Donald Guthrie Visiting Professor Program

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Club at Shepard Hills

17 Chemung Street
Waverly, NY 14892

“The Future of Surgery: A View from the Present” 

Conference Description 

Dr. GuthrieDonald Guthrie was one of the 13 founding members of the American Board of Surgery. He also established the Guthrie Clinic and the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital surgical residency program, one of the oldest surgical residency programs in the country. To continue Dr. Guthrie’s commitment to excellence in education, the Donald Guthrie Foundation provides the support for this lecture series. 

The Donald Guthrie Visiting Professor Program is intended to bring renowned physicians to the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania for the purposes of education and intellectual exchange. This program will offer a unique opportunity for all health care disciplines to create a “learning community” and focus on clinically relevant topics that are designed to improve knowledge, skill, attitude, behaviors, and the clinical outcomes for patients. 

Intended Audience 

This program is intended for: physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, fellows, residents, medical/nursing students, and other healthcare professionals. 

Conference Objectives 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  1. Identify key areas of current innovation and research in surgical technologies. 
  2. Discuss recent advances in robotic surgery. 
  3. Provide an overview of the role of virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing in surgery. 

Guest Speaker  

2009 Graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital General Surgery Residency Program 

Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D.,
Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D.,

Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D., is a surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is also the Director of Thoracic Surgery and Chair of Robotic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida. He joined Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012 immediately after completing his cardiothoracic residency in Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a recipient of the O.T. Clagett Award in 2012 for Outstanding Resident in Thoracic Surgery in 2012. 

Dr. Thomas is primarily interested in advancing minimally invasive surgeries of the chest, trachea and esophagus through innovative approaches including robotic surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and single incision thoracic surgery. He is also an expert in the management of complex chest wall diseases, both malignant and benign conditions such as pectus excavatum. He has directed the Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction course at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons University — a very popular course among thoracic surgeons — for many years. 

Dr. Thomas is an experienced lung transplant surgeon, having performed the first lobar (partial) lung transplant and the first lung transplant for COVID-19 related lung failure in Mayo Clinic. He has many research publications and has presented his experience at numerous national and international conferences. He is also an avid educator and finds great joy in mentoring. 


Minimum and maximum numbers for attendance at this event have been established and we reserve the right to substitute speakers/topics or cancel if necessary. By attending this event, you grant The Guthrie Clinic Office of CME the right to record, film, photograph, or capture your likeness in any media and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from or any payment to you. 

The Guthrie Clinic CME Vision 

To Enable Health Professionals to Provide and Achieve the Best Preventive and Comprehensive Care… Whole Community, All the Time. 

Accreditation Statement 

“The Guthrie Clinic is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.” 

Designation Statement 

“The Guthrie Clinic designates this live activity for a maximum of (1.0) AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.” 

Faculty Disclosure 

The Guthrie Clinic adheres to the ACCME® Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. 

“Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by The Guthrie Clinic are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).” The presenting faculty/planning committee for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

Have a question? Contact our staff! 

Trish Stern, Director, System CME
Phone: 570-887-5762