Robert M. Rogers, MD – Lectureship

The Robert M. Rogers Lectureship was established in 2001 to honor the career of Dr. Robert M. Rogers, the former Chief and Professor of Medicine of the PACCM Division. Among Dr. Rogers’ many accomplishments, this lectureship highlights his longstanding commitment to physician education and fellowship training. Each year the speaker is chosen by the fellows of the PACCM Training Program.

2019 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: G.R. Scott Budinger, MD

  • June 14, 2019: “Understanding Aging Through the Prism of Alveolar Macrophages”

G.R. Scott Budinger is the Ernest S. Bazley Professor of Airway Diseases and the Division Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

2018 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Bruce R. Pitt, PhD

  • June 8, 2018: “Fellow Traveler with PACCM: From A to Z(inc)”

Bruce R. Pitt, PhD is a Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health, Bioengineering, and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh.

2017 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Sharon I. Rounds, MD

  • June 9, 2017: “Smoking and ARDS”

Sharon Rounds, MD is a Professor of Medicine and of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown Medical School.

2016 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

  • June 10, 2016:  “Cytoprotection and Therapeutics in Lung Disease:
    From Gaseous Molecules to Autophagy”

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD is the Interim Dean and Sanford I. Weill Chairman and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.

2015 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD

  • June 12, 2015:  “Management of IPF: Where Are We Today?”

Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD is the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professorship in Internal Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

2014 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Patricia W. Finn, MD

  • June 6, 2014:  “Emerging Immune Pathways: A Career in Academic Medicine”

Patricia W. Finn, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Chair in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

2013 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Joe G.N. Garcia, MD

  • June 7, 2013:  “Using Systems Biology to Personalize Critical Care”

Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, is the Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. Dr. Garcia is also the Director of the Institute for Personalized Respiratory Medicine, founder/president of Aqualung Therapeutics, and the Earl M. Bane Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Bioengineering at UIC.

2012 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Serpil Erzurum, MD

  • June 1, 2012:  “Cellular Respiration in Lung Diseases”

Dr. Erzurum is a Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Drpartment of Pathobiology at the Lerner Research Institute. She is also the Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Asthma Institute and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Unit. 

2011 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH

  • June 3, 2011:  “Integrating Palliative and Critical Care: Opportunities for Quality Improvement”

Dr. Curtis is a Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Section at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is also the Head of Harborview Medical Center and the Director of the Harborview/University of Washington End-of-life Care Research Program.

2010 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Charles Natanson, MD

  • June 4, 2010:  “Pitfalls in Clinical Trial Design in Critically Ill Patients”

Dr. Natanson is a Senior Investigator and Head of the Anesthesia Section in the Critical Care Medicine Department at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

2009 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Galen B. Toews, MD

  • May 29, 2009:  “Pulmonary Fibroproliferative Disorders: A Playground of Progenitor Cells ”

Dr. Toews is a Professor of Internal Medicine, the Chief of the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

2007 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Aron B. Fisher, MD

  • June 1, 2007:  “The Important Role of Peroxiredoxin VI, a Novel Bi-functional Enzyme, in Lung Anti-oxidant Defense and Surfactant Homeostasis ”

Dr. Fisher is a Professor of Physiology and Environmental Medicine, a Professor of Medicine, and the Director of the Institute for Environmental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2006 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Richard J. Martin, MD

  • June 2, 2006:  “Asthma is an Infectious Disease”

Dr. Martin is a Professor of Medicine and the Head of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center.  He is also the Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine, National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado.

2005 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker:  James C. Hogg, MD, PhD

  • June 10, 2005: “Small Airways Revisited, the Nature of Airflow Limitation in COPD”

Dr. Hogg is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia, as well as the founder of the iCapture Centre for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research in Vancouver, British Columbia.

2004 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker:  Adam Wanner, MD

  • June 1, 2004: “Hormonal Regulations of Airway Blood Flow”

Dr. Wanner is the Division Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, as well as the Joseph Weintraub Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

2003 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker:  Michael A. Matthay, MD

  • June 5, 2003: “Resolution of Pulmonary Edema: New Insights”

Dr. Matthay is a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesia at the University of California at San Francisco and a Senior Associate at the Cardiovascular Research Institute. He is also the Director of the Critical Care Medicine Training in the Department of Medicine and Associate Director of the Intensive Care Unit at the University of California at San Francisco.

2002 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker: Marvin I. Schwarz, MD

  • Apr 26, 2002: ” Fibroproliferation: A New Therapeutic Target for the Treatment of IPF”

Dr. Schwarz is The James C. Campbell Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Head, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado.

2001 Robert M. Rogers Lectureship
Speaker:  Leonard Hudson, MD

  • May 3, 2001: ” Ventilator Induced Lung Injury”

Dr. Hudson provided the inaugural Rogers’ lectureship. Dr. Hudson is a Professor of Medicine and the head of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington.

Dr. Scott Budinger with Dr. Alison Morris, Dr. Bryan McVerry, and PACCM fellows after the 2019 lecture.

Fellows with Dr. Bruce Pitt after the 2018 lecture.

Fellows with Dr. Sharon Rounds after the 2017 lecture.

Fellows with Augustine M.K. Choi after the 2016 lecture.

Fellows with Talmadge E. King, Jr. after the 2015 lecture.

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