Lecture Dec. 10 to honor former residency grad

John Olson Jr., MD, PhD, a 1998 graduate of the Washington University General Surgery Residency Program, will give a lecture in honor of the late Keith D. Amos, MD, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Connor Auditorium at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center on the Medical Campus. Olson also will receive an alumni award named for Amos.

A reception will precede the lecture at 4:15 p.m.

Amos, a 2004 graduate of the residency program, was an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, N.C. He died unexpectedly June 24, 2013, in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was a visiting scholar. He was 42.

Olson is the Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor and vice chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. His presentation – a tribute to Amos – is titled β€œThe Modern Breast Surgeon.”

The event is free and open to the public.