Department of Surgery to Create Center for Global Surgical Studies
The Department of Surgery has announced the creation of a new program, Center for Global Surgical Studies at UCSF, led by trauma surgeons, Rochelle Dicker, M.D.and Catherine Juillard, M.D., M.P.H.. The Center's mission is to address the significant global burden of surgical disease, in which trauma alone is responsible for more deaths annually than HIV, malaria, and TB combined. The Center seeks to improve global access to quality surgical care in low-resource settings through research and education. It will play a strong leadership role in academic global surgery and partner with organizations in low- and middle-income countries. The Center will also identify opportunities in research and education and promote resident and faculty exchange in these areas. Center faculty will provide intensive mentorship of students, residents, and faculty interested in academic global surgery, training them to serve as future leaders in this field with critical unmet medical needs.