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“Hitchcock Hypothesis:” One Doctor’s View - The Louis B. Matthews Lecture - MGR

Brendan M. Reilly, MD, Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College - Medicine Grand Rounds

Friday, October 25, 2013
Auditorium E
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

“Hitchcock Hypothesis:” One Doctor’s View, The Louis B. Matthews Lecture - MGR

Brendan M. Reilly, MD, Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital

Sponsored by the Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

The Louis B. Matthews Visiting Professorship was established in 1990 as a memorial to Dr. Louis B. Matthews, a skilled and beloved physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for over 30 years.  Dr. Matthews was a general internist with a special interest in hypertension and vascular disease.  He spent the majority of his career at The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, first as a primary care physician, and later as the Medical Director of the Medical Center.  He was the quintessential generalist physician, deeply respectful and supportive of his patients and valued highly for his wit and wisdom by his colleagues.  As a physician and as a Medical Center leader, his integrity was beyond reproach as he invested himself in the problems of those for whom he bore responsibility.  In his honor, the Matthews Professorship provides support for inviting to our campus a distinguished leader, scholar, and teacher in medicine who embodies the qualities of mind and heart for which Dr. Matthews is remembered.

Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the longstanding controversy about the “boundaries” of medicine
  • Appreciate the challenge of defining, promoting and achieving clinical expertise
  • Clarify the intersection of science and “art” in clinical medicine

Brendan M. Reilly, MD

Brendan M. Reilly, M.D. is the Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Executive Vice Chair of Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Born and raised in Manhattan, Dr. Reilly attended Cornell University Medical College before moving to Dartmouth where, between 1973 and 1989, he served as medical resident, chief medical resident, attending physician, Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine and Member of the Board of Governors of both the Hitchcock Clinic and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. In 1989, he moved to the University of Rochester School of Medicine to serve as Chair and Professor of Medicine (and Co-Chief Operating Officer) at St. Mary’s Hospital, the medical school’s inner city teaching hospital. From 1995 through 2008, Dr. Reilly served as the C. Anderson Hedberg Professor of Medicine at Rush University Medical College in Chicago and Chair of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Cook County Hospital (which, during his tenure there, was the inspiration and setting for the hit television show ER.)

Dr. Reilly’s scholarly interests include evidence-based ambulatory and hospital medicine; evaluation of bedside skills and clinical problem-solving; mentoring of clinician-educators; use of advance directives for care at the end of life; cost-efficient utilization of intensive care resources; access to care for the medically underserved; and, the development and critical analysis of clinical prediction/decision rules.

Dr. Reilly recently published, One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Calls, and the Mysteries of Medicine. Dr. Reilly lives with his wife, Janice, in New York City and Newbury, New Hampshire.

For more information, contact:
Sarah Morgan

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.