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New Surgery Chief Joins Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock

In October, Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS, was named Chair of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (D-H) and the Geisel School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of the Surgical Service Line at D-H.

Dr. Wong oversees 13 specialty sections within the Department of Surgery responsible for all aspects of research, education, and clinical operations. She is also responsible for surgical care delivery across all D-H practice locations, regional affiliates, and partner accountable care organizations.

Dr. Wong came to Dartmouth from the University of Michigan Health System, where she was the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology, associate chair of clinical affairs, and associate chief of staff. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and then received her medical degree from Northwestern University. Dr. Wong completed her general surgery residency at the University of Louisville and a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she served as the chief administrative fellow.

She is a nationally recognized authority in the management of soft tissue sarcomas, melanoma, Merkel Cell carcinoma, and gastrointestinal cancers.

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