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Washington, DC - Surgery

  • Busboys and Poets - 5th and K 1025 5th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)

We're partnering with Springer Nature for this show in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2016! We'll present five amazing stories from surgeons and patients.

This is a free, sponsored event. Register below to reserve your spot. 

Stories by:

Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS is Professor of Surgery at the University of Florida Jacksonville and the Director of Research for the Department of Surgery. She is originally from Detroit, MI, a product of Head Start and local public schools.  Dr. Crandall obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Neurobiology from U.C. Berkeley and attended medical school at the Charles R. Drew/U.C.L.A program in Los Angeles. She finished her General Surgery residency at Rush University & Cook County Hospital in 2001.  In 2003, Dr. Crandall completed a Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA, where she also obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington.  She spent 12 years at Northwestern University in Chicago, where she held faculty appointments in both Surgery and Preventive Medicine.  She is currently a member of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at UF-Jacksonville.  Dr. Crandall performs emergency general and trauma surgery, staffs the SICU, and is an active health services researcher.  She has published extensively in the areas of injury risk factors and outcomes, disparities, geographic information systems in trauma research, gun violence, and violence prevention.  


Robert B. Lim, MD is a General Surgeon on active duty in the United States Army. He specializes in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, which includes robotics, single-incision laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery. He did his fellowship training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. His academic career focuses on obesity care, surgical education, surgical simulation, and patient safety. He is on the Board of Governors at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery and holds the rank of Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Lim founded the Society of Military Surgeons and produced the first ever tri-service military surgical symposium in 2014. He has been deployed to the combat zone 5 times including the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003. He has served on Forward Surgical Teams, in the Combat Hospitals, and on the GHOST-T surgical team (Golden Hour Offset of Surgical Trauma-Team) with the Special Forces. He helped revitalize the Excelsior Surgical Society, which is a tri-service military society that originated during World War II under the guidance of Winston Churchill.


Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD peer-to-peer specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, speaker for TEDx and RAINN, health advocate, survivor, award-winning actress, and playwright, eagerly sharing the lessons learned from trauma and has brought out the stories that unite us all through her writing, mixed media art, performance and inspirational speaking.

As the writer, director and star of the Gutless & Grateful, her one-woman autobiographical musical, she's toured theatres across the country, earning accolades since it’s BroadwayWorld Award-nominated NYC debut. As a visual artist, her works have been featured in esteemed solo exhibitions, and her mixed media workshops emphasize creativity as an essential mindset.



Earlier Event: September 29
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Later Event: October 18
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