The Edwin H. Ellison Memorial Lectureship

From 1958 to 1969 Edwin H. Ellison, MD, was a Professor and Chairman of the Division of Surgery of the Medical College of Wisconsin, then Marquette School of Medicine. He was an excellent teacher and surgical scientist. His untimely death in 1970 prompted his friends and colleagues to seek a means of perpetuating the Ellison legacy. The Edwin H. Ellison Memorial Lectureship has been established to bring leading educators in general surgery to the Medical College on a regular basis.

Dr. Ellison received his surgical training at Ohio State University College of Medicine under the tutelage of Robert M. Zollinger, MD. Dr. Ellison served on the Ohio State University faculty form 1944 to 1957. He moved to Milwaukee in 1958. During the next eleven years, his major effort was the development of a full time department of surgery for the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was immensely successful and the department's academic reputation soared.

Under his leadership, the faculty made significant contributions to the field of gastrointestinal surgery. These efforts stemmed from Dr. Ellison's earlier work at Ohio State and the discovery with Dr. Zollinger of a disease entity with a pathophysiological interaction between islet cell tumors of the pancreas and the stomach, now widely known as the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Dr. Ellison saw the need for an interdisciplinary research facility and in 1961 the Allen-Bradley Medical Science Laboratory was established for the faculty on the grounds of the Milwaukee County Medical Complex. The Allen-Bradley facility is in keeping with the concept of the Medical Center of Southeastern Wisconsin for comprehensive programs of teaching, research, and patient care.

Dr. Ellison was a well-known leader in organized medicine, and served on the editorial boards of prestigious journals. He contributed 161 papers to scientific literature, and shortly before he died had compiled illustrative material for "Ellison's Atlas of Surgery of the Stomach and Duodenum".

His contributions take on more honors with time; his inspiration is hopefully embodied in the Edwin H. Ellison Memorial Lectureship.

Date

Visiting Professor

Institution/Title

2015

 Dr. James Conway

 Harvard School of Public Health
 Institute for Healthcare Improvement

2014

 Robin S. McLeod, MD

 University of Toronto
 Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation
 Professor, Department of Surgery

2013

 Yuman Fong, MD

 Memorial Sloan-Kettering
 Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery
 Vice Chair for Technology Development
 Department of Surgery
 Director, Center for Image-Guided Interventions

2012

 John D. Birkmeyer, MD

 University of Michigan, Michigan Surgical Collaborative
 for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
 George D. Zuidema Professor and
    Chair of Surgical Outcomes Research

2011

 Douglas L. Fraker, MD

 University of Pennsylvania
 Jonathan E. Rhoads Associate Professor of Surgical Science
 Chief, Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

2009

 Peter J. Deckers, MD

 University of Connecticut School of Medicine
 Murray-Heilig Professor of Surgery, Dean Emeritus 

2008

 Nicole S. Gibran, MD

 Harborview Medical Center
 Director, University of Washington Burn Center
 Professor, Department of Surgery 

2007

 Jay L. Grosfeld, MD

 Indiana University School of Medicine
 Lafayette Page Professor of Pediatric Surgery
 Chairman Emeritus, Department of Surgery 

2006

 Gregorio A. Sicard, MD

 Washington University School of Medicine
 Professor of Surgery
 Chief Section of Vascular Surgery
 Chief Division of General Surgery
 Vice Chairman Department of Surgery 

2005

 Larry H. Hollier, MD

 Louisiana State University
 Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
 Dean and Professor Surgery

2004

 Bruce E. Jarrell, MD

 University of Maryland School of Medicine
 Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

2003

 Carlos A. Pelligrini, MD

 University of Washington School of Medicine
 The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chairman
 Department of Surgery 

2002

 Michael G. Sarr, MD

 Mayo Clinic
 Professor and Chair
 Division of Gastroenterologic and General Surgery 

2001

 Hugo Obertop, Professor

 Academic Medical Center - Amsterdam
 Head of Surgical Specialties and Operation Centre

2000

 R.C.G. Russell, MB

 The Middlesex Hospital and King Edward VII
   Hospital for Officers - London
 Consultant Surgeon

1999 

 James Toouli, MBBS, PhD

 Flinders Medical Centre - Australia
 Chairman, Department of Surgery

1998

 Murray F. Brennan, MD

 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - New York
 Chairman, Department of Surgery 

1997

 Richard A. Prinz, MD

 Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical College - Chicago
 Helen Shedd Keith Professor and Chairman
 Department of Surgery 

1996

 Andrew Warshaw, MD

  

1995

 James Becker, MD

 

1994

 Keith Kelly, MD

 

1993

 Chris Ellison, MD

 

1992

 Edward Passaro, MD

 

1991

 James Cameron, MD

 

1990

 Wallace Ritchie, MD

 

1989

 Robert Hermann, MD

 

1988

 Courtney Townsend, MD

 

1987

 Hailie Debas, MD

 

1986

 David Nahrwold, MD

 

1985

 Ronald Tompkins, MD

 

1984

 William Silen, MD

 

1983

 Paul Jordan, MD

 

1982

 Carter Nance, MD

 

1981

 Robert Zeppa, MD

 

1980

 Mort Grossman, MD

 

1979

 Ward Griffen, MD

 

1978

 Jim Thompson, MD

 

 

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