AJ GRACE MEMORIAL LECTURE
Dr. John Efron
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief of Ravitch Service
The Mark M. Ravitch, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Gastrointestinal Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
"Rectal Cancer: Examination of the Past, Present and Future"
Jonathan E Efron is the recipient of the Mark M. Ravitch, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Surgery and leads the Department of Surgery's Colorectal Service. Dr. Efron received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College in 1989 where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude in biology with a minor in classics. In 1993, he received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a resident in general surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and then completed a clinical fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Florida. Dr. Efron is board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Efron served as an associate professor of surgery at the College of Medicine in the Division of Colorectal and General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Arizona. His research and clinical practice interests have been inflammatory bowel disease, colon and rectal cancer, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, and fecal incontinence.
Dr. Efron has 71 published articles in peer-reviewed journals, 11 book chapters, and 104 abstracts. He has presented his work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Efron is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscope Surgeons, the Society of LaparoEndoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract and the Southwest Surgical Society. He also serves on the World Journal of Surgery editorial board and is a member of the Southwest Chapter of the CCFA Medical Advisory Committee.