John H. Gibbon, Jr. Surgical Society

Membership Eligibility: Sidney Kimmel Medical College Only

Membership Dues or Fees: None

The John H. Gibbon, Jr. Surgical Society facilitates surgical interest, activity, and education at the medical student level via lecture series, clinical skills workshops, peer mentorship, and outreach. Members of the Jefferson faculty are invited to speak at meetings held periodically throughout the academic year. The John H. Gibbon, Jr. Surgical Society co sponsors the Jefferson Organ Procurement Program and helps to organize the annual Department of Surgery Gibbon Grand Rounds Lecture. In addition, the society also co-sponsors the annual knot-tying and suture clinic for first- through third-year students. The John H. Gibbon, Jr. Surgical Society has been in existence for 37 years. There are no dues or fees.


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President: Hunter Witmer, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Edwin Cheung, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Vice President: Elissa Dalton, Sidney Kimmel Medical College,

Secretary: Kevin Chen, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Education Chair: Brian Zilberman, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Quality Improvement Chair: Allison Keane, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Clinical Skills Coordinator: Nicole Cimbak, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Research Chair: Tyler Bauer, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor: 
Scott Cowan, MD, FACS
, Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery
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