February 7, 2024
David D. Odell, MD, MMSc, FACS, a general thoracic surgeon, joins the Department of Surgery at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, as the section head of thoracic surgery, vice chair of quality and safety, and clinical instructor of thoracic surgery. Previously, he was associate professor of surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
Kenneth W. Gow, MD, MHA, FACS, is the new chief of pediatric surgery in the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook Medicine in New York. Dr. Gow previously was at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Washington, where he was a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon and co-medical director of the vascular access service. He also was professor of surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Valerie J. Lund, CBE, MB, FRCS, FRCSEd, who is an otolaryngologist, has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to rhinology. Awarded by King Charles, the UK’s 2024 New Year Honours List recognizes the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the country. Dr. Lund is an emeritus professor of rhinology at the Ear Institute of University College London, and in her career spanning more than 40 years, she has been an honorary consultant surgeon at the Royal National Throat, Nose, and Ear Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and University College Hospital, all in London. She has been an Honorary Fellow of the ACS since 2017.
Nader N. Hanna, MD, FACS, is the chief of surgical oncology at Jefferson Health and a professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously, he was the director of clinical operations in the Division of General and Oncologic Surgery and a professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Hanna is Chair of the ACS International Relations Committee.
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