Peter J. Pappas, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Surgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. The announcement was made by hospital president and CEO Richard B. Becker, MD, who said the appointment would be effective in August.
“Dr. Pappas is an outstanding surgeon, teacher, researcher and prolific author. We are delighted to have him on board,” said Dr. Becker, who noted that Dr. Pappas would replace long-time chairman of surgery Stephen Carryl, MD, who will remain director of Bariatric Surgery and resume new duties as medical director of the Brooklyn Hospital Center’s International Medicine Program.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Pappas has held a variety of positions at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and New Jersey Medical School. He attained the rank of professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, and has served as residency program director for the general surgery residency program and the vascular surgery residency as well as director of the Division of Vascular Surgery and the Vascular Laboratory.
He has received extra-mural funding for his interest in chronic venous disorders and authored over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Pappas has held numerous leadership positions in local, regional and national vascular societies, and is currently the president of the American Venous Forum, a nationally and internationally recognized society dedicated to improving the care of patients with venous and lymphatic disorders.
Dr. Pappas holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Rutgers University and received his MD in 1987 from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.