Welcoming New Faculty – Justin Broyles, MD

Please join us in welcoming Justin Broyles, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Justin Broyles, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Broyles received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston, followed by a residency in integrated plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital/University of Maryland Shock Trauma and a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Broyles brings expertise in head to toe reconstructive microsurgery with particular interest in oncoplastic and microsurgical breast surgery, head and neck reconstruction, abdominal wall/trunk reconstruction and craniofacial trauma.

His research interests include: strategies to improve efficiency and optimize resource utilization in reconstructive surgery, approaches to improve the surgical experience for reconstructive surgery patients and clinical outcomes in oncological reconstruction.

Welcoming New Faculty – John C. Kubasiak, MD

Please join us in welcoming John C. Kubasiak, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

John C. Kubasiak, MD
Associate Surgeon, Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical and Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Kubasiak is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He completed a residency in general surgery at Rush University Medical Center and John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, IL, followed by fellowships in both surgical critical care and burn surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

He is board certified by the America Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

His research and clinical interests include: clinical and biomarkers for frailty, management of complex and chronic soft tissue wounds, management of thermal injuries and management of complex hernias.

Welcoming New Faculty – Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

Please join us in welcoming Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH
Senior Investigator, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, recently joined the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) as a senior investigator. Dr. Welch is a general internist who has worked for the US Indian Health Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Dartmouth.

For over three decades, he has been asking hard questions about his profession. His arguments are frequently counter-intuitive, even heretical, yet have regularly appeared in the country’s most prestigious medical journals — Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute — as well as in op-eds in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.

Dr. Welch questions the assumption that more medical care is always better. His research has focused on the assumption as it relates to diagnosis: that the best strategy to keep people healthy is early diagnosis – and the earlier the better. He has delineated the side effects of this strategy: physicians test too often, treat too aggressively and tell too many people that they are sick.  Much of his work has focused on overdiagnosis in cancer screening: in particular, screening for melanoma, thyroid, lung, breast and prostate cancer.