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Join us for this year’s Charles Rob, MD, Visiting Professor Lecture

headshot of Todd E. Rasmussen, MDThursday, November 4
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Case Studies in Vascular Innovation: A Framework for Bench to Bedside Product Delivery

Todd E. Rasmussen, MD
Professor of surgery, Division of vascular and endovascular surgery, Mayo Clinic

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About Dr. Rob

Dr. Charles Rob, a distinguished vascular surgeon and professor of surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, began a 17-year period as chair of the department of surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in 1960. He was dedicated to amalgamating the surgical residency program on a citywide basis with residents at the Genesee Hospital, Rochester General Hospital, Highland Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, Batavia Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and Willard State Hospital. In 1968, the integration of the hospitals’ multiple resident training programs into a single surgery residency at URMC was formalized. During Dr. Rob’s time as chair, the department’s national visibility in vascular surgery rose significantly, particularly because of seminal contributions by Drs. Rob, James DeWeese, and James Adams.

Charles Rob, MD, Visiting Professor Lectureship

With 11 lectures during the past 14 years, the Rob Lecture has attracted world-renowned speakers in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. As former chair of Surgery, Dr. Rob elevated our national profile by creating the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery alongside Dr. James DeWeese, a pioneer in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. Together, they built the Division of Vascular Surgery and the entire Department of Surgery at URMC.

Past speakers
headshot of Alan B. Lumsden, MD2019

“IntroOperative imaging—a glimpse into our future”
Alan B. Lumsden, MD
Walter W. Fondren III Distinguished Endowed Chair
DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center Chair

headshot of Bo Eklof, MD, PhD2018

“Fifty years after fellowship in surgery at U of R—the role of thrombectomy for early thrombus removal in acute iliofemoral DVT”
Bo Eklöf, MD, PhD
Past chair, Vascular Center at University of Hawaii

headshot of Frank W. LoGerfo, MD2017

“Mind, heart, and foot dysfunction in diabetes”
Frank W. LoGerfo, MD
William McDermott Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


headshot of Richard P. Cambria, MD2015

“Carotid bifurcation atherosclerosis: why the controversy”
Richard P. Cambria, MD
Robert R. Linton, MD
Professor of vascular and endovascular surgery, Harvard Medical School
Chief, division of vascular and endovascular surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

headshot of Peter F. Lawrence, MD2014

“The use of simulation in the training of surgical residents and fellows”
Peter F. Lawrence, MD
Wiley Barker Chief of Vascular Surgery
Director, Gonda Vascular Center
Bergman Chair, vascular research, UCLA Medical Center

headshot of Robert M. Zwolak, MD, PhD2013

“Medicare physician payment reform: do RVUs still have value and is the SGR sustainable?”
Robert M. Zwolak, MD, PhD
Professor of surgery, Dartmouth Medical School
Director, noninvasive vascular laboratory
Hitchcock Clinic Chief, Surgery Service VA Medical Center


headshot of Stanley L. Minken, MD2012

“History, physics, and effects of blast injuries”
Stanley L. Minken, MD
Professor of surgery, Uniformed Services, University of Health Sciences
Chief medical officer, Chester River Hospital Center University of Maryland


headshot of Hazim, J. Safi, MD2011

Hazim J. Safi, MD
Professor and chair of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery
University of Texas



headshot of Jack L. Cronenwett, MD2010

“A regional registry for quality improvement in vascular surgery: the New England vascular study group”
Jack L. Cronenwett, MD
Leonard Heaton-David Packard Professor
Deputy chairman, department of surgery
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


headshot of Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS, DMCC, (COL, MC, USA, RET)2009

“Charles G. Rob and military vascular surgery”
Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS, DMCC (COL, MC, USA, RET)
Professor and chair of surgery
Director, Vietnam Vascular Registry
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences


headshot of Allyn G. May, MD2008

“The life and deeds of Charles Granville Rob, third chief of surgery of the University of Rochester Medical Center”
Allyn G. May, MD
Vascular surgeon, Piedmont Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery