Community Notes


Chilmark resident, MGH surgeon honored

Dr. Andrew L. Warshaw, surgeon-in-chief emeritus, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston, was named President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) at its annual business meeting on October 9.

Dr. Warshaw, a seasonal Chilmark resident, is a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Board. “We are proud to have him serving at our small hospital,” Tim Walsh, hospital chief executive officer, said.

An eminent surgical researcher, educator, and clinician, Dr. Warshaw has made important contributions to the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of the pathogenesis of inflammatory and malignant lesions of the pancreas, according to a press release.

He is the director of the Andrew L. Warshaw Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research at MGH, which launched in 2008 to develop innovative and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for all forms of pancreatic cancer. The institute’s core faculty works closely with hundreds of clinicians and scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, which has one of the nation’s largest clinical pancreatic cancer programs and offers treatment options available at few other hospitals.