Live From Surgery and Meet the Surgeon

Liberty Science Center's Live From Surgery program offers students a unique opportunity to peer into an operating room and interact with medical experts. This powerful learning experience exposes students to careers in biotechnology and medical science.

During each Live From Surgery session, held in our Interactive Theater or 3D Science Theater, students will view a procedure occurring live, communicate virtually with the doctors, and physically hold the instruments viewed on screen. Your group is free to explore the Science Center after the session.

Alternatively, a Live From Surgery session can be transmitted into your classroom using distance learning technology. Most of our programs can be transmitted this way. See the videoconference technical requirements.

Our program also includes Meet the Surgeon sessions. During these sessions, a heart, neonatal or pediatric orthopedic surgeon will meet in-person with your students at the Science Center and present recorded footage from a procedure.

Live From Surgery and Meet the Surgeon sessions must be booked in advance. Call 201.253.1310 or email mmcdonald@lsc.org.

Sessions include:

• Cardiac/Valve Surgery
• Heart Transplant/VAD
• Kidney Transplant
• Orthopedic Surgery
• Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
• Neonatal Surgery
• Neurosurgery
• Robotic Surgery

2018-19 Schedule

Neurosurgery (Live From Surgery), Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 am

Oct. 2, 2018Feb. 21, 2019
Oct. 18, 2018March 5, 2019
Nov. 15, 2018March 21, 2019
Dec. 4, 2018April 18, 2019
Dec. 20, 2018April 30, 2019
Jan. 17, 2019May 16, 2019
Jan. 29, 2019June 4, 2019

Kidney Transplant (Live From Surgery), Tuesdays at 9:30 am

July 24, 2018Feb. 26, 2019
Oct. 9, 2018March 12, 2019
Oct. 23, 2018March 26, 2019
Nov. 13, 2018April 9, 2019
Nov. 27, 2018April 23, 2019
Dec. 11, 2018May 14, 2019
Jan. 8, 2019May 28, 2019
Jan. 22, 2019June 11, 2019
Feb. 12, 2019

Robotic Surgery (Live From Surgery), Wednesdays at 8:00 am

Oct. 17, 2018Feb. 20, 2019
Nov. 21, 2018March 20, 2019
Dec. 19, 2018April 17, 2019
Jan. 16, 2019May 15, 2019

Heart Transplant (Meet the Surgeon), Wednesdays at 9:15 am

Oct. 10, 2018Feb. 27, 2019
Oct. 24, 2018March 13, 2019
Nov. 14, 2018March 27, 2019
Nov. 28, 2018April 10, 2019
Dec. 12, 2018April 24, 2019
Jan. 9, 2019May 8, 2019
Jan. 23, 2019May 22, 2019
Feb. 13, 2019June 12, 2019

Neonatal Surgery (Meet the Surgeon), Thursdays at 9:00 am

Oct. 11, 2018March 14, 2019
Nov. 8, 2018April 11, 2019
Dec. 13, 2018May 9, 2019
Jan. 10, 2019June 13, 2019
Feb. 14, 2019

Cardiac Classroom (Live From Surgery), Fridays at 8:00 am

July 13, 2018 Feb. 15, 2019
Oct. 12, 2018 Feb. 22, 2019
Oct. 19, 2018 March 8, 2019
Oct. 26, 2018 March 15, 2019
Nov. 9, 2018 March 22, 2019
Nov. 16, 2018 April 12, 2019
Nov. 30, 2018 Apri 19, 2019
Dec. 14, 2018 April 26, 2019
Jan. 11, 2019 May 10, 2019
Jan. 18, 2019 May 17, 2019
Jan. 25, 2019 May 24, 2019
Feb. 8, 2019 June 14, 2019

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery (Meet the Surgeon), Fridays at 9:15 am

Oct. 5, 2018March 1, 2019
Nov. 2, 2018April 5, 2019
Dec. 7, 2018May 3, 2019
Jan. 4, 2019June 7, 2019
Feb. 1, 2019

Our Partner Hospitals

Some of the best medical centers in the region help us bring the Live From Surgery experience to LSC.

  • Morristown Medical Center: Cardiac Classroom
  • Overlook Hospital: Neurosurgery
  • RWJBarnabas Health: Kidney Transplant
  • Hackensack Meridian UMC: Robotic Surgery
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center: Heart Transplant/VAD
  • Advocare the Orthopedic Center in Affiliation with Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Hospital: Pediatric Orthopedic
  • The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: Neonatal