The John Knowles Swinburne Lecture was established in memory of Dr. John Knowles Swinburne, a former partner at LIPSG for 25 years. Started in 2001, this educational event carries on Dr. Swinburne’s interest in Aesthetic Surgery, Trauma, Hand, Microsurgery and Wound Healing. The program in its 19th year is organized each year by Dr. Laurence Glickman with 45+ attendees, including surgeons, residents, and supporting medical professionals.

This year, LIPSG welcomed Dr.  William Gerald Austen, Jr., MD, FACS, as the guest speaker. His presentation was entitled “Invention in Plastic Surgery.” Dr. Austen is Chief of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Chief of the Division of Burn Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Austen has a diverse clinical practice that includes Aesthetic Surgery, breast reconstruction, and migraine, as well as cleft lip and palate. His laboratory focus is on translational research in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The areas of interest are fat, regeneration, vascular biology, and device development. He has more than 25 patents awarded or pending and has a number of start-ups based on his inventions.

A sincere thank you to Dr. Austen for sharing his expertise and experiences with the LIPSG medical community, and the family of Dr. Swinburne.