Department of Surgery Archives
Patel named chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery
Jun. 1, 2023—Mayur Patel, MD, MPH, has been named chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
VUMC’s Ferguson, Williams recognized by Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
May. 11, 2023—Vanderbilt's Brandon Williams, MD, and Sarah Ferguson, MPH, RDN, LDN, were recently recognized by the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NAND) for their achievements in the field.
Study shows palliative care provided at point of oncology surgery does not improve patient outcomes
May. 11, 2023—New Vanderbilt research provides evidence that the addition of palliative care services earlier in the disease process, specifically to patients having surgery for cancer, does not demonstrate benefits to the patients.
Researchers honored at American Physiology Summit
Apr. 27, 2023—Three faculty members and five postdoctoral fellows at Vanderbilt University Medical Center received research honors last week from the American Physiological Society during its 2023 American Physiology Summit.
Global research scholarship named in honor of O’Neill
Apr. 20, 2023—The American Pediatric Surgical Association has recognized Vanderbilt's James O’Neill, MD, by naming a new global research scholarship in his honor.
Three physicians appointed to VUH leadership roles
Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics have named physicians Chetan Aher, MD, Arna Banerjee, MD, MMHC, and Gregory Polkowski, MD, MSc, to leadership roles designed to increase internal collaboration and to further improve patient outcomes.
Process rehabilitates donor livers for transplantation
Apr. 13, 2023—Vanderbilt research demonstrated that injured human donor livers declined for transplant can be recovered by cross-circulation between the human liver and a xenogeneic host, or animal platform.
System repairs donor lungs for transplantation
Apr. 6, 2023—A Vanderbilt team has discovered that donor lungs rejected for transplant can be repaired using cross-circulation with a xenogeneic host.
Urology fellowship program celebrated after 20 years
Mar. 30, 2023—The urology fellowship training program focused on women’s urologic health and reconstruction, known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, is celebrating its 20th anniversary and graduating its 20th fellow in June at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Goldenring’s gastrointestinal research contributions lauded
Mar. 23, 2023—Vanderbilt's James Goldenring, MD, PhD, has been honored by the American Gastroenterological Association for making significant contributions to understanding gastrointestinal disease.
Multispecialty expertise key to heart patient’s recovery
Mar. 16, 2023—Vanderbilt's multispecialty expertise helped a seemingly healthy 54-year-old man who needed major heart procedures get back to the gym and live a healthy life.
Patel appointed Ingram Chair in Surgical Sciences
Mar. 12, 2023—by Jill Clendening Mayur Patel, MD, MPH, associate professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named to hold the Ingram Chair in Surgical Sciences. Patel also holds appointments as associate professor of Neurological Surgery and associate professor of Hearing and...