Adrian Park, MD
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Adrian Park, MD, FRSC, FACS, FCS (ECSA), is the James and Sylvia Earl Chair of Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Surgeon in Chief for Luminis Health and Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Previously Dr. Park was the Dr. Alex Gillis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. Prior to this appointment, Park served as the Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor and Vice Chair for the Department of Surgery, the Head of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Chair of the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation (MASTRI) Center. He is responsible for surgical programmatic growth, quality improvement and fostering innovation and learning in the department.
Dr. Park has made major advancements in the improvement of laparoscopic techniques for complex hernia repair, foregut and spleen surgery. He is a member of the American Surgical Association, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, American College of Surgeons and the College of Surgeons of Central Eastern and Southern Africa. Having a long held commitment to the training of surgeons in sub Saharan Africa, he is a past president of the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS). He served as the Fellowship Council’s founding President and as its Board Chair and was a long standing member of the Board of Directors of SAGES. He is editor-in-chief of Surgical Innovation and Editor of the textbook Global Surgery –the Essentials. The author of over 250 scholarly articles and book chapters, he is widely published in the areas of hernia, solid organ laparoscopy, foregut surgery, surgical education, the “Operating Room of the Future” and surgical ergonomics. Dr. Park holds more than 20 patents and has been instrumental in the development and application of new technologies in endoscopic surgery.
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