Louis F. Jermain M.D. Memorial Lectureship honors first Dean of Marquette University School of Medicine
Jan. 29, 2013 College News - The fourth annual Louis F. Jermain M.D. Memorial Lectureship will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 a.m., in conjunction with the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Amir K. Jaffer, MD, MBA, Professor of Medicine and the Senior Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine and the Assistant Chief Medical Officer at Rush University Medical Center, will give a presentation titled, Perioperative Management of Old and New Antithrombotic Therapies for Non-Cardiac Surgery.
The lecture will be given in the Froedtert Hospital Helfaer Auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend.
Dr. Jaffer is also the Division Chief of the newly formed Division of Hospital Medicine. He is a nationally and internationally recognized for his work in hospital medicine, perioperative medicine and anticoagulation. He is extremely passionate about improving care and systems in the hospital.
This annual event was established to honor Dr. Louis F. Jermain, the first Dean of the Marquette University School of Medicine (which later became the Medical College of Wisconsin) and the first internal medicine specialist in the State of Wisconsin. Dr. Jermain served as Dean from 1913-1926, and was knighted by Pope Pius XI on August 4, 1925, as a Knight of St. Gregory, for his pioneering work in the field of medicine and medical education, as well as his commitment to establishing the medical school.
The Medical College’s Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine is responsible for coordinating the event. Funding for the event was provided by Dr. Jermain’s family.