32 | Profiles in surgical research:
Julie A. Freischlag, MD,
by Angela M. Ingraham, MD, MS
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 periodically and highlight
prominent surgeon-scientist members
of the ACS.
PROFILES IN SURGICAL RESEARCH
Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), professor of surgery and chief executive officer (CEO), Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, is a vascular
surgeon, a prolific surgical-scientist, and an
internationally renowned surgical leader.
Dr. Freischlag was previously vice-chancellor, human health sciences; dean, University
of California (UC) Davis School of Medicine;
and the William Stewart Halsted Professor and
chair, department of surgery, Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
She is past-president of both the Society for
Vascular Surgery and the Association of Veterans Affairs (VA) Surgeons, and she served as an
ACS Regent for nine years and Chair of the ACS
Board of Regents for two years. Dr. Freischlag
was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015. She has authored or co-authored
more than 250 articles, and currently serves on
the editorial boards of the Journal of the American
College of Surgeons, Annals of Vascular Surgery, and
the British Journal of Surgery.
Angela M. Ingraham, MD, MS, an assistant professor of surgery at the University
of Wisconsin and the liaison between the
ACS Surgical Research Committee and the
Resident and Associate Society, interviewed
Dr. Freischlag in March 2017. A summary of
their discussion follows.