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Inaugural Tinker Memorial Lecture Features Ethics Expert Carl C. Hug Jr.

John H. Tinker, MD

In mid-October, the Department of Anesthesia was honored to host the inaugural John H. Tinker Memorial Lecture to celebrate and inspire the spirit and vision of one of the most influential chairs in the Department’s history.

Carl C. Hug Jr., MD, PhD, professor emeritus of anesthesiology and senior faculty fellow for the Center for Ethics at Emory University, delivered two highly educational lectures to faculty, trainees, and staff regarding the nationwide opioid crisis and ethical challenges in anesthesiology and critical care. At Emory, Hug teaches Clinical Ethics to students, residents, staff, and lay groups, addressing such topics as informed consent, malpractice, communicating bad news, and end-of-life dilemmas.

Cynthia A. Wong, MD, Department Chair and DEO; Alan Ross, MD; Carl C. Hug Jr., MD, PhD; Bonnie Tinker; Laura Tinker; Martha Tinker; and Debbie (Tinker) Grandgennet at the inaugural Tinker Memorial Lecture.

John H. Tinker, MD, a nationally recognized expert in cardiac anesthesiology and patient safety, served as Chair of the Department of Anesthesia from 1983 to 1997. He was a major influence in the design and building of the main operating rooms at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and co-chaired the Surgical Services Committee for years. As Chair, he recruited David Chestnut, MD, and Michael Todd, MD, future Department Chair, among others.

Generously supported by his family, friends, and colleagues, the John H. Tinker Memorial Fund supports faculty and resident development and education.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019