Medical Staff Lecture


The Annual Hans E.  Einstein Lectureship

Thanks to all for a successful 2007 Annual Lecture, and stay tuned for news about the 2008 Lecture!

Join your colleagues and our pulmonary/critical care community for an evening of reception, dinner and a special seminar presented by distinguished experts.

In 2001, Barlow Respiratory Hospital was pleased to honor Hans E.  Einstein, M.D.  for his pioneering contributions and longstanding dedication to the advancement of medicine.  The scientific session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff was named the Hans E.  Einstein, M.D.  Lectureship.  A cousin of Albert Einstein, Dr.  Hans Einstein is no stranger to being an innovator in his field.

A Southern California resident since 1951, Dr.  Einstein has devoted more than half a century to developments and improvements in diagnosing and treating many well-known and costly diseases, including tuberculosis, AIDS and Valley Fever.  A local medical legend and international expert in Valley Fever, Dr.  Einstein was instrumental in spreading knowledge of the disease to the Southern California community, as it is a disease endemic to the geographic area.  He oversaw clinical trials that resulted in one of the disease's most effective treatments to date, and he continues to devote his time to the development of a vaccine to help further control this serious disease.

For more than 30 years, Dr.  Einstein has shared with Barlow Respiratory Hospital his commitment to quality care and medical expertise, serving as former Medical Director and CEO, and as an ongoing member of Barlow's Board of Directors.

Beyond Barlow, Dr.  Einstein's career serving the Southern California medical community includes four decades as physician and educator at USC's Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, and several decades directing staff and education programs at The Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles as well as Kern Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, San Joaquin Community Hospital and Greater Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield.  He also is a professor at California State University in Bakersfield.  His responsibilities have also included president and fellow of numerous regional and national professional organizations and reviewer and consultant for several prestigious medical journals.  An international consultant, Dr.  Einstein also recently was invited by China to visit and serve as an advisor to recommend changes to the hospital and healthcare system in Macao.

Dr.  Einstein has established an educational scholarship fund for aspiring medical students and continues to teach at local universities, including USC School of Medicine, where he holds the title of Professor Emeritus.  Beyond his commitment to community, Dr.  Einstein is a devoted family man - father of five daughters and proud grandfather. 

Titles of past lectures and presenters at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff are listed below:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Implications of Staphylococcal Resistance in the Critically Ill Patient

Stanley C.  Deresinski, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Update on TB: Some Things Old, Some Things New

Michael D.  Iseman, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
National Jewish Research and Medical Center
Denver, CO

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Lung Protective Ventilatory Strategies

Neil R.  MacIntrye, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Division
Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina

November 9, 2004

Palliative Care in the Critical Care Setting: Challenges and Opportunities

Kenneth E.  Rosenfeld, M.D.
Director, Veterans Integrated Palliative (VIP) Program
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

November 18, 2003

Genetics and Molecular Biology Are Not Medicine:
Clinical Trial Experimental Design, Explicit Protocols, and ARDS Network Results

Alan H.  Morris, M.D., FACP, FCCP
Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Medical Informatics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Director of Research, Pulmonary Division, LDS Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

December 3, 2002

Aerosolized Antibiotics in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient

Gerald C.  Smaldone, M.D., Ph.D. 
Professor and Chief, Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Inaugural Presentation
November 27, 2001


Coccidioidomycosis
Royce H.  Johnson, M.D.
Chair, Department of Medicine
Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA

Dr.  Royce Johnson and Dr.  David Nelson join Dr.  Hans E.  Einstein at the inaugural lecture on November 27, 2001.

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