Paul E. Hodgson, MD
Throughout his professional career, Dr. Paul E. Hodgson has made many contributions to the University of Nebraska, but none more important than serving as an excellent role model for the many students and residents who served under him. He was an innovator in surgical education locally and at the national level. Most notable were the many years of leadership he provided in the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Hodgson received his bachelor’s degree from Beloit College of Beloit, Wisconsin. After completing his M.D. degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he continued at that institution as a surgery intern, junior resident, and chief resident. Beginning in 1952, Dr. Hodgson served as a faculty member at the University of Michigan first as an Instructor, then as an Assistant Professor, and finally as an Associate Professor of Surgery. From 1956 to 1960, he was the Chief of the Surgical Service at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
He was recruited to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1962 as a Professor of Surgery. During his tenure at the University of Nebraska he served as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs from 1969 to 1972 and Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 1974 to 1984. Dr. Hodgson retired from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine on August 31, 1988 and now serves as an Emeritus Professor of Surgery.
List of historic guest lecturers:
2012 David N. Herndon, MD
2011 Thomas V. Whalen, MD
2010 Timothy R. Billiar, MD
2009 Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD