The administration in the Department of Surgery is a collaborative, innovative and value-based team that both supports and invigorates the educational and healthcare segments of OHSU by practicing integrity and consistent communication.
In May 2001 Dr. Hunter became the Mackenzie Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery at OHSU. Together with David Lieberman, Chief of Gastrointestinal Medicine, Dr. Hunter co-directs the OHSU Digestive Health Center, one of a very few fully integrated digestive health programs in the U.S. Dr. Hunter enjoys skiing, biking, running to meetings across campus (and the other type of running too), among many other sports. Dr. Hunter has been the editor-in-chief of the World Journal of Surgery since 2004, sits on five additional editorial boards, is an American Board of Surgery Director, Past-President of the Portland Surgical Society and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Dr. Hunter is married to Laura and has three children: Sarah, Sam & Jillian.
Sally has been with OHSU since 2006 and assumed her current role in February 2011. Sally earned a masters degree in Public Policy from Rutgers University and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Iowa. She held numerous executive leadership roles at the University of Iowa prior to relocating to Oregon. Sally is involved in dog rescue work and enjoys hiking, fishing and all the outdoor activities that Oregon has to offer.
For an understanding of our department's structure, view our organizational chart.