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Section of Surgical Sciences Archives

Dmochowski takes on new roles in perioperative services leadership

Jul. 23, 2015—Roger Dmochowski, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named Associate Surgeon in Chief and vice chair for Faculty Affairs and Professionalism for the Section of Surgical Sciences.

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Study finds rerouting bile acids may offer simpler alternative to gastric bypass surgery

Jul. 21, 2015—A new surgical procedure could offer a simpler approach to achieve some of the same weight-loss and metabolic benefits associated with gastric bypass surgery, researchers at VUMC report.

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Noted vascular surgeon Valentine joins Section of Surgical Sciences

Jun. 4, 2015—James Valentine, M.D., has joined the Section of Surgical Sciences, in the Division of Vascular Surgery, returning to Vanderbilt nearly 40 years after earning his undergraduate degree here.

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Gene profile predicts metastasis

Feb. 9, 2015—A specific gene expression profile represents a novel, biologically relevant “signature” for identifying colon cancers with high risk of metastatic recurrence, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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Longaker set for Discovery Lecture

Oct. 9, 2014—Michael Longaker, M.D., well known for his contributions to tissue repair and engineering and stem cell biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 16.

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