Feb. 1, 2016 — Michael J. Stamos, MD, has been appointed interim dean of the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine.
Stamos joined UC Irvine Health in 2002 and established the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and its residency program. Since 2010, Stamos has served as The John E. Connolly, MD, Chair in the Department of Surgery.
Prior to coming to UC Irvine, he spent 11 years at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, while serving as chief of colon and rectal surgery at the West Los Angeles VA hospital.
Under his leadership, the Department of Surgery has routinely achieved top outcomes in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) and demonstrated impressive patient satisfaction scores.
An active researcher, Stamos has led and participated in many multicenter, randomized, controlled trials — with a focus on clinical trials outcomes research.
He is currently president elect of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and is an international expert in the treatment of colorectal cancer using minimally invasive techniques. He is a past president of American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.