Stanford W. Ascherman
Stanford was born August 18, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois.
He attended William Hatch School in Oak Park and New Trier Township High
School, later attending Stanford University from 1945-1947.
He served an internship in pathology at Cook County Hospital from 1951-1952.
He took residency training in general surgery at Bellevue Hospital, New
York, 1952-1953, Mount Sinai Hospital, New YOrk, 1953-1954, and Bronx
Municipal Hospital, New York, 1954-1956.
Dr. Ascherman attained the rank of MC in the U.S. Air Force, serving from
1956-1959. He was stationed in Illinois, the Philippines, Taiwan, and
Since 1959 he has had a private solo practice in San Francisco.
Hospital Staff Appointments
Peninsula Hospital and Medical Center, Burlingame, California,
St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, California, 1970-present.
Seton Medical Center, Daly City, California, 1979-present.
Special Professional Interests/Activities, Organizations, Certifications,
Endowed professorship in engineering at Stanford University since
1978. ``Stanford W. Ascherman Professor in Engineering''
- American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Writers' Association
- International College of
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Board of Surgery
- American Trauma Society (founding member)
- New South Wales Medical
- New South Wales Medical Society
- Pan American
- Pan Pacific Surgical Association
- Stanford Alumni Association
- Stanford Associates
of Illinois Alumni Association
Commonwealth Club of
Press Club of San Francisco
World Trade Club
Opal mining in Australia.
``It has been 40 years; what have I been doing? I have spent more on
attorneys' fees than I ever hoped to earn when I left medical
school (not to say that the attorneys earned those fees). I never
knew that I would know more about WRITS than I would know about
WRISTS. When someone mentions a physician's judgment to me, the
first thing I think of is: What court was it entered and how much
did the physician collect? I have spent more time in the
courtroom (even though I am a relatively busy surgeon) than I have
in the operating room.''