Section of Surgical Sciences Archives
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.
Study finds underperforming organ procurement organizations contribute to nationwide shortage
Feb. 8, 2023—The number of potential organ donors in the United States could solve the shortage for most organs, but many organs are not recovered due to performance variations in the opaque organ procurement organization process, according to a just-published study with first and corresponding authors from Vanderbilt.
Nutrient absorption disease model
Feb. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt researchers developed a model of a patient-specific mutation to explore the pathology of microvillus inclusion disease, a genetic disorder that causes life-threatening diarrhea.
Pickens named chair of VUMC Thoracic Surgery
Feb. 2, 2023—Allan Pickens, MD, has been named professor and chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Thoracic Surgery.
Spann, Geiger move into new Surgical Sciences leadership roles
Feb. 2, 2023— by Jill Clendening Matthew Spann, MD, MMHC, associate professor of Surgery and director of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, has been named chief of the Division of General Surgery in the Department of Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective Jan. 15. Spann has moved into this new role...
Sharp named Southern Surgical Association president
Jan. 12, 2023—Vanderbilt's Kenneth Sharp, MD, has been named president of the Southern Surgical Association (SSA).
Ukrainian surgeons visit VUMC to observe transplant protocols
Dec. 8, 2022—A group of doctors from Ukraine recently visited Vanderbilt to observe transplants and protocols as part of an initiative to establish a lung transplant program and improve heart transplantation in the war-torn country.
Vanderbilt mourns loss of surgical leader Beauchamp
Nov. 30, 2022—R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, former chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and surgeon-in-chief of Vanderbilt University Hospital, died Nov. 27 at Alive Hospice. He was 66 years old.
Section of Surgical Sciences professional biography for R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD
Nov. 30, 2022—Section of Surgical Sciences professional biography for R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD
Gastric Cancer Foundation funds Eunyoung Choi research
Nov. 10, 2022—The Gastric Cancer Foundation has awarded a one-year $100,000 research grant to Eunyoung Choi, PhD, to support her efforts to find a way to disrupt the transformation of dysplastic stem cells into stomach cancer.
Kauffmann named vice chair for Global Surgery
Sep. 29, 2022—Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, selected to be the inaugural vice chair for Global Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
New high-tech biobank safeguards critical specimens
Aug. 25, 2022—by Bill Snyder Vanderbilt University Medical Center has opened a state-of-the-art automated biobanking system that can store as many as 10 million biospecimens, including blood and body fluids, tissue, and genetic and protein material, at temperatures down to minus 80 degrees Celsius. The “BioStore” was purchased from its manufacturer, Massachusetts-based Azenta Life Sciences, with the...