Professor Todd Bauer, MD, a renowned surgical oncologist and head of the Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery, has been elected to the endowed Stephen Hurt Watts Professorship in Surgery.
Over the course of his 18-year career at UVA, his pioneering work in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery has not only delivered outstanding clinical outcomes but also propelled cancer research forward. Dr. Bauer’s leadership transformed UVA’s High Risk Pancreatic Cancer Clinic into a national success story, achieving remarkably high rates of early cancer detection and patient survival. His research lab, initially the only UVA lab focused on pancreatic cancer, has evolved into a multidisciplinary program spanning 10 departments.
During his tenure, Dr. Bauer has secured over 55 research grants and published 150+ manuscripts. A dedicated mentor to students at every stage of their education, and a leader in several national surgical organizations, Dr. Bauer’s election to this professorship is a testament to his profound contributions to medicine. Please join us in congratulating him on this outstanding achievement.