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Editorial Board

Stanley W Ashley, MD, FACS, Editor-in-Chief

Chief Medical Officer
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

SAS sections: Basic Surgical and Perioperative Considerations, Competency-Based Surgical Care, Head and Neck, Transplantation

Of note: Chair, American Board of Surgery; Secretary, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Special interests: General surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, diseases of the pancreas and inflammatory bowel disease, and pathophysiology of small bowel and pancreas.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in this publication.

Douglas W Wilmore, MD, FACS, Founding Editor

Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Of note: Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science. Editorial board member, Annals of Surgery and Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and Advisor to ACP Medicine. Recipient of American College of Nutrition teaching award for education, research, and clinical care.

Special interests: Metabolic response to injury and sepsis, nutritional support of critically ill patients, growth factors and patient rehabilitation, and enhancing recovery of surgical patients.

Jacob A Greenberg, MD, EdM, Weekly Curriculum Editor

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate General Surgery Program Director
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Of note: Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, and American College of Surgeons.

Special interests: Minimally invasive techniques for surgery of the stomach and esophagus as well as bariatric surgery.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has received grant or research support from Bard, Miromatrix Medical, and Covidien; participates in the speakers' bureau for Covidien; and is a consultant for Covidien and Bard.

William G Cance, MD, FACS, Associate Editor

Finley & Florence Brown Professor of Cancer Research
Deputy Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Professor of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Surgery
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona 

Herbert Chen, MD, FACS, Associate Editor

Chairman, Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

SAS sections: Scientific Foundations, Organ Systems: Anatomy and Physiology

Of note: Associate Editor, Annals of Surgery; Section Editor (Endocrinology), Annals of Surgical Oncology; Section Editor, The Oncologist; Section Editor (Endocrine), Current Surgery Reports; Associate Editor, Journal of Surgical Research; Editorial Board Member: Annals of Surgery, American Journal of Translational ResearchClinical Medicine: Endocrinology and Diabetes, International Journal of Endocrine Oncology, Journal of Dialog in Endocrinology, Surgery, Turkish Journal of Surgery, and World Journal of Surgery; Past-President of Association for Academic Surgery, current Secretary-Treasurer for Surgical Biology Club II, and current President-Elect for the Society of Clinical Surgery.

Special interests: Endocrine and neuroendocrine disease with a focus on minimally invasive endocrine surgery; the role of Notch, raf-1, and GSK3 in neuroendocrine tumor proliferation and hormone production.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in this publication.

Philip A. Linden, MD, Associate Editor

Chief, Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Associate Professor, Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

SAS section: Thorax

Of note: Inaugural David P. Miller and Frances A. Cosentino Master Clinician in Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery at UH Case Medical Center.

Special interests: Ablative therapies, lung cancer in the emphysema patient, minimally invasive lung and esophageal surgery, thoracic cancer.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in this publication.

John H Pemberton, MD, FACS, Associate Editor

Consultant, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

SAS section: Gastrointestinal Tract and Abdomen [lower]

Of note: Editor, Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Vol. 4, The Colon; Co-editor,Atlas of Colorectal Surgery; Editorial Board Member, British Journal of Surgery and Journal of American College of Surgeons.

Special interests: Colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, motility disorders.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in this publication.

Taylor S Riall, MD, PhD, FACS, Associate Editor

Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology
Vice Chair of Quality and Performance
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

SAS sections: Gastrointestinal Tract and Abdomen [upper], Care in Special Situations

Of note: Director, Center of Comparative Effectiveness and Cancer Outcomes; Editorial Board Member, Annals of SurgeryJournal of Gastrointestinal SurgeryJournal of Surgical Research.

Special interests: Pancreaticobiliary surgery, pancreatic and periampullary cancer, gastrointestinal surgery, health services/comparative effectiveness research.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in this publication.

David A Spain, MD, FACS, Associate Editor

Carol and Ned Spieker Professor and Chief of Acute Care Surgery
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director
Associate Division Chief, General Surgery 
Department of Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

SAS sections: Critical Care, Trauma and Thermal Injury

Of note: Founding member of the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society, American College of Surgeons Program Committee, American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, and Editorial Board of Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Special interests: Shock, sepsis, multiple organ failure, and ICU pneumonia, as well as organizational characteristics of well-functioning trauma centers and systems.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in this publication.

R James Valentine, MD, FACS, Associate Editor

Professor of Surgery
Director, Vascular Fellowship Program
Division of Vascular Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

SAS section: Vascular System

Of note: Director, American Board of Surgery; Director, Vascular Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery; Past President, Association of Program Directors in Surgery; Editorial Board Member, American SurgeonVascular, and Journal of Surgical Education; recipient of ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award in 2009; Founding Editor, Scientific American Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

Special interests: Vascular and endovascular surgery; natural history, epidemiology, and control of premature peripheral atherosclerosis; outcomes in vascular surgery; research in graduate medical education.

Financial Disclosure: The editor has no commercial relationship with manufacturers of products or providers of services discussed in this publication.

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