Adrian E Park, M.D.
Dr. Park, chair of AAMC’s Department of Surgery, is one of the world’s leading minimally invasive surgeons. A pioneer, he has made major advances in laparoscopic procedures and developed new medical devices for complex hernia repair, spleen and adrenal surgery. With more than 20 patents, Dr. Park is continually advancing the field to make it less invasive, more efficient, and better for patients and surgeons. At AAMC, Dr. Park is responsible for leading surgical services growth and fostering innovation and learning. He has authored 200 scientific articles and book chapters, and is co-editor in chief of Surgical Innovations. Through the Cleveland Clinic, he co-directs a monthly telecast, “Innovations in Surgery,” broadcast to top international medical centers, bringing together the world’s best surgeons to discuss new surgical techniques and issues.
Dr. Park specializes in minimally invasive treatment of complex hiatal hernias, gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD, achalasia (difficulty swallowing), surgery of the spleen and adrenal glands, and development and teaching of new techniques and technologies in endoscopic surgery.
He joined AAMC in 2011 after serving as chair of surgery, Dalhousie University and chief of surgery for the Capital District Health Authority, both in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Park is the former vice chairman of surgery, chief of general surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and former faculty member of the University of Maryland. He also served as director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, head of surgical endoscopy and chief of the section of gastrointestinal surgery at the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Park is a member of the American Surgical Association, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the College of Surgeons of Central, Eastern and Southern Africa. He received his Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University in Canada.