Section of Surgical Sciences Archives
Karp to succeed Beauchamp as Surgical Section leader
Apr. 5, 2018—After successfully leading Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Section of Surgical Sciences and serving as the Medical Center’s Surgeon-in-Chief since 2001, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, is stepping down. Beauchamp will be succeeded in this role by Seth Karp, MD, H. William Scott Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center.
Surgical group works to expand heartburn treatment options
Dec. 19, 2017—For three years, 79-year-old Jerry Mock didn’t fully enjoy family vacations or gatherings with friends because his gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) was so debilitating that eating even a bite of food after 1 p.m. guaranteed he’d have intense burning pain in his throat and chest that night.
Community service project
Dec. 14, 2017—For its annual community service project, VUMC’s Section of Surgical Sciences collected travel-size toiletries to make 200 care packets for guests of the Hospital Hospitality House (HHH) of Nashville.
Vanderbilt Women in Surgery
May. 18, 2017—The Section of Surgical Sciences recently hosted an inaugural Vanderbilt Women in Surgery event that featured a panel discussion with three prominent female Nashville surgeons: Bonnie Miller, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education and Executive Vice President for Educational Affairs; Gretchen Jackson, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatric Surgery; and Jeanne Ballinger, M.D., general surgeon with Saint Thomas Health.
Perdikis named Department of Plastic Surgery chair
Apr. 20, 2017—Galen Perdikis, M.D., professor and chair of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, has been named professor and chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Plastic Surgery. His appointment is effective Aug. 1.
Dec. 8, 2016—The Section of Surgical Sciences Warm Coat Drive in support of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Homeless Health Services rounded up 75 warm coats as well as hats, gloves and socks.
Award honors Beauchamp’s teaching, research
Nov. 17, 2016—R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, has been selected to receive the 2016 Dr. Rodman E. and Thomas G. Sheen Award from the New Jersey American College of Surgeons (ACS) Chapter.
New tools help prepare patients before, after surgical procedures
Apr. 14, 2016—Randal Fowler left Vanderbilt University Medical Center 19 years ago with a brand new heart, so he’s accustomed to following doctors’ orders to a T, but when he recently checked in for hip replacement surgery he learned something new.
John Sawyers, a steady hand in the operating room and as head of Surgical Sciences, dies at 90
Mar. 22, 2016—John Sawyers, M.D., whose decades-long career as a surgeon culminated in the chairmanship of the Vanderbilt Section of Surgical Sciences from 1983 to 1995, died Friday, March 18. He was 90. Dr. Sawyers was known for his surgical skill and his steady manner both in the operating room and the conference room. “Dr. Sawyers was...
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.
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.
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.