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. 


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.  

2022-2023 Chief Residents:

David Becerra, MD Norma Farrow, MD Oliver Jawitz, MD
Karenia Landa, MD Vignesh Raman, MD Christopher Reed, MD
Robin Schmitz, MD Julie Doberne, MD

Jessica Hudson, MD

James Meza, MD Michael Mulvihill, MD  

Upcoming Speakers



September 7, 2022 

Lisa Pickett, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
Duke University Hospital 

John Dailey
Chief of Police
Duke University Police Department

 September 14, 2022

Marie A. Bernard, MD
Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
NIH Institute: Office of the Director


September 21, 2022


Jashodeep Datta, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Division of Surgical Oncology
University of Miami Health System


October 5, 2022

Judd W. Moul, MD, FACS
James H. Semans, MD Professor of Surgery
Professor of Anesthesiology (Secondary)
Division of Urologic Surgery 
Duke Cancer Institute

October 26, 2022

Nhu Thao Nguyen Galvan, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Abdominal Transplantation
Baylor College of Medicine

November 2, 2022

Nicholas D. Andersen, MD
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
Co-Director, Single Ventricle Care and Research Program 
Duke Children's Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 
Duke University Medical Center


November 9, 2022


Omaida C. Velazquez, MD
Chair, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery  
University Of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Surgeon-in-chief for UHealth & Jackson Health Systems

November 30, 2022

Heidi Yeh, MD
Surgical Director   
Pediatric Transplant Program
Massachusetts General Hospital


December 7, 2022


Lenworth Jacobs, MD, MPH, DSc (Hon), FACS, FWACS (Hon)
Professor of Surgery
Professor of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine
University of Connecticut
Founder, Stop the Bleed 

December 14, 2022

Robert A. Guyton, MD
Distinguished Charles Ross Hatcher, Jr.,
Professor of Surgery
Director, Cardiothoracic Research Lab (CTRL) 
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory
University Hospital Midtown

January 4, 2023

Richard E. Moon, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Hyberbaric Center
Professor of Medicine
Duke University 

January 11, 2023

Margaret "Gretchen" Schwarze, MD
Morgridge Endowed Professor of Vascular Surgery
University of Wisconsin- Madison

January 18, 2023

John A. Rogers, PhD
Professor of McCormick School of Engineering
Dermatology and Neurological Surgery
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

February 1, 2023

Catherine de Vries, MD
Professor of Surgery (Urology)
Associate Professor of Family Health
University of Utah School of Medicine

February 8, 2023

Bradley H. Collins, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Duke Transplant Center
Department of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine

February 15, 2023

Bret Mettler, MD
Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Co-Director, Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center
Associate Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

February 22, 2023

Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD

Chairman and Professor of Neurological Surgery
Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Director, UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute
Director, Neurological Surgery Residency Program
Founding Co-Executive Director, Seattle Sports Concussion Program
Professor, Department of Radiology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health

March 1, 2022

Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH

James Utley Professor and Chair, Boston University School of Medicine
Surgeon-in-Chief, Boston Medical Center

March 8, 2023

Ronald DeMatteo, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery
John Rhea Barton Professor of Surgery
Penn Medicine

March 15, 2023

Association of Women Surgeons: Leadership

Tammara L. Watts, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor 
Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences
Associate Director Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Duke Cancer Institute

E. Shelley Hwang MD, MPH 
Mary and Deryl Hart Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair of Research Department of Surgery
Breast Cancer Disease Group Lead
Duke University and Duke Cancer Institute

March 22, 2023

Prof. Pierre-Alain Clavien, MD, PhD, FACS (Hon), ASA (hon), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed)

Director Department of Visceral Surgery and Transplantation
University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

March 29, 2023

Robert Satcher, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

April 5, 2023

Mark Soliman, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Medical Director of Colorectal, AdventHealth Digestive Health and Surgery Institute 
Department Chairman for Colorectal Surgery

April 26, 2023

Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS

Chairperson, Department of Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, UC Davis Children’s Hospital
Distinguished Professor and Pearl Stamps Stewart Endowed Chair
Founder and Co-Director, Department of Surgery Center for Surgical Bioengineering

May 3, 2023

David Becerra, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

Norma Farrow, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

May 10, 2023

Oliver Jawitz, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

Vignesh Raman, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

May 17, 2023

Karenia Landa, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

Robin Schmitz, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

May 24, 2023

Christopher Reed, MD
Chief Resident, General Surgery

May 31, 2023

Julie Doberne, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery

James Meza, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery

June 14, 2023

Jessica Hudson, MD
Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Michael Mulvihill, 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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