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  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Jacques Van Dam, MD, PhD, Director of USC Digestive Health Center, Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar), Keck School of Medicine

    Talk Title: Technical Advances in Clinical Medicine

    Biography: Dr. Van Dam is an internationally recognized expert in therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy. He specializes in treating patients with gastrointestinal cancer but also manages patients with benign conditions such as common bile duct stones, large colon polyps, Barrett\'s esophagus, and acute/chronic pancreatitis. Professor Van Dam has been invited to give lectures and/or live demonstrations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. An expert in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) he was one of the first to perform endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS). He teaches these and other advanced procedures as part of USC\'s ACGME-approved fellowship training program.

    Collaborating with American industry partners and the Chinese Ministry of Health, Dr. Van Dam is currently leading an international effort to train Chinese physicians in these very same life-saving procedures. Professor Van Dam is an active clinical researcher who has published more than 300 peer reviewed scientific papers, reviews and editorials, books, book chapters and abstracts. He holds more than 20 patents and has won numerous awards including the AMA\'s Inspirational Physician Award (2014) and the ASGE\'s Distinguished Service Award (2015). Dr. Van Dam is Past President of both the Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has been named TOP DOCTOR by Pasadena and Los Angeles Magazine. Dr. Van Dam was recently honored by USC by being named a \"Clinical Scholar\" in the Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine.

    Host: Qifa Zhou

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta


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