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Mark Your Calendar: Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium

March 14, 2016
The University of South Alabama Department of Surgery will host the 7th annual Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium on April 7-8, 2016, at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, AL. This symposium is designed for healthcare professionals involved in the management of trauma & critically ill patients. It will provide physicians, surgeons, nurses, technicians, EMT, EMS personnel and residents with evidenced-based concepts and techniques in critical care in today’s world. Specialists will provide presentations on current topics and a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on a variety of issues. Panel discussions will also be provided to stimulate dialogue with the audience in a question and answer format. The 9th annual William A. L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care will be held in conjunction with the seminar. This year’s lecture will feature Dr. L.D. Britt, professor of surgery at the Eastern Virginia Medical School located in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Britt has served as president of the American College of Surgeons as well as president of the Southern Surgical Associates. The lecture, titled “What Acute Care Surgery Is and Its Journey,” will take place April 7, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Ala. Dr. Britt will also lecture during the two-day symposium. For more information, contact Rebecca Scarbrough at (251) 471-7971 or visit http://www.usahealthsystem.com/trauma-symposium.


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November 23, 2015
Dr. Christopher Kinnard recently was appointed adjunct assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Prior to his appointment at USA, Dr. Kinnard was a general surgeon at Magnolia Surgery in Warner Robins, Ga. Dr. Kinnard earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La., after earning his bachelor of science degree from Louisiana State University A&M in Baton Rouge, La. He completed his residency in surgery at USA. Dr. Kinnard is a member of the American College of Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

 

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Dr. Richards to Speak at Med School Cafe' on "LINX- A Revolutionary New Treatment for Severe GERD"

August 7, 2015
Gastrointestinal Surgery
The August Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. William Richards, professor and chair of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and the director of the USA Surgical Weight Loss Center. His lecture, titled "LINX- A Revolutionary New Treatment for Severe GERD," will take place Aug. 19, 2015, at the USA Faculty Club on USA's main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. and the presentation begins at 11:45 a.m. Dr. Richards' lecture will include information on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a new solution for those who suffer from GERD, called LINX.

Dr. Richards earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. He completed his internship at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, and his surgery residency at the University of Maryland. Following his residency, Dr. Richards completed a surgical fellowship in portal hypertension and endoscopy at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. In addition, he also completed a research fellowship in gastrointestinal motility at the Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN.


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USA Surgery Hosts Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium

April 14, 2015
Surgery Critical Care
The University of South Alabama Department of Surgery hosted the 6th Annual Greater Gulf Coast Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Symposium on April 9-10, 2015, at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Ala. The event had approximately 150 attendees. This year’s symposium included updates on trauma, emergency surgery and critical care issues.  The 8th annual William A. L. Mitchell Endowed Lectureship in Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care was held in conjunction with the seminar. This year’s lecture featured internationally recognized trauma surgeon Dr. Thomas Scalea. Dr. Scalea is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Baltimore area, including the University of Maryland Medical Center and Veterans affairs Maryland Health Care System-Baltimore Division. View more photos from the event here.

USA Welcomes Dr. James Glasser

November 6, 2014
Pediatric Surgery
Dr. James Goodwin Glasser was recently appointed associate professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He will serve as a pediatric surgeon with USA Physicians Group. Dr. Glasser earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Newark, N.J. He completed his general surgery residency at UMDNJ affiliated hospitals. He received his pediatric surgery training at Pittsburg Children’s Hospital in Pa., and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Glasser is board certified in pediatric and general surgery. He is a member of the American Pediatric Surgery Association and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Previously, he was associated with the University of South Carolina Medical School and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia, S.C.


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USA Welcomes Dr. William Barber

October 22, 2014
Surgery Critical Care
Dr. William Henry Barber IV was recently appointed professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and will serve as a trauma/critical care surgeon at USA Medical Center. Prior to his appointment at USA, Dr. Barber was a surgeon at Delta Regional Hospital in Greenville, Miss. From 1993 to 2010, Dr. Barber was professor of surgery and microbiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., where he served as the surgical director of renal transplantation and director of the general surgery residency program. Dr. Barber earned his medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., and his doctor of philosophy at Oxford University in Oxford, England. He completed an internship and residency in surgery at UAB. He also completed a research fellowship at Oxford University and a fellowship in transplantation at UAB. Dr. Barber was a Sandoz Fellow for the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Dr. Barber is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.


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U.S. News and World Report's Top Doctors

August 14, 2014
Dr. William Richards, chair of the USA Department of Surgery and professor of surgery at the USA College of Medicine, is among physicians at the University of South Alabama named in the most recent US news and World Report's Top Doctors. He directs the laparoscopic and bariatric surgery programs at USA and is also a member surgeon with the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Dr. Richard’s clinical interests focus on surgical treatment of achalasia, paraesophageal hernias, Barrett's esophagus, adrenal tumors, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Type 2 diabetes and motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract using minimally invasive surgical procedures. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic procedures since 1989 and is internationally recognized for his research and surgical expertise. See more...


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