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Visiting Professor of Surgery 2019 - David V. Feliciano, MD

Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center

Professor of Surgery David Feliciano

Dr. David V. Feliciano, from the University of Maryland Medical Center, was the Visiting Professor of Surgery for Surgical Academic Week (March 18-22).

Dr. Feliciano received his medical degree in 1970 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He completed training in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic, in trauma at Wayne State University, and in vascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. He was Professor of Surgery at Emory University and Surgeon-in-Chief at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia from 1991 to 2011. After serving as the Battersby Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of General Surgery at Indiana University from 2013-2017, he is now a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland and an Attending Surgeon at The Shock Trauma Center/University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore. Also, he is a Clinical Professor of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Ga., and Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md. He is a general surgeon with strong interests in endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, and trauma. His research interests are use of ultrasound in truncal trauma; damage control celiotomy; and effect of metabolic state on outcome from vascular injuries. In addition, he is the Co-Editor of the textbook TRAUMA, now in its Eighth Edition.

Dr. Feliciano presented a public lecture on Everything You Wanted to Know about Trauma in the United States at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic.

This unique educational program advances the level of surgical care available in our community, and is made possible by generous support from the Title Sponsor, Cottage Health, and grateful patients, medical groups, individual community surgeons and physicians, and corporate donors.

Dr. Feliciano follows seven previous Visiting Professors: Dr. John L. Cameron (Johns Hopkins) 2012, Dr. Hiram C. Polk, Jr. (University of Louisville) 2013, Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag (UC Davis School of Medicine) 2014, Dr. Keith D. Lillemoe (Massachusetts General Hospital) 2015, Dr. Michael G. Sarr (Mayo Clinic) 2016, Dr. Barbara Lee Bass (Houston Methodist Hospital), Professor O. James Garden (University of Edinburgh) 2018.

Dr. William Charles Conway, II, FACS takes over the reins of the Visiting Professor of Surgery Education Program from Dr. Ronald G. Latimer, who established the program in 2010 with the Department of Surgery and Sansum Clinic. Sansum Clinic’s Visiting Professor of Surgery program provides expert educational seminars for practicing Santa Barbara surgeons and physicians. More importantly, the program allows surgical residents in training at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital the chance to interact with the icons, leaders and outstanding teachers of the art of surgery.

Dr. Conway joined Sansum Clinic in 2017 and is a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, with nearly 10 years of high-volume surgical experience dealing with complex cases.