A report by Diana Farmer, MD, chief of pediatric surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, has highlighted a possible link between gastric bypass surgery in adolescent girls and an increased risk for neural tube defects in their future children.
Dean Hawgood has just appointed Larry Rand, M.D., as the holder of the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. An endowed chair is a highly honored academic position that acknowledges a faculty member’s excellence and provides invaluable research and other academic support.
There's little doubt that Diana Farmer is a pioneer in her field - she is the world's first female fetal surgeon and only the second American woman to be inducted into the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England, a rare honor for any physician, man or woman.
Posters profiling UCSF faculty, alumni, patients and donors are being displayed around campus as part of a major magazine advertising campaign for UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Harrison features prominently. Dr Harrison helped change the face of medicine. Today, UCSF is building a medical complex where scientific innovations become life-saving treatments.