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

The meetings begin with a social hour starting at 5:45 PM, with Dinner at 6:15 PM. A brief Business Meeting commences at 6:45 PM followed by the Scientific Program to begin at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Monday, October 9, 2023


The Erb Lecture- Dr. Robert S. D. Higgins MD

Location: 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
The Erb Lecture presented by Dr. Robert S. D. Higgins, MD, MSHA. Dr. Higgins is President of Bringham and Women's Hospital, Executive Vice President at Mass General Bringham, And Elizabeth G. and Gary J. Nobel Family Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical school.  Presenting: "Leadership in times of Challenge, can we do better? "    

Monday, November 6, 2023


The John R. Clarke Lectureship-Dr. Geeta Lal

Location: 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA
The John R. Clarke Lectureship presented by Geeta Lal, MD. Dr. Geeta, Professor, Associate Chief Medical Officer (CMO), and Adult Patient Director. Dr. Geeta is from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Title: "Ergonomics: what every surgeon needs to know"    

Monday, December 4, 2023


Rhoads Oration- Dr. Bernard Boulanger

Location: 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA
The Rhoads Oration presented by Bernard Boulanger, MD, MBA, FACS. Dr. Boulanger is the Executive Vice President and CEO, Provider Enterprise for Tower Health. Tower Health is located in West Reading, PA.  Dr. Boulanger will also be Inducted to the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery on this day.   Presenting: "Corporatization and the Future of Surgery"  Residents may register for FREE for December meeting only!   

Tuesday, January 9, 2024


Invited Lecturer- Dr. Amit Joshi

Location: 19. S 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA
Meeting Cancelled due to weather- Invited Lecturer, Dr. Amit Joshi from Cooper University Health Care. He is a Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.    Presenting: "The Surgical Education Matrix—Collaborating to Improve Outcomes in Training”  

Monday, February 12, 2024

5:30PM- 8:30PM

8th Annual Chris Tzarnas Research Paper Competition

Location: 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia Academy of Surgery host the Resident Research Paper Competition in person at the College of Physicians. On February 12, 2024. Abstracts submissions are CLOSED.    Congrats to all the Chosen Abstracts Below! In order of 4- quick shots, 5 long presentations, and 4 quick shots.  Molly E. Casey DO –Albert Einstein Jefferson "Association Of Acute Rejection And De Novo Renal Cell Carcinoma In Kidney Transplant Recipients: A UNOS Study"

Monday, March 11, 2024


Invited Lecturer- Dr. Pauline Park

Location: 19. S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA
Invited lecturer, Dr. Pauline K. Park from University of Michigan. She is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery and Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Michigan Hospitals.   Presenting: “When a Surgeon's patient needs the ICU”

Friday, May 3, 2024

1:30PM- 9:00PM

2024 Tripartite Meeting

Location: 19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA
The Philadelphia of Academy of Surgery is excited to host the 2024 Tripartite Meeting. This is Annual Joint Meeting and the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Welcomes New York Surgical and Boston Surgical Societies to Philadelphia!  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles W. Schwab from the University of Pennsylvania- Trauma Department

PAS Meeting Photos

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.