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 70 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
January 23, 2020 Robert S. Pugliese, PharmD, BCPS Director of Innovation Design
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Mini-Grand Rounds:
Making It Real: Clinical 3D Printing and Surgical Planning at Jefferson
January 9, 2020 Renee M. Tholey, MD
Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Mini-Grand Rounds:
SADI-S: Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy
December 19, 2019 Francesco Palazzo, MD, FACS
Chief of Surgery
Jefferson Methodist Hospital

Mini-Grand Rounds:
Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation for the Treatment of Chronic GERD

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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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