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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 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
October 16, 2019

Gross Conf. Room
1025 Walnut Street
Suite 605 College
Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA
NAVVIS Associate Professor of Population Health
Program Director for Population Health
Thomas Jefferson University
Philip J. Wolfson, MD, Memorial Lecture:
Health Care’s New Focus: Social Determinants Matter - Now What Should We Do?
September 26, 2019 Karyn L. Butler, MD
Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, Surgical Critical Care
Abington Jefferson Health
Grand Rounds:
Patient Centered Critical Care: A SWOT Analysis
September 19, 2019 Paul DiMuzio, MD
William M. Measey Professor of Surgery
Co-Director, Jefferson Vascular Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Mini Grand Rounds:
Negative Pressure Therapy for the Prevention of Incisional Complications
September 12, 2019 Jonathan Brody, PhD
Chief, Division of Surgical Research
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Surgery

Harish Lavu, MD
Chief, Section of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
Department of Surgery
Dynamic Duo Research:
An Update on Pancreatic Cancer from Bench to Bedside
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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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