John L. Cameron’s Greatest Legacy Keith D. Lillemoe, MD Keywords: John L. Cameron, surgical leadership THE HOPKINS’ TRADITION OF DEVELOPING LEADERS (Ann Surg 2018;267:S26–S28) The legacy of the Johns Hopkins Hospital of producing surgical leaders goes back to 1899 and the early days of the hospital, henever I’m asked to identify the greatest impact of John with the first Chair of Surgery, William Stewart Halsted. Although W Cameron’s nearly 60-year career at Johns Hopkins, I pause for Halsted was known for many surgical and scientific innovations, a moment. Is it his personal contribution to patient care including arguably his greatest and longest lasting contribution was developing now over 2380 Whipple procedures over the course of his career? Is it a system of surgical training which still exists today, albeit in a the clinical and research advances that his team have contributed to modified form. The products of his residency program, both as the field of pancreatic surgery over the 3 decades since he became the Chief Residents (n ¼ 17) and Assistant Residents (n ¼ 55), became Chair at Hopkins in 1984? Is it the impact he has had on generations early academic department chairs or developed their own
Annals of Surgery – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Feb 1, 2018
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