Dr. John Morton will be leaving his position as Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford in July to assume a position as Vice Chair for Quality at Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery.
At the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Medicine pediatric cardiologist David Axelrod is working on using virtual reality (VR) to model heart defects.
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s new Main building— equipped with a range of new tools, including a cutting-edge clinical scanner— has brought about significant improvements to the hospital experience for patients, their families and staff, since its Dec. 9 opening, doctors report.
Starting March 16, pediatric surgeon Dennis Lund will join Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford as the new chief medical officer. Lund will also serve as the associate dean for material and child health at the School of Medicine.
Starting July 1st 2015, Mary Hawn, the current director of gastrointestinal surgery and vice chair for quality and clinical effectiveness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be serving as the new chair of the department of surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
“Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology and Surgery,” a temporary exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center that opened last week, features Rodin hand sculptures which have been diagnosed for pathologies and virtually operated on. Anatomy texts published between the 16th and 19th centuries that illustrate the historical development of the study of anatomy are also on display, as are augmented reality installations that allow the public to view the anatomical structures that would lie inside some of the exhibited sculptures.