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July 31, 2017 - August Med School Café - Chest Wall Deformities

Hartin_C_01[1].jpgThe August Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Charles Hartin, associate professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a pediatric surgeon with USA Physicians Group.

His lecture, titled “Pigeon Chest and Caved-in Chest," will be held on Aug. 11, 2017, at the USA Strada Patient Care Center Conference Room on the first floor. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Hartin will discuss the diagnosis, complications and treatment of pectus excavatum, a congenital chest wall deformity in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally, causing the appearance of a caved in-chest, and pectus carinatum, a deformity of the chest characterized by a protrusion of the sternum and ribs.

Dr. Hartin earned his medical degree from USA. He completed internship training in general surgery at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Va., and completed residency training in general surgery at the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Hartin completed research fellowship training in pediatric surgery at Women & Children’s Hospital Buffalo in Buffalo, N.Y., and fellowship training in pediatric surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Hartin is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

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