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.
Mackenzie Professor and Chair
Dr. Ken Azarow was appointed Mackenzie Professor and Chair of the department in March 2019 after serving as interim chair for over two years.
Dr. Azarow joined the OHSU and Doernbecher surgical team in 2013 after five years in Omaha, Nebraska following a distinguished 25-year career in the United States Army. His first assignment after his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship was to Madigan Army Medical Center. His progression at Madigan led him to take on the positions of Director of the General Surgery Residency Training Program and Chief of the Department of Surgery which he held at the time of his retirement from the Army. While in Omaha he developed and initiated the Pediatric Surgery Training Program at the University of Nebraska. His entire professional career has been dedicated to training surgeons so that they can take care of the next generation of children.
Dr. Azarow and his wife are very proud of their three daughters who have successfully navigated growing up in both a military and a medical family. The family is an avid animal-loving group. They currently have two golden retrievers and three cats to keep them occupied.
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.