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Profiles in Surgical Research—Get Inspired!

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Research Committee collaborates with the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons to present the Profiles in Surgical Research column. Interviews highlight prominent surgeon-scientist members of the ACS, with a focus on past recipients of the Jacobson Innovation and Jacobson Promising Investigator Awards.

Michael HarrisonMichael R. Harrison, MD, FACS
January 2015 Issue

The first interviewee in this series is Michael R. Harrison, MD, FACS, a pediatric surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Harrison has received international recognition for his pioneering work in fetal surgery.


Michael LongakerMichael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS
April 2015 Issue

Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS is a pediatric craniofacial surgeon at Stanford University, CA. Dr. Longaker is a mentee of Michael Harrison, MD, FACS, who was featured in the inaugural “Profiles in Surgical Research” article. Dr. Longaker is an internationally recognized expert in the area of fetal wound healing and regenerative medicine.


Dorry SegevDorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS
July 2015 Issue

Dorry L. Segev, MD, PhD, FACS is a transplant surgeon at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Segev is an internationally recognized expert in the area of organ allocation and has been instrumental in driving transplant policy at the local, regional, and national levels.


Anthony AtalaAnthony Atala, MD, FACS
May 2016 Issue

Anthony Atala, MD, FACS, a urologist at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, is a widely recognized expert in the area of regenerative medicine. He has published extensively on this topic, authoring more than 500 original research articles and editing 14 books. He serves on the editorial board of several journals and has received numerous awards, including the Christopher Columbus Foundation Award, the World Technology Award in Health and Medicine, and the Barringer Medal. Dr. Atala has applied for or received more than 200 patents for his work related to regenerative medicine and was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in 2011.


Mary HawnMary T. Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS
January 2017 Issue

Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH, FACS, professor of surgery and chair, department of surgery, Stanford University, CA, is the fifth interviewee in the “Profiles in Surgical Research” series. Dr. Hawn specializes in minimally invasive foregut surgery and has been a prolific health services researcher, focusing on complications and policy in postoperative patients. She has published more than 100 articles and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgery, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and the American Journal of Surgery.


Julie FreischlagJulie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon)
July 2017 Issue

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), professor of surgery and chief executive officer (CEO), Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, is a vascular surgeon, a prolific surgical-scientist, and an internationally renowned surgical leader. Dr. Freischlag was previously vice-chancellor, human health sciences; dean, University of California (UC) Davis School of Medicine; and the William Stewart Halsted Professor and chair, department of surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.


Henri FordHenri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP
April 2018 Issue

Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP, is vice-president and chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA; and vice-dean of medical education and professor and vice-chair for clinical affairs, department of surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Ford’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, the National Trauma Registry for Children, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).