Annual Alumni Lecture

First Annual Alumni Lecture

March 21, 2018 

On March 21, UC San Diego's Department of Surgery hosted the 1st Annual Alumni Lecture, featuring Dr. David Hoyt, the Executive Director of the American College of Surgeons, who served at UC San Diego for 30 years, first as a surgical resident and eventually as the head of the Trauma Center, a position he held for 20 years. Dr. Hoyt delivered a riveting lecture entitled: Resuscitation: Past Belief and Current Clinical Trials

"While UC San Diego is a relatively young institution among its peers, it nonetheless has a deep tradition of producing exceptional community surgeons, as well as leaders in American academic surgery," says Dr. Bryan Clary, Chair of the Department of Surgery. "Alumni are central to the health of an academic surgical department.  Their successes are a beacon for those coming after them, and an inspiration to all of us.  Connecting alumni with each other and with current faculty and trainees is  one of the most important priorities for our Department.  The Annual Alumni Lecture is one of many strategies we will undertake to coalesce our alumni, faculty and trainees."