Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location Notes: 

Parking update: The parking garage at 1501 N. Campbell is now the University of Arizona Health Sciences Garage. This is an un-staffed parking facility and all payments are made by mobile phone or at a stand-alone parking machine. Courtesy parking passes are no longer available. Information and how-to tips can be found at this link in the section "Hourly Pay Parking":

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724


Banner-University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

TOPIC: "More Than You Want to Know About Mitral Valve"
SPEAKER: Irving L. Kron, MD 
LOCATION: UAHS 5403 (LIVE) and Banner-UMC-SC 3030 (Video Conferenced)

Watch It LIVE!
(or archived here for later viewing)

About the Speaker

Dr. Kron received his undergraduate degree in 1971 from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1975. He continued with a general surgery residency at the Maine Medical Center in Portland before completing his training in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in 1982 at the University of Virginia. Dr. Kron was then appointed to faculty. In 1993, Dr. Kron was named Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and became the Program Director of the Thoracic Residency program. Dr. Kron helped increase the national visibility of the Division and the Thoracic Residency program at UVA. He developed a successful NIH-funded research laboratory where many residents and students have gained experience in Thoracic Surgical research.

Dr. Kron has served on The American Board of Surgery, The American Board of Thoracic Surgery, The Thoracic Residency Review Committee (including serving as Chair), and NIH study sections. In 2002, Dr. Kron was named Chairman of the Department of Surgery at The University of Virginia.  Dr. Kron was elected the 91st President of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery from 2010-2011. Dr. Kron received the prestigious Bakken Scientific Achievement Award for his scientific contributions in cardiothoracic surgery during the 51st Annual Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 2015.

Throughout his career, Dr. Kron has published more than 500 manuscripts, including 160 articles in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, making him the most prolific author published in the STS journal’s 50 year history. He also has made nearly 250 presentations on cardiothoracic surgery in the US and internationally. He has published about 30 books and chapters, and has been the principal investigator for more than 20 funded research grants.

Dr. Kron’s specialty interests include mitral valve and aortic valve surgery, surgery of the aorta, carotid artery surgery, coronary artery surgery, and heart transplantation.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:
1.Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses

2.Understand more clearly advances in therapy

3.Become truly professional physicians

Event Coordinator: 
Karena Nespoli
(520) 626-6349
Event Contact Department: 
Department of Medicine