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Event Title:  The Ben Sischy, M.D. Visiting Scholar in Humane Medicine Lecture
Sischy Lecture
Date:   Sep 24, 2013
Time:   6:00PM - 7:00PM ET
Location:   Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY
Description:   The Ben Sischy, M.D. Lecture in Humane Medicine was established in 1991 as a tribute to Dr. Ben Sischy. His career was based on the importance of quality patient care, innovative research, and dedicated teaching. Serving as Highland Hospital's chief of radiation oncology, Dr. Sischy saved lives with his innovative methods of treatment. A former patient of Dr. Sischy's remarked, "When I needed help, he was there. When others told me that my cancer could not be cured, he tried his new technique. I am free of cancer today."
The late Dr. Robert A. Cooper, former chief of the University of Rochester Cancer Center, now the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, said this about Dr. Sischy, "The medical community owes a great deal to Ben. He pioneered many new approaches to cancer treatment in a community hospital setting. He is a prolific, as well as, respected writer and lecturer and yet takes the time to provide very personalized care." For his efforts, Dr. Sischy was appointed clinical professor of radiation therapy by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Upon his retirement, he was awarded professor emeritus status.

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Paul F. Griner M.D., MACP is Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. A graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Griner received his M.D., with honors, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1959. He completed an internship and residency in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and served as Chief Resident in Medicine and Fellow in Hematology at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He remained on the Faculty at Rochester rising the the rank of Professor and held the Samuel E. Durand Chair of Medicine. Subsequently, he was the General Director and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital. He also held the titles of Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School and Consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Mass.
The first physician to study and report on the unnecessary use of costly medical facilities and technology, Dr. Griner was a pioneer in the application of decision theory to improve the quality of care and reduce its costs. He is the author of some 130 articles on subjects in hematology, health policy, and medical education.
Dr. Griner was President of the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and is a Trustee of the University of Rochester where he chairs the National Council of the School of Medicine.
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