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Gerald Zwiren Visiting Lectureship in Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Gerald Zwiren

After receiving his MD at the Medical College of Virginia and doing his surgical residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Gerald Zwiren trained with pediatric surgical pioneer Dr. Robert Gross at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gross and Dr. William Ladd coauthored the first textbook in the U.S. that defined pediatric surgery, Abdominal Surgery of Infancy and Childhood, published in 1941.

Dr. Zwiren settled in Atlanta in 1961 and was the first pediatric surgeon in the city. He quickly became known as a dedicated, respected, and compassionate physician.

Dr. Zwiren established high standards for pediatric surgical care through his highly active clinical practice and by teaching medical students and surgical residents at Egleston Children’s Health Care System and Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Zwiren was also instrumental to the development of Emory's pediatric surgery fellowship.

Dr. Zwiren retired from clinical practice in 1995 and passed away on March 22, 2002.

Speakers, Gerald Zwiren Lectureship

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Date

Mary L Brandt, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
– Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, School of Medicine, Baylor COM
– Director, Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program, Texas Children's Hospital
– Director, Anorectal Malformation Clinic, Texas Children's Hospital

Sustaining a Career

5/19/2016

Timothy D. Kane, MD

– Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Department of Surgery, George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC
– Principal Investigator, Minimally Invasive Therapy Program, Bioengineering Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC
– Chief, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care, Children's National Health System
– Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program, Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care, Children's National Health System

Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in Children: Back to the Future

5/21/2015

Alan W. Flake, MD

– Director, Center for Fetal Research, Stokes Research Institute, Abramson Pediatric Research Center
– Training Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
– Professor of Surgery, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania

Fetal Therapy: Surgical, Cellular, and Molecular Perspectives

5/22/2014

Richard R. Ricketts, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University
School of Medicine, Emory-Children’s Center
– Former Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory-Children's Center, 1980-2010

Surviving Childhood Cancer... The Rest of the Story

5/9/2013

George Whitfield Holcomb, III, MD, MBA

Surgeon-in-Chief
– Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
– The Katharine B. Richardson Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery
– Professor of Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Evidence Based Medicine and Level 1 Outcome Studies in Pediatric Surgery

5/17/2012

Carroll Mac Harmon, MD, PhD

– Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Pediatric Intestinal Failure: From Halifax to Fish Oil

5/12/2011

Hanmin Lee, MD

University of California, San Francisco:
– Associate Professor of Surgery
– Chief, Fetal Treatment Center

Fetal Surgery: Trials, Tribulations and Serendipity

4/15/2010

Max R. Langham, Jr., MD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center:
– Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, College of Medicine
– Program Director and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery,
Department of Surgery

Hepatoblastoma

4/9/2009

Keith E. Georgeson, MD

– Director, Division of Pediatric Surgery
– Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
– Director, Pediatric Surgical Sciences
– Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program
– University of Alabama School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Impact of Laparoscopy on Colorectal Surgery in Infants and Children

4/17/2008

Patricia K. Donahoe, MD

– Director of Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories and Chief Emerita of Pediatric Surgical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
– Marshall K. Bartlett Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

The Genetics of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

3/1/2007

Robert Shamberger, MD

– Robert E. Gross Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
– Chief of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital

Ewing's Sarcoma of the Chest Wall: Evidence-Based Practice

6/1/2006

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