Jefferson Surgical Solutions

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In the Spotlight


From September 16 – 19, 2015, the Department of Surgery will host the 89th Annual Meeting of the Halsted Society in Philadelphia. The organization, founded in June 1924, was named after Dr. William Stewart Halsted, the first Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins. Today the Halsted Society is a vigorous organization of professional men and women who strive to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Halsted and further the scientific principles and ideals for which he stood.

Jefferson members Drs. Ernest Rosato (2nd from left), Charles Yeo, Stephen Dunn, and Nicholas Cavarocchi, along with initiate member Dr. Jordan Winter (far left), will represent Jefferson during the three-day meeting which includes scientific sessions at the Hyatt at the Bellevue and the Dorrance Hamilton Building on the Jefferson campus.

The local program will kick off with a welcome by Mark Tykocinski, MD, Dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, followed by over a dozen talks by Department of Surgery faculty members. Highlights of the social program include a lecture and viewing of Thomas Eakins’ famous “The Gross Clinic” painting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a dinner at the College of Physicians (site of the Mütter Museum and Samuel D. Gross Library).