Tari A. King, MD, has been appointed associate chair for Multidisciplinary Oncology in the Department of Surgery. Dr. King will both lead and enable innovative and efficient approaches to oncology patient care at Brigham Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She will be responsible for optimizing oncology care provided by Department of Surgery practitioners in areas such as patient access, ambulatory care and care coordination.
Tari A. King, MD Associate Chair for Multidisciplinary Oncology, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Chief, Breast Surgery, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Tari A. King, MD, is the chief of Breast Surgery at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), the associate division chief for Breast Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. She also directs the efforts of the Breast Cancer Personalized Risk assessment, Education and Prevention (B-PREP) Program at BWH. Dr. King received her medical degree from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and completed a General Surgery Residency at Ochsner Clinic Foundation Hospital (now Ochsner Medical Center) in New Orleans. She completed both a Surgical Research Fellowship and a Breast Surgery Clinical Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. King leads the clinical, research, and educational activities of the breast surgical service while also maintaining an active clinical practice devoted to the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast cancer. Her clinical and research efforts focus on improving clinical management strategies for women at high risk of developing breast cancer with a special emphasis on lobular carcinoma in situ. She also has an interest in the role of surgery in Stage IV breast cancer and through the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC) she successfully initiated and completed accrual to a multi-center trial addressing this issue.
She has received several awards to support her work on the molecular genetics of lobular carcinoma in situ, including the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Clinical Investigator Award in Breast Cancer Research (2008), a Career Catalyst Award (2009), an Investigator Initiated Research Award (2012) and a leadership grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation (2016). Dr. King currently serves on the Steering Committee for the TBCRC and the NCI Breast Oncology Local Disease Task Force and is the vice chair of the Quality Committee for the SSO.
Malcolm K. Robinson, MD, has been appointed associate chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Robinson will lead and enable innovative and efficient approaches to patient care at Brigham Health. He will be responsible for optimizing patient access, ambulatory care, ambulatory documentation and charge capture, as well as operating room access for the Department of Surgery.
Malcolm K. Robinson, MD Associate Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Malcolm K. Robinson, MD, is a associate surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Robinson received his college degree from Harvard University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his General Surgery Residency and advanced fellowships in Nutrition and General Surgery at BWH.
The author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, abstracts and editor-in-chief of a new textbook on nutrition, Dr. Robinson’s clinical interests include bariatric surgery, nutrition support of patients with complex nutrition issues and general and laparoscopic surgery. His research focuses on nutrition, metabolism and how to optimize weight loss surgery.
Dr. Robinson serves on the editorial board of Obesity Surgery, is a national surveyor of bariatric surgery centers seeking accreditation as a center of excellence by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is also director of the hospital’s nutrition support service. He lectures locally, nationally and internationally on the topics of bariatric surgery and nutrition support.
Bohdan Pomahac, MD, has been promoted to professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Bohdan Pomahac, MD Director, Plastic Surgery Transplantation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Bohdan Pomahac, MD, was born and raised in the Czech Republic where he graduated from Palacky University School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in General Surgery and completed a fellowship in the Harvard Plastic Surgery Program.
Dr. Pomahac established the Plastic Surgery Transplantation Program at BWH, one of the world’s leading centers in face and vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation (VCA). As a pioneer in the field of VCA transplantation, he led the teams that performed the second partial face transplant and the first three full face transplant procedures in the United Stated. In 2011, the team performed the first successful bilateral upper extremity transplantation in the Northeast. Under Dr. Pomahac’s leadership, the BWH VCA transplant team has performed a number of additional face and hand transplants, and expanded research protocols to include lower extremity and abdominal wall transplantation.
Dr. Pomahac’s research team is currently working on implementation of immunosuppression minimization strategies in clinical trials, development of technology to extend the viability of tissues and other research topics related to VCA transplantation and plastic surgery. His clinical interests include facial reconstruction, reconstruction of oncologic defects including breast, esthetic surgery and microsurgery.