Dr. Michael Stone has joined Stamford Hospital as the new chairman of the Department of Surgery.

Stone joins the hospital from Boston University School of Medicine, where, since 2001, he served as chief of surgical oncology at Boston Medical Center, as well as vice chairman of surgery and professor of surgery.

He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and trained in general surgery at the Harvard-Deaconess Surgical Service. He was a fellow in surgical oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

For many years, Stone has been named in the Guide to America's Top Oncologists, Guide to America's Top Surgeons, The Best Doctors in America, Boston Super Doctors and Boston Magazine Top Docs.

Following his fellowship, Stone returned to New England Deaconess Hospital, where he joined the surgical oncology and liver transplantation services and served as co-director of the surgical intensive care unit.

During that time, and subsequently at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, he held numerous positions including CEO of Deaconess Surgical Associates, vice chairman of surgery, director of the surgical training program, director of surgical education, surgical director of the cutaneous oncology program, associate director of the cancer center and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Stone has won numerous medical school and national teaching awards and has served as president of the Association for Surgical Education and president of the New England Association of Program Directors in Surgery.

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