So, You Want to Be a Surgeon Scientist

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 - 8:45 am

CME Credit Hours: 1.25

Recent studies have indicated that the grant success rate and overall funding awarded to surgeons has decreased significantly over the last decade. However, patient care has become steadily more complex, and the involvement of surgeons in research has never been more critical. In order to establish a successful research program, surgeons must be able to manage practice, skill development, and a budding research enterprise. This session is designed to provide colon and rectal surgeons with insight regarding the establishment of a laboratory and practice. Spanning health services research to basic laboratory science and more, this session is intended to provide nuts and bolts advice on establishing and building a research footprint that will allow the surgeon-scientist to expand their impact on patient care beyond their own patients to all our patients.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the framework and infrastructure needed to build their research program
  2. Identify and effectively utilize support and mentorship relationships
  3. Identify and overcome hurdles to submitting grant applications


Jonathan Mitchem, MD, Columbia, MO

Lillias Holmes Maguire, MD, Ann Arbor, MI
7:30 am               
Lillias Maguire, MD, Ann Arbor, MI
7:35 am           
Basic/Translational Science: It’s not Nimh
J. Joshua Smith, MD, PhD, New York, NY
7:50 am           
Health Services: Using Patient Data to Improve Patient Outcomes
Jessica Cohan, MD, MAS, Salt Lake City, Utah
8:05 am           
Clinical Trials: Getting it to the Patients
Vlad Simianu, MD, MPH, Seattle, WA
8:20 am           
Maintaining funding: Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Emina Huang, MD, Dallas, TX
8:35 am           
The Triple Threat isn’t Dead. Panel Discussion, Question and Answer
Lillias Maguire MD, Ann Arbor, MI
Jonathan Mitchem MD, Columbia, MO
8:45 am