The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Surgery welcomes you to the 2021 Annual Department of Surgery Research Symposium.
This is an exciting gathering of faculty, researchers, fellows, and students. The symposium consists of keynote lectures, oral sessions, quick shot presentations and networking. It promotes the sharing of current research projects, processes and accomplishments and provides the opportunity for research to be reviewed and discussed by peers, faculty and students.
Ronald Maier, MD, FACS, will provide the keynote address. Dr. Maier is an expert in trauma care, emergency surgery and critical care, and he conducts research on clinical approaches to improve survival after severe injuries and life-threatening surgical illness. His presentation, "Precision Medicine in the Injured Patient," will be livestreamed.
Department of Surgery associate professors Lilah Morris-Wiseman, MD, FACS, and Tze-Woei Tan, MBBS, FACS, are this year's invited faculty speakers.
Ronald Maier, MD, FACS is the director of the Regional Trauma Center and surgeon-in-chief at Harborview Medical Center, the Level I Trauma Center in Seattle, WA. Maier obtained his medical degree from Duke University. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Washington, after which he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in immunopathology at the Scripps Research Foundation. Dr. Maier has served in numerous national and international leadership positions and has received numerous honors for his research, teaching and clinical trauma work. Dr. Maier is interested in the critically ill surgical patient, focusing on underlying pathophysiology driving the aberrant host immuno-inflammatory response, and subsequent clinical syndrome of multiple organ failure with its attendant high morbidity and mortality. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles and contributed to and co-edited more than 60 book chapters and books.