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Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Jefferson holds a unique position in the history of American medicine. Many of the field's most gifted visionaries have been faculty members, including the founder George McClellan, Samuel D. Gross of "Gross Clinic" fame and  John H. Gibbon, Jr., inventor of the heart-lung machine.

Today, our faculty is comprised of over 50 talented clinicians and researchers, men and women at the top of their respective fields. We are dedicated to pursuing rigorous bench research, translating those findings to clinical practice and educating the next generation of surgeons.

The Jefferson Department of Surgery team

Grand Rounds Lectures

Lectures are held on Thursday mornings at 7 am in Foerderer Auditorium in the College Building (1025 Walnut Street) unless noted otherwise. Lectures are open to the Jefferson community and the public.

Most lectures are recorded and available online on the Jefferson Digital Commons.
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Date Speaker Title
October 13, 2016 Vinay M. Nadkarni, MD
Professor and Endowed Chair
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pediatrics
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
The Department of Surgery & A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children Present Grand Rounds:

"Resuscitating Resuscitation…from the Past, though the Present, to the Future!" 
October 6, 2016 Taylor A. Riall, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology
Vice Chair of Quality and Performance
University of Arizona
The 6th Annual Lady Grace Revere Osler Lecture in Surgical Quality

“Gallstone Disease in Older Patients: Translation of Health Services Research into Clinical Practice”
September 22, 2016 David B. Adams, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
The 5th Annual Philip Wolfson, MD Lecture:
The Chicago School and the Rise and Fall of Surgery for GERD: “It was a Grand and Stimulating Time” 
September 15, 2016 James F. Burdick, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Author: "Talking About Single Payer"
Grand Rounds:
"Doctors in Universal Health Care"
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Charles J. Yeo, MD

Charles J. Yeo, MD
Samuel D. Gross Professor & Chair,
Department of Surgery

Jonathan Brody, PhD

Jonathan Brody, PhD
Vice Chair for Research

Karen Chojnacki, MD

Karen Chojnacki, MD
Vice Chair for Education

Scott Cowan, MD

Scott Cowan, MD
Vice Chair for Quality

Francesco Palazzo, MD

Francesco Palazzo, MD
Vice Chair at Methodist

Ernest Rosato, MD

Ernest Rosato, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

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