Clifford G. Pilz, MD Memorial Lecture




Clifford G. Pilz Memorial Lectureship Series

The 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.

2017 Inspiring Experts Clifford G. Pilz Memorial Lecture

"Making of superior doctors through purposeful and deliberate practice: Insights from the study of chess masters, elite athletes, and outstanding professionals, such as musicians?"

K. ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, Conradi Eminent Scholar & Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Florida State University


Previous Lecturers
Over the years the Pilz Memorial Lecture has featured prominent authors, scientists, educators, and distinguished individuals of various backgrounds. A complete list of speakers can be found below.


Robert A. Ganz, MD, FASGE
Gastroenterology, Abbott-Northwestern, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota


John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP
Director of Simulation, College of Medicine in Peoria, Chief Medical Officer at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, Duane and Mary Cullinan Professor in Simulation Outcomes, University of Illinois


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

Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP
Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Council for Graduates Medical Education
   Chief Executive Office of ACGME International
   Professor of Medicine (vol.), Jefferson Medical College

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