Dr. Keith D. Lillemoe received his undergraduate education at the University of South Dakota and his MD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in l978. He served his entire surgical training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from l978 to l985. He joined the Active Staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in l985 and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery in l996. He served as Program Coordinator for the Surgical Residency at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions from l993 to 2003 and Vice-Chairman and Deputy Director from l997 to 2003. In September 2003 he was appointed Professor and Chairman at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Lillemoe is a member of most surgical societies and has held office in many. He served as Secretary of the Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and is currently the President of that organization. He is also currently the President for the Society of Clinical Surgery. He has previously served as Secretary and President of the Society of University Surgeons. Dr. Lillemoe is a Director of the American Board of Surgery and currently serves on the Editorial Board of eight surgical journals. Dr. Lillemoe's research interests have ranged from basic science investigations into the pathophysiology of gallstones and other benign biliary tract disease and the clinical management of pancreatic carcinoma. He has been funded in the past by the National Institutes of Health and with numerous grants from industry. His bibliography lists over 200 journal articles and 75 book chapters. He is currently the Editor of one of the leading surgical texts Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice. Dr. Lillemoe's clinical interests are in gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary tract surgery. He has contributed to major advances in the management of pancreatic cancer, bile duct injuries and strictures, and numerous other abdominal conditions.
Keith D. Lillemoe
Jay Grosfeld Professor of Surgery - 2003