We take great honor in announcing the winners of the 2020 International Visiting Professorship (IVP) Awards. The award winners will be continuing the ongoing relationship among AAS and the international community.
Vikas Dudeja, MD
received the Taiwan Surgical Association IVP
Vikas Dudeja is Associate Professor of Surgery and Surgeon-Scientist at University of Miami. His clinical practice is focused at taking care of patients with pancreatic, biliary and liver malignancies. His laboratory effort is focused on understanding the role of tumor microenvironment and gut microbiome in progression of pancreatic cancer. His laboratory is supported by grants from NIH, Department of Defense, VA merit award and Florida state grants.
Jeffrey Farma, MD
received the Colombian Surgical Association IVP
Dr. Jeffrey Farma is the Chief of the Division of General Surgery and Program Director of Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Farma has an expertise in melanoma, sarcoma and colorectal cancer with an interest in clinical trials, translational and outcomes research.
Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS
received the West African College of Surgeons IVP
Dr. Fayanju is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Population Health Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine, Associate Director for Disparities & Value in Healthcare with Duke Forge (the university’s center for actionable data science), Surgical Lead for the Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) clinic in the Duke Cancer Institute, and Director of the Durham VA Breast Clinic. She is an academic breast surgical oncologist whose research is supported by a K08 career development award and focuses on health disparities, value-based healthcare, and biologically aggressive forms of breast cancer.
Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP
received the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons IVP
Dr. Brenessa Lindeman is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medical Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she also serves as the Fellowship Director for Endocrine Surgery and the Associate Designated Institutional Official for the Clinical Learning Environment. She earned her MD from Vanderbilt University, completed her residency in general surgery and earned a Master’s of Education in the Health Professions at Johns Hopkins, and completed fellowships in Endocrine Surgery and Surgical Education at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals.