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Visiting Professor Series



Katherine J. Deans, MD, MHSc

In March, Katherine J. Deans, MD, MHSc, Chief Clinical Research Office at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University joined the department as a Pediatric Surgery Visiting Professor. She gave a lecture on the topic, "Patient-Centered Academic Health Care: A Model for Improved Integration of Research and Clinical Care."



Odette Harris, MD, MPH
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March 4, 2020: Odette Harris, MD, MPH

The Department of Surgery welcomed Odette Harris, MD, MPH, Director of Brain Injury, Professor of Neurosurgery, Vice Chair, Diversity at  Stanford University School of Medicine and Deputy Chief of Staff, Rehabilitation Director, Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center at VHA Palto Alto, Calif., as the AWS Grands Round Visiting Professor. She lectured on the topic, An Astronaut and a Neurosurgeon: How Key Decisions and Mentors Shape our Journeys.”



Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS

The Department of Surgery welcomed Clifford Y. Ko, MD, Director, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care American College of Surgeons, Professor of Surgery and Health Services David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as the 2019 Harwell Wilson Surgical Society Distinguished Visiting Professor. He lectured on the topic, Achieving Surgical Quality: Observations from the American College of Surgeons.”

Kevin Stavely-O'Carroll, MD, MBA, PhD
Kevin Stavely-O'Carroll, MD

In late April, Kevin Stavely-O'Carroll, MD, MBA, PhD, Hugh E. Stephenson Chair of Surgery, director of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Department of Surgery at the University of Missouri joined the Department of Surgery as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. He lectured on the topic, “Leadership, Academic Commitment, and Value: Pillars of an Academic Surgical Department.”

Selwyn Vickers, MD, FACS
Selwyn Vickers, MD, FACS

In April, the Department of Surgery welcomed Selwyn Vickers, MD, FACS, James C. Lee, Jr., endowed chair, senior vice president of Medicine, dean, School of Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham, as our AΩA Distinguished Visiting Professor. He lectured on the topic, "Strategies and Novel Strategies for a Lethal Tumor: Pancreatic Cancer."

Fiemu Nwariaku, MD
Fiemu Nwariaku, MD

In March, the Global Surgery Institute, in partnership with the Department of Surgery, welcomed Fiemu Nwariaku, MD, associate dean, Global Health, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Malcolm O. Perry, MD professorship in surgery. He lectured on the topics, "Injury: A Global Health Epidemic" and "The Impact of the Global Health Mindset."

To view his lecture on "Injury: A Global Health Epidemic," click here.

Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS
Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS

In February, the Department of Surgery welcomed Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, professor and chair, Department of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine from Temple University and surgeon-in-chief at the Temple University Health System as the 2019 AWS Visiting Professor. Dr. Goldberg lectured on the topic, " What Bullets Do To Bodies."



David A. Kooby, MD, FACS
David A. Kooby, MD, FACS 

In November, the Department of Surgery welcomed David A. Kooby, MD, FACS, professor of surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology from Emory University School of Medicine as the 9th Annual Kosten Distinguished Visiting Professor in Pancreatic Cancer Research and Care. He lectured on the topic, "Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Resection: A Journey of Patient Care, Research, and International Collaboration".

Alessandro Fichera, MD

In May 2018, UTHSC welcomed two visiting professors, Alessandro Fichera, MD, professor and chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

R. Lawrence Moss, MD
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In May 2018, the Department of Surgery welcomed R. Lawrence (Larry) Moss, MD, professor at the Ohio State University and surgeon-in-chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Timothy J. Eberlein, MD

In June of 2018, the Department of Surgery welcomed Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, Bixby Professor of Surgery, chairman, Department of Surgery, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis as the 2018 Harwell Wilson Visiting Distinguished Professor. He lectured on the topic, “Creating an Environment of Success: The Department of Surgery of the Future."

Aug 3, 2022