Clifford G. Pilz Memorial

Lectureship Series

Pilz2The Clifford G. Pilz Memorial Lectureship series was initiated to recognize more than 40 years of service by Clifford G. Pilz, MD ’45, to the Veterans Administration West Side Medical Center (now the VA Jesse Brown Medical Center) and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. During his long and distinguished career, Dr. Pilz’s dedication as a physician and teacher advanced the knowledge and enriched the lives of countless medical students, residents, fellows and postgraduates at UIC and the VA.

Over the years the Pilz Memorial Lecture has featured prominent authors, scientists, educators, and distinguished individuals of various backgrounds.


William Hersh, MD, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA
Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
Oregan Health & Science University


Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD
Clinician-Educator and Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco


Dr. Anders Ericsson, PhD
Comradi Eminent Scholar & Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Florida State University


Robert A. Ganz, MD, FASGE
Associate Professor of Medicine – Gastroenterology
University of Minnesota


John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP 
Duane and Mary Cullinan Professor in Simulation Outcomes
University of Illinois

Stagnaro GreenAlex2014

Alex Stagnaro-Green, MD, MHPE 
Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Illinois
Regional Dean, College of Medicine in Rockford

Thomas J. Nasca2013

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP

Professor of Medicine
Jefferson Medical College
Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Council for Graduates Medical Education

Chief Executive Office of ACGME International

David Gurka2012

David Gurka, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Rush University
Medical Center