Jared M. Huston has joined the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center in the Division of General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Burns. Appointed in July as assistant professor of surgery by Todd K. Rosengart, interim chair, Department of Surgery, Huston joins a growing department that has added seven new surgeons in 2009.
Huston, a Stony Brook University School of Medicine graduate, returns to SBUMC following his residency in general surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. He also held the position of research fellow at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Huston back to Stony Brook,” said Rosengart. “He is contributing significantly to our program and helping to grow the department and move it in new directions that expand services to our patients.”
Huston focuses his practice on diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and endocrine systems. He incorporates the use of minimally invasive laparoscopic and conventional surgery for inguinal and incisional/ventral hernias, gallbladder and biliary disease, and diseases of the stomach and spleen. He also serves on the trauma service, performing emergency surgery on injured patients.
In addition to his clinical practice, Huston will further extend Department of Surgery research into inflammatory diseases by launching a new departmental research laboratory. Huston will use the laboratory to continue his investigations into how the nervous and immune systems respond to shock, infection, and tissue injury. His other research interests include the role of the spleen in inflammatory diseases and surgical infections.