Surgery Research Day

Prabhakar Baliga, M.D., chair (center) and Jean Marie Ruddy, associate program director for Resident Research (far right) with judges Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D. Steve Kahn, M.D. and Gerard Doherty, M.D.

Annual Surgery Research Recognition Day Highlights Research Projects

Surgery Research Recognition Day showcases the exceptional research work in which our residents, medical students and graduate students participate. The department highlighted the top ten oral presentations and 16 poster presentations throughout the day. Following each presentation, an open forum is held where faculty and students ask questions and provide commentary.

“This day celebrates the clinical and basic science research conducted by faculty, residents, and students affiliated with the Department of Surgery” said Jean Ruddy, M.D. Associate Program Director for Resident Research.   

The afternoon begins with the Annual Eric R. Frykberg, M.D. Lecture and this was deliverd by Gerard M. Doherty, M.D. He is the Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Surgeon-in-Chief, Brigham Health & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Crowley Family Distinguished Chair in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He provided an insightful and motivational presentation entitled “Surgery.” Dr. Doherty also served as guest judge for the day.

Once the scores were tallied, the winners were announced: For both the Basic Science Oral and Poster Presentations – Kunal Patel, M.D.; Clinical Science Oral Presentation: Ryan King, M.D.; and Clinical Science Poster Presentation: Shelby Allen, M.D.

Past Speakers and Award Winners