The 3rd Women in Surgery Lectureship sponsored by UConn Health Department of Surgery will be taking place Friday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m. at UConn Health Keller Auditorium. The guest lecturer is Dr. Barbara Bass, Chair of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital and founding Executive Director of MITIE, the Methodist Institute of Technology, Innovation and Education. MITIE has hosted hands-on courses for over 25,000 surgeons and health care providers since she established it in 2007. She is also one of the founders of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the largest risk-adjusted surgical outcomes program in the world.
Barbara Lee Bass MD, FACS joined the Houston Methodist Hospital in 2005 to serve as the inaugural chair of the academic department of Surgery. She holds the John F. and Carolyn Bookout Presidential Endowed Chair and is Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Under
her leadership, the department has grown to include 61 full time academic surgical and PhD faculty. She serves as the founding Executive Director of MITIE, the Methodist Institute of Technology, Innovation and Education.
An international thought leader in surgical education, during her tenure at Houston Methodist Dr. Bass has created innovative surgical training pathways in a newly founded residency in general
surgery to develop surgeons to lead diverse roles in our evolving health care systems; as skilled providers of state of the art surgical care, as surgeon-scientists in basic and translational research,
and as skilled administrative leaders to develop systems to improve delivery of quality surgical care.