Kredel Springs Lecture

Fanning the Burnout Fire:
How Our Misconceptions and Good Intentions Could Fail Tomorrow’s Surgeons

 Dr. Bilimoria

Karl Y. Bilimoria, M.D., MS

Vice President – Quality, Northwestern Medicine
John B. Murphy Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Co-Director, Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research

 June 9, 2020
7-8 a.m.

Meeting ID: 968 5084 7876
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About Karl Bilimoria, M.D., MS

Dr. Bilimoria is a surgical oncologist and a health services, quality improvement, and health policy researcher at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  He is a Vice President for Quality for the Northwestern Medicine system leading the Quality Innovation Center.  He is also the Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Surgery and the John B. Murphy Professor of Surgery.

His clinical practice is focused on melanoma and sarcoma. Dr. Bilimoria is the Director of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center of Northwestern University (SOQIC), a center of 55 faculty and staff focused on national, regional, and local quality improvement research and practical initiatives.  He is the Director of the 56-hospital Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC), the Principal Investigator of the 151-hospital FIRST Trial, and the co-PI of the subsequent 215-hospital SECOND Trial. He is a Faculty Scholar at the American College of Surgeons. 

He has published more than 400 scientific articles, including numerous publications in JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Bilimoria’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Health Care Services Corporation, and numerous others, totaling over $35,000,000. He is a past president of the Association for Academic Surgery. He has mentored more than 40 research trainees and was awarded Mentor of the Year by Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He was recently listed by Becker’s as one of the “Top 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” in the U.S.

About the Named 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. 

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.

Past Speakers 

 2019  Taylor S. Riall, M.D., Ph.D.  Energy Leadership: Choosing Wellbeing, Resilience, and Effective Communication
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