J.B. Whitehead Lectureship

J. B. Whitehead

His 1899 purchase of the bottling rights to Coca-Cola enabled Joseph B. Whitehead, Sr., to become one of the South's leading businessmen and philanthropists. In 1932, Mr. Joseph B. Whitehead, Jr., and his mother, Mrs. Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans, contributed $25,000 to support the first surgical research laboratory at Emory. In 1939, Joseph Whitehead, Jr., established the Joseph Brown Whitehead Foundation to endow a chair in surgery with a gift totaling just under $1 million.

Following the deaths of her sons Joseph, Jr., and Conkey Pate Whitehead, Mrs. Evans provided for the addition of the Conkey Pate Whitehead Surgical Pavilion to Emory University Hospital, which included a state-of-the-art surgical suite that advanced the level of medical care available in Atlanta and the entire southeast, and the ornate Joseph Brown Whitehead Memorial Room as a memorial to the Whitehead family.

J. B. Whitehead Lectureship Speakers, 1992 – To Date





Bryan A. Whitson, MD, PhD

– The Jewel and Frank Benson Family Research Professor
– Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery
– Vice Chair of Innovation and Translational Research, Department of Surgery
– Director, Thoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
– Co-Director, COPPER Lab (Collaboration for Organ Perfusion, Protection, Engineering and Regeneration)
– The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Assessment and Repair of Warm Ischemic Injury in Lung Donor Allografts


Kim M. Olthoff, MD

– Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
– Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery, Penn Medicine
– Director, Liver Transplant Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Evolving Role of Living Donor Liver Transplantation in the United States


James F. Markmann, MD, PhD

– Claude E. Welch Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
– Chief, Division of Transplantation, Massachusetts General Hospital
– Clinical Director, MGH Transplant Center

Transplantation – A Medical Miracle of the 20th Century, But the Best is Yet to Come


Jesse Schold, PhD

– Researcher, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
– Director, Outcomes Research, Kidney and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program, Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center

The Search for Equipoise with Healthcare Provider Report Cards


Charles M. Miller, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
– Program and Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation, Department of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

My 23 Year Odyssey in Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Preparing for the Inevitable


Peter G. Stock, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco:
– Professor of Surgery
– Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
– Surgical Director, Pediatric Renal Transplant Program
– Co-Director, Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplant Program
– Chair, Department of Surgery Research Committee

Serendipity in Transplantation Research: From Islets to HIV


John J. Fung, MD, PhD

– Chair, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic
– Former Chair, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

Safely Expanding the Donor Pool


Thomas M. Fishbein, MD

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital:
– Professor, Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics
– Executive Director, Georgetown Transplant Institute
– Director, Liver Diseases and Transplant Program

Intestinal Transplantation


Shaf Keshavjee, MD, MSc

University of Toronto:
– Director, Toronto Lung Transplant Program
– Surgeon-in-Chief, University Health Network
– James Wallace McCutcheon Chair in Surgery
– Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

Ex vivo Repair and Regeneration of Organs for Transplantation


Riccardo A. Superina, MD

– Robert E. Schneider Chair in Transplantation and Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
– Surgical Director, Siragusa Transplantation Center, Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago

Liver Transplantation in Children: An Overview of 25 Years of Transitions


William C. Chapman, MD

– Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Transplantation, Washington University School of Medicine
– Chief, Division of General Surgery, Washington University

Liver Transplantation for Hepatic Malignancy


Mary Klingensmith, MD

– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
– Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Washington University

Controversies in Surgical Education: The Way Forward


J. Wayne Meredith, MD

– Richard T. Myers Professor and Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
– Director, Division of Surgical Sciences, Wake Forest University
– Chief of Surgery, Residency Program Director, Wake Forest University

Acute Care Surgery — Current Status: Who, What, When, Where and Why


L. Michael Brunt, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Adrenal Tumors


Mark R. Katlic, MD, MMM

– Director of Thoracic Surgery, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Principles of Geriatric Surgery


Nancy L. Asher, MD, PhD

– Professor and Chair of Surgery, UCSF Department of Surgery

Do No Harm – What Price Glory


Mark A. Malangoni, MD

– Surgeon-in-Chief, Chairperson, Department of Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center
– Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Surgical Training and Surgical Practice: Where are we Headed?


Anthony A. Meyer, MD, PhD

– The Roscoe B.G. Cowper Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Management of Pancreatic Pseudocysts


Mr. Andrew R. L. May, FRCS

– Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Colchester General Hospital, Colchester, Essex, UK

Aortic Aneurysm Disease – The British Perspective


Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD

– Ben A. Reid, Sr., Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville Medical School, Louisville, KY

Surgical Management of the Melanoma Epidemic


Gordon F. Murray, Jr., MD

– Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Valve Replacement for Active Endocartitis


James W. May, Jr. , MD

– Professor, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Statistical Perfusion — 25-Year History of Microvascular Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital


Murray F. Brennan, MD

– Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma


Kirby I. Bland, MD

– Brown University School of Medicine

Integration of Molecular Biology into Clinical Management of Breast and Colorectal Cancer


Frank C. Spencer, MD

– New York University Medical Center

Mitral Valve Reconstruction


Clyde F. Barker, MD

– University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

The Quest for Transplantation Tolerance


Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD

– University of California, Davis-East Bay

Parathyroid Surgery: Redux


Josef E. Fischer, MD

– University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Gastrointestinal Cutaneous Fistula


Michael R. Harrison, MD

– University of California, San Francisco

The Fetus as a Patient


Robert W. Anderson, MD

– Duke University Medical Center

Academic Surgery and Broiled Frogs


Michael J. Zinner, MD

– Brigham and Women's Hospital

Bile Duct Stones


Alfred M. Cohen, MD

– Johns Hopkins

Innovative Strategies in Treatment of Rectal Cancer


Charles M. Balch, MD

– MD Anderson

The Expanded Role of the Surgeon in Cancer Management


Edward Copeland, MD

– University of Florida

Contemporary Management of Rectal Cancer


John L. Cameron, MD

– Chief of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Current Management of Pancreatic Cancer


James C. Thompson, MD

– Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Texas School of Medicine

The Clinical Significance of Gastrointestinal Hormones


Peter J. Deckers, MD

– University of Connecticut

What Has Happened to Surgical Oncology and Why?


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