Health Policy Scholars for 2018 selected

Eighteen surgeons will be attending the Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management presented by the Heller School of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, in June 2018 as Health Policy Scholars. Each scholarship includes participation in the weeklong intensive course, followed by a year’s service in a health policy-related capacity for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the surgical specialty society cosponsoring the awardee.

This year’s scholars are as follows:

  • ACS Health Policy Scholar for General Surgery: Sareh Parangi, MD, FACS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • ACS Health Policy Scholar for General Surgery: Dev M. Desai, MD, PhD, FACS, Children’s Health, Dallas, TX
  • ACS/Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Health Policy Scholar: Maria B. Majella Doyle, MD, MBA, FACS, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • ACS/American Association of Neurological Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Maya Babu, MD, MBA, University of Miami, FL
  • ACS/American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Health Policy Scholar: Robert O. Brown, MD, FACS, Greenville Head & Neck Surgery, SC
  • ACS/American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Health Policy Scholar: Krista L. Kaups, MD, MSc, FACS, Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA
  • ACS/American Pediatric Surgery Association Health Policy Scholar: Marion C. W. Henry, MD, FACS, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • ACS/American Surgical Association Health Policy Scholar: Dmitry Oleynikov, MD, FACS, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
  • ACS/American Society of Breast Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Sharon S. Lum, MD, FACS, Loma Linda University, CA
  • ACS/American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Valentine N. Nfonsam, MD, MS, FACS, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • ACS/American Society of Plastic Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Michael S. Wong, MD, FACS, University of California, Davis
  • ACS/American Urogynecologic Society Health Policy Scholar: Mikio Nihira, MD, MPH, FACS, Southern California Urogynecology, Yorba Linda, CA
  • ACS/American Urological Association Health Policy Scholar: Jason J. Jameson, MD, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
  • ACS/Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Health Policy Scholar: Catherine G. Velopulos, MD, MS, FACS, University of Colorado, Aurora
  • ACS/New England Society of Surgery Health Policy Scholar: John R. Romanelli, MD, FACS, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
  • ACS/Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Health Policy Scholar: Peter Muscarella II, MD, FACS, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • ACS/The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Health Policy Scholar: Daniel Boffa, MD, FACS, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • ACS/Society for Vascular Surgery Health Policy Scholar: Nicolas J. Mouawad, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS, RPVI, Michigan State University, Bay City

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