Prof Stanley W. Ashley

Prof Stanley W. Ashley

Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

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Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, a forum for exciting findings in the field of surgical research, is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses basic, translational, and clinical research in all surgery-related disciplines, with a particular focus on minimally invasive procedures.

ASIR promotes the exchange of ideas, concepts and findings in all aspects of surgery. The journal aims to open up new avenues for the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of surgical problems, and be a bridge between different surgical specialties. The journal considers articles from any area of surgery-related research, including, but not limited to:

  •  Surgical research
  •  Clinical studies
  •  Surgical techniques and procedures
  •  Bioengineering
  •  Emerging technologies
  •  Endoscopy
  •  Teaching and stimulation
  •  Minimally invasive surgery

Stanley W. Ashley, MD is a graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell University Medical College. He completed a residency in general surgery at Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently joined the faculty. He spent 7 years at UCLA before assuming his current position at Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School in 1997. He is currently the Frank Sawyer Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is also Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ashley is a gastrointestinal surgeon whose primary interests are diseases of the pancreas and inflammatory bowel disease. His research, which has been funded by both the VA and the NIH, has examined the pathophysiology of the small bowel and pancreas. He has more than 250 publications. He serves on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Current Problems in Surgery, and ACS Surgery. He is currently a director of the American Board of Surgery and will serve as Vice Chair and then Chair from 2010-12. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

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