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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.

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.

Date Speaker Title
June 9, 2016 John V. Conte, Jr., MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director Structural Heart Disease Program


Templeton Lecture Grand Rounds:
“The Minimization of Cardiac Surgery”
May 26, 2016 Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS
Susan Behrens, MD, Professor of Surgical Education Vice Chair of Education and Patient Safety Clinical Director-MOC Portfolio Program & Clinical Simulation Program University of Wisconsin
Grand Rounds:
“What can Sensors and Motion Tracking Technology Tell us about Technical Skills Performance?” 
May 12, 2016 Deborah Ziring, MD
Associate Dean Academic Affairs/UME-JeffMD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine


Steven K. Herrine, MD
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs/UME
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Mini Grand Rounds:
"JeffMD Update"
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Charles J. Yeo, MD
Samuel D. Gross Professor & Chair,
Department of Surgery


Jonathan Brody, PhD
Vice Chair for Research


Karen Chojnacki, MD
Vice Chair for Education


Scott Cowan, MD
Vice Chair for Quality


Francesco Palazzo, MD
Vice Chair at Methodist


Ernest Rosato, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

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