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August 1999

New Associate Editor

Arch Surg. 1999;134(8):850. doi:10.1001/archsurg.134.8.850

The ARCHIVES OF SURGERY is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald W. Peskin, MD, as associate editor. A native Pennsylvanian, he received AB and MD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a surgical residency at the same institution (1951-1957) under the tutelage of the legendary I. S. Ravdin. During his residency he was a fellow in the Harrison Department of Surgical Research and on completion of his residency was appointed to the University of Pennsylvania Department of Surgery faculty. Dr Peskin remained at the University of Pennsylvania until his appointment as professor of surgery at the University of Chicago in Illinois (1969) prior to assuming a similar professorship at the University of California, San Diego. In 1984 he became chairman of the Department of Surgery at the St Raphael Hospital (New Haven, Conn), a position he held until joining the faculty of the University of California, Davis.

Gerald W. Peskin, MD

Gerald W. Peskin, MD

Dr Peskin was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is a member of all of the prestigious surgical societies, including the Society of University Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and the New England Surgical Society. He has published more than 175 articles in peer refereed journals. Dr Peskin will bring an experienced clinical and basic science background to these duties as well as clinical maturation.