Skip to main content

Nicholas A. Halasz Memorial Lecture

The Nicholas A. Halasz Memorial Lecture honors the life and work of Dr. Nicholas Halasz, one of the founding faculty members of the UCSD School of Medicine, who joined UCSD as a Professor of Surgery and Head of the Division of Anatomy. Dr. Halasz was also the founding Director of the UCSD Transplantation Program, and  performed the first kidney transplant in San Diego. He developed one of the best human anatomy courses for medical students in the country, received numerous awards and prizes, both as an undergraduate and postgraduate, and was a Markle Scholar in academic medicine from 1964 to 1969. He holds the record at UCSD for receiving the Kaiser Award for Teaching Excellence in four separate years. He was also awarded the Chancellor's Associate Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1989, and was voted Physician of the Year at UCSD Medical Center in 1994.

  • John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS

    John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS

    May 25, 2016
    The Core of Competence: It’s a Matter of the Heart (pdf)

    J. Roland Folse MD Endowed Chair in Surgery
    Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
    Chair of General Surgery
    General Surgery Residency Program Director
    SIU School of Medicine
  • Ronald P. DeMatteo, M.D.

    Ronald P. DeMatteo, M.D.

    May 18, 2015
    Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor: Synergy of Surgery and Science (pdf)

    Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
    Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
    Sloan-Kettering Institute
  • Tom R. DeMeester, M.D.

    Tom R. DeMeester, M.D.

    May 15, 2013
    20/20 Look at General Surgery (pdf)

    Emeritus Professor & Chairman, Department of Surgery
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California
  • A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS

    A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS

    May 30, 2012
    Trauma: Global Epidemic

    Corporate Senior Vice-president and Chief Medical Officer
    Scripps Health
    N. Paul Whittier Endowed Chair of Trauma
    Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla
    Clinical Professor of Surgery-Trauma
    University of California, San Diego
  •  Selwyn M. Vickers,M.D.,F.A.C.S.

    Selwyn M. Vickers,M.D.,F.A.C.S.

    May 25, 2011
    Pancreatic Cancer: From Bench to Bedside (pdf)

    Jay Phillips Professor and Chairman
    Department of Surgery
    Associate Director, Masonic Cancer Center
    University of Minnesota
  •  Keith D. Lillemoe, M.D.

    Keith D. Lillemoe, M.D.

    May 26, 2010
    IPMN of the Pancreas: A Surgical Epidemic (pdf)

    Jay L. Grosfeld Professor and Chairman
    Department of Surgery
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD

    Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD

    May 27, 2009
    Education in Surgery: Current Assessment and Future Implications (pdf)

    Chief Medical Officer
    Professor of Surgery
    UW Medicine
  • Jeffrey R. Saffle, MD

    Jeffrey R. Saffle, MD

    July 30, 2008 
    The Culture of Convenience: Providing Trauma and Burn Care In the Era of Lifestyle

    Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery
    General Surgery Division
    University of Utah