Monday, April 15
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Loggia; The Prado at Balboa Park
AANS Section on the History of Neurological Surgery Annual Dinner
Speaker(s): Vice Adm. Harold M. Koenig, MD, (USN-Ret)
Should We Have Ended the Doctor Draft?
The end of the Draft in 1972 put enormous stress on military medical departments for three decades. This discussion will cover how the military departments responded and recovered.
Vice Adm. Harold M. Koenig, MD (USN-Ret)
Harold Koenig, MD, after a 32-year career in Navy medicine, retired as Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in 1998 with the rank of Vice Admiral.
Prior assignments include Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and other headquarters positions. He was commanding officer of the Navy’s Health Sciences, Education and Training Command and the Navy Hospital, San Diego. Prior to that, he was a practicing physician in three separate navy hospitals.
Prado at Balboa Park
The Prado at Balboa Park located in the House of Hospitality, in the heart of San Diego’s world famous Balboa Park. It is a National Historic Landmark, which was originally built for the 1915-16 Panama-California Exposition. The House of Hospitality recently reopened after complete reconstruction and modernization. Every effort was made to historically renovate the House of Hospitality in keeping with its original Spanish, Moorish and Mexican architectural design. Named “One of America’s Best Restaurants” by Gourmet Magazine, the Prado at Balboa Park is uniquely San Diego.