Author and Quality Expert to Give Lillehei Lecture

C. Walton Lillehei Lecture


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom

The 2017 C. Walton Lillehei lecturer will be Samer Nashef, MD, PhD, author of The Naked Surgeon: The Power and Peril of Transparency in Medicine. He will provide an overview of quality initiatives and their unintended consequences.


Samer Nashef, MD, PhD

Dr. Nashef is a Consultant Surgeon at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He practices all types of cardiac surgery, with a special interest in minimally invasive coronary bypass, mitral repair, and surgery for atrial fibrillation. He also is interested in surgery of the aorta and operations for congenital heart problems in adults.

He has many research interests, a major one being measuring and monitoring the quality of surgical treatment. Dr. Nashef co-developed the EuroSCORE risk-assessment system.

The Lillehei lecture honors C. Walton Lillehei, MD, one of the world’s preeminent cardiac surgeons who was considered to be the “father of open heart surgery.”

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