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Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Skepticism and creativity in surgery

Presenter Details
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Alberto Peña, MD
Pediatric Colorectal Surgeon and Founder/Director of the International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care
Children's Hospital Colorado

Peña, a Mexico City native, is a world-renown practicing pediatric surgeon, professor of surgery, author, editor and speaker.

In 1982 he published an innovative approach for the treatment of anorectal malformations in children. In 2005 he founded and became the director of the Colorectal Center of Children at the Department of Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as well as professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati.

During his career, Peña has published five books, 87 textbook chapters, 201 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has been a guest speaker and visiting professor 474 times around the world.

He is the recipient of the William E. Ladd Medal (2008), Coe Medal Award (2002), Rehbein Medal (2015), Robert E. Gross Award (1985) and has received 16 honorary fellowships or memberships from surgical colleges and associations around the world.

Learning Objectives

Overall Series Objectives:

  • Incorporate into practice intraoperative teaching and feedback to improve operative performance.
  • Incorporate cutting-edge surgical techniques and patient management strategies. 
  • Incorporate into practice results from recent randomized-controlled trials/studies.
  • Communicate operative knowledge effectively to peers.
CME Credit/Disclaimer

Accreditation Statement:
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Statement(s): All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

8:00 am to 9:00 am
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 8:00am


Tucson area
Arizona Health Sciences Center
Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724


Lindsey Aragon
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Surgery
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