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Oct. 23, 2015 - Dr. James W. Fleshman Jr. to Present Frazer/Leigh Memorial Lecture
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fleshman.jpgJames W. Fleshman Jr., M.D., chief of surgery and Helen Buchanan and Stanley Joseph Seeger Endowed Professor and Chairman in the department of surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, will present two AMA/PRA/CME-accredited lectures in November.

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. Fleshman will present the first lecture, ”Management of Diverticulitis in the 21st Century,” on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at 5 p.m. in the USA Medical Center second floor conference room.

His second lecture, “Emotional Intelligence for the Surgeon,” will be delivered Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at 7 a.m. in the second floor conference room at the USA Medical Center.

Dr. Fleshman earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. Following his residency in general surgery at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis in St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Fleshman completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.

At Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Fleshman is on a variety of committees within the hospital including the patient safety committee, credentials committee, graduate medical education committee and the medical executive committee. Dr. Fleshman also serves on the faculty plan governance council, the medical board and the surgical services practice council.  His professional concentration is the treatment of patients with colorectal diseases.

Dr. Fleshman’s research interests focus on colorectal and laparoscopic surgery and are funded by both private and public sources. His educational achievements have been recognized with multiple awards, including an Award of Appreciation; Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Honoree; Eagle Foundation Award; and the Ethicon Research Award from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Dr. Fleshman is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons where he is on the rectal cancer coordinating committee. He is a representative to the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons and former president of the Piedmont Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  He has also served as president for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Fleshman is the past director of the American Board of Surgery and former vice president to the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

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) 471-7992.

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