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USI alumnus and thoracic surgeon on campus for Corcoran lectures

September 26, 2012 | Kathy Funke
Kathy Funke
Director Emerita of News and Information Services University Communications
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Daniel J. Beckman, M.D., FACS
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His topic is “Cardiac Arrhythmia: New Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation”. Daniel J. Beckman, M.D., FACS, surgical director of Cardiovascular Critical Care at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, will deliver the 2012 Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville Corcoran lectures on October 16, 2012.

 Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common chronic arrhythmia in the United States and correlates with high morbidity rates and substantial healthcare costs. Although medical therapy for AF moderately reduces complications, cardiac surgery continues to have a valuable role in the treatment of AF and is continually changing.

A native of Evansville, Beckman completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Indiana. He attended the IU School of Medicine in Evansville and completed his MD degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Beckman served a surgical internship and completed his residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. IN 1987, he completed his fellowship training at Indiana University Medical Center.

The 11:30 a.m. invitational luncheon lecture on “Cardiac Arrhythmia: New Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation” will be in Carter Hall. A free, public lecture titled, “Is Cardiac Repair Possible with Medicine Alone?” will be at 5:30 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, Health Professions Center. Both venues are at the University of Southern Indiana, the host campus of the IU School of Medicine Evansville. For questions about presentations, contact IUSM-Evansville at 812/464-1831.

The IU School of Medicine-Evansville sponsors the annual Patrick J.V. and Margaret B. Corcoran Lecture in memory of its founding director, Patrick J.V. Corcoran, M.D., and is wife, Margaret B. Corcoran, a nurse anesthetist. Daughters of the late Dr. and Mrs. Corcoran, Val Corcoran Wenzler, M.D., Sheila Corcoran, Ellen Corcoran Hegeman, and Monica Corcoran, established an endowment to provide medical lectures to the Evansville community and scholarships to area medical students. Dr. Corcoran was a professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and assistant dean from1971 to 1983.

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