Martin Haet MD Alumni Lectureship - 2011
The Martin Haet Lectureship was held on Thursday, December 15, 2011 featuring:
Selected Contributions from
Cedars-Sinai to Clinical Neuroscience
Keith Black, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Brain Tumor Center
Ruth and Lawrence Harvey Chair, Neurosciences
About Dr. Black (click here for Dr. Black's full bio)
An internationally renowned neurosurgeon and scientist, Dr. Black joined Cedars-Sinai in July 1997 and was awarded the Ruth and Lawrence Harvey Chair in Neurosciences in November of that year. He is a caring physician, scientist, researcher, mentor and humanitarian, respected by his peers and patients and their families.
The association sponsors at least two visiting professors yearly, in addition to other educational programs at Cedars-Sinai. While some of these lectures are designed to honor specific physicians or friends, the most prestigious is the Martin Haet Memorial Lecture in Medicine, an annual event.
Dr. Martin Haet was one of our alumni who helped in the organization of the association and was active in it during the early years. Instead of staying to practice in Los Angeles, he decided to volunteer his services to help less privileged people in the South Pacific. Unfortunately, Dr. Haet drowned as he successfully saved his daughter from drowning in the ocean. He is honored as an example of one who possesses the highest qualities of a Cedars-Sinai alumnus.