An affiliate of the Leonard Davis Institute at Wharton


To improve the quality of surgical care delivered across the United States through the use of novel techniques in education, clinical investigation and health services research.


  1. To investigate the delivery of surgical care across a continuum of disciplines in order to improve patient centered, value based care.
  2. To develop novel approaches to the assessment of the quality of surgical care in order to improve patient outcomes.
  3. To expand the uses of simulation training across multiple disciplines to improve patient safety.
  4. To identify disparities in healthcare delivery and develop tools to improve equal access to quality surgical care for all Americans

Bimonthly Meeting Schedule

Group Dates Times Contact
Emergency Surgery Research 1st & 3rd Friday 10:00 - 11:00 am Dan Holena
Endocrine and Oncology Clinical Research 2nd & 4th Monday 8:00 - 10:30 am Giorgos Karakousis



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