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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

Dr. Dawn Salvatore, new member of the Academy with Dr. Babak Abai

Dr. Qiong (John) Yang, new member of the Academy with Dr. Hitoshi Hirose

Dr. Timothy Gardner, the 2013 Rhoads Orator, and President Bauer

Secretary Abai, Speaker Rajesh Aggarwal, President Bauer

Stanley Dudrick receiving his Honorary Fellowship Certificate from President, Thomas Bauer during the Academy's September 2013 meeting.

Drs. Carpenter and Bauer with the January speaker, Dr. Sands.

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

Drs. Jeffrey Carpenter, President, Linton Whitaker, 2012 Rhoads Orator, following the December 2012 meeting.

Drs. Chris Tzarnas, Program Chair, Selwyn Rogers, Speaker, and Past-Presidents Chris Pezzi and Linwood Haith following the November 2012 meeting.