Monday, October 31, 2016

Dr. Herbert Chen to Present Frazer/Leigh Memorial Lecture

Herbert Chen, M.D., F.A.C.S., surgeon-in-chief chair of the department of surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will present two AMA/PRA/ CME accredited lectures in November.

Both lectures are open to the public 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. Chen will present the first lecture, "Success in Academic Surgery,” Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the USA Medical Center conference room.

His second lecture, “Medullary Thyroid Cancer,” will take place Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at 7 a.m. in the USA Medical Center conference room.

Dr. Chen earned his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. He completed his surgical residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md., along with a postdoctoral research fellowship and a surgical oncology and endocrinology fellowship. Dr. Chen came to UAB from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wis., where he was the Layton F. Rikkers, M.D., Chair in Surgical Leadership, chair of the division of general surgery, vice chair of research for the department of surgery and professor in the departments of surgery, biomedical engineering and pediatrics.

Dr. Chen has mentored more than 100 faculty, post-doctoral fellows, residents, medical students, and undergraduates in his lab.  He has published more than 430 original research and review articles and has edited 12 textbooks.

Dr. Chen is an associate/section editor for Annals of Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Scientific American Surgery, The Oncologist, and Journal of Surgical Research, and serves on six other editorial boards. He is also the past-president of the Association for Academic Surgery, the current secretary-treasurer for Surgical Biology Club II, and the current president-elect for the Society of Clinical Surgery.

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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