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Latino Chairs of Surgical Departments

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Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD FAANS FACS

William J. and Charles H. Mayo

Professor and Chair of Neurologic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

Chair of Surgery since 2016


Dra. Carmen C. Solorzano, MD

Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery,

John L. Sawyers Chair in Surgical Sciences

Director, Vanderbilt Endocrine Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Chair of Surgery since 2019


Dr. Christian de Virgilio, MD

Chair and Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery,

Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center,

UCLA School of Medicine

Chair of Surgery since 2016


Dr. Daniel Albo, MD PhD FACS

Chair, Department of Surgery, UTRGV School of Medicine,

Studied at Zorrilla de San Martin Highschool, Montevideo, Uruguay,

Medical School: Universidad de la Republica Medical School, Montevideo, Uruguay

Chair of Surgery since 2021


Dra. Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA

Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair Department of Surgery Professor, Department of Medicine

Affiliated faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Chair of Surgery since 2018

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Dra. Omaida C Velazquez, MD, FACS

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

General Surgery Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Chair of Surgery since 2015


Dr. Javier Romero, MD FACS FICS

Chair, Department of Surgery Ventura County Medical Center

Studied at University Of California, Irvine, Medical School: University Of California, Davis

Chair of Surgery since 2013

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Dra. Larissa V. Rodriguez, MD 

Chair Department of Urology Weill Cornell Medicine. Herbert Fisk Johnson Endowed Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Urologist-in-Chief New York-Presbyterian

Chair of Surgery since 2022

Former Chairs


Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, MD FA FACS FSSO MAMSE

Henry Harkins Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Jan 1993 - Nov 2015, studied at Rosario, Argentina, Medical School: University of Rosario, Argentina

Chair of Surgery from 1993 to 2015


Dr. Juan A. Sanchez, MD MPA FACS

Chair, Department of Surgery- Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital/Associate Professor - Johns Hopkins University

Chair of Surgery from 2007 to 2021

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