Surgery Grand Rounds

Surgery Grand Rounds
Surgery Grand Rounds occurs on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 - 9:00 am EST
Join us in Duke North 2002 Lecture Hall or virtually via Zoom


The mission for Surgery Grand Rounds is to provide an educational format that has a broad appeal to current Duke faculty, residents, staff, and students. Grand Rounds consists of a broad range of topics that are presented by local, regional, and international speakers on clinical education, research science, developments in technology, and also addresses other related issues that may affect our current and future surgeons.  Physicians who attend Surgery Grand Rounds are eligible to receive CME credit.

How to Attend

Surgery Grand Rounds are held in Duke North Room 2002 Lecture Hall and remotely via Zoom. Weekly email announcements are typically sent on Mondays at 9:30am with Zoom link information, calendar invitation, and speaker details.  If you have an active Duke email address and would like to receive these weekly emails as well as upcoming event announcements, please email  

On-Demand Viewing

Access previously recorded Surgery Grand Rounds and virtual Chief Talks by logging in to our media library linked below. These recordings are only available to current Duke faculty, staff, and trainees with a valid Duke NetID. No credit will be offered for on-demand viewing past 3:00pm ET on the day of recording. 

To view older archives prior to September 2023, please contact us at Please include the speaker, date, or title that you wish to view. 


To View The Enduring Content from the October 4th Surgery Grand Rounds on Professionalism with Drs. Ross and Jamie Ungerleider.


Endowed Lectureships

William J. Barwick Lecture Carter Chinnis Lecture     
Merel H. Harmel Lecture  Allan H. Friedman Lecture  
Robert  H. Wilkins Lecture H. Newland Oldham Professor Lecture
Frank Hawkins Kenan Lecture Sanford Family Lecture

Association of Women Surgeons

AWS Grand Rounds serves as an opportunity to bring together medical students, residents, and faculty to catalyze an important shift in the culture of medicine and address implicit bias and microaggressions. The keynote speech and workshops aim to help attendees gain a common understanding of the challenges posed to women surgeons and of avenues to propose, implement, and revise strategies to address these challenges together as a Duke community.

Chief Talks

Chief Talks consists of exit presentations given by Chief Residents from the General Surgery and Cardiothoracic residency programs. Each Resident will give a 15-20 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.  

2023-2024 Chief Residents:

Sarah Jane Commander, MD Mariya Samoylova, MD Adam Shoffner, MD
Konstantinos Economopoulos, MD Brian Shaw, MD Muath Bishawi, MD
Samuel Kesseli, MD Aaron Williams, MD

Alejandro Murillo-Berlioz, MD

Dimitrios Moris, MD Zachary Fitch, MD  

Upcoming Speakers



March 13, 2024

Ozanan  R. Meireles, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Innovation, Department of Surgery, Surgical Director of Duke AI Health, Director, Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory (SAIIL)

Title: “A. I. and Surgical Operating Systems”

March 20, 2024

Mary L. Brandt, MD, FACS, FAAP
Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Surgery,
Pediatrics & Medical Ethics Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine 

Title: "Wellness 3.0 - It's time for a revolution"


March 27, 2024

Jeffrey Harold Lawson, MD
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery, Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Title: "Innovation in Surgery: How do Surgeons Become Innovators: The Crossroads of Biology and Science"

April 3, 2024

Jessica Donington, MD, MSCR
Professor of Surgery; Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine, Department of Surgery

Title: "The Lung Cancer Revolution"

April 10, 2024

Rebecca L. Williams-Karnesky, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Endocrine Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

April 17, 2024

Jennifer A. Wargo, MD, MMSc
R. Lee Clark Endowed Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Department of Genomic Medicine

Title: "Targeting the Microbiome to Promote Health and End Cancer"

May 1, 2024

Brian Shaw, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

Dimitrios Moris, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

May 8, 2024

Mariya Samoylova, MD 
Chief Resident, General Surgery

Samuel Kesseli, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

May 15, 2024

Sarah Jane Commander, MD 
Chief Resident, General Surgery

Konstantinos Economopoulos, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

May 22, 2024

Muath Bishawi, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery

 Zachary Fitch, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery

May 29, 2024

Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Medicine, Director, Combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Training Program

June 5, 2024

Adam Shoffner, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery

June 12, 2024

Alejandro Murillo-Berlioz, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery


Aaron Williams, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery

RSS Global Learning Objectives

  1. Review and discuss new advances in general surgery
  2. Present and discuss case studies, protocols, treatment guidelines and surgical/pathology reports appropriate to General Surgery practice
  3. Review and discuss clinical findings and other evidence from pertinent literature

RSS Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

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