Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital names new chief of surgery — 3 insights

Douglas Smink, MD, will be the new chief of surgery at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital starting Jan. 1, Wicked Local Dedham reports.

What you should know:

1. Dr. Smink currently serves as the hospital's associate chair of education in its surgery department and as the general surgery residency program director.

2. He earned his medical degree from Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania, completed a general surgery residency at Brigham and Women's, and completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

3. Dr. Smink is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Education and was selected by the American College of Surgeons to its Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

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