Wong has been chair of the Department of Surgery at Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 2015.
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Sandra L. Wong, the William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor in Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the Society of University Surgeons.
Founded in 1938, the mission of the SUS is supporting and advancing leaders in academic surgery through membership, scholarship, and professional development. Today, SUS is dedicated to advancing the surgical sciences by the research and clinical breakthroughs, education and training investments, and public policy leadership efforts made by its members.
Wong, who is currently completing a three-year term as treasurer of the organization, will serve as president-elect for one year before assuming her term as president from 2020 to 2021. “I’m really so honored to be a part of an organization that advances academic surgery,” says Wong, who has been chair of the department of surgery at Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 2015. “The SUS has and will continue to focus on supporting opportunities for professional development—that will certainly be our strong focus over the next few years.”