The second interviewee in this series is Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS, a pediatric craniofacial surgeon at Stanford University, CA. Dr. Longaker is a men-tee of Michael Harrison, MD, FACS, who was
featured in the inaugural “Profiles in Surgical
Research” article.* Dr. Longaker is an internationally recognized expert in the area of fetal
wound healing and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Longaker is the Deane P. and Louise
Mitchell Professor, Stanford University School of
Medicine, CA, and professor of bioengineering
and of materials science and engineering. He
also is director, Program in Regenerative Medicine; co-director, Institute for Stem Cell Biology
and Regenerative Medicine; and director, Children’s Surgical Research, Stanford University.
After completing his undergraduate degree at
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Dr. Longaker matriculated at Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA. He traveled west to complete his
general surgery residency at the University of
California, San Francisco (UCSF), and obtained
further training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at New York University (N YU), New York,
and in craniofacial surgery at the University of
California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been on
faculty at Stanford since 2000. Dr. Longaker has
been widely published and received numerous
awards and accolades, including being selected
as the first recipient of the Jacobson Promising
Investigator Award in 2005.
PROFILES IN SURGICAL RESEARCH
Editor’s note: The Bulletin is collaborating with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Research Committee to present a series titled “Profiles in
Surgical Research.” These interviews are
published quarterly and highlight prominent surgeon-scientist members of the
ACS, with a focus on past recipients of the
Jacobson Innovation and Jacobson Promising Investigator Awards.
Profiles in surgical research:
Michael T. Longaker,
MD, MBA, FACS
by Juliet E. Emamaullee, MD, PhD,
and Gail E. Besner, MD, FACS
*Emamaullee JE, Besner GE. Profiles in surgical research:
Michael R. Harrison, MD, FACS. Bull Am Coll Surg. 100( 1): 35-40.