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J. C. Thoroughman Visiting Professorship

Dr. J. C. Thoroughman

James C. Thoroughman, MD, attended Emory College and the Emory University School of Medicine and received his MD in 1927. Following his internship and surgical residency at Grady Memorial Hospital, he moved to China and served as the chief surgeon of hospitals in Changchow and Soochow. During WWII he returned to China as a member of the U.S. Army.

From 1953 until his retirement in 1969, he was chief of surgical services at the Atlanta V.A. Medical Center. He also cofounded and served as president of both the Association of Veterans Administration Surgeons and the Georgia Surgical Society.

Dr. Thoroughman was an outstanding teacher and clinical investigator, and a prominent advocate of the Atlanta VA–Emory University alliance as an exemplary system for surgical education. Dr. Thoroughman's surgical trainees formed the J. C. Thoroughman Surgical Society in 1956, later initiating the J. C. Thoroughman Visiting Professorship after his death in 1972.

J.C. Thoroughman Professorship Speakers, 1992 – To Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Topic

Date

Carol J. Swallow, MD, PhD

– Bernard & Ryna Langer Chair, Division of General Surgery, University of Toronto
– Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
– Head, Division of General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Evolution in the Management of Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: From Nihilism to Hope

2/16/2017

Herbert Chen, MD

– Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
– Surgeon-in-Chief, UAB Hospital

Top Ten Strategies for Success in Academic Surgery

2/11/2016

Kelly K. Hunt, MD

– Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
– Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology Section, Department of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson
– Hamill Foundation Distinguished Professor in Honor of Dr. Richard G. Martin, Sr., Department of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson

New Paradigms in the Management of the Regional Nodes in Breast Cancer

2/12/2015

Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, MD

– Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Practical Points for the Surgeon

5/8/2014

Daniel G. Coit, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Weill Medical College at Cornell University
– Co-Leader, Melanoma Disease Management Team, Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Contemporary Workup and Management of Gastric Cancer

2/7/2013

Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD

– Ben A. Reid, Sr, MD Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville

Melanoma 2012

2/2/2012

Douglas B. Evans, MD

– Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of
Surgery, The Medical College of Wisconsin

Controversies in the Management of
Thyroid Cancer

2/10/2011

Mitchell C. Posner, MD

– Chief of General Surgery, Director of the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program, Director for the Center of GI Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago

Improving Outcome for Patients with Cancer of the Pancreas: Mission Accomplished or Mission Impossible

2/25/2010

Anton N. Sidawy, MD

– Chief, Surgical Services, Veterans Affair Medical Center, Washington, DC
– Professor of Surgery and Director, Vascular Surgery Residency Program, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Clinical and Scientific Observations in Diabetic Lower Extremity Arterial Disease

2/19/2009

Gregorio A. Sicard, MD

– Eugene M. Bricker Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
– Division Head, General Surgery
– Section Head, Vascular Surgery
– Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
– Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

The Training of Vascular Surgeons in an Endovascular Era

2/7/2008

Gregory L. Moneta, MD

– Eugene M. Bricker Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
– Division Head, General Surgery
– Section Head, Vascular Surgery
– Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Evaluation and Management of Upper Extremity Ischemia

5/3/2007

James M. Seeger, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, Associate Chairman, University of Florida

Changing Times in Vascular Surgery Training: Primary Certification And Beyond

3/16/2006

Thomas S. Riles, MD

– George David Stewart Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery, New York University School of Medicine

The Changing Paradigm for Surgical Education

3/24/2005

Jack L. Cronenwett, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School
– Chief, Section of Vascular Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Improving the Care of Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

4/8/2004

William H. Pearce, MD

– Violet R. and Charles A. Baldwin Professor of Vascular Surgery
– Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Update on the Pathogenesis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

3/13/2003

William M. Abbott, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Chief of Vascular Surgery Emeritus, Massachusetts General Hospital

Arterial Prostheses: The Challenge Unmet

2/14/2002

Larry H. Hollier, MD

– Julius H. Jacobson II Professor of Vascular Surgery and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

The Role of Endovascular Surgery in Complex Aortic Disease

11/14/2000

Mr. Peter L. Harris

– Directorate of Vascular and Transplant Services, The Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, Broadgreen and Liverpool, UK

Anastomotic Engineering

11/13/1999

James S. T. Yao, MD, PhD

– Northwestern University

Atheroembolism: A Clinical Challenge

11/14/1998

Jerry Goldstone, MD

– Case Western University

Controversies and Complexities in the Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

11/18/1997

Lazar J. Greenfield, MD

– University of Michigan

Update on Thromboembolism

11/2/1996

G. Patrick Clagett, MD

– University of Texas

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism: An Update

11/4/1995

Calvin B. Ernst, MD

– Henry Ford Hospital

Contemporary Management of Infrarenal and Pararenal AAA

10/27/1994

Norman R. Hertzer, MD

– Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Quality Control in Vascular Surgery: Results Mean Everything

9/23/1993

Robert B. Rutherford, MD

– University of Colorado

Options in the Management of Aortoiliac Disease

10/1/1992

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