Surgery Grand Rounds

12th Annual Arnold S. Leonard Endowed Lecture in Pediatric Surgery - Empowering Change: The Intersection of Advocacy, Activism, and Leadership in Surgery with Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD

Professor and Surgeon-in-Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Robert J. Izant, Jr MD, Endowed Chair
Co-Founder & Director of the AntiFragility Initiative
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital/University Hospitals
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Dr. Leonard, an outstanding Minnesota-born and worldwide medical pioneer, has been a surgeon specializing in pediatric surgery from 1956 to 2006. He earned 4 degrees from the University of Minnesota, a BA, BS, MD, and Ph.D., all in 11 years, with 2 of those years serving his country in the US Navy. He subsequently received his Pediatric Surgical training at Columbus Children's Hospital under the tutelage of another U of M graduate, Dr. Clatworthy.

Dr. Leonard's accomplishments in Pediatric Surgery are numerous. A founding member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, he was among the first group of founders to take the specialty boards in Pediatric Surgery.

In addition, he served on numerous national and international committees that propelled Pediatric Surgery well into the forefront of all Pediatric Subspecialties. He has given over 60 national and international talks and authored over 270 peer-reviewed publications.

Event Details
7:30am - 8:30am

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