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Visiting Lectures

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The Johns Hopkins Cardiothoracic Residency Program has welcomed international and national cardiac and thoracic surgeons across nations to provide a unique insight into the field of cardiothoracic surgery, continuing our tradition of fostering innovation and expertise.

Learn more about our past guest lectures:


The Alfred Blalock Lecture

YearGuest LecturerTopic
2019Professor Sir Magdi YacoubCyanotic Heart Disease, An Evolutionary Tale
2018Dr. David FullertonIs Aortic Stenosis a Curable Disease
2017Dr. Tirone DavidCreativity in Surgery
2016Sir Bruce KeoghMedical Care for All: Lessons Learned from the NHS
2015Dr. Martin ElliottManaging Tracheal Stenosis in Children: From Repair to Replacement
2014Dr. Hartzell SchafNew Developments in Surgical Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
2013Dr. Bruce LytleHow Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Created the Modern World
2012Dr. Joseph CoselliThoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair—The Mentor’s Imprint
2011Dr. Edward L. BoveInnovation and Regulation—Can They Both Exist in Today’s Medical Environment?
2010Dr. Craig R. SmithTranscatheter Valve Implantation

Evelyn Grollman-Glick Thoracic Surgery Lecture

YearGuest LecturerTopic
2019David R. Jones, M.D.Moving Beyond TNM: Can Tumor Genomics Help Predict Recurrence Following Complete Resection of Lung Adenocarcinoma?
2018Dr. Edward VerrierThe Elite Athlete: The Master Surgeon
2017Dr. Douglas E. WoodLung Cancer Screening Guidelines, Policy Development and Access
2016Dr. Thomas A. D’AmicoThorascopic Lobectomy: Now and Beyond the First 20 Years
2015Dr. Joseph ZwischenbergerInnovation Is Never Evidence Based
2014Dr. Gail DarlingEsophageal Cancer: Evolution in Care
2013Dr. James LuketichEvolution of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
2012Dr. Claude DeschampsEsophagectomy: A Score Card
2011Dr. Richard FeinsDelibrate Practice to Surgical Practice—The Training of the Elite Surgeon
2010Dr. Mark OrringerTranshiatal Esophagectomy—The Hopkins Connection

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Guest Lecture

YearGuest LecturerTopic
2017Dr. Richard G. OhyeSurgical Management of the Borderline Left Ventricle in Neonates and Infants
2016Dr. Sunji SanoThe Norwood Procedure and Beyond: From the “Sano Modification” to Stem Cells
2015Dr. Carl BackerVascular Rings: The Chicago Contribution
2014Dr. Charles D. FraserCCHS Evolution Through 10,000 Surgeries
2013Dr. John W. BrownThe Ross Procedure: Lessons Learned and Outcomes of 350+ Children and Adults
2012Dr. Christopher CaldaroneNew Treatments for Pulmonary Venous Stenosis and TAPVC
2012Dr. Bob AndersonAVSDs and DORV
2012Dr. Marshall JacobsAnomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery: A Surgical Disease
2011Dr. Constantine MavroudisFontan Conversion
2011Dr. Joseph A. DearaniEbstein’s Anomaly
2011Dr. Jeffrey JacobsOutcomes Analysis and Quality Improvement for the Treatment of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
2011Dr. James QuintessenzaSurgical Strategies for Reconstruction of the Pulmonary Valve
2011Dr. Emile A. BachaHybrid and Fetal Procedures in Congenital Heart Surgery
2011Dr. Giovanni StellinTransatrial-Transpulmonary Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot

Susan and Milton Miller Lecture

YearGuest LecturerTopic
2018Dr. Todd K. RosengartInitiating Academic Productivity: Push and Pull
2017Dr. Joseph L. MillsLimb Threatening Ischemia and the Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Classification Driven Management
2016Dr. John ElefteriadesThoracic Aortic Aneurysms: Reading the Enemy’s Handbook
2015Dr. Daniel G. ClairResearch Strategies for Practicing Vascular Surgeons
2014Dr. Charles FraserCCHS Evolution through 10,000 Surgeries
2013Dr. Vivian GahtanThrombospondin-1 and Intimal Hyperplasia—A Role for Statins
2012Dr. Keith HorvathInnovations in Cardiac Surgery—From the Files of the NHLBI
2011Dr. Richard CambriaThoracic/Thoracoabdominal Aortic Surgery: Perspectives and Progress with Spinal Cord Ischemia
2010Dr. David YuhCan Technology Create Better Surgeons? Confessions of a Washed-Up Video Game Programmer

Lynn Van Praag Lecture

YearGuest LecturerTopic
2019Dr. Rakesh C. AroraResuscitation After Cardiac Surgery—The Rules Have Changed
2018Dr. Mary Beth Brady and Dr. Rani K. HasanTranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Transforming Teams to Transform Treatment
2017Dr. Hitoshi YokoyamaThe Fukushima Disaster: Dealing Simultaneously with a Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown
2016Dr. Michael MackThe Changing World of Valvular Heart Disease Treatment
2015Dr. Robert H. BartlettExtracorporeal Life Support: Past, Present and Future
2014Dr. David FullertonPerioperative Management of Pulmonary Hypertension
2013Dr. Alden HarkenThe Past, Present and Future of Cardiac Surgery
2012Dr. Gerald LevyAnticoagulation in Cardiac Surgery

Special Cardiac Surgery Guest Lecture

YearGuest LecturerTopic
2019Dr. Ralph J. Damiano Jr.Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: Current State of the Art
2018Dr. Kenton J. ZehrWhat Can a Global Positioning System Tell Us About Permanent Atrial Fibrillation? What Does it Mean for Cardiac Surgery?
2017Dr. Richard L. PragerEvolution of Operative Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease
2015Dr. Alfred CasaleCreating Value by Re-Engineering Health Care Delivery
2015Dr. Vincent L. GottThe Roles of Luck, Opportunity and Serendipity in Scientific Discovery: A Cardiac Surgeon Looks Back and to the Future
2013Dr. Jonathan W. HaftTemporary Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock
2012Dr. Nahush A. MokadamLVADs: Primary Therapy for Heart Failure
2010Dr. Thierry CarrelInnovative Prostheses for Aortic Valve and Root Replacements

Dana and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli Lecture in Aortic Disease

YearGuest LecturerTopic
2019Dr. Thoralf M. Sundt, IIIThe fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves:
Randomized trials in cardiac surgery
2018Dr. Scott Le MaireAre We Causing Aortic Catastrophes with Antibiotics?
2017Dr. Joseph BavariaType A Dissection: New and Evolving Conceptual Adjustments
to a Classically Inspired Operation
2016Prof. Marjan JahangiriFunctional Assessment of the Thoracic Aorta: The Future of Risk

The Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Memorial Lectureship

YearGuest LecturerTopic
2018Dr. George C. HillMasters of Surgical Techniques: Levi Watkins, Jr. MD and
Vivien Thomas Their Distinguished Journeys of Service
2017Dr. Selwyn M. VickersThe 3rd Annual Levi Watkins, Jr, MD Memorial Lectureship
“Levi Watkins A Life Committed to Facing Challenges:
Lessons for us Today.”
2016Dr. Levi WatkinsThe 2nd Annual Levi Watkins Jr, MD Memorial Lectureship “Surgeon Innovator, Agent of Change, Statesman, Colleague, and Friend.”
2015Dr. Edward E. CornwellThe Inaugural Annual Levi Watkins, Jr, MD Memorial
Lectureship “Levi’s Legacy: The Inspiration to Address
Outcomes Disparities In Trauma Care.”
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