AAS Is very pleased to announce the results of the recent AAS Councilor elections. AAS Councilors are elected to a 2-year term and serve on the AAS Executive Council – please welcome these new leaders in the Association!
Councilor for the AAS Class of 2010 – Mayur Narayan
Dr. Narayan is an Attending Surgeon at Weill Cornell Medical Center in the Division of Trauma, Burns, Critical and Acute Care Surgery. He received his B.S. (major-biology) from Old Dominion University and his MD from the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). He stayed on to complete his internship and general surgery residency at EVMS and completed his Surgical Critical Care and Traumatology Fellowships at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He obtained his Master of Public Health and Master of Busine ss Administration degrees from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He received his Master of Health Professions Education from Harvard Macy/Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. As a member of AAS, Dr. Narayan served on the Program Committee and the Ethics Committee and also served as an AAS Institutional representative.
Councilor for the AAS Class of 2o12 – Ali Zarrinpar
Ali Zarrinpar is an associate professor in the Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Zarrinpar obtained his MD and PhD at UCSF and his general surgery and transplant and hepatobiliary training at UCLA. Currently he serves as Associate Director of the UF MD-PhD Training Program and as Assistant Chair of Innovation in the Department of Surgery where in addition to his clinical responsibilities, he leads a lab engaged in dissecting the mechanisms of ischemia-reperfusion injury, fatty liver disease, and hepatocarcinogenesis.
Councilor for the AAS Class of 2014 – Tejal Brahmbhatt
Tejal Brahmbhatt, MD FACS is an academic Acute Care and Trauma Surgeon and Surgical Intensivist at Boston University. He has academic interests in multicenter trauma and emergency general surgery studies, traumatology of the underserved, and surgical education. He has avocational, advanced training in late romantic era classical music theory and composition.
Councilor for the AAS Class of 2016 – Anji Wall
Anji Wall is an abdominal transplant surgeon and bioethicist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She is the vice chair of research at the Baylor Simmons Transplant Institute. Her research interests include transplant policy ethics, cost considerations in transplantation, ethical and clinical questions in uterus transplantation, and qualitative studies of transplant patients and providers. Her clinical work focuses on living and deceased donor liver, kidney and uterus transplantation.
Councilor for the AAS Class of 2018 – Sharven Taghavi
Dr. Taghavi is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Tulane University School of Medicine. He did his general surgery training at Temple University School of Medicine and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research interests include health disparities among trauma patients, improving the pre-hospital care of severely injured trauma patients, and mitigation of the inflammatory response after recovery from hemorrhagic shock.
Councilor for the AAS Class of 2020 – Andrew Ibrahim
Andrew M. Ibrahim MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and Chief Medical Officer at HOK, a global design and architecture firm. He is Program Director for the Michigan’s Health & Design Fellowship, Co-Director of the Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy (CHOP) and serves as an Editor for the JAMA Network.
Councilor for the AAS Candidate Members – Jessica Mueller
Dr. Jessica Mueller is a general surgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital currently pursuing two years of research studying the extracellular matrix of the enteric nervous system. Prior to surgical residency, she attended Amherst College and Harvard Medical School. As the 2021 AAS/AASF Basic Science Research Award recipient she is dedicated to a career in academic surgery and aspires to become a pediatric surgeon scientist. Dr. Mueller admires the AAS’s commitment to the future of academic surgery being inclusive and equitable and is enthusiastic to serve her fellow candidate members as the Candidate Councilor.