Weigel elected Vice President of the Society of Surgical Oncology

Weigel, Ron

At its Annual Cancer Symposium held in March, 2012, the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) ratified Dr. Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD (right), as Vice President for 2012-2013.

Dr. Ronald J. Weigel is the EA Crowell Jr. Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Iowa. He is also Professor of Biochemistry. His research is focused on gene regulation and hormone response in breast cancer. As described in the SSO press release, he has served SSO as Chair of the Fellowship and Research Grant Committee, sat on the Training Committee for six years, served as SSO Representative to the American Board of Surgery for six years, and has been a member of the Executive Council for the last three years.

The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) is a 2,700-member organization for surgeons and health care providers whose mission is to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of surgical oncology worldwide. The Society’s focus on all solid tumor disease sites is reflected in its comprehensive Annual Cancer Symposium, monthly scientific journal (Annals of Surgical Oncology), special projects, and committee structure. More information about the Society of Surgical Oncology can be found at its website at