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
May 16, 2019 Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery
Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
John Y. Templeton III, MD, Lecture
"New Approaches to
Lung Cancer Management"
April 25, 2019  Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FACS
The John Rhea Barton Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine 
University of Pennsylvania
John H. Gibbon Jr. Grand Rounds:
“Optimizing Surgery, an Inhibitor, and Immunity of a Cancer”
April 18, 2019  John H. Marks, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Chief, Colorectal Surgery
Director, Rectal Cancer Management Fellowship
Lankenau Medical Center
Lankenau Institute of Medical Research
Grand Rounds:
“Modern Rectal Cancer Management: The Jefferson Contribution”
April 11, 2019  Adam P. Johnson, MD, MPH
General Surgery Chief Resident
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Mini-Grand Rounds:
"Morbidity and Mortality Committee: How We Forgive and Remember in 2019"

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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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