Nicholas A. Halasz Memorial Lecture

The Nicholas A. Halasz Memorial Lecture honors the life and work of Dr. Nicholas Halasz, one of the founding faculty members of the UCSD School of Medicine, who joined UCSD as a Professor of Surgery and Head of the Division of Anatomy. Dr. Halasz was also the founding Director of the UCSD Transplantation Program, and  performed the first kidney transplant in San Diego. He developed one of the best human anatomy courses for medical students in the country, received numerous awards and prizes, both as an undergraduate and postgraduate, and was a Markle Scholar in academic medicine from 1964 to 1969. He holds the record at UCSD for receiving the Kaiser Award for Teaching Excellence in four separate years. He was also awarded the Chancellor's Associate Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1989, and was voted Physician of the Year at UCSD Medical Center in 1994.


June 20, 2018
Fifteenth Annual John F. Hansbrough Memorial Lecture

MellingerKevin K. Chung, MD, FCCM, FACP, Colonel, Army
Professor and Chief, Department of Medicine
Uniformed Services University
San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX

May 25, 2016
The Core of Competence: It’s a Matter of the Heart

MellingerJohn D. Mellinger, MD, FACS
J. Roland Folse MD Endowed Chair in Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Chair of General Surgery
General Surgery Residency Program Director
SIU School of Medicine

May 18, 2015
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: Synergy of Surgery and Science

Ronald P. DeMatteo Ronald P. DeMatteo, M.D.
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Sloan-Kettering Institute

May 15, 2013
20/20 Look at General Surgery

DeMeester Tom R. DeMeester, M.D.
Emeritus Professor & Chairman, Department of Surgery
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

May 30, 2012
Trauma: Global Epidemic

A. Brent Eastman A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS
Corporate Senior Vice-president and Chief Medical Officer
Scripps Health
N. Paul Whittier Endowed Chair of Trauma
Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla
Clinical Professor of Surgery-Trauma
University of California, San Diego

May 25, 2011
Pancreatic Cancer: From Bench to Bedside

Vickers Selwyn M. Vickers,M.D.,F.A.C.S.
Jay Phillips Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
Associate Director, Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota

May 26, 2010
IPMN of the Pancreas: A Surgical Epidemic

Lillemoe Keith D. Lillemoe, M.D.
Jay L. Grosfeld Professor and Chairman
Department of Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine

May 27, 2009
Education in Surgery: Current Assessment and Future Implications

Carlos A. Pellegrini Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Professor of Surgery
UW Medicine

July 30, 2008
The Culture of Convenience: Providing Trauma and Burn Care In the Era of Lifestyle

Jeffrey R. Saffle Jeffrey R. Saffle, MD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery
General Surgery Division
University of Utah