The 12th annual George C. Kaiser Lecture will be held at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Lecture Hall 1 of Schwitalla Hall. Joseph Zwischenberger, M.D., will present "The Artificial Lung: A New Inspiration."
Zwischenberger is the Johnston-Wright Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and director of the University of Kentucky Transplant Center.
He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Medicine and completed his internship and residencies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
George C. Kaiser, M.D., is professor emeritus and former chief of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Division at Saint Louis University. Kaiser began his surgical career in St. Louis in 1963 as an assistant professor of Surgery where he contributed to the medical community and to SLU history as part of the team conducting the first heart transplant and first artificial heart placement at the University.
He has lead research teams through cardiac studies funded internally, by corporations, and the National Institutes of Health. Kaiser served as director of the Thoracic Surgery Training Program sending excellent physicians to both private and academic careers. He has served as an officer on numerous boards and medical societies including presidential terms with the Missouri Heart Association, St. Louis Surgical Society, St. Louis Thoracic Surgical Society, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He retired from practice in 1997.