Marion C Anderson Lecture

The Marion C. Anderson, M.D. Lectureship honors Dr. Anderson for his contributions to the field of gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery and his personal dedication to resident education and continuing medical education.  The Lectureship is made possible through an endowment created by donations from Dr. Anderson’s daughters, colleagues and the Department of Surgery.

2020 Marion C. Anderson, M.D. Lecture

has been cancelled due to COVID-19


  The Evolution of Pancreatic Cancer and Treatment Modalities

Cristina Ferrone

Cristina Ferrone, M.D.
Surgical Director, Liver Program
Division of General & Gastrointestinal Surgery
Massachusetts General Surgery 


Past Lectures

 2019  Timothy Pawlik, M.D.   Reframing Hope in Cancer Care:  Understanding and Aligning Care Giver and Patient Expectations
2018 Charles Vollmer, M.D.   An Odyssey with Pancreatic Fistula
2017 Michael Sarr, M.D  Necrotizing Pancreatitis: Reflections of Four Decades of Treatment
2016 William Traverso, M.D.  Pancreatic Cancer: A Pragmatic Approach toWhere We Have Been and Where We Are Going

About Marion C. Anderson, M.D. 

Marion C. Anderson, M.D., graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1953 where he completed his surgical training under the leadership of Dr. Loyal Davis. In 1958, he was appointed to the faculty at Northwestern. In 1969, he was appointed professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Ohio. From 1972 to 1977, he served as president of that institution. 

In 1977, Anderson, by now a well-known pancreatic surgeon, joined MUSC as professor and vice chairman of the Department of Surgery and chief of Surgery at the Charleston VA Hospital. He was appointed chairman of the Department of Surgery in 1978.  

Dr. Anderson was a visionary for medical and continuing medical education. His legacy lies in the surgeons who learned clinical and surgical skills from his tutelage. Under his leadership, significant faculty recruitment and program expansion occurred. In 1988, he was named associate dean for graduate medical education and executive associate dean of the College of Medicine at MUSC. At MUSC, he was a widely sought-after surgeon by patients with pancreaticrelated disease. 

Dr. Anderson’s contribution to the field of Gastrointestinal Surgery is notable. He founded the Pancreas Club and served as its chairman from 1966 - 1972. Now in its 50th year, the Pancreas Club has evolved into an international organizationwhere members have the opportunity to share the best in basic and clinical research in an international forum of peers. 


For more information about how you can support continuing medical education for our Lectureships, please contact Vera Ford, Director of Development at (843) 792-1840.