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31st Annual J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Symposium

Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS 2018 Dunphy Professor


The J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Symposium showcases the laboratory research of residents, fellows and medical students in the Department of Surgery, and honors the life and accomplishments of J. Engelbert Dunphy, M.D., a legendary surgeon and a former chair of the UCSF Department of Surgery.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

9:00 am - Resident Presentations
2:15 pm - Keynote Presentation
3:15 pm - Awards Presentation


UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital and Bakar Cancer Hospital
1855 4th St.
William and Susan Oberndorf Auditorium (1st floor - Room A1602B)
San Francisco, CA 94158

Parking in nearby UCSF parking garages will be validated upon request. 

Questions? Please contact the Surgery Education Office at (415) 476-1239 or email the event coordinator:


About the 2018 Dunphy Professor

Carla Pugh is Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also the Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement (T.E.C.I.) Center. Her clinical area of expertise is Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Pugh obtained her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley in Neurobiology and her medical degree at Howard University School of Medicine. Upon completion of her surgical training at Howard University Hospital, she went to Stanford University and obtained a PhD in Education. She is the first surgeon in the United States to obtain a PhD in Education. Her goal is to use technology to change the face of medical and surgical education. 

Her research involves the use of simulation and advanced engineering technologies to develop new approaches for assessing and defining competency in clinical procedural skills. Dr. Pugh holds two patents on the use of sensor and data acquisition technology to measure and characterize hands-on clinical skills. Currently, over two hundred medical and nursing schools are using one of her sensor enabled training tools for their students and trainees. Her work has received numerous awards from medical and engineering organizations. In 2011 Dr. Pugh received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Barak Obama at the White House. She is considered to be a lead, international expert on the use of sensors and motion tracking technology for performance measurement. In 2014 she was invited to give a TEDMED talk on the potential uses of technology to transform how we measure clinical skills in medicine.

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