Dr. Adrian Park's expertise and research initiatives focus on minimally invasive techniques
Adrian Park, M.D., a nationally known leader in laparoscopic surgery, has been chosen as head of General Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and has joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Park comes from the University of Kentucky, where he spent six years as a professor of surgery, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, head of surgical endoscopy and chief of the section of gastrointestinal surgery. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the Department of Surgery at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, where he had also earned his medical degree and did residency and fellowship training.
"Dr. Park is actively involved in research on minimally invasive surgical techniques and is working on developing and applying new approaches and technologies in endoscopic surgery. His research will lead to ways to make surgery easier and safer for patients in years to come," says Stephen T. Bartlett, M.D., acting chief of surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and professor and acting chair of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
"Dr. Park is a great addition to our medical staff," says John W. Ashworth III, CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center. "He brings tremendous expertise in the field of minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, which includes treatment for reflux disease, hernias and intestinal disorders. He also has extensive experience and interest in laparoscopic surgery for diseases of the spleen and adrenal glands."
Dr. Park is the author of more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters, and is known internationally as a leading authority in the field of minimally invasive surgery, surgical education, and advanced operating room technology. He is editor in chief of Seminars in Laparoscopic Surgery, an indexed scholarly surgical journal devoted to minimally invasive surgery. He is also president of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Council, a national organization with members from 80 hospitals that sets standards for fellowship training in laparoscopic techniques.
"One of the things that attracted me to the University of Maryland was the Medical Center's new, state of the art surgical facility known as the 'Operating Room of the Future,'" says Dr. Park. "It has the technology to allow us to apply the latest advances in minimally invasive treatment and explore new ways to provide the very best care of our patients."
Dr. Park adds, "We are working to develop techniques to improve surgery for our patients in the future, with fewer incisions and expanded use of minimally invasive surgery across the clinical spectrum."
General surgery includes surgery for cancerous and non-cancerous disorders of the entire gastrointestinal tract, the liver and pancreas, as well as the endocrine system and other glands including the thyroid and adrenal glands. General surgeons also perform hernia repairs and breast surgeries.
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