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Department of Surgery

The Jefferson Department of Surgery team

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. Read more about our history

Today, our faculty is comprised of over 60 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.

Resident Research Day 2018

Seven residents presented their work in June at the culmination of their research year of residency.

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
December 6, 2018 Charles Rowland, MSN, CRNP
Outpatient Nurse Practitioner
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Historical Profile: "Joeann Guthrey Taylor Fraser: Trailblazing Nurse in a New Profession"

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October 18, 2018 Scott Cowan, MD, FACS
Vice Chair for Quality
Department of Surgery
Medical Director of Quality & Safety
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
8th Annual Lady Grace Revere Osler Lecture in Surgical Quality
"The Importance of Handoffs"

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October 4, 2018 Geno J. Merli, MD, MACP, FSVM
Professor of Medicine & Surgery,
Sr. Vice President, Associate CMO,     
Co-Director, Jefferson Vascular Center, Division Director, Division of Vascular Medicine

Mini-Grand Rounds:
“Reversal Agents for Direct Oral Anticoagulants”

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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

Alliric Willis, MD

Alliric Willis, MD
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development

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