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Muriel Steele Society Spotlight Series

Spotlights are a way for medical students to meet and interview female surgery faculty at UCSF

Dr. Nancy Ascher

Interview with Dr. Nancy Ascher performed by medical student Anya Greenberg. Dr. Ascher is a transplant surgeon and former Chair of the Department of Surgery at UCSF.

Interview with Dr. Kathryn Chu by medical student Phoebe Miller

Interview with Dr. Kathryn Chu by medical student Phoebe Miller. Dr. Chu is a general and colorectal surgeon who graduated from UCSF's medical school and general surgery residency program. She is now the director of Global Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. 

Dr. Jade S. Hiramoto, M.D.

Interview with Dr. Jade Hiramoto performed by medical student and incoming vascular surgery resident Iris Liu. Dr. Hiramoto is a vascular surgeon and the current President of the UCSF Medical Staff.

Interview with Dr. Rita Mukhtar

Interview with Dr. Rita Mukhtar performed by medical student Gurbani Kaur (UCSF MD ’23). Dr. Mukhtar is a breast and acute care surgeon at UCSF and Associate Program Director for the general surgery residency.

Dr. Sima Porten

Interview with Dr. Sima Porten performed by medical student Rachel Bigley. Dr. Porten is a urologist at UCSF, specializing in urologic oncology.

Interview with Dr. Sanziana Roman

Interview with Dr. Sanziana Roman performed by medical student Anya Greenberg (UCSF MD ‘23). Dr. Roman is an endocrine surgeon at UCSF.

Drs. Nicole Schroeder and Rosanna Wustrack

Interview with Dr. Nicole Schroeder and Dr. Rosanna Wustrack performed by medical students Natalie Kucirek and Kara Tanaka. Dr. Schroeder is the Director of the Orthopaedic Hand Service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the Associate Residency Director of the UCSF Orthopaedic Surgery residency program. Dr. Wustrack is the Chief of Orthopedic Oncology at UCSF.

Dr. Julie Ann Sosa

Interview with Dr. Julie Ann Sosa, performed by medical student and incoming general surgery resident Sophia Hernandez. Dr. Sosa is an endocrine surgeon and Chair of the Department of Surgery at UCSF.

Drs. Mika Varma and Lucy Kornblith

Inaugural spotlight interview with our UCSF Muriel Steele Society Co-Chairs, Drs. Mika Varma and Lucy Kornblith performed by medical students Katy Abel and Sarah Tsou. Dr. Varma is the Chief of the Section of Colorectal Surgery at UCSF and Dr. Kornblith is a Trauma/Critical Care surgeon at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Lan Vu

Interview with Dr. Lan Vu performed by medical student Ruth Laverde. Dr. Vu is a pediatric surgeon at UCSF and Associate Program Director for the general surgery residency.

Dr. Doris Wang

Interview with Dr. Doris Wang performed by medical student Megan Casey. Dr. Wang is a neurosurgeon at UCSF, specializing in movement disorders.

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