System Surgery Grand Rounds focuses on healthcare disparities


By Barry Mann, MD, Chief Academic Officer


On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 L. D. Britt, MD, MPH, delivered System Surgery Grand Rounds on the topic of Healthcare Disparities: America’s Greatest Challenge. The presentation at Lankenau Medical Center was videoconferenced to Bryn Mawr, Paoli and Riddle Hospitals.

LMC-Britt eventDr. Britt is the Henry Ford Professor and Edward J. Brickhouse Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the East Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. A past President of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Britt is the first African-American to hold an endowed chair in surgery in the United States.

As part of the visiting professorship, on the evening before the Grand Rounds, a diverse audience of 60 from across Main Line Health attended a dinner in Dr. Britt’s honor at LMC. The dinner, “A Conversation with L.D. Britt, MD, MPH,” featured presentations to Dr. Britt on Food Insecurity and the Delema Deaver Farm, the Medical Students Health Advocates Program, the Health Career Academy Program, and the MLH Initiative for Diversity, Respect and Inclusion.

Attendees were inspired by Dr. Britt’s discussion of these Main Line Health projects.

Presenters at the dinner event included (from left in photo) Chinwe Onyekere, System Administrator, GME; Barry Mann, MD, MLH Chief Academic Officer; Dr. Britt, Eleanora Robinson, MS3 (PCOM); Joanna Dauber, MS2 (PCOM); Paulina Ramirez, MS2 (Drexel); Allison Hilaire, Clinical Manager, Lankenau Clinical Care Center; Andrew Canakis MS3 (PCOM); and Chidinma Tiko-Okoye, MD, PGY1 Surgery.


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