W.D. Warren Lectureship

W.D. Warren

Dr. W. Dean Warren was the Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1971 until his death in 1989. Previously, he had been Professor and Chairman of Surgery at the University of Miami.

Dr. Warren was a leading investigator of portal hypertension for three decades and a co-originator of the distal splenorenal shunt. Leading by example, Dr. Warren instilled his own commitment to academic research in both the department and the residency, and his legacy remains in the vitality and pervasiveness of the department's research endeavors.

Dr. Warren was president of the American Surgical Association, the Southern Surgical Association, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Whipple Society, and the Society of University Chairmen. In 1986, he was installed as the 67th president of the American College of Surgeons. After his death, Dr. Warren's pioneering spirit was memorialized by the creation of the W. Dean Warren Scholars in Surgery program and the initiation in 1995 of the annual W. Dean Warren Lectureship.

W. D. Warren Lectureship Speakers, 1995 – To Date





Steven M. Strasberg, MD

– Pruett Professor of Surgery, Section of Hepatobiliary-Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Understanding and Preventing Bile Duct Injuries


Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, MD

– Chief, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Section, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
– Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Biology Predicts Outcome in Patients Undergoing Local Therapy for Colorectal Liver Metastases


Charles B. Rosen, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
– Chair, Division of Transplantation Surgery, Mayo Clinic

The Emergence and Role of Neoadjuvant Therapy and Liver Transplantation in the Treatment of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma


Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo, MD

– Jorge and Darlene Pérez Endowed Chair in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
– Director, Pancreas and Biliary Surgery Program, MGH
– Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas


David M. Nagorney, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
– Program Director, Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Fellowship, Mayo Clinic

The Operative Management of Metastatic Neuroendocrine Cancer to the Liver: Impact or Not?


Clifford Ko, MD, MS, MSHA

– Director, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons
– Professor of Surgery, Surgical Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Robert and Kelly Day Endowed Chair of Clinical Outcomes, UCLA School of Medicine

Achieving High Quality Surgery: Observations from the ACS NSQIP


Steven Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon)

– Cleveland Clinic Florida: Director, Digestive Disease Center; Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery 

Controversies in IPAA Surgery


Steven J. Hughes, MD

– Associate Professor and Chief of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine

Implementing Minimally Invasive Techniques to Pancreatic Disease


John Maa, MD

– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine
– Director, Surgical Hospitalist Program, Division of General Surgery, UCSF
– Associate Clerkship Director, UCSF Surgery 110
– Assistant Chair, Quality Improvement Program, Department of Surgery, UCSF

The Future of Emergency Surgical Care in America


Keith D. Lillemoe, MD

– Jay L. Grosfeld Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine

Current Management of Biliary Bile Duct Injuries


F. Charles Brunicardi, MD

– DeBakey/Bard Professor and Chair, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Leadership Principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Monica Morrow, MD

– Chief, Breast Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Breast Conserving Therapy: Has the Promise Been Fulfilled?


Michael W. Mulholland, MD, PhD

– Frederick A. Coller Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan
– Surgeon in Chief, University Hospital, University of Michigan Health System

Generational Change in Surgery


Bruce V. MacFadyen, MD

– Professor and Moretz/Mansberger Distinguished Chair of Surgery, Medical College of Georgia

Transluminal Surgery: Should the Surgeon be Involved?


R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD

– J.C. Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery
– Chairman, Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Colorectal Cancer: Bench to Bedside


William G. Cance, MD

– Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Florida School of Medicine

Challenges for the Academic Surgical Oncologist: Confronting the Biological limitations


William O. Richards, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Director of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Vanderbilt University

Surgical Treatment of Achalasia Two Decades after Fellowship with W. Dean Warren, MD


Hardy W. Hendren, MD

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

John Hunter: The First Academic Surgeon


Barbara L. Bass, MD

– Professor of Surgery, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine
– Director, Surgical Care Center, VA Maryland Health Care Center

Short Gut Syndrome: Clinical Issues, Laboratory Strategies


C. James Carrico, MD

– Professor, Department of Surgery, Doris and Bryan Wildenthal Distinguished Chair in Medical Science, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Trauma: A Clinical, Biologic and Public Health Challenge


Timothy Eberlein, MD

– Bixby Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Surgery in the New Millennium


Layton F. Rikkers, MD

– University of Wisconsin

Surgery for Variceal Bleeding: Sclerotherapy, Shunt, TIPS, or Transplant?


J. Michael Henderson, MD

– Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Distal Splenorenal Shunt: It's Impact on Portal Hypertension Over 30 Years


Thomas E. Starzl, MD

– University of Pittsburgh

Allograft Acceptance and its Achievement


Tom R. DeMeester, MD

– University of Southern California

The Epidemic of Barrett's Esophagus and its Surgical Implications


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