Administration Profiles

Laurence Y. Cheung, M.D., Chairman

  • Chairman, Department of Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 2006-present
  • Undergraduate medical education: National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan, B.S., M.D., 1961-68
  • Postgraduate medical education: Holy Cross Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT; Surgical Internship, 1968-69
  • General Surgery Resident, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 1969-72
  • Chief Resident in Surgery, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 1972-73
  • Instructor and Research Fellow, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 1973-75
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 1975-77
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1977-79
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1979-82
  • Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1983-86
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 1986-2003
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 2003-2006

 

Vijay K. Mittal, M.D., Program Director

  • Program Director, Department of Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1999-present
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1992-present
  • President, Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2012
  • Past President, Detroit Surgical Association, 2012
  • President, Academy of Surgery of Detroit, 2012
  • Senior Councilor, Academy of Surgery of Detroit, 1998-2000
  • Senior Councilor, Detroit Surgical Association, 2000-2009
  • President, International College of Surgeons (U.S. Section), 2008
  • President-elect, Detroit Surgical Association, 2009
  • Secretary, Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2009-11
  • Chair of Membership, Academy of Surgery of Detroit, 2010 
  • Secretary, Academy of Surgery of Detroit, 2011
  • President, Detroit Surgical Association, 2011
  • President-elect, Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2011
  • Medical school: Amritsar Medical College, Amritsar, India, 1963-67
  • Master of Science in Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1967-72
  • Registrar, Transplantation and General Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1972-75
  • Internship & General Surgery Resident, Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1975-80
  • Research & Transplant Surgery Fellow, Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1980-81
  • Assistant Program Director, Detroit Macomb Hospitals, Detroit, MI, 1984-88
  • Director of Pancreatic Transplant and Associate Director of Transplantation, Mt. Carmel Mercy/Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1984-93  
  • Director, Surgical Research Program, Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1990-93
  • Associate Program Director, Department of Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1997-99
  • Chief, Section of General Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1999-2010
  • Interim Chairman, Department of Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 2005-06

 

Alasdair McKendrick, M.D., Associate Program Director

  • Associate Program Director, Department of Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1994-present
  • Medical school: Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, 1962-69 
  • Internship & Residency: Walton Hospital, Liverpool, England, 1969-72
  • General Surgery Resident, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1972-76
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellow, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 1976-77
  • Associate Chairman, Department of Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1983
  • Examiner for American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, 1983, 1985
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1989
  • Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1995-2010
 

William F. Oppat, M.D., Assistant Program Director

  • Assistant Program Director, Department of Surgery, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 2000-present
  • IRB Committee Member, Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI, 1999-present
  • Medical school: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 1986-90
  • General Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1990-92
  • General Surgery Research Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1992-94
  • General Surgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1994-96
  • Registrar & Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1996-97
  • Clinical Instructor, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1996-97
  • Vascular Surgery Fellow, Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1997-99
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