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Most meetings of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery are held at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia located at 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA.

COVID-19: The Philadelphia of Academy is committed to keeping everyone who attends a meeting safe. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we will keep fellows and guests updated on changes in our meeting structure/requirements. When necessary, meetings will be held virtually.  For in-person meetings, proof of vaccination (with accompanying photo ID) is required. 

The meetings begin with a social hour starting at 6:00 PM, with a dinner served at 6:30 PM. The scientific program will begin around 7:15 PM, followed by a brief business meeting.

Monday, October 4, 2021


The John R. Clarke Lectureship

Location: 19 S. 22nd St
Monday, October 4, 2021 The John R. Clarke Lectureship  Presenter: Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, MAMSE, FSSO Leon Goldman, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery Professor, Department of Medicine Affiliated faculty, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies University of California San Francisco-UCSF  

Monday, November 1, 2021

The Erb Lecture

Location: 19 S. 22nd St.
Rebecca M. Minter, MD, FACS A.R. Curreri Distinguished Chair, Department Of Surgery Division Of Surgical Oncology Department Of Surgery University of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health    

Monday, December 6, 2021

Rhoads Oration

Location: 19 S. 22nd St.
Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, FACS (She/Her) The Helen O. Dickens Presidential Associate Professor Chief Of Breast Surgery Surgical Director, Rena Rowan Breast Center Innovation Faculty, Penn Center For Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I) Perelman School Of Medicine At The University Of Pennsylvania / Penn Medicine- Presentation: "The Choices We Make"

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Event begins at 7:00pm

Invited Lecturer

Location: VIRTUAL
Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH Professor of Surgery Director, Metabolic and Bariatric Nutrition Center University Hospitals-   Presentation: "Bariatric Surgery: Current State and a View Into the Future" Contact PAS for meeting recording via Zoom

Monday, February 7, 2022


Research Competition

Location: VIRTUAL
Research Competition, Call for Abstracts begin December 2, 2021 with a deadline for submission of December 23, 2021. More information can be found under the Program tab.

Monday, March 7, 2022


Invited Lecturer

Location: 19 S. 22nd St.
Konstantinos Plestis, MD. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital- Presentation: "Management of complex thoracic aortic aneurysms in the 21st century"

Friday, April 29, 2022

Northeast Surgical Society Meeting 2022

Location: VIRTUAL
Keynote Address:  Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA President, Brigham and Women's Hospital Executive Vice President, Mass General Brigham 

Past Events

Incoming President, Dr. Willis honors outgoing President Dr. Brooks for his service to the Academy, on behalf of all the Fellows of the Academy.

Welcome New Fellows!

2021 Rhoads Oration

Click here to see more photos from our March, 2020 meeting

Julie Ann Sosa and John R. Clarke after the 2021 Clarke Lecture

Click here to see more 2020 Student Paper Competition photos

2019 Clarke Lectureship photos. Click here to view all photos.

2019 Surgical Trainee Paper Competition Photos

Dr. Amy Goldberg presented the annual Rhoads Oration | December 2018

Dr. Niels Martin, Dr. Sanjay Reddy - New Fellow to the Academy and Dr. Dahlia Sataloff at the January 2017 Meeting

Dr. Babak Abai incoming President congratulating outgoing President Dr. Dahlia Sataloff for her service, on behalf of all Fellows of the Academy

Doctors Caitlin Hodge, Yizhi Shan, John Jacob, Christopher Pezzi, Rolla Zarifa, Katherine Foley, Danelle Bertozzi, and Robert Josloff during the Academy's October 2015 meeting.

Drs. Chris Tzarnas, Henry Pitt, & Jeffrey Drebin during the Academy's January 2015 meeting

Drs. Clyde Barker, Douglas Fraker (2014 Rhoads Orator), & Jeffrey Drebin during the Academy's December 2014 meeting.

Incoming President Chris Tzarnas congratulating outgoing President Jeffrey Drebin for his service, on behalf of the Fellows of the Academy

Drs. Andres Castellanos, William Erb, Robert Martindale and Jeffrey Drebin during the Academy's November 2014 meeting

Dr. Aley El-Din Tohamy, new member of the Academy with Dr. Babak Abai

Incoming President Jeffrey Drebin congratulating outgoing President Thomas Bauer for his service, on behalf of the Fellows of the Academy

Secretary Babak Abai, Speaker Clifford Ko, President Jeffrey Drebin

Dr. Andres Castellanos with January's speaker, Dr. Omar Bholat

Dr. Henry A. Pitt, new member of the Academy with Dr. John Clarke