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March 1, 2013 - Renowned Surgeon to Speak at William A. L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship
This year’s William A. L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship in Traumatology and Surgical Care will feature Dr. Demetrios Demetriades, professor and vice chair of surgery and director of acute care surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

The lecture, “Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injuries: Changing Perspectives,” will take place March 14, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at Space 301, Centre for the Living Arts in Mobile, Ala. A welcome reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.

The lecture, which is held in conjunction with the 4th annual Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium, is free and open to the public.

Since 1992, Dr. Demetriades has been director of the USC Division of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, one of the largest trauma programs in the United States. With more than 330 peer review publications, six books and 60 chapters, he is one of the most published trauma surgeons in the country. Dr. Demetriades has also participated in more than 300 invited lectures in 28 countries and is part of editorial boards in eight journals.

Dr. Demetriades earned his medical degree from the University of Athens Medical School in Greece and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Witswatersand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The lecture is presented annually in memory of William A. L. Mitchell, who succumbed in 2005 from severe traumatic injuries sustained in a car crash. In appreciation for the care he received at the USA Trauma Center, his family established the endowed lecture series to memorialize their son and brother and to improve trauma patient care in our region through education. He was a senior at UMS-Wright Preparatory School at the time of his demise.

The USA Trauma Center is this region’s only Level I Trauma Center, serving as a community resource for citizens throughout the central Gulf Coast region. The center provides the highest level of care for critically ill and/or injured patients.

For more information about the lecture, contact Shera Butt at (251) 471-7501.

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