BMC Welcomes Chief of Surgery Gerard M. Doherty, MD


Gerard M. Doherty, MD

Boston Medical Center welcomes Chief of Surgery Gerard M. Doherty, MD. Dr. Doherty also was appointed Chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. He comes to BUSM/BMC from the University of Michigan, where he was NW Thompson Professor of Surgery, Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery and Section Head of General Surgery.

Dr. Doherty is a graduate of Holy Cross and Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of California, San Francisco, including Medical Staff Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 1993 and became Professor of Surgery there in 2001.

Dr. Doherty has focused on surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine pancreas and adrenal glands, as well as the surgical management of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes. He is an international opinion leader in the management of endocrine tumors, including thyroid cancer, and he is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Thyroid Association.

Teaching has been a strong personal interest and strength throughout Dr. Doherty’s career. He has served as Program Director of the Surgery Residency at the University of Michigan for the past eight years and has received multiple awards for teaching excellence. He has edited several major textbooks for students and surgical trainees.

Dr. Doherty brings with him a wealth of administrative experience in academic medical center settings. In addition to serving for the past decade as chief of General Surgery at the University of Michigan Health System, he is President of the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and has held multiple leadership positions in national and international professional groups.

He also is an accomplished surgical researcher with nearly 20 years of experience managing a basic science research laboratory, with more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles.


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