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Advisory Board

AccessSurgery is guided by a preeminent Advisory Board, including:

photo of Dr. DohertyGerard M. Doherty, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief, AccessSurgery

Moseley Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Surgeon-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Crowley Family Distinguished Chair, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


A graduate of Holy Cross and Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Doherty completed residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, including a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He joined Washington University School of Medicine in 1993, and became Professor of Surgery in 2001. In 2002 he was named Head of General Surgery and Thompson Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan, where he also served as General Surgery Program Director and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Doherty was Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery at Boston University and Surgeon-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center, before becoming Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Surgeon-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; and Crowley Family Distinguished Chair, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Doherty has focused on surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine pancreas, and adrenal glands as well as the surgical management of MEN syndromes. He has devoted substantial effort to medical student and resident education policy. His bibliography includes over 300 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters, and several edited books.

He currently serves as President of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Past-President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, member of the Surgical Oncology Board of the ABS, Editor-in-Chief of VideoEndocrinology, and Reviews Editor of JAMA Surgery.

photo of Dr. Brunicardi F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D.
AccessSurgery Advisory Board
Chief, Santa Monica General Surgery Group
Vice Chair, Surgical Services for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Dr. Brunicardi is Chief of Santa Monica General Surgery Group and Vice Chair of Surgical Services for the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles. He previously served for 16 years at Baylor College of Medicine where he was the DeBakey/Bard Professor and Chairman of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery.

His clinical expertise includes gastrointestinal surgery and surgery of neuroendocrine tumors, and his research focuses on translational genomic medicine and surgery. His studies began in these areas at the Johns Hopkins University, where he completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry with honors. He received his medical degree from Rutgers School of Medicine before he became a resident and eventually chief resident in general surgery at the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center in Brooklyn. He also spent a three-year research fellowship in pancreatic physiology at SUNY and received national and international awards for this work.

Dr. Brunicardi has received 145 awards and honors since his undergraduate days, including memberships in the Blue Key Honor Society at Johns Hopkins and the Royal College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship. He was bestowed with the Outstanding Teacher Award at UCLA School of Medicine three years in a row during his initial teaching period there and the Gene Guinn Outstanding Faculty Award at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2004 he received the Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P. Faculty Excellence Award in Educational Leadership. In January 2006 he was presented with the Distinguished Surgeon Award from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses of Greater Houston, Houston, Texas.

He has served as Editor-In-Chief of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery since 2002. A committed surgeon and scholar, Dr. Brunicardi is dedicated to the advancement of surgical education, innovative research and providing excellent clinical care.

He is also a member of more than 36 professional societies, including the American Diabetes Association. A prolific writer, Dr. Brunicardi has co-authored 245 publications, 33 chapters, and 128 abstracts. Dr. Brunicardi also serves as a reviewer for such publications as Annals of Surgery, Diabetes, Pancreas, Journal of Surgical Research, Surgery, and American Journal of Physiology. Dr. Brunicardi has dedicated his career to his patients and those he teaches and mentors.