BMC surgeon named president of American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

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Boston Medical Center’s chief of surgery has been elected president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

Gerard Doherty, MD, chief of Surgery at Boston Medical Center and chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine will serve as president-elect of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) through 2014 and as president through 2015.

Doherty, who joined Boston Medical Center and Boston University in 2012, will preside at council assemblies and the annual members’ assembly. He will appoint members to all committees and serve as an ex-officio member of each, appoint successors to open positions, and deliver the 2015 Presidential Address.

Doherty’s clinical focus is endocrine oncology, including surgical diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, endocrine pancreas and adrenal glands, as well as the surgical management of multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes.

“Being chosen by my colleagues to fulfill this role is a distinct honor,” Doherty said in a statement. “The AAES has been my professional home throughout my career and I admire the many achievements that we have made to improve the care of patients, advance the field and train the next generation of practitioners.”

Doherty previously served as chief of general surgery at the University of Michigan Health System for a decade He is the immediate past president of the Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and has held multiple leadership positions in national and international professional groups, including the Board of Directors of the American Thyroid Association.

A graduate of Holy Cross and Yale School of Medicine, Doherty completed his residency at the UC-San Francisco, including Medical Staff Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 1993 and was named professor of surgery there in 2001.

 

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