Dr. Alec Patterson, Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will be the speaker. Patterson is the director of lung transplantation at Washington University and president-elect of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He has served as associate editor of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the American Journal of Transplantation and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He has written more than 375 papers and 60 book chapters.
Patterson will also address recent changes in cardiothoracic surgery training.
The lecture will be April 1 at 8 a.m. in the education center of the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU. The institute is at 115 Heart Drive on the campus of the Brody School of Medicine.
Sealy was a pioneering cardiothoracic surgeon who taught for many years at Duke University and was on the faculty at ECU when he died in 2001. The Sealy Lecture is co-sponsored by ECHI, the ECU Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and the ECU Department of Surgery.