The Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences honors Isidor S. Ravdin, MD, FACS, a distinguished clinician, innovative researcher and renowned administrator, who served as the Chairman of the Board of Regents. The first lecture was delivered in 1966.
The Committee on Perioperative Care nominates presenters for the I.S. Ravdin Lecture in the Basic and Surgical Sciences that is held annually at the Clinical Congress. The Executive Committee considers a list of candidates, which is then forwarded to the full committee for consideration. The emphasis in selecting a lecturer is someone who has made great contributions as a surgical scientist, rather than as a surgeon alone.