Veterans Day Program and Luncheon

Lecture Series

Monday, November 11, 2019

11:30AM - 1:30PM

Assembly Hall

Join International House and the Office for Military Affiliated Communities to commemorate Veterans Day with a panel discussion featuring Dr. Kenneth Wilson (Associate Professor, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; Deputy Director, Trauma Center; Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves), Dr. Brian Williams (Associate Professor, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; Co-Director, Surgical ICU; Captain, U.S. Air Force Veteran), and Dr. Gregg Montalto (Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UChicago Medicine; Captain, U.S. Navy Veteran) and moderated by Patrick Scanlon, MBA '95. Lunch will be served at 11:30AM and the formal program will begin at noon. Join us as we recognize those who served in the U.S. Military and gave their lives to protect their country.

Kenneth Wilson, MD, FACS, has more than a decade of experience as a trauma, acute care and critical care surgeon for both adult and pediatric patients. He treats all related conditions, including giant ventral hernias, a condition that can occur after abdominal trauma and requires an extremely complex surgical approach. Dr. Wilson is an active researcher and has been widely published on topics including military trauma and trauma surgical outcomes. He is interested in the association between race and socioeconomic status on trauma-related health outcomes.

Brian H. Williams, MD, FACS, is a highly skilled surgeon specializing in trauma surgery, acute care surgery and surgical critical care. Dr. Williams’ expertise allows him to quickly evaluate complex surgical emergencies and life-threatening traumatic injuries to provide the best treatment option for each patient in the operating room and the surgical intensive care unit. Along with being a talented surgeon, Dr. Williams is a passionate educator. He believes that part of being a good leader is investing time to teach and mentor students, residents and fellows throughout their career. Dr. Williams is also an advocate to eradicate racial inequities in health care, promote diversity in medical education and address the root causes of gun violence. He travels the country as a thought-provoking speaker sharing his unique insight on resilience, racial equity and social justice.

Gregg Montalto, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UChicago Medicine.

Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged here.

This program is presented by International House Global Voices Lecture Series, Office for Military Affiliated Communities, and Office of the Provost Equal Opportunity Programs.