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Dr. Donald D. Trunkey, Renowned Trauma Surgeon and Former Chief of Surgery at SFGH, Passes Away at 81

The UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society is saddened to report the recent passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Donald Trunkey, who passed away at the age of 81 several days ago. Dr. Trunkey was an internationally renowned trauma surgeon and is considered … Continue reading

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Thomas K. Hunt, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Friend and Distinguished Colleague, Dead at the Age of 88

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Thomas Hunt, Professor Emeritus of Surgery at UCSF and a Naffziger Society member, who has died at the age of 88.  Although retired, Dr. Hunt’s towering … Continue reading

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Robert E. Allen, Jr., MD, Friend and Distinguished Colleague, Dies at 83

Robert E. Allen, Jr., MD (’69), our esteemed colleague, and for many years, an attending surgeon at Mount Zion Hospital (now UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion), has passed away at the age of 83. Dr. Allen, originally recruited to … Continue reading

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Robert “Bob” Spalding Seipel, M.D Passes Away at 92

The UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society is saddened to announce the passing of our esteemed colleague Robert “Bob” Spalding Seipel, M.D., a former past President of the Society in 1990-91. Bob attended the UCSF School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. in 1955. … Continue reading

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Madhulika Varma, M.D. Installed as 69th President of the UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society

Madhulika Varma, M.D., Professor & Chief of the Section of Colorectal Surgery, Division of General Surgery at UCSF, has assumed leadership of the Howard C. Naffziger UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society as its 69th President for the 2018-2019 term. Dr. Varma earned her medical degree … Continue reading

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Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS Named Chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS has been named the new chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery. She will begin her tenure as Chair on April 1, 2018. Dr. Sosa will also hold the Leon Goldman, MD, Distinguished Professorship … Continue reading

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Gerard M. Doherty, MD Featured Guest Lecturer at UCSF Naffziger Society Symposium in May

Renowned endocrine surgeon Gerard M. Doherty, MD will be the featured guest lecturer at the 2nd Annual UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society Day symposium on Friday, May 11, 2018. Doherty is Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Surgeon-in-Chief at Brigham Health & … Continue reading

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Wen T. Shen, M.D., M.A. Installed as 67th President of UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society

Wen T. Shen, M.D., M.A.  recently assumed the leadership reins as  67th President of UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society for 2016-2017.  Dr. Shen, an endocrine surgeon, specializes in procedures for thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland surgery. He also has a strong … Continue reading

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Theodore R. Schrock, M.D., Former Naffziger President and UCSF Department of Surgery Chair, Dies at 76

Theodore R. Schrock, M.D., who had a storied career at UCSF, as a medical student, then a surgery resident, faculty member, Department of Surgery Chair and Chief Medical Officer for UCSF Medical Center, recently passed away at age 76. Theodore … Continue reading

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Celebration Honoring William P. Schecter, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery at UCSF and SFGH

On Thursday, December 3, the UCSF Department of Surgery hosted a celebration was held honoring the illustrious career and accomplishments of William P. Schecter, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M. Dr. Schecter joined the UCSF faculty in 1980 as an Assistant Clinical Professor of … Continue reading

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