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Marshall J. Orloff Lecture

founder of the Department of Surgery

Established in honor of the founder of the Department of Surgery – Dr. Marshall J. Orloff – each year we bring leaders in the field of surgery and surgical science to present on the latest issues and innovations in research. Marshall J. Orloff was recruited from Harbor-UCLA at just 39 years old; named chair of the Department in September 1966; and assumed his new duties in January 1967.  Core to Orloff's vision was for the department to be both a clinical and research powerhouse. "The best results in terms of quality and accuracy of care," Orloff says, "come from those who practice and teach. Teaching and research keep physicians on the leading edge for patients." 

April 17, 2019

Dr. Ronald Busuttil Dr. Joseph Tector, MD, PhD
Director, Xenotransplant Program

April 11, 2018

Dr. Ronald Busuttil Dr. Ronald Busuttil
Chair of Surgery and Chief of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation

April 12, 2017

A New Paradigm for Training Surgeons in the 21st Century

Eberlein Timothy J. Eberlein, MD
Bixby Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery
Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor
Director, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Washington University School of Medicine

April 20, 2016

Research – Surgeons Should Lead the Way

Kent Kenneth C. Kent, MD
A.R. Curreri Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Madison Wisconsin