David A. Rothenberger Lecture Series

10th Annual Rothenberger Leadership Lecture

Rothenberger Lecture Series 2017: Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings by Caprice Christian Greenberg MD MPHJoin us as Dean Jakub Tolar, MD, introduces Dr. Greenberg who is a highly respected surgical oncologist and health outcomes researcher. Her talk will address gender inequities prevalent across the entire U.S. healthcare workforce and provide a comprehensive case for immediate reform. Already, her presidential address to the Association for Academic Surgery, delivered in February 2017, has stimulated discussions across the U.S. surgical world. Her talk will similarly be a catalyst for us to focus our attention on this timely issue.


Help support the David Rothenberger, M.D. Lectureship

Dr. RothenbergerThis lecture series honors the work of Dr. David A. Rothenberger, a physician leader, surgeon, mentor, and researcher. Dr. Rothenberger is the former Jay Phillips professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota.

He is indebted to his Department of Surgery colleagues who initiated the effort to establish this lectureship; to Kathy and Mike Dougherty; to close friends, family members, and other medical colleagues who have generously supported the lectureship; and to his wife, Kathy, his invaluable advisor and best friend. He also wishes to acknowledge the wise counsel of the lectureship advisory committee comprised of Luella Goldberg, Walter F. Mondale, Thomas Gilliam, and the late Carl N. Platou.

The Rothenberger lecture is integrated with curriculum from the Emerging Physician Leaders Program (EPLP), a three-year course designed to develop a community of physician leaders who are the future of the Medical School. Together, both programs build on the school’s traditions of health care, leadership, and innovation.

Contact for special requests or accommodations:

Emily Kowalczyk, 612-625-2478, kowa0167@umn.edu