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December 18, Childrenís announced the appointment of Robert
Shamberger, MD, as the new chief of Surgery
and the general surgeon-in-chief. Shamberger, who has been serving
as the interim chief for the past year and a half, was named to
the position following a competitive, year-long national search.
A pediatric surgeon specializing in oncology, inflammatory bowel
disease, and chest wall deformities, Shamberger has spent the past
20 years of his career at Childrenís, beginning with a surgical
residency in 1983 and advancing to chief resident the following
year. Prior to that, he completed his general surgical residency
at Massachusetts General Hospital and received his medical degree
from Harvard Medical School.
Shambergerís goals as chief include strengthening the departmentís
training program, bolstering current programs and developing new
surgical initiatives, particularly in minimally invasive surgery
and solid organ transplantation. He also plans to enhance the departmentís
research program by fostering rapid translation of discoveries from
laboratory to bedside.