Sept. 4, 2003
Former University of Notre Dame football All-American Dr. Kenneth A. MacAfee, currently an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, will deliver the 11th annual Emil T. Hofman lecture at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 (Saturday) in Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Hall auditorium. Titled “From Face Mask to Facial Surgery,” the lecture is free and open to the public.
A three-time All-American, MacAfee was MVP on the 1977 Notre Dame national championship team. That season’s Walter Camp player of the year, he placed third in the Heisman Trophy voting.
A first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, he played two years there and a partial season with the Minnesota Vikings before suffering a career-ending injury.
MacAfee was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997 and earlier this year received the NCCA Silver Anniversary Award which recognizes former student-athletes who have distinguished themselves since completing their college athletic careers.
MacAfee received his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1983. Since 1995, he has been a clinical associate professor in the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
MacAfee has received a number of teaching awards and been published in numerous journals in the area of reconstructive oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The Emil T. Hofman Lecture Series is a medical education program sponsored by Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in conjunction with the Notre Dame Alumni Association. The series honors the dean emeritus of the First Year of Studies and professor emeritus of chemistry at Notre Dame. It is estimated that Hofman taught more than 32,000 Notre Dame students, including thousands who are now physicians, engineers and scientists.