Presented by Former Professional Development Residents
Department of Surgery
INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE – LANE MEDICAL LIBRARY
Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor,
by Courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
Surgery – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Presented by Amber Trickey, PhD
Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education Center
Health Services Research Unit
Amber Trickey, PhD, MS, CPH is Senior Biostatistician of the S-SPIRE Center. She supports multidisciplinary teams in research design, implementation, and analysis. In 15 years of health services research, with 8 years focused in surgery, Dr. Trickey has collaborated with diverse investigators, including attending physicians, residents, nurses, psychologists, and engineers. Dr. Trickey obtained degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics, evaluated data quality in trauma care, and led data validation studies using a surgical registry (NSQIP) and administrative claims. Dr. Trickey has contributed to public and private grants on surgical safety, simulation-based training, team communication, error disclosure, and quality metrics.
Presented by Dr. Stephanie D. Chao, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Alexander Sox-Harris, PhD
Associate Professor (Research) of Surgery
Stanford University, School of Medicine
is a leader in several domains of health services research, including quality measurement, pragmatic rigorous evaluation, predictive modeling, and improvement science (implementation and de-implementation). As a VA Research Career Scientist and Associate Professor in the Stanford Department of Surgery, he has published over 185 scientific papers, has over a decade of continuous federal research funding, and has received numerous national awards for the innovation and impact of his research. In addition to his own work, Dr. Sox-Harris has over 10 years of experience mentoring and supporting surgeons to produce publishable research and secure research funding.
Thomas M. Krummel, MD
Emile Holman Professor, and Professor, by Courtesy, of Cardiothoracic Surgery and of Bioengineering and Co-Director, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign
David A. Spain, MD
David L. Gregg, MD Professor/Chief of Acute Care Surgery
Associate Division Chief of General Surgery
General Surgery Program Director
Department of Surgery, Stanford University
Trauma Medical Director, Stanford Healthcare
Dr. David A. Spain is the David L. Gregg, MD Professor and Chief of Acute Care Surgery. His clinical areas of specialty are emergency and elective general surgery, trauma and critical care. His research focus is assessment of clinical care, systems of care and assessment of stress response and PTSD after trauma. He is the current President-elect of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and a Director of the American Board of Surgery. He is the editor of the new textbook Scientific American’s Critical Care of the Surgical Patient.
James R. Korndorffer, Jr. MD
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
Stanford University Medical Center
James R. Korndorffer, Jr. MD MHPE FACS is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. Previously he served as Vice chair of Surgery at Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. While at Tulane he also was the Surgery Residency Program Director, the assistant dean for Graduate medical education and the Medical Director of the Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, his Medical Degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and his Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois Chicago. His general surgery residency was completed at The Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and his Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship was completed at Tulane University.
He is actively involved in numerous national societies including the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education, and the Association for Program Directors in Surgery. He serves on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Validation of Surgical Knowledge and Skills, SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and Development Committees and also serves as the APDS research committee vice chair.
Dr. Korndorffer has published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals, 5 book chapters and has presented at over 100 national meetings. Dr. Korndorffer’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal disorders and hernias. His research interests include surgical education, surgical simulation, patient safety, and patient care quality.