Thursday, February 23, 2017

MONDAY: Live and live stream, Dana K. Andersen, "Pancreatic Surgery: Conquest of an Uncooperative Organ"

Please join us on Monday evening for our next History of Medicine lecture:

Dana K. Andersen, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Monday, February 27, 2017
OHSU Old Library Auditorium

Successful surgery of the pancreas has required the understanding of complex anatomy and physiology, the development of methods to safely negotiate a hostile location, and technological advances which permit precise intervention. The transplantation of whole pancreas and islets illustrates the value of cellular transplantation, and has energized the development of a "bio-artificial" organ. Pancreatic cancer now kills more people than breast cancer, and the early diagnosis of this disease has become a healthcare priority. New methods of pancreatic imaging and interrogation provide opportunities for improved outcomes of pancreatic diseases compared to those obtained just a few years ago.

Dr. Andersen completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Duke University, where he also trained in Internal Medicine as well as General Surgery. His career includes appointments at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, at the University of Chicago and Yale University, where he was Professor and Chief of General Surgery, at the University of Massachusetts where he was Chairman of Surgery, and at Johns Hopkins where he was Vice-Chair of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is a past president of the Association for Academic Surgery, and a co-editor of Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery. He is currently Scientific Program Manager in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, National Institutes of Health.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture.

Sponsored by the Department of Surgery and OHSU Library.

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