American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

SSC 2019 Annual Meeting

The Society of Surgical Chairs Annual Meeting took place Sunday, October 27, 2019, in San Francisco, CA.

Leadership in Academics—How to Manage Up

Mentorship Program Panel Discussion


Melina R. Kibbe, MD, FACS, FAHA
Colin G. Thomas, Jr., Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Gerard M. Doherty, MD, FACS
Moseley Professor and Surgeon in Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Barbara L. Bass, MD, FACS
Professor and John F. and Carolyn Bookout Chair, Department of Surgery, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS
Dean and Chief Academic Officer, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, Miami, FL

Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd (Hon)
Chief Executive Officer and Dean, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

It’s Still All About the Patient

Patient Experience is Not about Making People Happy
James Merlino, MD
Chief Transformation Officer, Press Ganey Associates, Chicago, IL

Compassionate Connected Care: What it Means and How to Do It
Christy Dempsey, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, CENP, FAAN
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Press Ganey Associates, Cleveland, OH

Moving Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) from Research to Daily Use
Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS, FACS
John B. Murphy Professor of Surgery, Vice President–Quality, Northwestern Medicine, Director of Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Using Patient Preference Assessment Tools to Guide Surgical Decision Making: Giving the Patient a Vote
Christopher S. Saigal, MD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair Department of Urology, D. Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

What We Want, What We Need: A Patient’s Perspective
Christopher M. Draft
Founder, President, CEO, International Lung Cancer Advocate & NFL Ambassador, The Chris Draft Family Foundation, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Electronic Medical Records: Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em: The Current and Future State of the EMR World

In partnership with the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators (AASA)

The Current State of Affairs
Robert S. D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, FACS
SSC 2019 Vice-President William Stewart Halsted Professor and Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

What the Future Holds
Rebecca Napier
AASA 2019 President, Senior Administrative Officer for Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

The Electronic Health Record Will Be What We Make It
Michael R. Philips, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

The Great Debate: The Impact of EMR on Patient-Centric Care

    Pro: EMR Will Save the Day and Save Our Patients
    Michael R. Philips, MD

    Con: EMR Has Ruined it All, and the Patient-Physician Relationship
    Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, FACS
    Dallas B. Phemister Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Phillips