Mechanical Cardiac Assist: Past, Present and Future

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15th John Y. Templeton, III, MD Grand Round

Previous speakers:

1980 Denton Cooley, MD

1993 John Waldhausen, MD

2002 David J. Sugarbaker, MD

2004 Randolph W. Chitwood, Jr., MD

2005 Timothy J. Gardner, MD

2006 Joseph E. Bavaria, MD

2007 Rodney J. Landreneau, MD

2008 Andrew S. Wechsler, MD

2009 James T. Diehl, MD

2010 David J. Sugarbaker, MD

2011 Timothy J. Gardner, M.D.

2012 Hiroyuki Abi, M.D.

2013 Douglas Mathisen, M.D.

2014 Raja Flores, M.D.

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is responsible for selecting the speakers for the John Y. Templeton, III, M.D. Grand Rounds. The Department of Surgery is extremely pleased and proud that Dr. Morris will be joining our distinguished list of speakers for the Templeton Grand Rounds.


Rohinton J. Morris, MD, brings his extensive surgical and research expertise in heart failure, mechanical support, minimally invasive procedures, valve repair, heart transplantation and more to his cardiac surgery patients. As Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Morris provides oversight of all heart and chest surgeries at The Heart and Vascular Institute of Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Morris has long been recognized as a leader in cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond. He served as president of the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery and as vice chair for the Gift of Life Medical Advisory and Policy Board. Before coming to Abington, Dr. Morris was a member of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for 11 years. While there, he was surgical director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Programs and site coordinator for the Thoracic Surgery Program. Earlier, Dr. Morris was surgical director, Cardiac Transplantation, at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Morris has authored or co-authored more than 35 research articles in peer-reviewed publications and serves as a medical reviewer for Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation, and Circulation. He has presented abstracts and spoken, by invitation, on cardiothoracic subjects at dozens of medical symposia and meetings in the U.S. and abroad. He has been named as a “Top Doc” several times in Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Doctors” issues, and recognized by Castle-Connolly in 2008 as one of “America’s Top Surgeons.”

In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Morris is a member of the American Medical Association, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Philadelphia Academy of Surgeons, and other professional organizations.

Presentation: 40 minutes

2015 Templeton Lecture Pamphlet Dr Morris.pdf (322 kB)
Templeton program with bio

Pamphlet Templeton Lecture.pdf (322 kB)
Program Flyer

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