John S. Ikonomidis, MD to Deliver 2015 Kent Trinkle Education Lecture

September 28, 2015 | By More
John S. Ikonomidis, MD

John S. Ikonomidis, MD (2015 Kent Trinkle Education Lecturer)

In honor of J. Kent Trinkle, MD’s (STSA President, 1981-82) remarkable dedication to student education, a cardiothoracic surgery Program Director is selected each year to discuss their training program during the STSA Annual Meeting General Session.

STSA President, John H. Calhoon, MD, selected John S. Ikonomidis, MD to deliver the 2015 Kent Trinkle Education Lectureship during the upcoming STSA 62nd Annual Meeting. The 62nd Annual Meeting will take place November 4-7 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The preregistration deadline is October 13.

Dr. Ikonomidis’ Kent Trinkle Education Lecture is titled “Integrating the Integrated Program: The MUSC Experience” and will take place on Friday, November 6 at 10:30 am in Grand Harbor Ballroom North.

Dr. Ikonomidis is currently the Horace G. Smithy Professor, Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The Kent Trinkle Education Lectureship was established in 1993. Previous lecturers include:

  • 1993 – Benson R. Wilcox, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1994 – George C. Kaiser, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1995 – J. Kent Trinkle, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1996 – Irving L. Kron, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1997 – William A. Baumgartner, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1998 – Donald C. Watson, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1999 – Fred A. Crawford, Jr., Charleston, South Carolina
  • 2000 – Robert A. Guyton, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2001 – Joel D. Cooper, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2002 – W. Steves Ring, Dallas, Texas
  • 2003 – Walter G. Wolfe, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2004 – Joseph Coselli, Houston, Texas
  • 2005 – Neal Kon, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 2006 – Joe B. Putnam, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2007 – Walter H. Merrill, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2008 – Curtis Tribble, Gainsville, Florida
  • 2009 – Irving L. Kron, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 2010 – Michael R. Mill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 2011 – John H. Calhoon, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2012 – Bartley P. Griffith, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2013 – Michael Argenziano , New York, New York
  • 2014 – Mark S. Slaugher, Lousiville, Kentucky

Make your plans now to attend Dr. Ikonomidis’ 2015 Kent Trinkle Education Lecture during the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting General Session on Friday, November 6 at 10:30 am in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

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