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Training Program

Agnew Surgical Society Lectures
Each year the Agnew Surgical Society and the University of Pennsylvania Department of Surgery invite a respected colleague to speak to the Department at this endowed event. Dinner follows at a premier site in Philadelphia. The list of past speakers is impressive, including many of the outstanding surgeons of recent years.
2017 “From Rubble to Conjoint Twins Separation: Evolution of a Trauma/Critical Care Health System in Post-Earthquake Haiti”
Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA
2016 "Belonging to Our Profession"
Fabrizio Michelassi, MD, FACS
2015 “Clinical and Personal Comparative Effectiveness”
Julie A. Freischlag
2014 "Surgical Decision Making: Good and Bad"
Keith D. Lillemoe, MD
2013 “Global Surgery- A New Pathway for Academic Success”
Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS


“Global Health: A Perspective”
Haile T. Debas, M.D.
2011  "Adopting Evidence into Practice”
Robin McLeod, MD, FRCS(C)
2010 "New Approaches to the Immunotherapy and Gene Therapy of Cancer"
Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD
2009  "Innovations in Surgical Education"
Professor Sir Ara Darzi, MD
2008 "Does General Surgery Have a Future"
 Josef E. Fischer, MD
2007 “May I be so Bold? Suggestions for a New Model of Surgical Training”
Richard Reznick, MD
2006 "Prepare for Transparency: Opportunities to Enhance Your Quality and Safety Profile"
Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD
2005 "Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Advances in Surgical Therapy"
Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD
2004 "Follow Your Bliss: A Surgeon's Life"
Barbara L. Bass, MD
2003 “Colorectal Cancer and the Surgeon: Is There Anything New?”
Michael J. Zinner, MD
2002  “Robotic Cardiac Surgery: Perhaps the Future”
W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., MD
2001  “Nutrition, Metabolism and Muscle Energetics”
Danny O. Jacobs, MD
2000 “In Defense of the Surgical Patient”
John M. Daly, MD
1999 “Pathogenesis and Treatment of Necrotizing Pancreatitis”
Andrew L. Warshaw, MD
1998 “How to Train a Surgical Scientist”
James C. Thompson, MD
1997 “The Future of Transplantation”
Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD
1996 "Management of Short Bowel Syndrome"
Stanley J. Dudrick, MD
1995 "Organized Medicine in the U.S.”
R. Scott Jones, MD
1994  "Controversies in the Management of Rectal Carcinoma"
Edward M. Copeland, III, MD
1993 "Transplantation: From Organs to Cells" 
Sir Peter J. Morris, PhD, FRCS, FRACS, FACS, FRS 
1992 "Insights into the Development of Intravenous Hyperalimentation"
Jonathan E. Rhoads, MD
1991 "The Problem of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair"
John A. Mannick, MD
1990 "The Biologic Basis of Treatment of Peritonitis"
Richard L. Simmons, MD
1989 "The Development of Hepatic Surgery"
William P. Longmire, MD
1988  "Current Status of the Whipple Operation for Peri-Ampullary Carcinoma"
John L. Cameron, MD
1987 "Mysteries of Barrett's Esophagus"
David B. Skinner, MD
1986 "Management of Liver Tumors"
Seymour I. Schwartz, MD
1985 "Heart Transplantation - Changing Patterns in Evaluation and Treatment"
Keith Reemstma, MD
1984 "Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type II"
Samuel A. Wells, MD
1983 "Vascular Compression of the Cranial Nerves and Brainstem"
Peter J. Jannetta, MD
1982 "Tumor Angiogenesis: Biology and Clinical Implications"
M. Judah Folkman, MD
1981 "Surgical Treatment of Portal Hypertension: Historic and Physiological Perspectives"
W. Dean Warren, MD
1980 "Morbid Obesity - A Surgical Disease"
Ward O. Griffen, Jr., MD
1979 "Selected Complications of Pancreatitis"
Alexander J. Walt, MD
1978 "Gastric Secretion and Gastrointestinal Hormones"
James C. Thompson, MD
1977 Marshall J. Orloff, MD
1976 "Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity"
H. William Scott, Jr., MD
1975 "Studies on Shock Injuries"
G. Tom Shires, MD
1974 "Electrical Injuries"
Curtis P. Artz, MD
1972  "Surgical Service: Quality and Inequality in the American System"
Francis D. Moore, MD
1971 "The Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Embolism"
David C. Sabiston, Jr., MD
1970 "Changing Patterns of Bacterial Virulence"
William A. Altemeier, MD
1969 "Transplantation of the Heart"
Norman E. Shumway, MD
1968 "The Care of the Patient with Carcinoma of the Large Intestine"
J. Englebert Dunphy, MD
1967 "Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease"
Denton A. Cooley, MD
1966 "The Surgery of Atherosclerosis"
Charles G. Rob, MD
1965 "Acute Intestinal Obstruction"
Owen H. Wangensteen, MD
1964 "Portal Hypertension"
Charles G. Child, III, MD
1963 "The Development of Surgical Research in the United States"
John H. Gibbon, Jr., MD
1962  Francis D. Moore, MD
1960  William A. Altemeier, MD

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