Department Leadership

Department Chair and Chief Administrative Officer

Rebecca M. Minter, MD

A.R. Curreri Distinguished Chair
Professor, Surgical Oncology

Nicole Jennings, MA

Chief Administrative Officer

Department Division Chairs

Ben L. Zarzaur Jr., MD, MPH

Acute Care & Regional General Surgery

Rebecca S. Sippel, MD

Endocrine Surgery

Charles M. Leys, MD

Pediatric Surgery

David Foley, MD


Malcolm DeCamp, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Anne O. Lidor, MD, MPH

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Samuel Poore, MD, PhD

Plastic Surgery

John Rectenwald, MD, MS

Vascular Surgery

Dana Hayden, MD, MPH

Colorectal Surgery

A grey photography background with a formal photo of Sandra Lin, MD, smiling with black hair and a red jacket.

Sandra Lin, MD, FARS, FAAOA

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Sharon M. Weber, MD

Surgical Oncology

Department Vice Chairs

Michael L. Bentz, MD

Clinical Affairs

Girma Tefera, MD

Global Surgery

Susan Thibeault, PhD


John Rectenwald, MD, MS


Corrine Voils, PhD

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Lee G. Wilke, MD


John Scarborough, MD


Rebecca S. Sippel, MD

Academic Affairs & Professional Development

Senior Administrative Leadership Team

Cheryl Bowman

Assoc. Administrator Clinical Services

Jessica Karls-Ruplinger

Director, Research Operations

Rick Ziegler

Chief Financial Officer

Kristie Palovcsik

Director, Information Technology

Mallory Zink

Director, Surgical Education