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Marshall J. Orloff Lecture


Established in honor of the founder of the Department of Surgery – Dr. Marshall J. Orloff – each year we bring leaders in the field of surgery and surgical science to present on the latest issues and innovations in research. Marshall J. Orloff was recruited from Harbor-UCLA at just 39 years old; named chair of the Department in September 1966; and assumed his new duties in January 1967. Core to Orloff's vision was for the department to be both a clinical and research powerhouse. "The best results in terms of quality and accuracy of care," Orloff says, "come from those who practice and teach. Teaching and research keep physicians on the leading edge for patients."

  • Dr. Joseph Tector, MD, PhD

    Dr. Joseph Tector, MD, PhD

    April 17, 2019

    Director, Xenotransplant Program
  • Dr. Ronald Busuttil

    Dr. Ronald Busuttil

    April 11, 2018

    Chair of Surgery and Chief of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation
  • Timothy J. Eberlein, MD

    Timothy J. Eberlein, MD

    April 12, 2017
    A New Paradigm for Training Surgeons in the 21st Century (pdf)

    Bixby Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery
    Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor
    Director, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
    Washington University School of Medicine
  • Kenneth C. Kent, MD

    Kenneth C. Kent, MD

    April 20, 2016
    Research – Surgeons Should Lead the Way

    A.R. Curreri Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery
    University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
    Madison Wisconsin