“The Surgeon Talks! – Before and After the Knife”
The date for the 5th Annual McClellan Lecture was October 17, 2015, at Chism Auditorium, Hall of Music, Whitman College. Our speaker was David Roland Byrd, MD.
Dr Byrd is the Chief of Section for Surgical Oncology (cancer surgery) at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was the surgeon who introduced in the Northwest use of the now-routine sentinel-node biopsy technique. A graduate of Tulane University Medical School, he is board-certified in general surgery (residency at the University of Washington) and has completed a surgical fellowship in cancer treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is renowned not only for his expertise in the surgical treatment of a number of different cancers, but also for his dedication to the teaching and support of surgical residents. His concern for patients with cancer extends beyond the technical aspects of their surgical care, to say the least, and for this, too, he has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues in all specialties.
Video of the lecture: