Surgery Grand Rounds, Keith Lillemoe, MD, “Surgical Decision Making: Getting Some Right and Some Wrong” 

Dr. Keith Lillemoe, W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, will discuss decisions that have affected his career as well as clinical care.

When May 29, 2019
from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Where 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-445-0369
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Dr. Keith D. Lillemoe received his undergraduate education at the University of South Dakota and his MD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in l978.  He served his entire surgical training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from l978 to l985.  He joined the faculty at Hopkins in l985 and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery in l996.  He served as Associate Program Director for the Hopkins Surgical Residency from l993 to 2003 and Vice-Chairman and Deputy Director of the department from l997 to 2003.  During his time at Johns Hopkins, he was recognized with the Department of Surgery Faculty Teaching Award on five occasions.  In September 2003 he was appointed the Jay L. Grosfeld Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  He also served as the Program Director of their general surgery residency.  In May 2011, Dr. Lillemoe was appointed to the position of Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief of the Department of Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lillemoe is a member of most surgical societies and has held office in many.  He has served as Secretary, President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.  He has previously served as President of the Society of Clinical Surgery, Secretary and President of the Society of University Surgeons, and President of the Halsted Society.  He has served as the Recorder and is a past-President of the American Surgical Association.  Dr. Lillemoe is a Senior Director of the American Board of Surgery.  In 2015, Dr. Lillemoe was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. In 2017, he was recognized with the Honorary Member Award of the Award of the Association of Women’s Surgeons. In 2018, he received the Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty from Harvard Medical School and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Lillemoe’s research interests have ranged from basic science investigations into the pathophysiology of gallstones and other benign biliary tract disease to the clinical management of pancreatic carcinoma and bile duct injuries.  He has been funded in the past by the National Institute of Health and with numerous grants from industry.  His bibliography lists over 430 journal articles and 135 book chapters.  He has served as a visiting professor over 115 times and has spoken nationally and internationally on over 470 occasions. He is currently the Editor of one of the leading surgical texts Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice and is Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Surgery.

Dr. Lillemoe’s clinical interests are in gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary tract surgery.  He has contributed to major advances in the management of pancreatic cancer, bile duct injuries and strictures, and numerous other abdominal conditions.  In recent years his research interests have included surgical education, patient safety, quality and health care disparities.