Keith D. Lillemoe, MD


Dr. Keith D. Lillemoe received his MD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1978. He served his entire surgical training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He served as Associate Program Director for the Hopkins Surgical Residency from 1993-2003 and Vice-Chairman and Deputy Director of the department from 1997-2003. In September 2003, he was appointed as the Jay L. Grosfeld Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. In May 2011, Dr. Lillemoe was appointed to his current position as Chief of Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lillemoe has served as President of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Society of Clinical Surgery, Society of University Surgeons, and the Halsted Society. He is the immediate past-President of the American Surgical Association. Dr. Lillemoe is a Senior Director of the American Board of Surgery. In April 2015, Dr. Lillemoe was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. In October 2017, he was recognized as an Honorary Member Award of the Association of Women’s Surgeons. His bibliography lists over 420 journal articles and 130 book chapters. He has served as a visiting professor over 110 times and has spoken nationally and internationally on over 450 occasions. He is currently the Editor of one of the leading surgical texts; Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice and is Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Surgery.