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Deal or No Deal? Organ Sales up for Debate

The Seventh Annual Morgenstern Debate set for April 29

It's "Deal or No Deal" in this debate rematch between chief surgical residents Travis Kidner, M.D., and David Magner, M.D.

The two residents will debate the selling of human organs to alleviate the critical organ shortage in America during the 7th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, in ECC A-C.

Dr. Kidner will argue in favor of allowing patients to sell organs to relieve the organ shortage crisis. Dr. Magner will argue against it.

In a new twist on this popular hospital-wide event, audience members will decide the winner through electronic voting.

The Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition is an annual event within the Department of Surgery. The competition is held in honor of Dr. Leon Morgenstern, emeritus chair of the Department of Surgery. He will serve as one of the five debate judges. Dr. Morgenstern was the Chief of Surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 33 years.

For more information, group seating arrangements, press passes and the effect of this event on other scheduled medical center activities please contact Leo Gordon, M.D., at leo.gordon@cshs.org.

Travis Kidner, M.D., left, and David Magner, M.D., right, share the spotlight with Leon Morgenstern, M.D., at the 2009 debate.