Broad promotion critera
Brad Warner, MD
To attract and retain faculty of diverse backgrounds and talents, the department embraces promotion criteria that reward contributions in any of its three missions: education, patient care and research. In the Division of Pediatric Surgery, faculty activities run the gamut. In the clinic, interests range from trauma prevention to fetal surgery; research involves basic science, clinical and comparative effectiveness studies; teaching efforts include surgical and lab training of fellows and residents. As division chief, Brad Warner, MD, encourages faculty in all pursuits. Surgeon Jacqueline Saito, MD, MSCI, has had the freedom to pursue training and leadership positions in patient safety and quality improvement (PS/QI). She works as an outcomes physician in the BJC HealthCare Center for Clinical Excellence and gives back to the division through PS/QI projects. Warner also jumps in to support newly recruited surgeon Jesse Vrecenak, MD, as she performs large fetal intervention cases. “You have to support your team,” says Warner.