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Kredel Springs Lecture



The Kredel-Springs Lectureship honors Frederick E. Kredel, M.D. and Holmes B. Springs, M.D. for their contributions and personal dedication to resident education and continuing medical education. The Lectureship is made possible through an endowment created by donations from the Kredel and Springs families, colleagues and the Department of Surgery. 

Save the Date:

June 11, 2019

Invited Speaker: Taylor S. Riall, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief, Division of General Surgery

University of Arizona College of Medicine Tuscon 

Past Speakers 

2018  Bruce Gewertz, M.D. Sustaining Fulfillment in Work and Life 
 2017  Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D. Strategies and Current Management of a Lethal Tumor: Pancreatic Cancer
 2016  Alan Flake, M.D. Surgical Cellular, Genetic, and Physiologic Strategies for Fetal Treatment and the
 2015  Julie A. Freischlag, M.D.  Clinical and Personal Comparative Effectiveness
 2014  John L. Cameron, M.D William Stewart Halsted; Our Surgical Heritage
 2013  L. Scott Levin, M.D.  The History of and Evolution of Modern Limb Salvage –The Orthoplastic Approach
 2012  Keith D. Lillemoe, M.D.  Current Management of Common Bile Duct Injuries


Dr. Frederick E. Kredel was born in Pittsburgh in 1903. He received his Medical Degree from Johns Hopkins University and went on to the University of Chicago where he served as an intern, assistant resident, chief resident and fellow in surgery from 1929 until 1936. He came to the Medical College of South Carolina in 1937 as one of the first full-time professors. In 1943, Dr. Kredel was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery, serving in that capacity until 1960. During his tenure, substantial progress was made by the Department. In addition to developing the first blood bank in Charleston, Dr. Kredel is known as the first career academic surgeon at MUSC, and is held in high regard for his teaching excellence by the many residents he trained.

Dr. Holmes B. Springs was born in Greenville, SC in 1921. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of South Carolina and attended Protestant Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia, where he completed his internship. Dr. Springs was a true general surgeon, and his practice included Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Urology, Otolaryngology, and Abdominal Surgery. Dr. Springs served as member of the MUSC Board of Trustees and sat the on the admissions committee. Dr. Springs was also a member of the American College of Surgeons. He retired in 1988. In 1999, Dr. and Mrs. Springs gave a generous gift to the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina to further general surgery residents’ education.