News from the Department of Surgery
28 Feb 2008
Effective March 1, 2008, the Department of Surgery, has announced the appointment of Steven Wolf, MD, as the Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Wolf was selected for this role based on his extensive research and administrative experience.
Dr. Wolf is currently Professor in the UTHSCSA Department of Surgery. He also holds the Bob and Betty Kelso Distinguished Chair in Trauma and Burn Surgery. He possesses a broad mastery of clinical, translational and basic scientific research. His research expertise is in the areas of burn scarring, cutaneous burn injury, hepatic injury, muscle metabolism and trauma and burn surgery. He has a solid history of extramural funding and is the principal investigator on his NIH R01 grant entitled, ìEffects of Insulin on Post-Burn Hypermetabolismî (total cost = $1,075,000; January 2003 ñ December 2008). He is an author of more than 125 journal articles and 15 book chapters. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Burns and is a reviewer for several other journals.
In addition to his research proficiency, he possesses strong administrative skills. For the last four years, he has served as the Director of the Burn Unit at Institute of Surgical Research/Brook Army Medical Center. He also serves as the chair of one of the UTHSCSA Institutional Review Boards. In our department, he serves on the internal research grant review committee and as the director of the research residency program.
In short, Dr. Wolf is well-qualified to perform in the role of Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Surgery. He will be an excellent mentor for developing clinician scientists at the faculty, resident and student levels.
Dr. Wolf's mission is to improve the quality and quantity of research in our Department. He will take a greater role in the recruitment of new academic faculty and will work to improve the research environment for existing faculty and trainees.
The department has every confidence that the collaboration of our fine faculty and Dr. Wolf will lead to great success, and that the Department will rapidly ascend to the position of a premier academic Surgery Department in North America.