Tier2_AnatomyMoraine Valley Community College is hosting its Medical Education Series presentation on “Anatomy, Physiology and Treatment of Benign Esophageal Disease: A Surgeon’s Perspective,” from 7 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Dorothy Menker Theater, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills. The event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is free and open to the public.

Dr. David Odell is the presenter. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and had general surgical training at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where he also earned a Master of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Odell also completed thoracic surgery training at the University of Minnesota and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Odell is an assistant professor of thoracic surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a strong interest in surgical treatment of malignant and benign chest and foregut diseases with emphasis on the use of minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques.

Since 2004, Moraine Valley’s Career/Health Sciences Programs and Northwestern Memorial Hospital have collaborated to host this Medical Education Series on health topics, including sports-related concussions, foot and ankle trauma, prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, lung diseases, gynecological malignancies and treatments, liver disease, stem cell/bone marrow transplantation, mind-body pain management, tobacco cessation, diabetes, and cochlear implants.

For more information, contact Mari Smith at (708) 608-4039 or Smithm@morainevalley.edu.