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    Dr. Childs Unveils New Vision for Department of Surgery

     Dr. Childs has been tasked with strengthening translational research-bench to bedside as it relates to trauma.  As a professor and chairman of surgery at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Childs will lead the revitalization of the department by playing a leadership role at Grady Health Systems, recruiting faculty and actively supporting faculty development as chairman. 


    Dr. Childs is on a mission. His vision is to provide the highest quality of care for patients while continuing to grow the surgery department to include new subspecialties options.  In his short time at MSM Dr. Childs has added a Colorectal Surgeon, a Vascular Surgeon, and an Otolaryngologist.  The additions of these doctors complement the current surgery faculty who are leading the way in research technologies and NIH funding. The surgery department is on the fast track for growth.  “Residents will have the opportunity to learn from the best in their fields, select new subspecialties, and have greater exposure to the latest technologies, said Dr. Childs.” MSM has surgeons on staff with the ability to perform surgeries that are a first for MSM and Grady Health Systems. These improvements to the department will move MSM to the forefront of the medical community, while continuing to build on the MSM Legacy


    Dr. Childs trains the doctors who are saving the lives of Atlantans. MSM surgery residents encounter a heavy trauma patient population, as well as many unusual acute and chronic pathologic conditions. Through the Morehouse School of Medicine Grady Surgical Services, residents gain experience in general surgery, trauma, critical care, surgical oncology and vascular surgery. Grady Health Systems has built a reputation of being the first stop for those in need of trauma and emergency services thanks in part to the well trained residents of Morehouse School of Medicine.  Nearly 50% of all trauma and emergency services performed at Grady are by MSM doctors.