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Register today for the next Cleveland Surgical Society Virtual Meeting March 9, 2021

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March 9, 2021

Cleveland Surgical Society Proudly Presents


Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd


Management of Gastrointestinal Failure: From Surgical Innovation to Gut Transplantation

Dr. Abu-Elmagd is a distinguished surgeon who specializes in intestinal transplantation. He is currently in practice at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Just few of his many significant accomplishments include contribution to the field of portal hypertensive surgery, and has a leading role in the development of intestinal and multivisceral transplantation in humans with standardization of surgical techniques, immunosuppressive strategies and postoperative management.

In addition, he has introduced novel surgical techniques for the management of patients with gut failure due to complex abdominal pathology and complicated gastric bypass surgery.

He is a surgical educator, researcher , author and has been an invited lecturer at over 150 events.

The mission of the Cleveland Surgical Society is to improve the science and art of surgery and the interchange of medical knowledge and information, to promote research to improve the quality and safety of surgery and surgical procedures and to engage in scientific or educational  programs for the benefit of the surgeons and medical community of Northeastern Ohio.

Donald M Glover MD

Donald M Glover, MD

Founding member and First President of the Cleveland Surgical Society - 1949. From the Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio (1955) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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William Halsted, MD

January 12, 2021


68th Annual Resident Essay Contest
May 2021

The Resident Essay Contest is the hallmark event of the Society.  Instituted in 1954, this forum encourages presentation of research and clinical topics by medical student, residents and fellows from the regional academic programs.

Resident Essay Contest

Our History

Cleveland War Memorial Fountain

Sculpted by Marshall Fredericks (1908-98), the memorial is the inspiration for the Society logo.  (Scott Shaw, The Plain Dealer, May 2008)

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