Edward Chen, MD Leads the UCSF Naffziger Society as its 70th President
The UCSF Naffziger Surgical Society is pleased to officially announce that Edward P. Chen, MD has assumed the leadership reins as its 70th President for the 2019-2020 term, which now runs from September 1st to August 31st of each year.
Dr. Chen is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is also Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery and Executive Director of the Aortic Center.
Dr. Chen has had a distinguished career as a cardiothoracic surgeon, as a valued educator, clinician, author, and presenter. He is world-renowned for his pioneering work in aortic surgery.
Throughout his career, Dr. Chen has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most recently being honored with the 2019 Socrates Teaching Award from the Thoracic Surgery Residents’ Association.
Dr. Chen follows in the footsteps of Dr. Mika Varma of UCSF, who served ably as the Society’s President for the 2018-2019 term. Notably, under her outstanding leadership, the most recent class of graduating UCSF Plastic Surgery Chief Residents were inducted as members of the Society with their General Surgery Chief Resident colleagues.