger Society members.

Course Chairs

Hobart W. Harris, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief, Division of General Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
J. Engelbert Dunphy Endowed Chair in Surgery
Director, Infection, Injury & Immunity Lab

Laurence F. Yee, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF
Director, Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery,
California Pacific Medical Center
President, UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society

Naffziger Invited Lecturer

Guilherme M. Campos, MD, FACS
Division Chair and Professor of Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine,
Program Director,
Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Naffziger Visting Professor

Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI (Hon.)
Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
University of Washington

Postgraduate Course Keynote Speaker

Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD  Professor of Surgery
Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Medical Director, Hospital Nutritional Service
Oregon Health & Science University

Course Topics

  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Mesh Prosthetics
  • Hernia Surgery Outcomes
  • Reconstructive Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Catastrophes
  • Hernia Surgery Potpourri

View Full Course Outline

View Full List of Speakers Biography Links

View Detailed List Of All Presentations

Course Registration


  • The registration fee to attend the Postgraduate Course is waived for Naffziger Society Members. Attendance is free.
  • If you wish to obtain CME credits, you should pre-register by calling the UCSF CME office at (415) 475-5808. There is a $35.00 charge, payable at the time you call to register.
  • Those members not requiring CME credits do not need to pre-register

CME Credits

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

A representative of the UCSF CME Office will be at the conference with a sign-up sheet for members to attest their presence. Proof of CME credit can be obtained by visiting the UCSF CME Claiming Website and following the instructions there for claiming your credits. As noted above, there is a $35.00 charge, payable when you call the CME office to pre-register. CME credits are awarded based on one of the following course codes in the program:

  • P = Pain Credit
  • G = Geriatric Credit
  • T = Trauma Credit

Naffziger Business Lunch & Dinner Honoring Chief Residents

Naffziger Business Lunch – May 12, 2016 @ 12 noon – $50.00 per person
Dinner Honoring Chief Residents – May 13, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. – $100.00 per person

Online Payment: Please visit the Naffziger Society Website and click the Pay for Events button. (If you elect to bring a spouse or guest to the dinner, please add an additional $100.00). At checkout on the PayPal website, please indicate in the notes field the desired event(s) and number of people attending.

Pay by Check : Check should be made payable to the “UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society”. Please indicate the desired event(s) and number of people attending and mail to:

UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society
179 Canterbury Ave.
Daly City, CA 94015

Please register for these events by April 25, 2016 as we must provide a headcount to the venue hosts.

Travel & Lodging

Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Phone: 415-673-6672
Reservations: 800-562-7463
Ask for UCSF General Surgery to receive group rate. You can also email

Rates: $239
Cut-off Date: April 15, 2016 or until room block is filled

Summary & Highlights: 2013 Annual Meeting

Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
San Francisco
May 17, 2013

Dear Members,

For those of you who attended our May 17th UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Day, thank you for your participation. For those who couldn’t make it, I am providing a summary and highlights of what was truly a wonderful day of education, dialogue, expert panel discussions and, notably, a reunion of many old and dear UCSF surgical friends.

Business Meeting

We held our annual business meeting during the luncheon break in the large and beautiful library room. Initially standing room only, we had additional tables and chairs brought in to accommodate the overflow group. At a later date, you will receive a full set of minutes from our Executive Assistant, Annette Bronstein. For now, here are the highlights.


  • Unanimous approval of our name change to: UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society. We feel this preserves our history with Dr. Howard Naffziger, while at the same time underscoring our proud UCSF surgery legacy that continues today with the induction of seven new UCSF Chief Resident as members.
  • Approval of the slate of new officers and Council members.
  • Dr. Carlos Corvera was installed as our new President
  • Dr. Nancy Ascher, Professor & Chair, UCSF Department of Surgery, gave an exciting update on the department and introduced the seven graduating Chief Residents.
  • Richard Barg, J.D. provided an update on our vibrant and continually evolving UCSF Naffziger website, which he initially developed during Dr. James Macho’s presidency. Take a look. We are now all connected!
  • Dr. James Macho recited the names of UCSF Naffziger members who had died during the past year: Charles T. “Chuck” Rosson IIIMaurice Galante and Bill Heer. In their honor, members present observed a moment of silence.
  • It was announced also that the family of Dr. Heer had requested that all donations in his memory be made to the UCSF Naffziger Society to support resident education. The Council is now working to establish an F. William Heer-UCSF Naffziger Traveling Fellowship that will help to support the efforts of surgery residents in their research years.
  • Finally, we recognized Annette Bronstein, our retiring Executive Assistant, who has served us for so long and so well. However, as she said, “It’s time to say, ‘sayonara’…”. Annette has graciously agreed to stay involved as we search for her replacement.

Naffziger Program
Friday, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Surgical Education & Training in the 21st Century

Welcome: A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS

Panel 1

Life after UCSF Residency
Summaries by surgeons out of training at 1, 5, 10, 15 & 45 years respectively.

Justin Parekh, MD (2012)
Jonathan Carter, MD (2008)
Crystine Lee, MD (2003)
Adella Garland, MD (1998)
John N. Baldwin, MD (1968)

Insightful, provocative, entertaining and, in several cases, very moving!


The Future of Surgical Education &Training – A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, Moderator

Frank R. Lewis, Jr. MD , Director, American Board of Surgery
Karen E. Deveney MD, Program Director, Oregon Health Sciences University
William F. Blaisdell, MD, Former Chair of Surgery, University of California, Davis
Nancy L. Ascher, MD, PhD, Chair of Surgery, UCSF
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, Chair of Surgery, University of Washington

Provided the best information and discussion on this critical subject that many of us have ever heard.

Naffziger Rounds

A series of challenging cases presented by Dr. Carlos Corvera with audience participation by electronic voting on management questions. All audience opinions collated and immediately displayed. We saw first hand the “collective intelligence” of our members.

Annual Naffziger Lecture

“The Surgeon as a Leader: Improving Quality, Decreasing Costs”
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Washington

Dr. Pellegrini gave a moving and inspiring lecture on our responsibility as surgeons to speak out for our profession and our patients in this era of health care reform. Dr. Pellegrini provided outstanding advice on how as surgeons we can and must lead the way for high quality cost efficient surgical care.

Annual Naffziger Dinner for UCSF Surgery Residents
Friday Eve., 6:30-10:00

One Market Restaurant – Great food and ambiance at a new venue
1 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

Comments by Dr. Nancy Ascher. Professor & Chair, UCSF Department Surgery

Comments by A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon) – “Carrying On The Tradition”

Introduction of New President

Carlos U. Corvera, M.D.

Introduction of UCSF Chief Residents

Aaron Ahearn, MD, PhD
Fellowship: Transplant Surgery at UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Farzad Alemi, MD
Fellowship: Hepatobiliary Surgery at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA

Eric Jelin, MD
Fellowship: Pediatric Surgery at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Susan Lee Char, MD
Fellowship: Breast Surgery at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)

Carter Lebares, MD
Fellowship: GI Acute Care Surgery at UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Sierra Matula, MD
Fellowship: Endocrine Surgery at UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Rita Mukhtar, MD
Fellowship: Breast Surgery at UCSF, San Francisco, CA

And Then Followed…………….

The Chief Residents provided personal comments about their plans, aspirations and something interesting about themselves. It was altogether delightful and inspiring. Then an “open mike” where many chose to rise and make comments.

Final Words

My over-arching message of the day was for our new members to carry on what may be the most esteemed surgical society in this country and beyond. We must never forget the privilege we have of being fully qualified surgeons trained at UCSF, and pass on this proud legacy to new generations.

Hope to see you ALL at next year’s Naffziger Day (Reunion). If you’re planning to attend, please contact some of the surgeons from your era and invite them to join you. You can find names and contact information on our website.

A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS, FRCS Ed (Hon), FRACS (Hon) Immediate Past President, UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society

NB – UCSF clinical sessions, to which all Naffziger members were invited free of charge, preceded and followed the Naffziger Program.

They were excellent.

7:00 – 10:00 am:
• Colorectal Surgery (UCSF Faculty)
• Acute Care Surgery (UCSF Faculty)

3:30 – 5:00 pm
• Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (UCSF Faculty)

Provided the best information and discussion on this critical subject that many of us have ever heard.

2012 Annual Meeting

Friday, June 1, 2012

Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay Campus, San Francisco

11:00 AM – Welcome And Introductions
James R. Macho, M.D., President
Nancy Ascher, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Surgery

11:30 PM – Perspective On General/Laparoscopic Surgery
Quan-Yang Duh, M.D.

11:45 AM– Perspective On Pediatric Surgery
Allan Flake, M.D.

12:15– 1:00 PM Business Meeting And Luncheon

1:00 PM – Perspective On Colorectal Surgery
Laurence Yee, M.D.

1:15 PM – To Tweet Or Die: Why Surgeons Need To Understand
And Use Social Media
Philip L. Glick, M.D., M.B.A.

1:30 PM – Howard C. Naffziger Lecture

“Surgery: Sacred and Secular”
Theodore Schrock, M.D.

“Things You Know That Aren’t So”
-Lawrence W. Way, M.D.

2:30 PM – Questions, Discussion and Amusing Incidents

3:00 PM – Naffziger Panel
Moderator: A. Brent Eastman, M.D.
Panel Members: Karen Deveney, M.D., Robert Mackersie, M.D.
Diana Farmer, M.D., J.P. Lu, M.D. and Justin Parekh, M.D. (New Member)

Naffziger Dinner for UCSF Surgery Residents

Farallon Restaurant
450 Post Street
San Francisco, CA

6:30 PM – Naffziger Dinner For UCSF Surgery Residents

“Howard C. Naffziger and the Metamorphosis of UCSF Surgery” James R. Macho, M.D., President

Introduction Of UCSF Chief Residents

Introduction Of New President
A. Brent Eastman, M.D.