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Surgical Mentorship and Leadership

Building for Success in Academic Surgery

  • Charles R. Scoggins
  • Raphael E. Pollock
  • Timothy M. Pawlik

Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mentorship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alberto R. Ferreres
      Pages 3-8
    3. Marco G. Patti, Melina R. Kibbe
      Pages 9-16
    4. Raphael E. Pollock
      Pages 17-29
    5. Emily I. Spangler, Charles Leithead, Herbert Chen
      Pages 31-39
    6. Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Yukihiro Yokoyama
      Pages 41-47
    7. Uma R. Phatak, Lillian S. Kao
      Pages 49-65
    8. T. Clark Gamblin
      Pages 67-69
    9. Jacqueline M. Garonzik-Wang, Dorry L. Segev
      Pages 71-80
    10. John L. Tarpley, Margaret J. Tarpley
      Pages 125-137
    11. Steven M. Steinberg
      Pages 139-147
  3. Leadership

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Meera Kotagal, Carlos A. Pellegrini
      Pages 151-157
    3. Audra T. Clark, Rebecca M. Minter
      Pages 159-169
    4. Jennifer F. Waljee, Justin B. Dimick
      Pages 171-180

About this book


This text serves as a comprehensive, state-of-the art definitive reference on surgical mentorship and leadership. This book is a practical, useful guide that reviews select topics on leadership and mentorship, as well as provides key information on how to launch a successful “young” surgical career. This volume focuses on key points on how to identify mentors, highlight mentor-mentee “pearls”, as well as define key leadership traits in being successful as an academic surgeon.  Chapters  are written by national and international leaders in their fields and have boxes that highlight key lessons learned and leadership pearls for easy reference. 

Surgical Mentorship and Leadership is as a very useful resource for young surgical faculty, as well as fellows and residents in a broad array of surgical training programs. 


Mentorship styles Mentorship for clinical success Leadership Styles The Business of Surgery leadership opportunities

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles R. Scoggins
    • 1
  • Raphael E. Pollock
    • 2
  • Timothy M. Pawlik
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Surgical OncologyUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.The James Comprehensive Cancer, Wexner Medical CenterThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Wexner Medical CenterThe Ohio State UniversityColombusUSA

About the editors

Charles R. Scoggins MD MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Operations & Finance 
Hiram C. Polk, Jr., M.D. Dept. of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology University of Louisville

Raphael E. Pollock, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor and Director, Division of Surgical Oncology
Kathleen Wellenreiter Klotz Chair in Cancer Research
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery
Surgeon in Chief, James Comprehensive Cancer Center
Surgeon in Chief, The Ohio State University Health System

Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
The Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer Chair for Cancer Research
Professor of Surgery, Oncology, Health Services Management and Policy
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Surgical Mentorship and Leadership
  • Book Subtitle Building for Success in Academic Surgery
  • Editors Charles R. Scoggins
    Raphael E. Pollock
    Timothy M. Pawlik
  • Series Title Success in Academic Surgery
  • Series Abbreviated Title Success in Academic Surgery
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-71131-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71132-4
  • Series ISSN 2194-7481
  • Series E-ISSN 2194-749X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 289
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This volume in the Success in Academic Surgery series is devoted to mentorship and leadership in all of the various arenas of academic surgery and the various stages of an academic career. The book is unusual in its thoughtful and pragmatic approach to the end career stages, as well as the beginning. … This book will be of use to academic surgeons in all stages of their careers.” (Carol Scott-Conner, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2018)