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32nd Annual Resident Research Symposium

Kao Pic 1Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS, FACS
2019 Dunphy Professor


The J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Symposium is an annual event which showcases the research of residents, fellows and medical students in the Department of Surgery, and honors the life and accomplishments of J. Engelbert Dunphy, M.D., a legendary surgeon and a former chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

  • 8:00 am - Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - Resident Presentations
  • 2:15 pm - Keynote Lecture: "Academic Surgery and the Art of the Pivot", by Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS
  • 3:30 pm - Awards Presentation


UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
William and Susan Oberndorf Auditorium
1855 4th Street, room A1602B (first floor)
San Francisco, CA 94158

Parking in nearby UCSF parking garages will be validated upon request. 

Questions? Please contact the Surgery Education Office at (415) 476-1239 or email the event coordinator:


About the 2019 Dunphy Professor

Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS is Professor and Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Director of the Memorial Hermann Red Duke Texas Trauma Institute. She holds the Jack H. Mayfield, MD, Chair in Surgery, and she is also the Vice Chair for Research and Faculty Development and is one of two Vice Chairs for Quality for the Department of Surgery. She is faculty for the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program at UTHealth, and she is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Surgical Trials and Evidence-based Practice (C-STEP).

Since its initiation, C-STEP has graduated 10 residents with Master of Science Degrees and has six more in the pipeline. Dr. Kao is a past president of the Association for Academic Surgery and she is the current president of the Association for Academic Surgery Foundation. She is on the editorial boards of Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS), Surgical Infections, and American College of Surgeons General Surgery News. She is the social media editor and a deputy editor for JACS. Dr. Kao’s interests include quality improvement, dissemination and implementation research, and development of a learning healthcare system and learning healthcare scholars. She is the director of a 30-hospital statewide surgical collaborative, the Texas Alliance for Surgical Quality. 

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