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The 59th Annual Lilliputian Surgical Society Meeting in

Cleveland, OH

September 19–22, 2019

Hosted by Dr. Ed and Michelle Barksdale


Meeting Details—

For questions regarding the 59th annual Lilliputian Surgical Society Meeting in Cleveland, OH, please contact:

Dr. Ed Barksdale

Michelle Barksdale

Kathy Schula (assistant)

The Kimpton Schofield Hotel
Address: 2000 East Ninth Street | Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 357-3250 

To make your room reservation, either book online here or call 877-363-2377 and mention group name, "Lilliputian Surgical Society" for a group price discount.



2019 Meeting Attendees—

Steve & Suzanne Almond | Corpus Christi, TX

Connie Ashcraft  |  Kansas City, MO

Ed & Michele Barksdale  |  Cleveland, OH

Bob & Linda Bloss  |  Houston, TX

Matias & Vicky Bruzoni | Stanford, CA

Clint & Connie Cavett  |  Indianapolis, IN

Dick Ellis | Fort Worth, TX

Mary Fallat  |  Louisville, KY

Diana Farmer & Chico Cauldwell  |  Sacramento, CA

Howard & Kay Filston  |  Knoxville, TN

Andre & Jennifer Hebra  |  Orlando, FL

Whit & Karen Holcomb  |  Kansas City, MO

Jose & Jeannette Iglesias | Fort Worth, TX

Sam & Juliana Kim  |  Hilton Head, SC

Max & Sue Langham  |  Memphis, TN

Chuck & Jackie Leys | Madison, WI

Craig & Beverly Lillehei  |  Boston, MA

Bo & Suzanne Lovvorn | Nashville, TN

Dennis Lund & Cynthia Spencer  |  Palo Alto, CA

Cameron & Betsy Mantor  |  Oklahoma City, OK

Walter & Anne Morgan III  | Nashville, TN

Pat & Jane Murphy | Kansas City, MO

Dan & Roxanne Ostlie | Phoenix, AZ

Steve & Anne Raynor  |  Omaha, NE

Fred & Mechelle Rescorla  |  Zionsville, IN

Richard & Sandy Ricketts  |  Salem, SC

David & Lori Schmeling   |  Minneapolis, MN

Robert & Kathy Shamberger  |  Boston, MA

C.D. & Sally Smith  |  Charleston, SC

Charles & Paige Snyder  |  Kansas City, MO

Shawn & Barb St. Peter  |  Kansas City, MO

Kuojen & Courtney Tsao  |  Houston, TX

Glaze & Kim Vaughan | Knoxville, TN

Dan & Emily von Allmen  |  Cincinnati, OH

Brad & Barbara Warner  |  St. Louis, MO 

Tom & Suzanne Weber  |  St. Louis, MO



William & Kim Adamson |  Orlando, FL

Casey & Barb Calkin |  Milwaukee, WI

Kate Deans & Pete Minneci |  Columbus, OH

Andrew & Susan Davidoff |  Memphis, TN

Dan & Scarlett Doody |  Boston, MA

Cynthia Downard & Kay Ohta  |  Louisville, KY

Michael & Jenni Helmrath |  Cincinnati, OH

Sean & Carmen McLean |  Chapel Hill, NC

Colin & Heather Martin |  Birmingham, AL

Erika & Robert Newman |  Ann Arbor, MI

Benedict & Henrietta Nwomeh |  Columbus, OH

Todd & Diana Ponsky |  Cincinnati, OH

Daniel & Nancy Ryan |  Boston, MA

Eric Scaife & Caroline K. Milne |  Salt Lake City, UT


2019 Meeting Itinerary—

Thursday, September 19—

6:30–8:00 pm: Welcome Reception at the Rotunda in the Metropolitan 9 

Friday, September 20—

Day Events Dress: Casual;
Dinner Dress: Business Casual

7:00–8:30 am: Breakfast in Schofield Hotel Banquet Room 

8:45/9:00 am: Group will board three trollies for 2.5 hour narrated Lolly the Trolley City Tour

11:30 am: Tour concludes; group is dropped at the Cleveland Museum of Art for Cleveland Melting Pot Buffet lunch buffet consisting of the following: 

  • Soup: Tomato bisque, parmesan

  • Salad: Mixed greens, picked peppers, grape tomato, fennel, feta, Champagne vinaigrette

  • Sandwiches: Roasted Turkey, Honey-glazed Ham, Marinated Mushroom, White Bean Spread

  • Sides: Broccoli-peanut-dried cranberry salad, and assorted Dirty Chips

  • Dessert: Chef’s selection of fresh baked cookies, brownies

  • Menu includes freshly baked bread, freshly brewed coffee, hot tea, iced tea

1:00 pm: Two Motorcoaches pick up entire group for transport to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

4:00 pm: Motorcoaches load to return all Guests to The Kimpton Schofield Hotel 

6:00 pm: Motorcoaches return to load guests for transport to Music Box Supper Club (MBSC)

6:30 pm: Drinks & Dinner at MBSC Evening Event. Food Stations include the following:

  • Vegetable Crudités & Assorted Dips, Artisan Cheese Assortment with Dried Fruits and Nuts

  • Cleveland Pride Station: Kielbasa, Cabbage & Noodles, Pork Schnitzel, Pierogis, Meatballs, and Fried Perch

  • Mediterranean Station with an assortment of Hummus, Tabbouleh, Souvlaki, Pita Chips, and Grilled Vegetables

7:30 pm: Welcome from the Barksdales and Stories of Cleveland from Dan Ruminski

9:00 pm: Guest load to return guests to The Kimpton Schofield Hotel 

Saturday, September 21—  

Spouse Dress: Casual/Comfortable Shoes;
Surgeon Dress: Business Casual

6:00–8:30 am: Breakfast in Schofield Hotel Banquet Room 


7:30 am: Motorcoach picks up Physicians from The Kimpton Schofield Hotel  and drop at UH Main Campus 

12:30 pm: Everyone enjoys program & lunch at UH Main Campus  

4:00 pm: Motorcoach picks up surgeons from UH Main Campus  and drops at The Kimpton Schofield Hotel  



9:15 am: Motorcoach picks up spouses from The Kimpton Schofield Hotel  and do a narrated loop around the Cultural Gardens in route to Cleveland Botanical Garden 

10:00 am–12:00 pm: Group arrives at Cleveland Botanical Garden, to tour on own 

12:00 pm: Motorcoach picks up spouses and drops group at UH Main Campus  

12:30 pm: Everyone enjoys program & lunch at UH Main Campus  

2:00 pm: Motorcoach picks up spouses from UH Main Campus  and drops at The Kimpton Schofield Hotel 

Saturday Evening Dinner—

Dinner Dress: Cocktail

6:30–9:00 pm: Dinner Reception in the Schofield Hotel Banquet Room 

Sunday, September 22—

6:00–8:00 am: Breakfast in Schofield Hotel Banquet Room 


To Eat in Cleveland

If you find yourself with some free time and an empty stomach, head to one these highly recommended restaurants in Cleveland.



Cowell & Hubbard

Upscale eatery serving innovative gourmet bites in a renovated, turn-of the century- space.

Address: 1305 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: (216) 479-0555


Airy, modern spot offering updated American fare plus cocktails, wine & beer.

Address: 1350 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: (216) 307-5964

Lola Bistro

Michael Symon's New American eatery serves rustic fair in a sleek, bustling setting.

Address: 2058 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: (216) 621-5652

Marble Room Steaks & Raw Bar

Upscale chop house for steaks, seafood and cocktails in an opulent historic bank building.

Address: 623 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: (216) 523-7000

Red The Steakhouse

LeBron James favorite steakhouse. Sleek, modern outpost of a small chain specializing in traditional chophouse fare, pasta and seafood.

Address: 417 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: (216) 664-0941




Upscale, regional Italian eatery & wine bar in a sleek, modern setting with old-world setting.

Address: 2079 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: (216) 298-9080

Cibreo Italian Kitchen

Elevated Italian dishes & cocktails offered in a candlelit space with stone walls & brick archways.

Address: 1438 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: (216) 862-9212

Luca Italian Cuisine

Swanky, art filled fixture with choice Northern Italian mains, plus happy hour & enclosed patio.

Address: 2100 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 862-2761

Lago East Bank

Located on the East Bank late-night Hotel outpost offering upscale Italian dishes and cocktails with Lake Erie View.
Address: 1091 W 10th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 862-8065



Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute

High-end French plates including meats & seafood options with upscale drinks served and luxe decor. Located in Shaker Square.
Address: 13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

Phone: (216) 921-3333


Upscale, contemporary French destination with patio seating, cheeses courses & daily specials located in University Circle.

Address: 11401 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: (216) 791-7880



Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar

Located on lake Erie behind Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offering modern Mexican fare & a long list of tequila offered in a sleek waterfront space with a patio.

Address: 1000 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: (216) 737-1000




This sophisticated restaurant serves elevated Asian fusion including a sushi menu.

Address: 2179 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 583-9999



Alley Cat Oyster Bar

Located in the East Flats Downtown with great views of the lake (Erie) and the Industrial District of Cleveland with good Seafood.

Address: 1056 Old River Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 574-9999

Blue Point Grille

Upscale seafood in an elegant, multilevel setting with skyline views downtown west side.

Address: 700 West Saint Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 875-7827


A quaint spot  offering an Iberian menu with a seafood focus, plus a lengthy wine list and full bar.

Address: 1390 W 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 687-9494


To Do in Cleveland


To Do—

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Address: 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: (216) 421-7350

West Side Market

Address: 1979 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 664-3387

Severance Hall/Cleveland Orchestra

Address: 11001 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: (216) 231-1111

A Christmas Story House

Address: 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109

Phone: (216) 298-4919 

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Address: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109

Phone: (216) 635-3200

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Address: 1 Wade Oval Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: (216) 231-4600

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Address: 2000 Sycamore St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: (216) 862-8803

Cleveland History Center

Address: 10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: (216) 721-5722

First Energy Stadium

Address: 100 Alfred Lerner Way, Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: (440) 891-5001