2022 Biennial Joe Thorne Gilbert Lecture

Danielle Ofri, JTG 2022 Speaker
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Featured Speaker(s): Danielle Ofri MD PhD
Cost: Free
Danielle Ofri MD, PhD is one of the foremost voices in the medical world today, shining an unflinching light on the realities of healthcare and speaking passionately about the doctor-patient relationship. At a time when frustration is at an all-time high for doctors, nurses, patients, and their families, Danielle's unique voice and extraordinary perceptiveness help unravel the complex layers of modern medicine. Lecture Title: When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error


The lecture series, created to honor Dr. Gilbert, brings outstanding individuals in the field of medicine to discuss great ideas and vital issues current in the health professions.

Dr. Joe Thorne Gilbert was born on August 7, 1905, in Austin. Dr. Gilbert received his B.A. from the University of Texas and earned his M.D. from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1929. Soon after the United States entered World War II, Joe Thorne volunteered his services as a surgeon to the Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Gilbert was deeply engaged with his home city of Austin, serving in a leadership capacity for several community organizations. In journal editorials and public speeches, he urged his physician colleagues to engage in community and political service.

In an article he wrote in the International Surgical Digest he encouraged “The nurturing qualities that help fight disease: compassion, understanding, and support.” The Joe Thorne Gilbert Lectureship is evidence that he lived these words. It represents donations from so many grateful patients and respectful colleagues who appreciated his quick and skillful hands, kindly bedside demeanor, and wit.

Dr. Gilbert served his patients for 56 years from 1929 until Parkinson’s disease forced his retirement in 1985. As illness withered his body and finally immobilized him, Joe never complained of his condition, and his humanity and a fine sense of humor remained part of him until his death in 1989.  

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