Dr. Laurence Yee becomes the new President of the San Francisco Surgical

Dr. Yee , Sutter Health, took over the office of President for the San Francisco Surgical. In addition, the other leadership positions have been filled with the following individuals. Vice President: Insoo Suh, UCSF Secretary-Treasurer: ¬†Jessica E. Gosnell New and current Councillors include: Venita Chandra, M.D. Samuel C. Schecter,M.D Stephanie C. Lin, M.D Kenneth C. […]

Entrenched Injustices

Dear Members, To say we are living in troubling times would be misleading and an understatement.¬† A veneer has been ripped off by the availability of cell phone videos revealing the killings of black men and the disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities around the country. The veneer, for many of us, had covered a […]

In Memorium

I am sad to pass on news of the Passing of Dr. Frank William Blaisdell on April 18, 2020. Dr. Blaisdell had roots in many of our Bay Area Institutions, including Stanford University, the San Francisco VA, UC San Francisco, San Francisco General, and UC Davis. Almost every member had the honor to be connected […]

Coronavirus Updates

Here a graphic showing the number of cases in the United States. I hope to be able to keep this updated. Most of the data comes from the link below. Hoping we can all #flattenthecurve. Coronavirus Links for Surgeons American College of Surgeons Coronavirus Information Page. CDC Coronavirus Information Johns Hopkins Interactive Data Site San […]

March 25th Meeting will be Canceled

With limited information, but an abundance of caution, I, after conferring with the Society leadership, have decided to cancel our March 25th meeting because of the concerns of the Coronavirus. With several institutions such as Stanford and the City of San Francisco limiting large gatherings and the many unknown factors, I think it is prudent […]