Conferences

Weekly resident didactic lectures- Friday AM

  • Series I (July-January)
    Weekly lectures directed by faculty members, based on the SCORE curriculum, covering clinical and applied science 
  • Series II (February-June)
    Weekly lectures directed by faculty members focused on operative strategy and oral board preparation 

Quality Improvement Conference

Monthly quality improvement conferences are a cornerstone of quality improvement in surgery. Deaths and complications are presented by the residents. Open discussion among residents and faculty is intended not to find fault, but to seek better understanding of the events, to educate, and to suggest changes in management or departmental protocols to reduce the risk of future complications. 

While rotating on specialty surgical services (Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, etc.) residents will attend weekly educational and quality improvement conferences specific to each rotation.

Program Director's Conference

Weekly case presentations to the Program Director, prepared and presented by interns, supervised by senior residents

Seminars in Surgical Research

Twice monthly the surgical research conferences are held by Dr. John Geibel, Vice Chair and Director of Surgical Research. Residents, post-doctoral fellows and principle investigators present their work to the Department.

For more information on seminars in surgical research please click here.

Grand Rounds - Friday AM

Prominent national surgical leaders are invited to Yale as visiting professors and present their work. These presentations are supplemented by members of the Yale faculty who present work related to their clinical practice or relevant research.

Endowed Leactureships

I 2014 Thomas Krizek, M.D.
II 2015 Murray Brennan, M.D.
III 2016 Bohdan Pomahac, M.D.
IV 2016 Charles Balch, M.D.

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I 1997 Michael Zinner, M.D.
II 1998 Arnold G. Diethelm, M.D.
III 1999 Layton F. Rikkers, M.D.
IV 2000 Edward M. Copeland III. M.D.
V 2001 Blake Cady, M.D.
VI 2002 Howard M. Spiro, M.D.
VII 2003 Mary H. Mc Grath, M.D.
VIII 2004 Jeffrey F. Moley, M.D.
IX 2005 Steven D. Leach, M.D.
X 2006 Clarence T. Sasaki, M.D.
X1 2008 Julie Freischlag, M.D.
XII 2009 Geoffrey B. Thompson, M.D.
XIII 2010 Janice L. Pasieka, M.D.
XIV 2011 Fabrizio Michelassi, M.D.
XV 2012 Patricia J. Numann, M.D.
XVI 2014 Jeffrey L. Ponsky, M.D.
XVII 2015 Douglas B. Evans, M.D.
XVIII 2016 Sherry M. Wren, M.D.

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I 1956 Warfield M. Firor
II 1957 Gustaf E. Lindskog
III 1958 Henry R. Viets
IV 1959 John J. Morton
V 1960 Joe V. Meigs
VI 1961 Owen H. Wangensteen
VII 1962 John H. Mulholland
VIII 1963 Edward D. Churchill
IX 1964 Lloyd G. Stevenson
X 1965 Carleton B. Chapman
XI 1966 William H. Feindel
XII 1967 Emile Holman
XIII 1968 Jack W. Cole
XIV 1969 Courtney C. Bishop
XV 1970 Frank J. Lepreau, Jr.
XVI 1971 Peter D. Olch
XVII 1972 George Rosen
XVIII 1973 C. Frederick Kittle
XIX 1974 Karel B. Absolon
XX 1975 Madeline E. Stanton Elizabeth H. Thomson
XXI 1976 Deane Keller
XXII 1977 Arthur E. Baue
XXIII 1978 James A. Weir
XXIV 1979 Guido Maino
XXV 1980 William W.L. Glenn
XXVI 1981 Frederic L. Holmes
XXVII 1982 Mark M. Ravitch
XVIII 1983 Jonathan E. Rhoads
XXIX 1984 Francis D. Moore
XXX 1985 Thomas R. Forbes
XXXI 1986 Todd L. Savitt
XXXII 1987 Sherwin B. Nuland
XXXIII 1988 Gert H. Brieger
XXXIV 1989 Norman W. Thompson
XXXV 1990 William H. Sweet
XXXVI 1991 Dale C. Smith
XXXVII 1992 William F. Collins
XXXVII I1993 Thomas E. Starzl
XXXIX 1994 David C. Sabiston, Jr.
XL 1995 Richard B. Welbourn
XLI 1996 David B. Skinner
XLII 1997 Courtney Townsend Jr.
XLIII 1998 George F. Sheldon
XLIV 1998 John L. Cameron
XLV 1999 Lasalle D. Leffall, Jr.
XLVI 2000 Irvin M. Modlin
XLVII 2001 Donlin M. Long
XLVIII 2003 Hiram C. Polk, Jr
XLIX 2004 John L. Cameron
L 2005 Margaret Oddsdottir
LI 2006 Stanley J. Dudrick
LII 2007 Layton F. Rikkers
LIII 2008 David McFadden
LIV 2009 Charles J. Yeo
LV 2010 Jeffrey H. Peters
LVI 2010 Daniel Oertli
LVII 2011 Jeffrey B. Matthews
LVIII 2015 Todd E. Rasmussen
LIX 2016 Luca A.Vricella

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2007 LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr, MD, FACS
2008 Edward Cornwell, III, MD
2009 L.D. Britt, MD, MPH
2010 Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD
2011 Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA
2012 Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS
2013 Benjamin S. Carson, Sr, MD
2014 Timothy J. Eberlein, MD
2015 Steven C. Stain, MD
2016 Michael T. Watkins, MD, FACS FAHA

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I 2009 F. Charles Brunicardi Arnar Geirsson John G. Hunter
II 2010 Larry Norton
III 2012 Monica Morrow
IV 2013 Carlos A. Pellegrini V 2015 Keith D. Lillemoe
VI 2016 Mark A. Talamini

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I 1957 J. Englebert Dunphy
II 1958 C. Gardner Child, III
III 1959 Oliver Cope
IV 1960 H. William Scott, Jr.
V 1961 Oscar Creech, Jr.
VI 1962 John H. Mullholland
VII 1963 Edward D. Churchill
VIII 1965 David Sabiston, Jr.
IX 1967 L.P. LeQuesne
X 1968 Francis D. Moore
XI 1969 Rene Menguy
XII 1970 Charles Eckert
XIII 1971 Soc of Univ Surgeons
XIV 1972 Robert M. Zollinger  
XV 1973 G. Thomas Shires
XVI 1974 William P Longmire, Jr.
XVII 1975 Marshall Orloff
XVIII 1976 John D. Davis
XIX 1977 Claude E. Welch
XX 1978 William H. Muller, Jr.
XXI 1979 W. Gerald Austen
XXII 1980 William Blakemore
XXIII 1981 George D. Zuidema
XXIV 1982 William R. Drucker
XXV 1983 Isidore Cohn, Jr.
XXVI 1984 W. Dean Warren
XXVII 1985 Donald Trunkey
XXVIII 1986 Samuel Wells
XXIX 1987 Jeremiah Turcotte
XXX 1988 John A. Mannick
XXXI 1989 Murray Brennan
XXXII 1990 Arnold G. Diethelm
XXXIII 1991 Hiram C. Polk, Jr.
XXXIV 1992 Frank G. Moody
XXXV 1993 Joseph E. Murray
XXXVI 1994 Samuel A. Wells, Jr.
XXXVII 1995 Haile T. Debas
XXXVIII 1996 Richard Selzer
XXXIX 1997 Arthur E. Baue
XL 1998 Duke Cameron
XLI 1999 Frank Spencer
XLII 2000 Alden H. Harken
XLIII 2001 Clyde F. Barker
XLIV 2002 Karel Pacak
XLV 2003 Walter E. Longo
XLVI 2004 Herbert Chen
XLVII 2005 Juan R. Garcia
XLVIII 2006 David P. Jaques
XLIX 2007 William G. Cioffi
L 2008 John Tarpley
LI 2009 Douglas S. Tyler
LII 2010 Steven K. Libutti
LIII 2015 Stanley B. Sidhu
LIV 2016 Angkoon Anuwong

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