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Department of Surgery Archives

Vanderbilt Health expands self check-in, centralized welcome desks at adult ambulatory clinics

Aug. 22, 2023—Beginning Aug. 30, patients can check in for appointments at adult ambulatory clinics at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks using the My Health at Vanderbilt secure patient portal app on their phone or tablet.

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Vanderbilt Transplant Center reaches new record in number of procedures performed

Jul. 25, 2023—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center performed a record number of solid organ transplants in fiscal year 2023 (FY 23) — 665 life-saving procedures among its adult and pediatric programs.

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Academy for Excellence in Education elects 13 new members

Jul. 17, 2023—Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Academy for Excellence in Education has elected 13 new members for 2023.

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Study reveals new clue to gastric cancer

Jul. 7, 2023—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have uncovered evidence of fibroblast cells' direct involvement in the development of gastric cancer.

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Joseph Magliocca named director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Jun. 27, 2023—Joseph Magliocca, MD, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center and surgical director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program.

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Pathways to a healthy liver

Jun. 22, 2023—Hepatic stellate cells maintain liver mass and function; the signaling factors they use could be exploited therapeutically to promote liver regeneration and inhibit cancerous proliferation, Vanderbilt researchers suggest.

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Montenovo named chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Jun. 15, 2023—Martin Montenovo, MD, has been named chief of Vanderbilt's Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation in the Department of Surgery.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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