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Visiting Professor of Surgery 2014 
Julie Ann Freischlag, MD

Visiting Professor of Surgery 2014 - Julie Ann Freischlag, MDJulie Ann Freischlag, MD, is Sansum Clinic’s Visiting Professor of Surgery for 2014. Dr. Freischlag for the past eleven years has been The William Stewart Halsted Professor, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Recently she was chosen to be Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Health System.

“Dr. Freischlag is an astonishing, active academic and we are honored that she has accepted our invitation to join us for Surgical Academic Week, March 3-7,” said Dr. Ron Latimer, who established the Visiting Professor of Surgery education program in 2010. During her week in residence she will provide direct interactive teaching to the surgical residents in training at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and give educational lectures about the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases to both the medical and surgical staffs.

On March 6, 2014, Dr. Freischlag delivered a public lecture on her thoughts and recommendations about “Leadership through Times of Change.”

This unique education program advances the level of surgical care available in our community, and is made possible by generous support from grateful patients, medical groups, individual community surgeons and physicians, and corporate donors. If you would like to learn more about our Visiting Professor of Surgery Education Program or discuss how you can help to suppport the good health of our community, please contact Dru A. Hartley, Director of Philanthropy at (805) 681-7726 or