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Dr. Kelly McMasters Named New Editor-in-Chief for Annals of Surgical Oncology

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Transplant Team Has Banner Year

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Dr. Kelly McMasters Delivered a Touching Tribute to Dr. Frank Miller

Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Kelly McMasters, delivered a touching tribute to Dr. Frank Miller at a memorial service in honor of Dr. Miller, Jan. 20. View Dr. McMasters' tribute.

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Society of Surgical Oncology 2018 Presidential Address by Dr. Kelly McMasters: "The Fundamental Difference Between Cancer Treatment and Patient Care."

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Department Holds Inaugural R. Neal Garrison MD Lectureship]

The Department of Surgery held the inaugural R. Neal Garrison MD Lectureship Feb. 15 and 16, 2018. The speaker was Charles M. Miller, MD, program director for liver transplantation at the Cleveland Clinic.

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From the Chairman

The University of Louisville, Department of Surgery, has a long and proud tradition of excellence. From its inception in 1837, when the University of Louisville served as the premier medical training ground for the western frontier of the United States, the Department. Surgery has been at the forefront of surgical education, patient care, and research.
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Grand Rounds Speaker

June 22, 2018: “Bariatric Surgery 2018 - A Review of the Past and Look to the Future”

Presentation by:
Dr. Jeff Allen

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Owen Frederick McMasters

For information on Brown Cancer Center Owen's Wish Fund for Cancer Immunotherapy Research, click here.

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Dr. Kelly McMasters Named New Editor-in-Chief for Annals of Surgical Oncology

The Society of Surgical Oncology announced Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD as the new Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO) effective March 2018. Dr. McMasters becomes only the second Editor in the journal’s nearly 25-year history to assume the role. He will oversee the print and online editions of ASO and with Mark Roh, MD, Executive Editor, will lead a prestigious editor roster of expert leaders in surgical oncology, including more than 20 section editors and associate section editors from around the world, as well as U.S.-based associate and deputy editors. Dr. McMasters begins his position on March 23, 2018 in conjunction with the journal’s 25th anniversary and the retirement of Charles M. Balch, MD, who established the prominence of the publication in the field of surgical oncology. Dr. McMasters will report directly to the SSO Executive Council and will carry out editorial responsibilities from his office in Louisville, KY.

"Annals of Surgical Oncology has a rich heritage as the premier source of clinical and translational science related to cancer surgery and multidisciplinary care. It is an honor and a privilege to lead an outstanding editorial board into the future," said Dr. McMasters.

ASO is the worldwide journal of choice of surgical oncologists and is the official journal of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. According to Thompson-Reuters, in the 2016 impact factor ranking among all surgical oncology scholarly periodicals, ASO has the most citations of all surgical journals in the world, the highest number of source items, and a current impact factor of 4.041. The journal promotes clinical and translational cancer research, with an emphasis on clinical trials. Leading subject areas of ASO include Gastrointestinal Oncology, Breast Oncology, Hepatobiliary Tumors, Colorectal Cancer, Thoracic Oncology, and Translational Research. ASO strives to enhance the quality of life and survival of the surgical patient with cancer and to improve the practice environment in which high-quality surgical oncology care is delivered. ASO also facilitates the career development of surgical trainees and their transition into academic and community-based practice and publishes timely articles about public policy and patient advocacy issues related to the surgical patient with cancer.



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Transplant Team Has Banner Year

On Dec. 1, 2017, the Transplant Team at Jewish Hospital Transplant Center performed its 175th transplant of the year - breaking the record for number of transplants done in a year (with 30 days remaining to build on this record)!

In addition, earlier this year, the Transplant Team reached three other milestones. It completed 5,000 organ transplants, including its 900th liver transplant and 3,000th kidney transplant. The Division of Transplantation is in the UofL Department of Surgery and is led by Dr. Christopher Jones. It is an integral part of the Transplant Team at the Jewish Hospital Transplant Center.


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Society of Surgical Oncology 2018 Presidential Address

Dr. Kelly McMasters, UofL Department of Surgery Chair, delivered a powerful and inspirational Presidential Address at the Society of Surgical Oncology 2018 Annual Cancer Symposium, which has now been published in Annals of Surgical Oncology. Read the Annals of Surgical Oncology article.








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