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The Cade R. Alpard Lecture in Pediatric Liver Disease and Liver Transplantation was started in 2006 to bring national and international experts to Texas Children's Hospital to give Grand Rounds lecture on pediatric liver disease. This Annual Lectureship supports the educational mission of Cade's Foundation and provides a forum for us to engage the leading experts on the progress being made to help children with liver disease.


John A. Goss, M.D.

Professor of Surgery

Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation

     Baylor College of Medicine

JLH Foundation Chair in Transplant Surgery

     Texas Children's Hospital

Director of Liver Transplantation

     St. Luke's Medical Center

     Texas Children's Hospital

     Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

“Current Topics in Liver Transplantation”

April 28, 2006


Benjamin L. Shneider, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics

Director of Pediatric Hepatology

     University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children’s Hospital

“Clinical Decision Making in Children with Hepatitis C”

May 30, 2007


Ronald J. Sokol, M.D.

Professor and Vice-Chair of Pediatrics

Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

     University of Colorado School of Medicine

     The Children’s Hospital

“Biliary Atresia 2008 – Challenges and Opportunities”

April 23-24, 2008


John C. Bucuvalas, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Medical Director of Liver Transplantation

     Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

“Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Liver Transplantation”

June 11, 2009


Jorge A. Bezerra, M.D.

William and Rebecca Balistreri Chair of Pediatric Hepatology

Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Digestive Health Center

Director, GI Research

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

     Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

“Pathogenesis of Biliary Atresia: What’s in a Number?”

November 18, 2010


William F. Balistreri, M.D.

Dorothy M. M. Kersten Professor of Pediatrics

Director Emeritus, Pediatric Liver Care Center

Medical Director Emeritus, Liver Transplantation

Program Director Emeritus, Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

     Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

“Hepatic Complications of Obesity (NAFLD and NASH)”

August 30, 2013


Milton J. Finegold, M.D.*

Professor, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Immunology

     Baylor College of Medicine

Chief Emeritus, Pathology Service

     Texas Children’s Hospital

“Men, Mice, and Molecules”

December 3, 2013

*Emory University


Estella M. Alonso, M.D.

Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program

Professor of Pediatrics

     Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

     Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

September 19, 2014


Eve A. Roberts, M.D.

Adjunct Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology

     Research Institute
Professor, Depts. of Medicine, Pediatrics & Pharmacology

     University of Toronto

     The Hospital for Sick Children

September 18, 2015


Binita M. Kamath, MBBChir

Staff Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition

The Hospital for Sick Children

Associate Scientist, Research Institute
Associate Professor, University of Toronto

"Alagille Syndrome: A Multi-System Disorder"

September 9, 2016


Frederick J. Suchy, M.D.

Chief Research Officer

Director, The Children's Hospital Colorado Research Institute
     Children's Hospital Colorado 

Professor of Pediatrics

Associate Dean for Child Health Research

     University of Colorado School of Medicine

"Liver Disease in Infants: Advances in the Age of Genomics"

November 10, 2017

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