Department of Surgery

Vascular Surgery News

Dr. Eric Hager Wins UPSOM Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award

Dr. Eric Hager

 

Congratulations to Eric S. Hager, MD, who received the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award at the school’s virtual Curriculum Colloquium on February 11, 2020. This award recognizes faculty clinical preceptors who consistently provide outstanding clinical instruction in the clerkship setting for UPSOM medical students.

 

Vascular Surgery Teaching Awards

Drs. Ulka Sachdev and Scott Chapman

 

Congratulations to our Vascular Surgery division faculty member Ulka Sachdev, MD and fellow Scott Chapman, MD, who received the Henry T. Bahnson, MD Teacher of the Year Award and the David L. Steed, MD Excellence in Teaching Award, respectively. They were recognized for their accomplishments during the Vascular Surgery graduation ceremony in June and received plaques to commemorate their honors. Dr. Chapman will also receive a check for $500.

 

Thirty-eight Department Surgeons Recognized in Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2020 “Best Doctors” List

Congratulations to Drs. Louis Alarcon, Kelly Austin, Timothy Billiar, Geoff Bond, Sally Carty, Rabih Chaer, Randall Draper, Barbara Gaines, Kevin Garrett, David Geller, George Gittes, Giselle Hamad, Matthew Holtzman, Christopher Hughes, Abhinav Humar, Ronald Johnson, Donald Keenan, Kenneth Lee, Steven Leers, Michel Makaroun, Marcus Malek, George Mazariegos, David Medich, Kevin Mollen, Andrew Peitzman, Joshua Rubin, Harry Sell, Rakesh Sindhi, Michael J.

Eight Staff Members to Receive 2019 UPMC ACES Award

Congratulations to Justin Barry; James P. Celebrezze Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS; Rebecca D. Edmonds, MD; Raymond Eid, MD; Raquel M. Forsythe, MD; Jennifer M. Holder-Murray, MD, FACS; Christopher B. Hughes, MD, FACS; and Randle Lopez, who were selected as winners of UPMC’s Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES) for fiscal year 2019. ACES recipients are recognized for being outstanding UPMC team members who embody the health system’s core values, exhibit excellence in and dedication to their work, and go above and beyond to serve our patients and communities.

Award Winners, 2019 Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science/Department of Surgery Research Day

Spectators looking at a scientific poster while the poster presenter explains her work.

 

On May 8th, 2019, we held our 17th Annual Research Day and Richard L. Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science. Attendees enjoyed a phenomenal presentation from our guest lecturer, Dr. George Miller from the Department of Surgery at the New York University School of Medicine. His talk was entitled “New Approaches to Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy.”

Congratulations to the award winners selected from over 80 abstracts submitted for the scientific program. Each awardee will receive a certificate and a cash prize.

Oral Presentation Award Winners

Forty Department Surgeons Recognized in Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2019 “Best Doctors” List

Congratulations to Drs. Louis Alarcon, Kelly Austin, David Bartlett, Timothy Billiar, Geoff Bond, Sally Carty, Rabih Chaer, Luis De la Torre, Randall Draper, Barbara Gaines, Kevin Garrett, David Geller, George Gittes, Giselle Hamad, Matthew Holtzman, Christopher Hughes, Abhinav Humar, Ronald Johnson, Donald Keenan, Kenneth Lee, Steven Leers, Michel Makaroun, Marcus Malek, George Mazariegos, David Medich, Kevin Mollen, Andrew Peitzman, Douglas Potoka, Joshua Rubin, Harry Sell, Rakesh Sindhi, Michael J.