Department of Surgery

Bailey to direct general surgery residency program

Christina Bailey, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has been named the new program director of the general surgery residency training program in the Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Sciences.

Protein’s role in inflammation-related cancer studied

Investigators are exploring the molecular mechanisms behind the association of chronic inflammation and colon cancer.

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Pancreatic cancer clue

Inflammation synergizes with a cell’s intrinsic genetic program to promote the development of pancreatic cancer.

Thompson named to direct Vanderbilt Burn Center

Callie Thompson, MD, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Burn Center, one of the largest burn centers in the United States.

Celebrating the J. Kenneth Jacobs Fellowship in Surgery’s recent milestone were, from left, Seth Karp, MD, Ellen Jacobs, J. Kenneth Jacobs, MD, and Kyla Terhune, MD, MBA.

Jacobs’ funding gift expands support for surgical residents

Exactly 88 years from the day he was born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, J. Kenneth Jacobs, MD, professor of Surgery, emeritus, returned to the institution to present a financial gift to the Section of Surgical Sciences to support the future education and research efforts of surgical residents.

Kyla Terhune, MD, MBA

Terhune named to senior GME leadership role

Kyla Terhune, MD, MBA, associate professor Surgery and director of the Surgery Residency Training Program in the Section of Surgical Sciences, has been named Vice President for Educational Affairs for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective July 1.

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