The James K. Kirklin Endowed Visiting Professorship in Cardiothoracic Surgical Sciences honors UAB Professor of Surgery and former Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Director James K. Kirklin, M.D., and gives cardiothoracic surgeons and scientists from all over the country the opportunity to share their unique expertise with the department's faculty and trainees as visiting professors.

Lecturers:

The Dr. Charles W. Breaux, Sr. and Ann K. Breaux Endowed Support Fund in Cardiothoracic Surgery allows the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery to pursue its mission to improve its patients’ quality of life through compassionate clinical care, careful scientific investigation of clinical outcomes, the discovery of novel therapies and the investigation of the basic mechanisms of the diseases that make cardiothoracic surgical interventions necessary.

Lecturers:

Dr. Moody served as UAB’s first Division Director of Gastrointestinal Surgery from 1966-1971.

Lecturers:

  • 2016 Layton F. Rikkers, M.D.

Dr. Aldrete is Professor Emeritus of Gastrointestinal Surgery and was Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1986-1999.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Jennifer Tseng, M.D.
  • 2017 Michael J. Stamos, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
  • 2016 Nathaniel J. Soper, M.D.
  • 2015 Robin McLeod, M.D.
  • 2014 David B. Adams, M.D.
  • 2013 Miguel Angel Mercado, M.D.
  • 2012 Charles J. Yeo, M.D.
  • 2011 H. Randolph Bailey, M.D.
  • 2010 Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D.
  • 2009 Michael G. Sarr, M.D.
  • 2008 Layton F. Rikkers, M.D.
  • 2007 Josef E. Fischer, M.D.
  • 2006 Heidi Nelson, M.D.
  • 2005 Mark A. Talamini, M.D.
  • 2004 John L. Cameron, M.D.
  • 2003 Frank G. Moody, M.D.
  • 2002 Hector Orozco, M.D.

The Kirby I. Bland, M.D., Visiting Lectureship was established to honor the distinguished career of Dr. Bland, who served as chair of the UAB Department of Surgery for nearly 16 years. During his illustrious career, Dr. Bland was a mentor to countless medical students and residents, set the bar for patient care and pioneered surgical research.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 L.D. Britt, M.D.
  • 2017 Keith D. Lillemoe, M.D.
  • 2016 Caprice C. Greenberg, M.D., M.P.H.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Hasan B. Alam, M.D., M.B.B.S.
  • 2017 Eileen Bulger, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • 2016 M. Margaret Knudson, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • 2015 Stephen L. Barnes, M.D.
  • 2014 No Lecture
  • 2013 No Lecture
  • 2012 Grace S. Rozycki, M.D., M.B.A.
  • 2011 Joseph P. Minei, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.
  • 2010 No Lecture
  • 2009 Michael C. Chang, M.D.
  • 2008 Rao R. Ivatury, M.D.
  • 2007 Jay A. Johannigman, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.
  • 2006 J. Wayne Meredith, M.D.
  • 2005 David B. Hoyt, M.D.
  • 2004 Frederick A. Moore, M.D.
  • 2003 Palmer Q. Bessey, M.D.
  • 2002 Timothy C. Fabian, M.D.
  • 2001 J. David Richardson, M.D.
  • 2000 David V. Feliciano, M.D.
  • 1999 Donald D. Trunkey, M.D.
  • 1998 No Lecture
  • 1997 Charles E. Lucas, M.D.
  • 1996 David N. Herndon, M.D.
  • 1995 C. James Carrico, M.D.
  • 1994 Douglas W. Wilmore, M.D.
  • 1993 Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Diethelm is Professor Emeritus of Surgery and was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1982-1999.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Nancy Ascher, M.D.
  • 2017 Christian P. Larsen, M.D., D.Phil.
  • 2016 Elmi Muller, M.D.
  • 2015 A. Joseph Tector, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2014 No Lecture
  • 2013 No Lecture
  • 2012 No Lecture
  • 2011 Eugene H. Blackstone, M.D.
  • 2010 No Lecture
  • 2009 Emeritus Professor Russell W. Strong
  • 2008 Carl G. Groth, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2007 No Lecture
  • 2006 Jean-Michel Dubernard, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2005 Hans Sollinger, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2004 Ronald W. Busuttil, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2003 John S. Najarian, M.D.
  • 2002 Sir Peter J. Morris, Ph.D., F.R.S., P.R.C.S.
  • 2001 Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2000 Joseph E. Murray, M.D.

Dr. Longino was Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Surgery and Director of the Division of Pediatric Surgery from 1968-1984.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Gail E. Besner, M.D.
  • 2017 Kasper S. Wang, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
  • 2016 Kevin P. Lally, M.D., M.S.
  • 2015 Daniel von Allmen, M.D.
  • 2014 Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D.
  • 2013 Anthony D. Sandler, M.D.
  • 2012 Alberto Peña, M.D.
  • 2011 Frederick  C. Ryckman, M.D.
  • 2010 Steven S. Rothenberg, M.D.
  • 2009 Christopher K. Breuer, M.D.
  • 2008 No Lecture
  • 2007 Tom Jaksic, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2006 Jose Boix-Ochoa, M.D.
  • 2005 No Lecture
  • 2004 No Lecture
  • 2003 Lewis Spitz, Ph.D., F.R.C.S.
  • 2002 Moritz M. Ziegler, M.D.
  • 2001 Charles J. H. Stolar, M.D.
  • 2000 Arnold G. Coran, M.D.
  • 1999 No Lecture
  • 1998 Jay L. Grosfeld, M.D.
  • 1997 No Lecture
  • 1996 J. Alex Haller, Jr., M.D.
  • 1995 Adrian M. Bianchi, M.D.
  • 1994 Robert H. Bartlett, M.D.
  • 1993 Dale G. Johnson, M.D.
  • 1992 Marc I. Rowe, M.D.
  • 1991 Arvin R. Philippart, M.D.
  • 1990 James A. O’Neill, Jr., M.D.
  • 1989 Robert J. Izant, Jr., M.D.
  • 1988 Robert M. Filler, M.D.
  • 1987 Morton M. Woolley, M.D.
  • 1986W. Hardy Hendren, M.D.
  • 1985 Judson G. Randolph, M.D.

About Luther A. Longino

Luther Alvan Longino, M.D., was professor emeritus of pediatric surgery and director of the Division of Pediatric Surgery from 1968-1984.

Dr. Luther A. Longino

Longino, a native of Magnolia, Arkansas, attended Virginia Military Institute and Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College, and earned both his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Arkansas. In 1938, he entered private practice in Magnolia, Arkansas, beginning an outstanding professional career which spanned 40 years.

Longino subsequently served as house officer, assistant resident, chief resident in surgery and surgeon at Boston Children's Hospital and held academic appointments on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.

In 1968, Longino joined the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham as professor of surgery and director of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, as well as surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital in Birmingham.

During his 40 years of service to his patients, his students and his profession, Longino made significant and lasting contributions to the field of pediatric surgery.

Longino's professional reputation as a distinguished general pediatric surgeon is well known — not only on local and state levels, but also nationally — and his membership in many professional and scientific organizations verifies his credentials, while his numerous publications attest to his scholarly contributions to the literature.

Longino retired from the faculty of UAB in 1978 but continued his association with the University by serving as consultant to the Department of Surgery and to Children's Hospital.

In 1979, the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama named Longino professor emeritus of surgery and recognized the superb leadership and inspiration for excellence provided by Longino during his decade as a faculty member in the Department of Surgery, particularly during his tenure as director of the department's Division of Pediatric Surgery, expressing their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Longino for his 10 years of highly meritorious service to UAB and to the health and welfare of the people of Alabama.

Dr. Lyons was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1950-1965.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Julie Freischlag, M.D.
  • 2017 Patricia L. Turner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • 2016 Ronald J. Weigel, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2015 No Lecture
  • 2014 No Lecture
  • 2013 No Lecture
  • 2012 No Lecture
  • 2011 No Lecture
  • 2010 L. D. Britt, M.D., M.P.H.
  • 2009 E. Moreno Gonzalez, M.D.
  • 2008 No Lecture
  • 2007 Stephen F. Lowry, M.D.
  • 2006 Russell G. Postier, M.D.
  • 2005 Hiram C. Polk, Jr., M.D.
  • 2004 George F. Sheldon, M.D.
  • 2003 Martin L. Dalton, M.D.
  • 2002 Claude H. Organ, Jr., M.D.
  • 2001 No Lecture
  • 2000 Andrew L. Warshaw, M.D.
  • 1999 No Lecture
  • 1998 No Lecture
  • 1997 David B. Skinner, M.D.
  • 1996 James C. Thompson, M.D.
  • 1995 Ward O. Griffen, Jr., M.D.
  • 1994 David C. Sabiston, Jr., M.D.
  • 1993 C. Rollins Hanlon, M.D.
  • 1992 Robert Zeppa, M.D.
  • 1992 Joseph E. Murray, M.D.
  • 1991 No Lecture
  • 1990 Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
  • 1989 Professor Peter J. Morris
  • 1988 E. Stanley Crawford, M.D.

Dr. Lyons was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1950-1965.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Sandra L. Wong M.D., M.S.
  • 2017 Bryan. M. Clary, M.D., M.B.A.
  • 2016 John L. Cameron, M.D.
  • 2015 No Lecture
  • 2014 No Lecture
  • 2013 No Lecture
  • 2012 No Lecture
  • 2011 No Lecture
  • 2010 Charles M. Balch, M.D.
  • 2009 No Lecture
  • 2008 Ronald C. Jones, M.D.
  • 2007 Ira M. Rutkow, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
  • 2006 Edward E. Cornwell, III, M.D.
  • 2005 Courtney M. Townsend, M.D.
  • 2004 Joaquin S. Aldrete, M.D.
  • 2003 Haile T. Debas, M.D.
  • 2002 J. Patrick O’Leary, M.D.
  • 2001 Seymour I. Schwartz, M.D.

Dr. Maddox was Clinical Professor of Surgery from 1969-1993.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Douglas S. Tyler, M.D.
  • 2017 Shelley Hwang, M.D. , M.P.H.
  • 2016 Nipun B. Merchant, M.D.
  • 2015 Merrick I. Ross, M.D.
  • 2014 Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., M.B.A.
  • 2013 David L. Bartlett, M.D.
  • 2012 No Lecture
  • 2011 2011 John P. Hoffman, M.D.
  • 2010 James R. Howe, V, M.D.
  • 2009 Mitchell C. Posner, M.D.
  • 2008 Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D.
  • 2007 David L. Bartlett, M.D.
  • 2006 Daniel G. Coit, M.D.
  • 2005 Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D.
  • 2004 Donald L. Morton, M.D.
  • 2003 William C. Wood, M.D.
  • 2002 David P. Winchester, M.D.
  • 2001 Raphael E. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2000 Edward M. Copeland, III, M.D.
  • 1999 Jon A. van Heerden, M.D.
  • 1998 Murray F. Brennan, M.D.
  • 1997 Kirby I. Bland, M.D.
  • 1996 No Lecture
  • 1995 John L. Cameron, M.D.
  • 1994 Charles M. Balch, M.D.

Dr. Marzoni was Professor Emeritus of Plastic Surgery and Division Director of Plastic Surgery from 1974-1984.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Michael Longaker, M.D.
  • 2017 Bruce S. Bauer, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
  • 2016 Bernard T. Lee, M.D, M.B.A., M.P.H.
  • 2015 Luis O. Vasconez, M.D.
  • 2014 Eduardo D. Rodriguez, M.D., D.D.
  • 2013 Edward A. Luce, M.D.
  • 2011 Renato Saltz, M.D.
  • 2010 Henry Carlos Vasconez, M.D.
  • 2009 Wilfredo Calderon, M.D.
  • 2008 Yuhei Yamamoto, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2007 Louis C. Argenta, M.D.
  • 2006 Bruce F. Connell, M.D.
  • 2005 Gustavo Colon, M.D.
  • 2004 T. Roderick Hester, Jr., M.D.
  • 2003 Elizabeth Hall-Findlay, M.D.
  • 2002 Paul N. Manson, M.D.
  • 2001 No Lecture
  • 2000 R. Bruce Shack, M.D.
  • 1999 Berish Strauch, M.D.
  • 1998 David G. Dibbell, Sr., M.D.
  • 1997 John B. McCraw, M.D.
  • 1996 Henry W. Neale, M.D.
  • 1995Allen L. Van Beek, M.D.
  • 1994 John J. Coleman, III, M.D.
  • 1993 John Bostwick, III, M.D.
  • 1992William Futrell, M.D.
  • 1991 Harry J. Buncke, Jr., M.D.
  • 1990 Charles E. Horton, Sr., M.D.
  • 1989 Robert A. Chase, M.D.
  • 1988 Carl R. Hartrampf, Jr., M.D.
  • 1987 Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D.
  • 1986 Maurice J. Jurkiewcz, M.D.

This lectureship was established in 2009 by the Morton family to honor the loving memory of their parents, B.E. Sunshine and Dorothy P. Morton, as well as to show appreciation for the quality care provided by the faculty and residents of the UAB Section of Vascular Surgery.

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Gilbert Upchurch, M.D.
  • 2017 Jack L. Cronenwett, M.D.
  • 2016 Jon S. Matsumura, M.D.
  • 2015 Samuel R. Money, MD
  • 2014 Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
  • 2013 Mark A. Farber, MD
  • 2012 Michel S. Makaroun, MD
  • 2011 Richard P. Cambria, MD
  • 2010 No Lecture
  • 2009 Julie A. Freischlag, MD

Lecturers:

  • 2016 Peter D. Quinn, D.M.D., M.D.
  • 2015 Anthony B. Morlandt, M.D., D.D.S.
  • 2014 Eric J. Dierks, M.D., D.M.D.
  • 2013 Randy Q. Cron, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2012 Michael Miloro, D.M.D., M.D.
  • 2011 Scott B. Boyd, D.D.S., Ph.D.
  • 2010 Eric R. Carlson, D.M.D., M.D.
  • 2009 Patrick J. Louis, D.D.S., M.D.
  • 2008 John G. Meara, M.D., D.M.D., M.B.A.
  • 2007 Peter D. Waite, M.P.H., D.D.S., M.D.
  • 2006 Rui P. Fernandes, D.M.D., M.D.
  • 2005 Jeffrey Posnick, D.M.D., M.D.
  • 2004 Timothy A. Turvey, M.D., D.D.D.

Established in 1999 by Dr. Selwyn M. Vickers, Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Lecturers:

  • 2018 Nita Ahuja, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
  • 2017 Timothy M. Pawlik, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
  • 2016 John A. Olson, Jr, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2015 Justin B. Dimick, M.D., M.P.H.
  • 2014 Brad W. Warner, M.D.
  • 2013 Ali Tavakkoli, M.D.
  • 2012 Herbert Chen, M.D.
  • 2011 Craig P. Fischer, M.D., M.P.H.
  • 2010 George A. Sarosi, M.D.
  • 2009 Douglas B. Evans, M.D.
  • 2008 Jeffrey B. Matthews, M.D.
  • 2007 Diane M. Simeone, M.D.
  • 2006 Timothy R. Billiar, M.D.
  • 2005 Michael W. Mulholland, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2004 Keith D. Lillemoe, M.D.
  • 2003 B. Mark Evers, M.D.
  • 2002 F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D.
  • 2001 R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D.
  • 2000 William G. Cioffi, M.D.

This lectureship was established in 2016. The UAB Department of Surgery started UAB Women in Surgery to provide camaraderie and community for female surgeons and encourage female medical students to choose surgical specialties. This event is held each spring. 

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