Holman Lecture & Research Day

June 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
David and Joan Traitel Building at the Hoover Institution

The Holman Lecture Series and Research Day commemorates the life and accomplishments of Founding Department Chair Emile Frederic Holman, MD.

From 11AM – 5PM, we will showcase the depth and breadth of research by our trainees at poster and abstract presentations.

Following the research symposium, all are invited to attend the 20th Annual Holman Lecture. This year, the Stanford Department of Surgery welcomes Dr. Paul Cederna to the 20th annual Holman Lecture. Dr. Cederna, who is Chief of the Section of Plastic Surgery and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, will discuss engineering and surgical developments to optimize prosthetic rehabilitation for patients sustaining limb loss.

The Poster Session will be held in Blount Hall, while the Scientific Program and Lecture will be held in the Hauck Auditorium. Reception to immediately follow on the Fairweather Courtyard.

Schedule (Tentative)

11:00-12:00 Poster Session
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00-5:00 Abstract Presentations
5:00-6:00 20th Annual Holman Lecture

Speaker: Paul Cederna, MD
Title: The Bionic Man: Not Too Far Away
There are over 1,800,000 people living with limb loss in the United States. Functional restoration for these patients is severely limited by the ability to provide them with a prosthetic device that moves intuitively and provides sensory feedback. We have pursued a combination of engineering and surgical developments to optimize prosthetic rehabilitation for these patients sustaining limb loss.

About Dr. Cederna: Paul S. Cederna, MD is the Robert Oneal Professor of Plastic Surgery, Chief of the Section of Plastic Surgery, and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan who specializes in reconstruction of complex wounds. By combining his clinical training in general surgery, microsurgery, and plastic surgery and background in biomedical engineering, he is able to incorporate creative solutions with technically challenging operations to solve the most difficult problems resulting from trauma, cancer, or burns.

Academically, Dr. Cederna has a very active research enterprise directing the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Dr. Cederna has received more than $28,000,000 in direct research funding, authored over 185 scientific manuscripts, published 22 book chapters, presented his work over 700 times at national and international meetings, and has been asked to give over 350 extramural presentations. He has received over 68 national research awards.

Dr. Cederna has been President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation, Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Research Council, President of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve, President of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons, and is the Vice-Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.