Sherry M. Wren

General surgeon

Professor of Surgery (General Surgery) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1995)
  • Medical Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine (1986) IL
  • Fellowship: LAC and USC Medical Center (1995) CA
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1994) PA
  • Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital (1989) CT
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1992) PA
  • Internship: Yale - New Haven Hospital (1987) CT
  • MD, Loyola University, MD (1986)
  • B.A., Carleton College, Biology (1981)

Honors & Awards

  • Alumni of the Year, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (2009)
  • Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award, Commission on Cancer (2008)
  • John Austin Collins Memorial Award for Outstanding Dedication to Resident Teaching, Stanford University Department of Surgery (2007)
  • Kaiser Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006)
  • Outstandng Teacher Award, Association of Surgical Education (2005)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques (2000)
  • Editorial Board, Surgical Endoscopy (2000)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2003)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)
  • The Franklin G. Ebaugh Award for Outstanding Dedication to Medical Student Advising, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in Teaching of Clinical Medicine, The Franklin G. Ebaugh Award for Outstanding Dedication to Medical Student Advising (1999)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008 - 2014)
  • Govenor, American College of Surgeons (2008 - 2014)
  • President, American College of Surgeons, Northern CA Chapter (2008 - 2009)
  • Chief of General Surgery, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System (1997 - Present)
  • Chair, Faculty Senate, Stanford University Medical School Faculty Senate (2006 - 2008)
  • Chair, Committee on Student Promotion, Professionalism, and Performance, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007 - 2011)
  • Residency Site Director, Stanford University, PAVAHCS (2003 - Present)
  • Surgical Clerkship Director, Stanford University School of Medicine (2000 - 2008)
  • Cancer Liaison Program Physician, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Program (1997 - 2011)