Invited Lecture Series

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Brandi Rutherford Memorial Lecture

Robert Rutherford, a 1956 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, served on the Johns Hopkins faculty from 1965 until 1970 before moving on to the University of Colorado. He was one of the world’s most highly accomplished and pre-eminent leaders in academic vascular surgery. Brandi was the granddaughter of Robert and his wife, Kay. Her life was cut short at the age of 8 due to complications related to diabetic ketoacidosis. In Brandi’s memory, the Rutherfords established the Brandi Rutherford Memorial Fund to support an annual lectureship and research initiatives in vascular surgery in hopes of furthering knowledge of the relationship between diabetes and peripheral vascular disease.

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Miller Family Lectureship in Vascular and Cardiac Disease

In recognition of the exceptional care and treatment their entire family has received at Johns Hopkins, Milton “Mickey” Miller Jr. and his wife, Susan, established the Miller Family Lectureship in Vascular and Cardiac Disease. This annual lectureship features a young and innovative surgeon or interventionalist on new techniques and treatments for vascular and cardiac disease.

Challenges of the Health of Surgery and Strategies for Survival
Kellie R. Brown, MD. 

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Former Brandi Rutherford Memorial Lectures

“Innovation & Refinement of Management of Thoracic Aortic Trauma”
Thomas L. Forbes, M.D.
R. Fraser Elliott Chair & Division Head, University Heath Network
Sprott Department of Surgery, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
Professor & Chair, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto

“Thoracic Endovascular Repair: Expanded Applications and New Horizons” 
Michel Makaroun, M.D.
Professor of Surgery and Clinical Translational Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Chair of Vascular Surgery, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

“AAA Update 2019”
Ronald Dalman II, M.D.
Chidester Professor and Chief, Stanford Vascular Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

“From Mentoree to Mentor: Academic Lessons Learned Along the Way"
Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., M.D.
Edward R. Woodward Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine

“From the Diabetic foot to Starting a Medical School: Personal Lessons of Professionalism and Leadership”
Spence M. Taylor, M.D.
President of the Greenville Health System (GHS)
Chair, Board of Managers for the GHS Health Sciences Center
Professor of Surgery, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

"Endovascular versus Open for the Treatment of Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Disease"
Ali F. AbuRahma, M.D.
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Director, Vascular Residency & Fellowship Programs
West Virginia University, Charleston Division

“New Concepts in Vascular Surgery in Brooklyn: From George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama”
Enrico Ascher, M.D.
Founder & Director, Vascular Institute of New York
Chief of Vascular Surgery, Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

“A Pandemic of the New Millenium: Diabetic Foot Ulcers”
Glenn LaMuraglia, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

“Advancing the Practice of Surgery: The Importance of Surgical Research”
K. Craig Kent, MD
A.R. Curreri Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

“Using Clinical Registry Data to Change Practice: The Power of Regional Quality Groups”
Jack Cronenwett, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Medical Director, Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization

“Engineered Biomaterials for Reparative and Regenerative Medicine”
Elliott Chaikoff, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Former Miller Family Lectures in Vascular and Cardiac Disease

“Two Decades of EVAR, Lessons Learned from Medicare”
Marc L. Schermerhorn, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

“Initiating Academic Productivity: Push and Pull”
Todd Rosengart, M.D.
Professor of Heart and Vascular Disease, Texas Heart Institute
Professor and Chair, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

“Limb Threatening Ischemia and the Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Classification Driven Management”
Joseph L. Mills, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director, Diabetic Foot and Wound Care Center, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

“Research Strategies for Practicing Vascular Surgeons”
Daniel G. Clair, MD
Chairman, Department of Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

“CCHS Evolution Through 10,000 Surgeries”
Charles Fraser, M.D.
Chief, Division of Congenital Heart Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital
Cardiac Surgeon-in-Charge, Texas Children’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

“Thrombospondin-1 and Intimal Hyperplasia: A Role for Statins”
Vivian Gahtan, M.D.
Lloyd Rogers Professor of Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services, SUNY Upstate Medical Center

“Innovations in Cardiac Surgery—From the Files of the NHLBI”
Keith Horvath, M.D.
Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Program, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital

“Thoracic/Thoracoabdominal Aortic Surgery: Perspectives and Progress with Spinal Cord Ischemia”
Richard Cambria, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

“Can Technology Create Better Surgeons? Confessions of a Washed Up Video Game Programmer”
David Yuh, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgical Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine