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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
April 28, 2016 Mark Talamini, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
Stony Brook School of Medicine 
Gibbon Grand Rounds 
“Surgery and Technology: a Complicated Partnership”
March 24, 2016 Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Scott D. Goldstein, MD, FACS
Professor and Director, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Dynamic Duo Series:
"Hormone Hypothesis for Colorectal Cancer"

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March 17, 2016 Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS
Nicoletti Family Professor of Transplant Surgery
Director, Jefferson Transplant Institute
Director, Division of TransplantationSurgical Director Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Liver Tumor Center

Grand Rounds:
"Acute Liver Failure: Diagnosis and Treatment"

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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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