The Robert N. McClelland Lectureship
The Robert N. McClelland Lectureship was established in 1990 by the Chief Residents to honor all the surgical faculty, past, present and future, for their excellence in teaching. The teaching faculty of the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is recognized as a key component to the success of the surgical residency program at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the University affiliated hospitals.
The annual lecture is named for Robert N. McClelland, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Surgery.
Dr. McClelland was the first faculty member to hold the Alvin Baldwin, Jr. Chair in Surgery, an endowment designated for support of surgical education. He has received more than 16 other awards over his long career — most of them related to teaching.
His influence as a medical educator extends beyond UT Southwestern into surgical training programs throughout the country. He originated, edited and published the Selected Readings in General Surgery, a reading program for residents in general surgery used across the U.S. Prior to his retirement, he transferred this program to the American College of Surgeons where it still continues.
The Distinguished Alumnus Lecture was begun in 1994 to honor a Parkland Surgical Society member who has accomplished many outstanding achievements throughout the years.
Past McClelland Lectures
1991 Alexander J. Walt, M.B., CH.B. - “Graduate Medical Education: Politics and Perestroika”
1992 David C. Sabiston, Jr., M.D. - “Surgery of the Coronary Circulation: 1992”
1993 G. Tom Shires, M.D. - “Trauma 1993”
1994 Ward O. Griffen, Jr., M.D. - “The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Surgical Education”
1995 Robert E. Condon, M.D. - “Repair of Recurrent and Complex Ventral Hernias”
1996 Donald D. Trunkey, M.D. - “A Random Stroll Around Healthcare Reform”
1997 Jerry M. Shuck, M.D. - “Bandwagons, Pendulums and Other Phenomena”
1998 Jack Pickleman, M.D. - “Resident Selection in the 90’s: Gestalt or Science”
1999 Ronald C. Jones, M.D. - “Medical Schools, Hospitals, Physicians and the Dallas Community 1891- 1999”
2000 Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D. - “What Academic Medicine Needs To Do To Survive and Why Should I Care?
2001 Z. H. Lieberman, M.D. - “Surgery – The Ideal Profession”
2002 William Turner, M.D. - “Small Bowel Obstruction: The Clifton Bridge Revisited”
2003 Blake Cady, M.D. - “Controversies in the Biological Aspects and Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer: A Model for Basic Surgical Oncological Principles”
2004 William H. Snyder, M.D. - “A Matter of Trust: The Brave Journey of a Sea Captain and His Surgeons”
2005 Richard C. Thirlby, M.D. – “Advances in the Treatment of Rectal Cancer”
2006 Merrick I. Ross, M.D. - “Melanoma: New Staging – New Treatments”
2007 Karen R. Borman, M.D - "Wanted: A Healthcare Policy Mantra for Surgeons"
2008 John A. Weigelt, M.D. – “Surgical Education: Changing Times”
2009 Gary Purdue, M.D. - “Does Father Know Best? The Surgical Conundrum”
2010 Mary McCarthy, M.D. - “Acute Care Surgery: The Future of General Surgery”
2011 R. James Valentine, M.D. - “It Is Not Your Father’s Residency”
2012 Jason B. Fleming, M.D. - “Drive: What Makes Us Surgeons”
2013 John Cargile, M.D. – “When the Surgeon is the Patient”