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Published: 10/17/2008

Dr. Doug Ross Named Chairman Of Surgery

St. Vincent's Medical CenterBRIDGEPORT, CT on October 17, 2008— Otolaryngologist Douglas A. Ross, MD, FACS, has been named chairperson of the department of surgery in an announcement by President/CEO Susan L. Davis, RN, EdD.

“Douglas Ross was the unanimous choice of our Chair of Surgery Search Committee for his vision and commitment to excellence. He is a seasoned leader with outstanding surgical skills who will bring a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to the department and the Medical Center,” said Dr. Davis.

Dr. Ross most recently served as vice chief and program director in otolaryngology at Yale- New Haven Medical Center, and as a professor in the otolaryngology section of the department of surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. He also served for ten years as the medical student education coordinator for otolaryngology at Yale University School of Medicine. Upon joining Yale in 1993, Dr. Ross was made Chief of Otolaryngology at the Yale Health Plan and soon thereafter Chief of Otolaryngology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Haven. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ross held positions at UCLA Medical Center and at several other hospitals in the west. He is board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is licensed in Connecticut.

Dr. Ross graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University, and earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1986. After completing his internship and residency in the department of surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Ross then served as chief resident in the division of head and neck surgery also at UCLA. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in head and neck reconstruction and microvascular surgery at UCLA in 1993.

A fellow of the American Academy of Otolarygology, Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Ross is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, the Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society, the American College of Physician Executives and a number of other professional organizations. He is a past president of the Connecticut Otolaryngology/ENT Society.

For the last nine years, Dr. Ross has received the Best Doctors Award from Best Doctors in America®, part of Best Doctors, Inc. (an international company serving more than 10 million people in 30 countries). Other awards include Connecticut Magazine’s Best ENT Doctors for women, a certificate of honor from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, awards from the New England Otolaryngology Society in 1994 and 2007, and induction into the Phi Lambda Upsilon National Chemical Honor Society in 1982.

Dr. Ross has held leadership positions on many clinical committees at the institutions where he has served. He is a member of editorial boards, has participated in peer review, conducted research, delivered lectures and presentations internationally before scientific meetings, published extensively in his field and has been quoted in the national press. His community service includes terms on the Woodbridge Boards of Finance and Education.

He resides with his wife and four children in Woodbridge.

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