Department Leadership

Department Chair and Chief Administrative Officer

Rebecca M. Minter, MD, MBA, FACS

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

Transplantation

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

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

Luke Funk, MD, MPH

Research

John Rectenwald, MD, MS

Education

Elise Lawson, MD, MSHS

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Angela Gibson, MD, PhD

Research

John Scarborough, MD

Quality

Dawn M. Elfenbein, MD, MPH

Wellbeing

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

Brian Lucas

Director, Marketing & Communications

Kristie Palovcsik

Director, Information Technology

Mallory Zink

Director, Surgical Education