Past Mark W. Allam Lectures

The Mark W. Allam Lecture, presented at the annual ACVS Surgery Summit, is named for Mark Whittier Allam, Dean Emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and co-founder of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Dr. Allam was an avid proponent of “one medicine,” the concept that the similarities between human and animal medicine are great and that the two fields can benefit considerably from the discoveries made in each.


Virginia Kraus, MD, PhD
Duke Molecular Physiology Institute at the Duke University School of Medicine
Osteoarthritis: A Case for “One Medicine” between Humans and Animals



Kurt Weiss, MD
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
From Bench to Bovie: Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography and Translational Musculoskeletal Oncology Research



Kelly Posner, PhD
Columbia University
Saving Lives of Veterinarians and Their Families with the Columbia Protocol



Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC
St. Mary’s Medical Center
The Parallels of Deformities and Their Correction Between Dogs and Humans: One Medicine



Michael A. Helmrath, MD, MS
Cincinnati Children’s Colorectal Center
Modeling the Human Intestine