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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
September 17, 2015 Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
New York Times Best Selling Author
Grand Rounds
"Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: The Life & Times of Dr. Thomas Mütter"
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September 10, 2015 Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD
Dallas B. Phemister Professor of Surgery
Chairman and Surgeon-in-Chief
University of Chicago
The 4th Annual Philip E. Donahue, M.D. Lectureship in Benign Gastrointestinal Disease
"Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis: of Guillotines and Islets"
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July 7, 2015 Lex Denysenko, MD, FAPM
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Thomas Jefferson University
Mini-Grand Rounds
"Alcohol Withdrawal Guidelines"
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June 25, 2015 Chad Gobel
Gobel Group, Healthcare Philanthropy
Philanthropy Grand Rounds
“Generosity Heals”
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