"Inside Surgery", The Department of Surgery Newsletter, Summer 2012
UCSF Department of Surgery - August 22, 2012
This issue of Inside Surgery describes several exciting
developments that are advancing our ability to provide outstanding
care for a range of patients including the new Hepatobiliary
Service, under the direction of Carlos
Corvera, M.D., which provides comprehensive,
multidisciplinary care for patients with liver and bile duct
disease. Other topics include updates on Endocrine
Surgery, San Fancisco General Hospital's Wraparound Project, and
notable rankings of our surgeons within U.S. News & World
Report annual update.
Ghannam A. Al-Dossari, M.D., M.S. Joins Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery
UCSF Department of Surgery - April 23, 2012
Ghannam A. Al-Dossari, M.D., M.S., has joined the
UCSF Department of Surgery, Division of
Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery as Associate Professor of
Clinical Surgery. Dr. Al-Dossari, M.D., M.S. performs
heart and lung transplants, and has broad experience in
all areas of cardiac and thoracic surgery, many performed
using minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Al-Dossari has had a rich and varied career
and has been instrumental in the development of heart and
lung and ventricular assist devices.
Twenty-Five Department of Surgery Faculty Named to U.S. News Top Doctors List
U.S. News - March 01, 2012
In its most recent survey, U.S. News in collaboration
with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. listed twenty-five (25)
surgeons in the UCSF Department of Surgery, nearly
one-third (1/3) of the clinical faculty, on the list of U.S. News
"Top Doctors". The list, compiled from the opinion of
colleagues, denotes the top 10% of physicians
within a region practicing a given
specialty. Fifteen of the 25 department
surgeons were also named by their peers to the list
of America's Top Doctors (ATD), a
distinction reserved for the top 1% of physicians
in the nation for that specialty.
The listings are published online at U.S. News. The group
rankings are intended to guide patients in selecting a
doctor and physicians in making specialty referrals.
Scientists and Engineers for America (SEA) - May 20, 2008
"Surgeons may be capable of accelerating the translation of
basic research into new clinical therapies. Nevertheless, most
surgeon-scientists believe they are at a disadvantage in competing
for peer-reviewed funding, despite a recent emphasis on
"translational science" by organizations such as the NIH."
UCSF Marks Milestone with 500th Transplant in Heart and Lung Transplant
UCSF News, CA - April 24, 2008
"We're glad to reach this significant point in our program
because it means that a great number of patients are receiving
improvements to their health that could not otherwise be achieved
without an organ transplant," said Charles Hoopes, MD,
director of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation at UCSF since 2002.
"UCSF has a highly experienced transplant support team and is
dedicated to research focused on continued improvement in patient
survival and outcomes for transplanted organs."