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Medicine Grand Rounds: Richard J. Barth, Jr., MD

“Appropriate Opioid Prescribing after Surgery”

Friday, March 16, 2018
DHMC- Auditorium E
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Conferences

Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, March 16, 2018 for the presentation titled:

“Appropriate Opioid Prescribing after Surgery”

Richard J. Barth, Jr., MD

Professor of Surgery

Section Chief, General Surgery

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Sponsored by the Department of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


             Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand that opioids are commonly overprescribed after surgery
  2. Understand that educational intervention can dramatically change surgeon’s behaviors
  3. Understand guidelines for appropriate post-op opioid prescribing

Dr. Barth’s career at Dartmouth began 25 years ago, after he completed his training at Princeton, Harvard and the National Cancer Institute. As a surgical oncologist, Dr. Barth spends much of his time caring for patients with cancer of the breast, liver, skin and pancreas.  Using information gained from mouse immunotherapy studies, he developed a dendritic cell cancer vaccine for colorectal cancer patients. He designed and led clinical trials studying radiation therapy for phyllodes tumors and the effect of a pre-op diet on outcomes of liver surgery. Most recently, he invented a device that will make breast-conserving surgery more accurate. For the past 15 years, in his role as Section Chief for General Surgery, Dr. Barth has mentored many students and junior faculty who have gone on to have successful careers at Dartmouth and elsewhere.  He has been happily married for 30 years to his wife Kathy and has 3 wonderful boys, Erik, Matthew and Brendan. When not working, he enjoys hiking, tennis, biking, skiing and sailing.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education programs for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 




For more information, contact:
Jessica Kinzie

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