Bernard Zimmermann, MD, Visiting Professor Lectureship

Bernard Zimmermann, MD became the first chairman of the Department of Surgery at West Virginia University in 1960. During his 13 years in this position, he simultaneously maintained an active research laboratory, recruited competent, able faculty members and developed an excellent surgical residency program. During the course of his career, Barney's insatiable curiosity for the unexplained produced many significant contributions, both laboratory and clinical, to knowledge in surgery...in electrolyte balance in postoperative patients, the role of the adrenal gland, the intricacies of antidiuretic hormone, the endocrine functions of the pancreas, the repair of iatrogenic biliary tract injuries...his profound intellect, his underlying warmth, his willingness to help and his dedicated interest in their welfare was soon recognized by all whom he touched. Transactions of the American Surgical Association, 1984.


Past Visiting Professors

  • 2018 Melinda R. Kibbe, MD, FACS, FAHA
    Colin G. Thomas, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery 
    University of North Carolina
  • 2016 Gary Dunnington, MD
    Jay L. Grosfeld Professor of Surgery Chairman
    Department of Surgery Indiana University School of Medicine
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  • 2014 Amy Halverson, MD
    Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Gastrointestinal and Oncologic Surgery, Chicago, IL
  • 2013 John R. Potts, III, MD, FACS
    Professor of Surgery; Senior Vice President for Surgical Education (ACGME) - Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, IL
  • 2012 Robert M. Goldstein, MD, Director
    Liver Pancreas Disease Center; Assistant Director, Transplant Institute
    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • 2010 Wiley W. “Chip” Souba, Jr., MD, ScD, MBA
    Dean, College of Medicine and Vice-President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences
    Professor of Surgery, Columbus, OH
  • 2009 Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, Professor of Surgery 
    The William Stewart Halsted, Professor and Chair
    The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2008 Goran Klintmalm, MD 
    Professor and Chair, Director of Transplant Service
    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • 2007 Robert S. Rhodes, MD 
    Associate Executive Director; American Board of Surgery and Director of Evaluation
    Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 Victor Fazio, MB, MS, FRACS, FACS, FRCS 
    Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery; Vice Chair, Division of Surgery
    The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2005 Timothy C. Flynn, MD
    Professor and Associate Dean
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2004 Edward B. Diethrich, MD  
    Medical Director and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery; Founder of the Arizona Heart Institute
    Phoenix, AZ
  • 2003 Keith D. Lillemoe, MD
    Professor and Vice-Chairman; Department of Surgery
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • 2002 David L. Dunn, MD 
    Jay Phillips Professor and Chairman of Surgery
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2001 Michael G. Sarr, MD
    Chairman, Division of General and GI Surgery
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN