Surgery Reunion 2020 

August 28-29

Education Sessions

August 28, 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Auditorium G
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Welcome and Department Overview: Sandra Wong MD
1:00 - 1:20 pm

Dr. Wong's biography will be posted soon.

New surgical devices: sex, lies and videotapes: Philip Goodney MD
1:20-1:40 pm

Philip Goodney, MD, MS is a vascular surgeon, health services researcher, Vice Chair for Research in Surgery at Dartmouth, and Co-Director of the VA Outcomes Group at the White River Junction VA. He maintains an active clinical practice in vascular surgery, at both Dartmouth Hitchcock and the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, and he enjoys performing a wide spectrum of open and endovascular procedures for patients with vascular disease.

After joining the faculty at Dartmouth in 2008, he received an NIH K08 Career Development Award in 2010, and the Lifeline Research Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) in 2011. Over the last eight years, with funding from NIH, AHRQ, VA, FDA, PCORI, and others, Dr. Goodney has enjoyed studying ways to help patients obtain the best results when they face surgical treatments using observational approaches and clinical trials. Within the Vascular Quality Initiative, the SVS’s quality improvement program, Dr. Goodney is Chair of the Research Advisory Committee. Within the VA Outcomes Group, he co-leads mentorship activities for 15 clinician-investigators, recruits and trains fellows, and organizes a data analytic core. With Drs. Art Sedrakyan and Jack Cronenwett, he leads efforts in the development of the Vascular Implant Surveillance and Interventional Outcomes Network (VISION), a claims/registry-based surveillance distributed research network. Finally, in 2016, he received a VA Merit Award to perform a 20-site cluster randomized trial to examine strategies to better align patient preferences and types of surgical treatments for Veterans with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). He is a member of the American Surgical Association, and serves on a variety of editorial boards for journals in surgery, cardiovascular care, and health services research.

Can we improve care by using patient reported outcomes?: Srinivas Ivatury MD
1:40-2:00 pm

Dr. Ivatury' biography will be posted soon.

Surgery training then and now. What’s different?: David Albala MD, Scott Shubach MD, and Current Surgical Residents
2:00-2:45 pm

Biographies will be provided at the session for these participants.

What surgeons can learn about resilience from POWs: Christine Finn MD
3:00-3:20 pm

Dr. Finn's biography will be posted soon.

Performing better surgery with fluorescence guidance: David Roberts MD
3:20-4:00 pm

Dr. Robert's biography will be posted soon.

Is there a role for surgeons as entrepreneurs?: Richard Barth MD
4:00-4:20 pm

Dr. Barth's biography will be posted soon.

Current resident research at DHMC: Philip Goodney MD and Surgical Residents
4:20-5:00 pm

Biographies will be provided at the session for these participants.


August 29, 2020 | 9:30am - 12:00pm
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Auditorium E
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Global surgical experience: challenges and opportunities: James Saunders MD and David Kuwayama MD
9:30 - 10:10 am

Biographies will be posted soon.

Planning a successful transition from surgery to retirement: John Sanders MD
10:10-10:30 am

Biography will be posted soon.

Using data to improve the care of patients with bladder cancer: Florian Schroeck MD
10:30-10:50 am

Biography will be posted soon

Lessons learned transitioning from academic to for-profit medicine: John Birkmeyer MD
10:50-11:10 am

Dr. Zwolak's biography will be posted soon.

New developments to improve plastic surgery outcomes: John Nigriny MD
11:10-11:30 am

Biography will be posted soon.

A regional vascular quality initiative that grew: Jack Cronenwett MD

Biography will be posted soon.




Learning Outcome Statement

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to describe recent advances in general topics that affect all surgical specialties, such as responsible opioid prescribing, QI and social media in practice, dealing with burn-out, optimal mentoring, and roles for surgeons in global health.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.