Surgery Chair Launches Department E-Newsletter

Welcome to the UC San Diego Department of Surgery e-newsletter! We are launching this e-newsletter to share with you the latest in our research, surgical training, and patient care, as well as news about upcoming events and publications.

The e-newsletter is part of a broader communications refresh in the Department of Surgery that will include new website content; our first-ever annual report; weekly Chair updates to faculty and staff; and an alumni society and events, among other things. In building these platforms, my aim is to share what we’re doing and learning in education, research and clinical practice; to stay connected with colleagues and alumni; and to help build the community of practice.

This is a particularly exciting time in the Department. In the span of a few years we will have added greatly to surgical opportunities in La Jolla with the opening of the Jacobs Medical Center (November 2016) and the Outpatient Pavilion (February 2018). We are exploring important opportunities to rebuild specialty programs in Hillcrest alongside our outstanding acute care programs, and are in the midst of a long-range development plan for the Hillcrest Campus. We continue to expand our faculty ranks with incredibly talented academic surgeons and are innovating in our educational programs. The result of these and many other initiatives is that we have never been in a better position to positively impact the health of our region and beyond.

I hope you enjoy this first edition and appreciate any feedback that you may provide!

Dr. Bryan Clary