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Dr. Larry Mellick recently was appointed professor of emergency medicine and vice chair of academic affairs for emergency medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He also serves as an emergency medicine physician at both USA Medical Center and USA Children's & Women's Hospital.
In his new position, Dr. Mellick serves as a mentor to medical students and residents at the USA College of Medicine. He is particularly interested in assisting residents, medical students and colleagues with getting medical papers published in academic journals.“The opportunity to provide mentorship to individuals who are given the joy of seeing their medical and academic work published is an honor,” Dr. Mellick said.
In addition to his mentorship duties, Dr. Mellick is also working on the development of the pediatric emergency medicine program and serves as the division chief for pediatric emergency medicine. He also provides assistance to the emergency medicine residency program that is being developed by Dr. Edward Panacek, professor and chair of emergency medicine at the USA College of Medicine.
Dr. Mellick has more than 30 years of experience as a physician, educator, researcher and administrator. He is board-certified in pediatrs, pediatric emergency medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Mellick served as academic chairman of emergency medicine at Loma Linda University from 1993 to 1996 and was the inaugural academic
chairman of emergency medicine for the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University from 1996 to 2003.
During his career he also created and led two pediatric emergency medicine divisions and started a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship. From 2012 to 2017, he served on the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subboard for the American Board of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mellick served as professor of pediatrics, emergency medicine, physician assistant studies, graduate studies and dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga., from 1996 to 2018. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Mellick served in Quantico, Virginia, as one of three full-time physicians for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, before returning to Augusta to serve for two years as the emergency medicine residency director.
Dr. Mellick earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Wash. Dr. Mellick then completed residency training in emergency medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He served in the United States Army for 11 years and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Dr. Mellick has presented research all over the United States. His research has also been published extensively in many academic medical journals. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Medical Association.
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