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, communicate with the doctors, and even 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 groups@lsc.org.

Sessions include:

• Live From Cardiac Surgery
• Live From Neurosurgery
• Live From Kidney Transplant
• Live From Robotic Surgery

• Meet the Surgeon: Heart
• Meet the Surgeon: Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
• Meet the Surgeon: Neonatal Surgery

2019-20 Schedule

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

Oct. 17, 2019March 3, 2020
Nov. 21, 2019March 19, 2020
Dec. 3, 2019April 7, 2020
Dec. 19, 2019April 23, 2020
Jan. 7, 2020May 5, 2020
Jan. 23, 2020May 21, 2020
Feb. 4, 2020June 2, 2020
Feb. 20, 2020

Live From Kidney Transplant, Tuesdays at 9:30 am

Oct. 22, 2019March 10, 2020
Nov. 12, 2019March 24, 2020
Nov. 26, 2019April 14, 2020
Dec. 10, 2019April 28, 2020
Jan. 14, 2020May 12, 2020
Jan. 28, 2020May 26, 2020
Feb. 11, 2020June 9, 2020
Feb. 25, 2020

Live From Robotic Surgery, Wednesdays at 8:00 am

Oct. 16, 2019Feb. 19, 2020
Nov. 20, 2019March 18, 2020
Dec. 18, 2019April 22, 2020
Jan. 22, 2020May 20, 2020

Meet the Surgeon: Heart, Wednesdays at 9:15 am

Oct. 23, 2019Feb. 26, 2020
Nov. 13, 2019March 11, 2020
Nov. 27, 2019March 25, 2020
Dec. 11, 2019April 29, 2020
Jan. 15, 2020May 13, 2020
Jan. 29, 2020May 27, 2020
Feb. 12, 2020June 10, 2020

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

Nov. 14, 2019March 12, 2020
Dec. 12, 2019April 16, 2020
Jan. 16, 2020May 14, 2020
Feb. 13, 2020June 11, 2020

Live From Cardiac Surgery, Fridays at 8:00 am

July 19, 2019
Feb. 21, 2020
July 26, 2019Feb. 28, 2020
Oct. 11, 2019March 13, 2020
Oct. 18, 2019March 20, 2020
Oct. 25, 2019March 27, 2020
Nov. 15, 2019April 10, 2020
Nov. 22, 2019April 17, 2020
Dec. 13, 2019April 24, 2020
Dec. 20, 2019May 8, 2020
Jan. 17, 2020May 15, 2020
Jan. 24, 2020May 22, 2020
Jan. 31, 2020June 12, 2020
Feb. 14, 2020June 19, 2020

Meet the Surgeon: Pediatric Orthopedics, Fridays at 9:15 am

Nov. 1, 2019March 6, 2020
Dec. 6, 2019April 3, 2020
Jan. 10, 2020May 1, 2020
Feb. 7, 2020June 5, 2020

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