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Michael J. Zinner

Michael J. Zinner
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Michael J. Zinner, M.D., FACS is the Founding CEO and Executive Medical Director of Miami Cancer Institute, a member of the Baptist Health South Florida Health System. Prior to that Zinner was the Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, the Surgeon-in-Chief at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), the Clinical Director of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and the Crowley Family Distinguished Chair in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 1994-2016.Zinner has been a member of the editorial boards of several surgical journals, including Annals of Surgery, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He is the past and current Editor for “Maingot’s Abdominal Operations”, a worldwide textbook and atlas of gastrointestinal surgery in its 4th Edition under his editorship.Zinner is a past President of the Association for Academic Surgery, past President of the Society of the University Surgeons, and past President of the Society of Surgical Chairman. He has previously served as a Director of the American Board of Surgery, a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and a member of the Board of Directors of Collegium Internationale Chirurgiac Digestivae. In 2008, he received the National Award for the Advancement of Women in Surgery from the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS). He was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) from 2008 to 2010 and is now a Chair of the Board of Regents of the College.In 2004, he established the Center for Surgery and Public Health, a collaboration between the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, focused on healthcare, quality, safety and effectiveness and global surgical care. His current interests include these areas and the national debate on health care reform. He is active in local, regional and national organizations on health care policies, and is Chairman of the Health Policy and Advocacy Committee for the American College of Surgeons. For the past 4 years he has taught courses on health care at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and was recently appointed Adjunct Professor there. He has been on the Boards of several hospitals and health care systems across the country, including Partners Health Care and the Sisters of Mercy Health Care System. In addition, he is on the Board of several medical software companies.Zinner remains a clinician and his clinical focus centers on surgical oncology and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. He enjoys his practice and interactions with junior staff, trainees, and has received teaching and mentorship awards for both.