FORA.tv Speaker - John Maa
Dr. John Maa is a surgeon who specializes in treating gastrointestinal cancer. He earned a doctoral degree in medicine at Harvard Medical School and served as a captain in the medical corps of the U.S. Army for nine years. During a general surgical residency at UCSF, Maa was awarded a National Institutes of Health Gastrointestinal Research training grant and published numerous scientific articles on pancreatic and gastrointestinal inflammation. Maa, who received a patent for his invention of a central venous catheter, is certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Maa is the president of the board of directors of the American Heart Association in San Mateo County and a member of the board of directors of the National Institute for Pharmaco-Economics and Healthcare Policy. He participates on several advisory boards and committees that focus on improving care in hospitals and is a Health Care Policy Research Fellow at the UCSF Institute of Health Policy Studies, exploring mechanisms to improve the overall structure and processes of general surgical care nationally. Maa also is an assistant professor in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.
06.16.08 | 01:05:05 min
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