Visiting Professor Series

As part of our commitment to surgical education, the Department of Surgery invites distinguished surgeons as Visiting Professors.

During their two day tenure, each Visiting Professor has a chance to interact closely with our Surgical Residents during their Tuesday case conference, presenting cases relevant to their clinical interest. The following day, they then present at Grand Rounds providing our faculty and residents with the opportunity to gain insight on Visiting Professor's area of expertise.


2015-2017 Visiting Professors

Sept. 20. 2017 - Surgery Grand Rounds
Best Way to Predict the Future… is to INVENT it
Thomas M. Krummel, MD
Emile Holman Professor/Chair Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Co-Director Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Stanford University
Los Altos Hills, CA


May 24, 2017 - Surgery Grand Rounds Jonathan R. Hiatt, M.D. Lectureship in Trauma and Critical Care

The brain-gut-lung Axis: Uncovering multiple organ failure after injury
Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, FACS
The Monroe E. Trout Professor of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, UCSD Medical Center–Hillcrest
Executive Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery, Chief, Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns and Acute Care Surgery
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA


May 17, 2017 - Department of Surgery/Division of Surgical Oncology presents the 29th Annual Samuel L. Perzik, MD Memorial Lectureship in Surgical Oncology

Definitely Maybe: Surgical Strategy for Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, and
Dallas B. Phemister, Professor of Surgery, Chairman of the Department of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief of the University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


April 26, 2017 - Surgery Grand Rounds

Surgical Metamorphosis: Preparing for Change
Jeffrey L. Ponsky, MD
Professor of Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU


March 29, 2017 - Surgery Grand Rounds

Bridging the Gap: Endovascular Techniques and the Acute Care Surgeon
Megan L. Brenner, MD, MS, RPVI, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma/Critical Care, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


March 15, 2017 - Surgery Grand Rounds
Vascular Day: The Sanford Rosenbaum Endowed Lectureship

Aggressive Treatment of Complex Problems after AV Access, and
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Today: Are We
Approaching an Objective Diagnosis?
Karl A. Illing, MD
Director, Division of Vascular Surgery
Associate Chair, Faculty Development and Mentoring
USF Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL


Dec. 21, 2016 - Surgery Grand Rounds

Robotic Pancreas Surgery: Is it Worth the Hype?
Amer H. Zureikat, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Co-Director UPMC Pancreatic Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


Nov. 30, 2016 - IRWIN L. AND GOLDYNE HEARSH LECTURESHIP - Surgery Grand Rounds

Management of Rectal Cancer in the 21st Century
James W. Fleshman Jr., MD
Helen Buchanan and Stanley Joseph Seeger Endowed Professor and Chairman
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX


May 18, 2016 - Department of Surgery/Division of Surgical Oncology presents the 28th Annual Samuel L. Perzik, MD Memorial Lectureship in Surgical Oncology

Radical Mastectomy to Radical Conservation: The Evolution of Extreme Oncoplasty
Melvin Jerome Silverstein, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine at USC, Los Angeles, CA
Medical Director, Hoag Breast Program, Gross Family Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic
Breast Surgery, Hoag Memorial Hospital, New Port Beach, CA


May 11, 2016 - Surgery Grand Rounds Jonathan R. Hiatt, M.D. Lectureship in Trauma and Critical Care

Golden Hour Interventions in Trauma: Military Lessons and Translating to the Civilian Environment
Matthew J. Martin, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma Medical Director, Madigan Army Medical Center Tacoma, Washington


April 27, 2016 - Surgery Grand Rounds

Charting a Course for Surgery
Darrell A. Campbell, Jr., MD
Director, Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative, Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Medical School


April 13, 2016 - Surgery Grand Rounds

Lessons Learned from Business School
Samuel R. Money, MD, FACS, MBA
Professor of Surgery, Chair, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ


March 30, 2016 - Surgery Grand Rounds

Vascular Day: The Sanford Rosenbaum Endowed Lectureship
Second Aortic Reconstruction: The Pursuit of Durability, and
Vascular Surveillance: Finding Continued Vascular Disease
William D. Jordan, Jr., MD
Chief of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA


March 16, 2016 - Surgery Grand Rounds

In Search of Surgical Excellence: A Human Factors Approach
Douglas A. Wiegmann, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Dec. 16, 2015 - Surgery Grand Rounds

Vascular Surgery: New Tools, Same Rules
Benjamin J. Pearce, MD FACS
Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL


Nov. 18, 2015 - Surgery Grand Rounds

Perioperative Optimization to Improve Outcome: Data vs. Dogma
Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD
Professor & Chief, Division of General Surgery
Medical Director for Hospital Nutrition Services
Oregon Health & Science University


May 20, 2015 - Department of Surgery/Division of Surgical Oncology presents the 27th Annual Samuel L. Perzik, MD Memorial Lectureship in Surgical Oncology

4 Paradigms that Increase Survival in Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors
Eugene A. Woltering, MD, FACS, and
James D. Rives, Professor of Surgery and Neurosciences, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA


April 22, 2015 - Surgery Grand Rounds
Vascular Day: The Sanford Rosenbaum Endowed Lectureship

Optimizing Quality and Value in Vascular Care” and “Pathogenesis and Progression of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease
Ronald L. Dalman II, MD, and
Dr. Walter C. Chidester Professor of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA


April 8, 2015 - Surgery Grand Rounds

Increasing Survival from Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events
Jonathan R. Hiatt, MD, Lectureship in Trauma and Critical Care
Lenworth M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS
Vice President, Academic Affairs, Hartford Hospital
Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT


Jan. 14, 2015 - Surgery Grand Rounds
Wireless Health: Comprehensive Human Condition Monitoring

Professor William J. Kaiser
UCLA Electrical Engineering Department, Los Angeles, CA