November 19 lecture offers reflections of Kennedy Assassination by 1963 Parkland E.R. doctor

Photo: Garett Fisbeck/The Dallas Morning News
Photo: Garett Fisbeck/The Dallas Morning News

Robert McClelland, M.D., has a unique perspective on the Kennedy assassination from his service in the emergency room at Parkland Hospital on that fateful day 50 years ago. On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Library and the Department of Surgery will sponsor a reception in Dr. McClelland’s honor, during which Dr. McClelland will share his reflections on the Kennedy presidency and its tragic end in Dallas.

Dr. McClelland went on to have an outstanding career as an instructor and then full professor in the UT Southwestern Department of Surgery where he held the Alvin W. Baldwin Chair in Surgery from 1977-2007.  Dr. McClelland has been Professor Emeritus in the Department of Surgery since 2007 and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, since 2008.

Daniel Podolsky, M.D., President of UT Southwestern, will introduce Dr. McClelland.  Michael Choti, M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, will host the event, which will be held in the McDermott Lecture Hall, Room D.1.602. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., and Dr. McClelland’s presentation will begin at 6 p.m.

Preregistration is not required, but seating is limited; so please come early!  For more information, contact John Fullinwider, by phone at 214-648-3801 or by email at