Emerging and senior leaders from both surgical and non-surgical disciplines who are currently pursuing endeavors that promise to dramatically alter the landscape of care for the surgical patient are invited to speak as part of our monthly Surgical Horizons Seminar Series.


Our 2018-2019 Program

Surgical HorizonsUnless otherwise indicated, lectures are held on Friday afternoons, from 12 noon to 1 pm, on BIDMC's West Campus, Lowry Medical Office Building, 9G Conference Room (9th floor), 110 Francis St, Boston, MA.

We invite you to join us for a stimulating evening that includes a light lunch served at 11:30 am.

Please direct any questions to Susan Hagen, PhD, at shagen@bidmc.harvard.edu.


October 19, 2018

Speaker : Mehmet Toner, PhD
Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Institute for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Massachusetts General Hospital
"Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cells"

November 30, 2018

Speaker : Samir Mitragoti, PhD 
Hiller Professor of Bioengineering and Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
Department of Electrical Engineering, MIT
"Overcoming Biological Barriers for Drug Delivery" 

December 14, 2018

Speaker : Lynn Bry, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School 
Director, Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center
"Clinical Applications of the Microbiome"

January 18, 2019

Speaker : Sekar Kathiresan, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Genomic Medicine, Broad Institute

February 22, 2019

Speaker : Ali Tavakkoli, MD 
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

March 22, 2019

Speaker : James Rodrigue, PhD 
Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair for Clinical Research in Surgery, BIDMC

April 26, 2019

Speaker : Gad A. Getz, PhD 
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Cancer Genome Computational Analysis, Broad Institute and MGH Cancer Center

May 17, 2019

Speaker : Clary Clish, PhD 
Senior Director, Metabolite Profiling and Institute Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

June 21, 2019

Speaker : Arlene H. Sharpe, MD, PhD 
George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Co-Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, HMS
Co-Director, Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases, HMS