December 2023 Meeting – Dr. Joshua Mezrich

Speaker:  Joshua Mezrich MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Multiorgan Transplantation
University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery

President Mahanty invited Dr. Joshua Mezrich to speak at the December meeting.

Dr. Mezrich is a transplant surgeon and the author of the best-selling novel – When Death Becomes Life – Notes from a Transplant Surgeon. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed surgical residency at the University of Chicago and his research at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, he runs an immunology lab at the University of Wisconsin and has a podcast (The Sett) where he interviews leaders in Transplantation.

Dr. Mezrich is the author of When Death Becomes Life.

New Membership Applications Available

It is time to solicit applications for membership in the Society.  If you wish to sponsor a candidate, please fill out the application found here. Applicants must have graduated from medical school at least 10 years ago.

The complete application should include:
1) The completed application.
2) The candidate’s CV.
3) A passport-sized picture of the applicant.
4) Two letters of support from members.

Forward entire application to Dr. Gosnell, c/o Annette Bronstein at the following address:    

SF Surgical Society 
c/o Annette Bronstein    
l79 Canterbury Avenue    
Daly City, CA  94015 

PLEASE NOTE:   Deadline for receipt of applications is now the end of May 2020    
Jessica E. Gosnell, M.D.

Dr. Kristan Staudenmayer is Elected President of San Francisco Surgical for 2022-23 Year.

Dr. Kristan Staudenmayer is a double-boarded surgeon specializing in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School in 1999 and completed her residency in General Surgery at Parkland Hospital in 2006. During her post-graduate training, she conducted NIH T32-funded research at Harborview Hospital, focusing on the effects of innate immunity on trauma. She furthered her Trauma and Surgical Critical Care training at San Francisco General Hospital and joined Stanford in 2008. Dr. Staudenmayer has a robust research program and clinical practice, and her interests contribute to Stanford’s multi-disciplinary approach to surgical trauma management.

Dr. Staudenmayer has asked Dr. Carolyn Dacey Seib to serve as the program director.

Dr. Andre Campbell Begins His Presidency.

Dr. Andre Campbell began his Presidency of the San Francisco Surgical at the October 2021 meeting. He took over from Dr. Laurence Yee.

Our guest speaker was

Ira J Kodner, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Professor of Surgery
Founder, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Founder, Center for the Study of Ethics and Human Values
Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine

Several new members were approved by the Executive Committee.

San Francisco Surgical Reopening Meeting

President Laurence Yee and Annette Bronstein re-initiated in-person meetings by organizing the July meeting at One Market in San Francisco. There was a strong turn-out with everyone excited to be meeting in person again.

New Officers were announced.

  • President: Andre Campbell, UCSF
  • Vice President: Harish Mhanty, CPMC
  • Councilor: Rita Kwan-Feinberg, East Bay, Private Practice