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The Cohn-Rives Surgical Society and the LSU Department of Surgery are honored to host Dr. B. Todd Heniford as our 56th Annual Visiting Professor.

Dr. Heniford completed his undergraduate degree and played football at Clemson University.  After attending the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed his surgical residency and Research Fellowship at the University of Louisville and a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He has been on the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic and the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., where he serves as a Professor of Surgery and directs Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Carolinas Hernia Center. 

 

Dr. Heniford is the author of over 440 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and editor of three books.  He and the research fellows he directs have been the recipient of 67 regional, national and international research awards, including a 4-time recipient of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Research Project of the Year Award and 13 Americas Hernia Society Research Awards. He is a multi-time winner of research awards from the American College of Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, and the European Hernia Society. 

 

He has developed successful medical apps, each of which have been downloaded in more than 140 countries and has several international patents to his credit.  Dr. Heniford was the 2014 recipient of the MedStar Georgetown University Lifetime Achievement Award in Surgery, received the American Hernia Society Nyhus-Wantz Career Achievement Award, and has been named “Medical Innovator of the Year” from the Business Journal.  He is a past-President of the American Hernia Society.  Five of Dr. Heniford’s previous trainees have become President of the Americas Hernia Society.

 

Dr. Heniford’s training has included:

 

Clemson University BS 1982-1985

Clemson, South Carolina

 

Medical University of South Carolina MD 1985-1989

Charleston, South Carolina

 

University of Louisville Residency 1989-1995

Louisville, Kentucky in General Surgery

 

University of Louisville Research 1991-1991

Louisville, Kentucky Fellowship

 

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Clinical 1996-1997

 

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Past Visiting Professors

 

HENRY N. HARKINS, M.D.* – 1965
Professor of Surgery, University of Washington J.

 

ENGLEBERT DUNPHY, M.D.* – 1966
Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of California

 

H. WILLIAM SCOTT, JR., M.D.* – 1967
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University

 

WILLIAM D. HOLDEN, M.D.* – 1968
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University

 

RUDOLF NOER, M.D.* – 1969
Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville

 

WILLIAM V. MC DERMOTT, JR., M.D.* – 1970
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital

JAMES V. MALONEY, JR., M.D. – 1971

Professor of Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles

 

RICHARD H. EGDAHL, M.D. – 1972
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Boston University

 

DAVID C. SABISTON, M.D.* – 1973
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Duke University

 

W. DEAN WARREN, M.D.* – 1974
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Emory University

 

CHARLES GARDNER CHILD III, M.D.* – 1975
Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School

 

LLOYD D. MCLEAN, M.D. – 1976
Professor of Surgery, McGill University, Surgeon –in-Chief, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada

LAZAR J. GREENFIELD, M.D. – 1977
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Virginia

 

OLIVER H. BEAHRS, M.D.* – 1978
Consultant in Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Professor of Surgery, Mayo Medical School

 

JOHN S. NAJARIAN, M.D. – 1979
Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota

 

ALEXANDER J. WALT, M.D., Ch.B.* – 1980
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Wayne State University

 

GEORGE L. JORDAN, JR., M.D.* – 1981
Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

 

ARTHUR E. BAUE, M.D. – 1982
Donald Guthrie Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine

 

WILLIAM SILEN, M.D. – 1983
Johnson & Johnson Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Surgeon in Chief, Beth Israel Hospital

ROBERT S. SPARKMAN, M.D.* – 1984
Chief Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center

 

DONALD TRUNKEY, M.D. – 1985
Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

 

ROBERT E. HERMANN, M.D. – 1986
Chairman, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

 

JERRY M. SHUCK, M.D., D.SC. – 1987
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine

MARK M. RAVITCH, M.D.* – 1988
Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

ARTHUR J. DONOVAN, M.D. – 1989
Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California School of Medicine

 

J. ALEX HALLER, JR., M.D. – 1990
Robert Garrett Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins University

 

JOHN SAWYERS, M.D. – 1991
John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

ARLIE MANSBERGER, M.D. – 1992
Professor Emeritus and Chairperson Emeritus, Medical College of Georgia

 

MICHAEL J. ZINNER, M.D. – 1993
The William P. Longmire Jr. Chair in Surgery, Professor and Chairman, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

ROBERT CONDON, M.D.* – 1994
Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

WARD O. GRIFFEN, M.D. – 1995
Professor of Surgery, University of Kentucky

 

EDWARD COPELAND, M.D. – 1996
Professor and Chairman of Surgery, University of Florida

 

WILLIAM C. WOOD, M.D. – 1997
Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Emory University

 

LASALLE D. LEFFALL, JR. M.D. – 1998
Professor of Surgery, Howard University

 

LARRY H. HOLLIER, M.D., F.A.C.S. – 1999
Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center

 

DONALD E. FRY, M.D., F.A.C.S. – 2000
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

JAMES A. O’NEILL, JR., M.D., F.A.C.S. – 2001
J.C. Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

KIRBY I. BLAND, M.D., F.A.C.S. – 2002
Fay Fletcher Kerner Professor of Surgery, Professor and Chairman of Surgery University of Alabama School of Medicine

JACK R PICKLEMAN, M.D. – 2003

Dr. and Mrs. John Igini Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of Medicine

 

RONALD V. MAIER, M.D. – 2004
Professor & Chair of Surgery, University of Washington; Surgeon-in -Chief, Harborview

 

L.D. BRITT, M.D., F.A.C.S. – 2005
Brickhouse Professor & Chairman, Department of Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA Medical Center

BARBARA LEE BASS, M.D. – 2006
Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

BASIL A. PRUITT, JR., M.D. – 2007
Clinical Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Surgery, Trauma, and Emergency Medicine

 

JAMES PATRICK O’LEARY, M.D. – 2008
Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, Florida international University College of Medicine


GEORGE F. SHELDON, M.D. – 2009
Professor of Surgery and Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

JOHN HUNTER, M.D. – 2010
Mackenzie Professor and Chair, Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon

 

JULIE ANN FREISCHLAG, M.D. - 2011 Surgeon-in-Chief John Hopkins Hospital.

 

J. WAYNE MEREDITH, M.D. - 2012
Professor and Chair Department of Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

 

J. DAVID RICHARDSON, M.D. - 2013
Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Louisville Scholl of Medicine

 

MICHAEL L. NANCE, M.D. - 2014
Director Pediatric Trauma Program, Professor of Surgery,
Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

 

Edward A. Levine, MD, FACS – 2015
Professor and Chief, Surgical Oncology Service
Wake Forest University

 

Daniel Scott, MD, FACS – 2016
Frank H. Kidd Jr, MD Distinguished Professor in Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr., M.D., FACS - 2017
Harry E. Stuckenhoff Professor of Surgery
Creighton University School of Medicine

 

Nancy D. Perrier, M.D. - 2018
Harry E. Walker and Ruth Sterling Endowed Professor
M.D. Anderson

FREDERICK R. BENTLEY—2019
Professor & Chair of Surgery, Chairman: Interventional Services
Associate Medical Director for Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Services

 


* Deceased