Carlos Corvera M.D. Awarded Maurice Galante, MD Distinguished Professorship in Hepatobiliary Surgery
Carlos Corvera M.D. was recently awarded the Maurice Galante, MD Distinguished Professorship in Hepatobiliary Surgery, recognizing his achievements and professional development in general surgery.
The Professorship honors the late Maurice Galante, M.D., UCSF professor emeritus of surgery. Dr. Galante was described as “one of the last of a generation of real general surgeons”— those surgeons who bring the same superb technical expertise to a wide variety of surgical procedures. He developed a special relationship with his patients because of his sensitivity to their pain and suffering. Many of these patients expressed their gratitude through donations to support several programs in the Department of Surgery, including the Maurice Galante, MD Distinguished Professorship and the Maurice Galante Lecture.
Dr. Corvera, a hepatobiliary surgical oncologist, is Professor and Chief of the Hepatobiliary & Pancreas Surgery Program in the Department of Surgery. The program provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients with primary and metastatic cancers of the liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas. The multidisciplinary team includes specialists from general, transplant and hepatobiliary surgery, hepatology, medical oncology, anesthesia, radiology and pathology.