UC Davis Division of Surgical procedure Distinguished Professor and Chair Diana Farmer has been named president of the American Surgical Affiliation (ASA). She was sworn in as president on the group’s annual assembly held in Chicago on April eighth. 

A extremely regarded pediatric and fetal surgeon-scientist, Farmer is the primary surgical chief from UC Davis Well being named to the place and solely the third girl elected to carry the title of president within the ASA’s 142-year historical past.

Diana Farmer on stage at ceremony next to man wearing a suit
Diana Farmer being sworn in as president on the American Surgical Affiliation’s annual assembly.

“It’s really an honor to be chosen for this place,” stated Farmer. “The ASA is the oldest and most prestigious tutorial surgical group on this planet and has performed an necessary function in my improvement as a surgeon scientist. It’s a profession spotlight to be president, and I’m wanting ahead to serving on this management function.”

Based in 1880, the ASA is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious surgical group. It’s comprised of the nation’s most outstanding surgeons from the main tutorial medical establishments. The ASA strives for excellence and management in science, training and affected person care whereas selling range, integrity and innovation.

“The place of president of the ASA represents the very best honor that one might be bestowed throughout the surgical occupation,” stated Jerry Jurkovich, professor of surgical procedure and president-elect for UC Davis Medical Employees. “This honor is properly fitted to Dr. Farmer, who has a protracted historical past of contribution to surgical science and an unwavering dedication to mentoring school, residents and college students within the subject of surgical procedure.”

A acknowledged chief in pediatric surgical procedure, Farmer was one of many first fetal surgeons with greater than 20 years of expertise treating start defects within the womb. She has pioneered foundational strategies in pediatric and fetal surgical procedure. She’s at present researching a novel stem cell remedy developed in her lab and is now conducting an FDA accredited first-in-human scientific trial for repairing broken neural tissue in spina bifida sufferers earlier than start.

Farmer has served because the Chair of the Division of Surgical procedure at UC Davis Well being since 2011. She oversees greater than 250 school, volunteer scientific school, postdoctoral fellows, residents, college students and workers who present extremely expert, specialty providers in bariatric, burn, cardiothoracic, colorectal, endocrine, plastic and reconstructive, oncology, transplant, trauma and vascular surgical procedure. She can be Chief of Surgical procedure at Shriners Hospitals for Youngsters in Sacramento.


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