This year's Longmire Scientific Day will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 in the Tamkin Auditorium at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
The 2017 Longmire Visiting Professor will be Dr. Pedro del Nido
Dr. del Nido graduated with honors in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin and received his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He completed his General Surgery residency at Boston University in 1982, and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto in 1985. He then trained as a Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. After completing residency, Dr. del Nido began his career at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and in 1989 went to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He returned to Boston in 1994 to work at Boston Children’s Hospital, and became Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery in 2003. He was appointed William E. Ladd Professor of Child Surgery at Harvard Medical School in 2004.
Dr. del Nido’s clinical interests are in congenital valve reconstruction and also recruitment of the hypoplastic left heart for two-ventricle physiology. His laboratory research work aims to develop techniques for performing reconstructive surgery inside the beating heart using 3-D echocardiography guidance. This project is a research partnership with engineering laboratories and industry and proposes to design and implement new technology and instrumentation to facilitate beating heart repair of intracardiac defects, thus obviating the need for open heart surgery.
2016 Longmire Scientific Day
Dr. Ignazio R. Marino, MD, ScD, was the 2016 Longmire Visiting Professor and the 30th Visiting Professor that the Longmire Surgical Society has hosted. Dr. Marino delievered his keynote address " Transplantation: From the OR to the Eternal City". Dr. Marino is a distinguished liver transplant surgeon and former Mayor of Rome.
2015 Longmire Scientific Day
Dr L.D. Britt. was the 2015 Longmire Visiting Professor. Dr. Britt has had a long and distinguished career and is currently serving as the Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman of Surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is a past-President of the American College of Surgeons and the Southern Surgical Association, and has served on the boards of multiple surgical and research groups. His awards include the prestigious Distinguished Service Medal from the Uniformed Services Universities of Health Science.
2014 Longmire Scientific Day
Dr. Leslie Blumgart served as the 2014 Longmire Visiting Professor. Residents and fellows from multiple divisions presented research abstracts as well as poster presentations. Following the presentations, Dr. Blumgart delivered his keynote address "Art, Social Structure and Surgery in the Victorian Era." In addition to the excellent research session, members and guests attended the Annual Longmire Surgical Society Dinner which was held at the beautiful Casa Del Mar Hotel.