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Past Lecturers


"Trauma Care: A Case STudy in Translating Research into Policy"

Avery B. Nathens, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
Professor of Surgery,
University of Toronto
DeSouza Chair in Trauma Research 


“The Challenges and Rewards of Translational Research - One Surgeon's Journey”

Melina R. Kibbe, MD, FACS, FAHA

Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Edward G. Elcock Professor of Surgical Research
Department of Surgery
Northwestern University


“Small Molecules for Small Patients: A Surgical Journey into the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Necrotizing Enterocolitis”

David J. Hackman, MD, PhD, FACS

Watson Family Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean for Medical Student Research

Professor of Surgery and Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Codirector Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


“Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts in Pancreatic Cancer”

Anthony Atala, MD 

Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair, Department of Urology Wake Forest School of Medicine


"Advancing Translational Research in Pancreatic Cancer"

Diane M. Simeone, MD

Lazar J. Greenfield Professor of Surgery
Molecular and Integrative Pysiology Chief
Division of HPB and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery
University of Michigan Healthy System


"Memory, Surgery, and Surgical Research"

Daniel R. Meldrum, MD, FACS, FAHA

Professor of Surgery and Physiology
Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine


"Enhancing Vein Graft Patency: From the Molecular to the Obvious"

Colleen M. Brophy, MD

Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
Vanderbilt University


"Liver Translational Research: The Bench Work Does Matter"

David A. Geller, MD

Professor of Surgery
Codirector, UPMC Liver Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh


"VEGF and VEGF Receptors in CRC: Beyond Angiogenesis"

Lee M. Ellis, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery and Cancer Biology
William C. Liedtke Jr. Chair in Cancer Research
Chair, Ad Interim, Department of Cancer Biology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


"How Microbial Pathogens Sense Host Stress and Respond Accordingly"

John C. Alverdy, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery
University of Chicago


Reparative and Regenerative Medicine: A Surgeon's Perspective"

Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, FACS

Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professo
Director, Children's Surgical Research Program
Deputy Director, Institue of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Director, Program in Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine


"Why Are You Killing My Patient?"

Michael B. Yaffe, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology
Massachuesetts Institute of Technology


"The Inflammatory Reflex"

Kevin J. Tracey, MD

Professor and Director, Center for Patient-Oriented Research
Program Director, General Clinical Research Center
North Shore-LIJ Research Institute


"Hyperosmolar Solutions for Fluid Resuscitation during Critical Illness"

Ori D. Rotstein, MD

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto