John F. Hansbrough Memorial Lecture

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Established in 2003, to honor the life and work of John F. Hansbrough, MD, the annual Hansbrough Memorial Lecture brings to campus the country's top minds in burn surgery and research. John F. Hansbrough was recruited to UCSD in 1984, as Director of the UCSD Burn Center. For 17 years, he helped to make the UCSD Burn Unit an internationally recognized center that delivered excellence in care and pioneering research, including describing the immunosuppressive effects of injury, and the challenge of developing wound coverage using artificial skin. Dr. Hansbrough's deep commitment to research continues to inspire us all at the Department of Surgery, as we pursue solutions that lead to tangible changes in care.

This year's lecture features Richard J. Kagan, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief of Staff Emeritus, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati, and Professor of Surgery – Retired, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Kagan will present on 45 Years of Pediatric Burn Care: The Cincinnati Experience on June 21, 2017.

Watch video of past Hansbrough Memorial Lectures on YouTube.

History of Lectures

  • September 26, 2012

    Scratching Where It Itches; There and Back Again
    Nicole S. Gibran, MD, FACS
    Director, UW Medicine Regional Burn Center, Harborview Medical Center Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Washington Program
  • August 3, 2011

    How to Achieve an LD50 of 98% in Burns: Are We There Yet?
    Tina Palmieri, MD, FACS
    Assistant chief of burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California

  • July 28, 2010

    Burn Care 2010: Lessons and Advances from Combat Casualties
    Steven E. Wolf, MD 
    Professor, Golden Charity Guild Charles R. Baxter, M.D. Chair, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • July 22, 2009

    New Ideas in the Response to Injury
    David G. Greenhalgh, MD, FACS
    Professor and Chief of Burn Surgery, UC Davis

  • July 30, 2008

    The Culture of Convenience: Providing Trauma and Burn Care In the Era of Lifestyle
    Jeffrey R. Saffle, MD
    Professor Emeritus, University of Utah
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