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Feb. 9, 2015 - William A. L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship to Feature Dr. Thomas Scalea

scalea.jpgThis year’s William A. L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship in Traumatology and Surgical Care will feature Dr. Thomas Scalea, an internationally recognized trauma surgeon from Baltimore, Md.

The lecture, “Enovascular Techniques for Trauma Care,” will take place April 9, 2015, at 4:45 p.m. at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Ala. A welcome reception will follow the lecture.

The William A.L. Mitchell Lecture and reception is free and open to the public, this event will be held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium. To register for the Symposium please visit our web site Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium.

Dr. Scalea earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. He is one of 97 doctors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and one of 33 at Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System-Baltimore Division who specializes in surgery.

Dr. Scalea became the director of critical care and trauma at the King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., and built them into a nationally-recognized service. In 1991, Dr. Scalea founded the department of emergency medicine at King’s County Hospital and SUNY Brooklyn. In 1977, he became the physician-in-chief at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. As director, he serves as chair within the school and hospital. As physician-in-chief, he is responsible for clinical care in all medical administrative functions of shock trauma.

The lecture is presented each year in memory of William A. L. Mitchell, who died 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. Mitchell was a senior at UMS-Wright Preparatory School at the time of his death.

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 Rebecca Scarbrough at

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