Welcoming New Faculty – Tanujit Dey, PhD

Please join us in welcoming Tanujit Dey, PhD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Tanujit Dey, PhD
Lead Investigator, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Dey is a graduate of the University of Kalyani (West Bengal, India) and received a PhD in statistics from Case Western Reserve University. Most recently, Dr. Dey was an associate staff member in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and also served as the head of Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Biostatistics Core.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, he spent six years at the College of William & Mary as a tenured associate professor of statistics in the Department of Mathematics. Dr. Dey also served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Stochastic and Chaotic Processes in Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Case Western Reserve University.

He serves as associate editor for the Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics and Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation and also served on the Regional Advisory Board of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society (IBS).

Dr. Dey’s methodological research interests include: Bayesian statistics; big data; causal inference; data mining; ensembles; environmental spatial statistics; high dimensional variable and model selection; longitudinal data analysis; machine learning; mediation analysis; reliability theory; and survival analysis.

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Names Douglas Smink, MD, MPH, New Chief of Surgery

Douglas Smink, MD, MPH

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has named Douglas Smink, MD, MPH, as its new Chief of Surgery, effective January 1, 2020.  Dr. Smink currently serves as the Associate Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Program Director of the General Surgery Residency.

Dr. Smink received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed General Surgery Residency at BWH and a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  His clinical interests include abdominal wall hernias, foregut surgery, and biliary tract disease. 

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Smink join our team,” says David O. McCready, President of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.  “We believe that he is an incredibly talented physician who has the right mix of education and experience to lead our surgical staff for years to come.”

Dr. Smink also serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Education and was recently selected by the American College of Surgeons to the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

His research focuses on resident and faculty education and how to teach communication, leadership and decision-making to surgeons and surgical teams. He is the co-leader of the Surgical Culture Program at the BWH Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) and a co-PI on the NIH R01 Provider Awareness Cultural Dexterity Toolkit for Surgeons (PACTS) grant.  He is also the co-director of the Surgical Coaching for Operative Performance Enhancement (SCOPE) Program at Ariadne Labs. 

Dr. Smink succeeds Dr. Pardon Kenney, who has served as Chief of Surgery at BWFH for more than 30 years.