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April 28, 2015 - Dr. David B. Adams to Present Frazer/Leigh Memorial Lecture

Dr.+David+Adams.jpgDavid B. Adams, M.D., F.A.C.S., professor and interim chairman of the department of surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, S.C., will present two AMA/PRA/ CME accredited lectures in May 2015.

Both lectures are open to the public and to all medical, nursing and allied health professionals and are made possible through the Emmett B. Frazer, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Milton M. Leigh, M.D., F.A.C.S., Memorial Endowments at the University of South Alabama department of surgery.

Dr. Adams will present the first lecture, "The Radical Cure of Chronic Pancreatitis,” Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the USA Medical Center conference room.

His second lecture, “Mistakes I Have Made: What are we talking about when we talk about surgical error?" will be delivered Friday, May 8, 2015, at 7 a.m. in the second floor conference room at the USA Medical Center.

Dr. Adams earned a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. Following his residency in general surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., Dr. Adams served successively as chief of surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and chief of surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Charleston, S.C.

While at MUSC, Dr. Adams has served as medical director at the One West Trauma Center; program director for the graduate general surgery residency educational program; and director of the MUSC annual postgraduate course in surgery.

Dr. Adams’ research interests have focused upon gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery, funded by private and public sources, including the National Institutes of Health. His educational achievements have been recognized with  multiple awards, including Best Clinical Instructor in General Surgery; MUSC Faculty Excellence Award; Paul H. O’Brien Resident Teaching Award; Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award; MUSC Health Sciences Foundation Outstanding Clinician Award; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Adams is councilor for the state of South Carolina to the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He is a former representative to the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons and past second vice president of the Southern Surgical Association. He also holds memberships in the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Surgical Association, and serves on the American Board of Surgery.  He was inducted into the prestigious Halsted Society and served as its president from 2012-2013. He is also the past president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the South Carolina Surgical Society.

This annual Memorial Lectureship is given to honor the legacies of Dr. Emmett B. Frazer and Dr. Milton M. Leigh as leaders in clinical service and graduate surgical education in the Mobile community.

For more information contact the USA Department of Surgery at (251) 471-7990.

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