Dr. Lisa Newman, chief of the section of breast surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, was elected second vice president of the American College of Surgeons during the Clinical Congress in San Francisco. As second vice president, Dr. Newman will, in the absence or inability of the president and first vice-president to act, preside at all college meetings, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the president and be invited to attend all meetings of the Board of Regents except executive sessions.
Dr. Samuel H. Selesnick, professor of otolarygnology, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of The Laryngoscope, an official journal of the Triological Society. He succeeds Dr. Michael G. Stewart, vice dean and chairman of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, who has served as the journal’s editor for eight years.
Dr. Harel Weinstein, chairman of physiology and biophysics and the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, has been elected to the American Physiological Society’s 2019 Class of Fellows. A rank of fellow in the society is an elite member status reserved to honor distinguished leaders who have demonstrated excellence in science, have made significant contributions to physiological sciences and related disciplines, and have served the society.