Michael Belkin, MD, Appointed as the John Anthony Mannick Professor of Surgery

Michael Belkin, MD
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
John Anthony Mannick Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Belkin attended Amherst college and went on to medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  He completed general surgery residency training at the Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut Surgical Residency Program.  He served as the Smithwick Vascular Surgery Research Fellow at Boston University School of Medicine and trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as the John Homans Fellow in Vascular Surgery under Dr. John Mannick.  Dr. Belkin served for three years as an assistant professor of surgery at the New England Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine before returning to the Brigham. 

At the Brigham, he served as program director in general surgery and vascular surgery.  He was appointed chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in 2001.  Dr. Belkin’s career has been focused on tertiary clinical care of vascular surgery patients, clinical research and on the education of residents and fellows in vascular surgery.

Welcoming New Faculty – Alexandra J. Berger, MD

Please join us in welcoming Alexandra J. Berger, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Alexandra J. Berger, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Urology

Dr. Berger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies and received her medical degree from the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. She completed general surgery and urology residency training at the Brigham followed by a GURS reconstructive urology fellowship at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Berger’s clinical and research interests include men’s health and sexual medicine, male and female reconstruction, and voiding dysfunction, as well as patient-reported outcomes.

Welcoming New Faculty – Mandeep S. Saund, MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCS(G), FACS

Please join us in welcoming Mandeep S. Saund, MBBS, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Mandeep S. Saund, MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCS(G), FACS
Associate Surgeon, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Saund received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. There he completed a 3-year general surgery residency and subsequently practiced for a year as a general surgeon in India. In 2000, he started general surgery training at the University of Connecticut Medical School and moved to Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a PGY-4 to complete surgical residency. After graduation, he joined the Brigham and the VA Boston Healthcare System as a general surgeon and an instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School and worked for over five years in this capacity. He then completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the Brigham.

Dr. Saund is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is also a member of various professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ASCRS).

Prior to returning to the Brigham, Dr. Saund worked as a general and colorectal surgeon for Atrius Healthcare and an instructor in surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. At the Brigham, he will serve as the medical director for the Multispecialty Clinic at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Clinical Affiliation with South Shore Health and as medical director of Colorectal Surgery at South Shore Health.

Dr. Saund’s clinical interests include providing optimal, timely patient care, with a focus on patients diagnosed with cancer. He is also interested in system redesign to improve efficiency and reduce waste without compromising quality and safety in the delivery of health care.