Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

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. Read more about our history

The Jefferson Department of Surgery team

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.

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
July 25, 2019 Samantha Savitch
Medical Student
Gibbon Society Historical Vignette:
"Joseph Pancoast, MD: The Surgeon who brought Anatomy to Life"
July 18, 2019 Hitoshi Hirsoe, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Mini Grand Rounds:
"10 years of ECMO Experience at TJUH: Failure, Success, and Expansion"
July 11, 2019 Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery
Senior Vice President and Chair, Enterprise Surgery
Jefferson Health
Department of Surgery
Town Hall Meeting


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June 27, 2019 Elliott Haut, MD, PhD, FACS
Vice Chair of Quality/Safety/Service
Department of Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
 
Grand Rounds:
"Practice, Policy, Public Reporting, & Patient Engagement: Learning from the Venous Thromboembolism Example"

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Jun 13, 2019 Jessica Latona, MD
PGY-5
Chief Resident Grand Rounds:
"A Swan Song: Advances in Hemodynamic Monitoring"
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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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