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In the Spotlight: La Cañada resident elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery

In the Spotlight: La Cañada resident elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery
Dr. Kasper Wang, associate chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and the associate director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been elected to the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery for a six-year term. (Courtesy of Children's Hospital Los Angeles)

Dr. Kasper Wang, associate chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been elected to a six-year term on the Pediatric Surgery Board of the American Board of Surgery, effective July 1.

"I am humbled and honored to be recognized by my peers in the industry," Wang, a La Cañada Flintridge resident, stated in a news release issued by Children's Hospital last week. "In this important role as a member of the PSB-ABS, I am committed to advancing the field of pediatric surgery, fostering the professional development of my fellow pediatric surgeons and improving quality care for our vulnerable pediatric patients."

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Wang earned his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University and medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He served his general surgery residency at Stanford University Hospital and, in 2004, completed his pediatric surgery fellowship at Children's Hospital, where he stayed on as a staff member, advancing to his current position. He is also an associate professor of surgery and clinical scholar at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Dr. Henri Ford, also a local resident who serves as vice president and surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital, stated Wang "has been a treasured colleague of mine for more than 10 years, and I can proudly attest to his leadership and expertise."

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The board Wang will serve on oversees board certification in the field of pediatric surgery.

Twitter: @CarolCormaci

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