Dr. Bruce L. Gewertz is Surgeon-in-Chief, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Vice-President for Interventional Services at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. He was recently appointed Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs. He also holds the Harriet and Steven Nichols Endowed Chair in Surgery. From 1989-1992, Dr. Gewertz served as the first Faculty Dean of Medical Education at the University of Chicago, leading a revision of the undergraduate medical school curriculum funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 1992, he was named Dallas B. Phemister Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery and served in this position for 14 years. His recruitment of outstanding clinicians and surgical scientists to Chicago during that era allowed the department to increase its basic and clinical research funding more then three-fold. Since joining Cedars-Sinai in June 2006, he has provided professional leadership and oversight for a large surgical/interventional operation. A particular focus has been personnel and facility upgrades for a multi-disciplinary effort in vascular interventions incorporating vascular surgery, cardiology, neuro-endovascular and peripheral interventions. Within the Department of Surgery, Dr Gewertz has coordinated recruitments across the full spectrum of modern surgical care. Dave C. Logan is Professor of Management and Organization at Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.