Academy of Surgical Educators

Meet our outstanding clinical educators in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Clifford Cho and student looking at an image on a computer
Valeria Valbuena, Erika Newman, and Christa Grant in the operating room
Dr. Michael Englesbe talking to someone about an image on a computer

Excellence in Surgical Education

The aim of the Academy of Surgical Educators is to highlight how much our department values our best clinical educators. We asked all the residents in the Department of Surgery as well as all the medical students in the M2 class who rotated in surgery over the past year to nominate faculty whom they felt to be outstanding teachers in the clinical setting or in the operating room. The Department of Surgery Education Cabinet, made up of vice chairs supporting our education mission, elected the members of the academy based on the nominations. The academy members will serve as advisors to the education cabinet.