Rebecca M. Minter, MD gives her 2017 SUS Presidential Address “Passion, Integrity, Resilience – Core Values to Carry Us Forward”
In an ever-changing and extraordinarily complex healthcare environment, our academic surgery community must help to define the path forward. While there are significant risks and potential barriers in the current environment, re-defining our core values and focusing on creating a future state which nurtures and supports the development of surgical science and our future surgical leaders has never been more important.
Rebecca M. Minter, MD, is the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Finance, Chief of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Section in the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Professor and Alvin Baldwin Jr. Chair in Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Upon completion of training, Dr. Minter joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in July of 2003, where she stayed until July of 2015. While at the University of Michigan, Dr. Minter served as the Chief of the Advanced GI and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Division, the Associate Chair of Education for the Department of Surgery, and the Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency program. Dr. Minter’s clinical practice is focused in the areas of pancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgery. She has a particular interest in the management and treatment of benign and neoplastic diseases of the pancreas. Dr. Minter is recognized as a clinical leader in her field and presently serves as the secretary of the Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Association and as an Associate Editor of the journal, HPB. Dr. Minter’s research efforts are primarily focused within the domain of surgical education. This work is focused on the development of training frameworks which explicitly define progressive entrustment and the development of autonomy. In addition, she is involved in national curricular reform efforts targeting critical transitions in surgical training to ensure readiness of entering and finishing surgical trainees. Dr. Minter holds national leadership positions in multiple societies in recognition of her work in the field of surgical education and academic surgery, and was the President of the Society of University Surgeons from 2016-2017.