Department of Surgery presents the Fifth Annual Surgical Trainees Advancing Research Symposium

Surgical residents from Dartmouth-Hitchcock and medical students from the Geisel School of Medicine are invited to present their original research at the fifth annual Surgical Trainees Advancing Research Symposium (STARS) to be held on April 13th and 14th at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The STARS event, sponsored by the Center for the Evaluation of Surgical Care (CESC) at The Dartmouth Institute, and the Department of Surgery at D-H, promotes interest in surgical health services research among young surgeons through a spirited but supportive competition.

The two-day symposium will include “Dinner With the Stars” featuring invited keynote speaker, Dr. Karl Bilimoria and short presentations from surgical trainees in the form of “quickshots” on Thursday, April 13th from 5:30 – 8 PM in Auditorium F. The symposium will continue the next morning, April 14th at 6:30 AM in Auditorium G with “Rising Stars Presentations” featuring research of the top young surgical investigators.

Keynote speaker this year will be Karl Bilimoria, MD, MS the John B. Murphy Professor of Surgery, a surgical oncologist and a health services and quality improvement researcher at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

The expanded format this year will increase the number of presentations from surgical trainees from eight last year, to approximately fifteen this year. Surgeon judges Drs. Sandra Wong, Kari Rosenkranz, Alexander Iribarne, Joga Ivatury, Florian Schroeck and Philip Goodney will review abstracts and select finalists for each event. The top three “Rising Stars Presentations” will receive a cash prize.

Reservations are required for the Dinner. RSVP to Kayla Moore at