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Education Sessions 

October 6, 2017 | 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.

Geographic Variation in Surgical Care: 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.

Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Surgery: Richard Barth MD
1:40-2:00 pm

Dr. Barth's biography will be posted soon.

Surgery Training - Then and Now: Alumni and Current Residents
2:00-2:45 pm

Biographies will be provided at the session for these participants.

Social Media and Surgical Practice: Ann Gormley MD
3:00-3:20 pm

E. Ann Gormley, MD is a Professor of Surgery (Urology) at DHMC. She received a BA in English and her MD at the University of Saskatchewan. She completed her urology residency at the University of Alberta. She then did a fellowship in Female Urology at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas.

Dr. Gormley’s interests are in female urology, voiding dysfunction and resident education. Dr. Gormley serves on the RRC for Urology. She is on the Editorial Board of the AUA Update Series and is an Assistant Editor for Urology Practice. Dr. Gormley is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons.

Dr. Gormley is an Associate Member of the Committee on Certification for the ABMS. A Past President and Secretary for the New England Section of the AUA, Dr. Gormley currently serves as the New England Section’s representative to the Board of the AUA.

Advanced Imaging, High Tech Surgery: Sohail Mirza MD, MPH, Mark Fillinger MD, and David Finley MD
3:20-4:00 pm

Biographies will be posted soon.

Black Belt QI Applied to Surgery: Carolyn Kerrigan MDCM, MSC
4:00-4:20 pm

Dr. Kerrigan has more than 30 years of diverse leadership experience as a clinician, educator, researcher, healthcare leader and mentor with significant accomplishments in systems redesign, quality improvement, physician performance measurement, strategic planning and teambuilding. Dr. Kerrigan received her BSc and MD at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. Her specialty training in plastic surgery (McGill) was followed by subspecialty training in hand surgery (New York University). She practiced in Montréal for 12 years and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire for 20 years. She received her Masters in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College in 2013. She is a certified Greenbelt in Continuous Improvement, from Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Value Institute and a Level 1 Credentialed Microsystem Coach – Level 1, The Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy. Dr. Kerrigan is currently teaching in the MHCDS program and coaching quality improvement to diverse frontline teams at Dartmouth Hitchcock.

The Future of Healthcare in America: Elliott Fisher MD, MPH
4:20-5:00 pm

Dr. Fisher's biography will be posted soon.


October 7, 2017 | 9:30am - 12:00pm
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: Auditorium E
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BurnOut and Resiliency Among Surgeons: Matthew Duncan MD
9:30 - 10:00 am

Dr. Duncan's biography will be posted soon.

Narrative Medicine Experience for Surgeons: Kathryn Kirkland MD
10:00-10:20 am

Dr. Kirkland's biography will be posted soon.

The Art of Mentoring in Surgery: Douglas Evans MD
10:20-10:40 am

Douglas B. Evans, M.D. is the Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Evans is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and completed his surgical training at Dartmouth. He completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center where he then joined the faculty in 1990. He came to the Medical College of Wisconsin in January 2009.

Dr. Evans’ clinical and research interests focus on tumors of the endocrine system and pancreas. He has authored or co-authored over 300 manuscripts and has edited 9 books. Dr. Evans has delivered more than 70 invited lectureships and was awarded the American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship in 1999. His recent publications and related information can be found at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Surgery website:

Reimbursement, MIPS, MACRA: Robert Zwolak MD, PhD
10:40-11:00 am

Dr. Zwolak's biography will be posted soon.

Roles for Surgeons in Global Health: Lisa Adams MD
11:00-11:30 am

Dr. Lisa V. Adams is the Associate Dean for Global Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Disease and International Health at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. She oversees Dartmouth College’s Global Health Initiative at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and is the Director of Geisel’s Center for Health Equity. In all her roles, she develops and oversees cross-cutting global health programs involving faculty and students.

She has worked in domestic and international TB care and prevention for over 20 years with expertise in program management, disease surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and clinical care. She is the former Director of Surveillance for the New York City Department of Health’s TB Control Program. As an international TB consultant, she has worked in over a dozen countries to provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health.

At Dartmouth, she teaches global health to medical and college students. She has been a co-investigator on several clinical and operations research trials on TB and HIV through the DarDar Programs, a collaboration between Dartmouth and Muhimbili University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In 2012, she spent 6 months in Rwanda as Geisel’s lead to launch the major medical education initiative, the Rwandan Human Resources for Health Program. She is currently engaged with local partners in South Africa and Swaziland on projects to improve delivery of TB care services to vulnerable populations, including HIV-infected individuals, children, and mine workers.

Current Resident Research at D-H: Surgical Residents

Biographies will be provided at the session for the participants.




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.