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  Adrian E. Park, M.D., F.R.C.S, F.A.C.S

Chief of General Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Park, a renowned laparoscopic surgeon, joined the University of Maryland in 2003 after six years with the University of Kentucky, where he was director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, head of surgical endoscopy and chief of the section of gastrointestinal surgery. In addition, he was a professor of surgery and the Commonwealth Professor of Minimally Invasive Surgery, an endowed professorship. Prior to that, Dr. Park was on the faculty in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

After completing his bachelor of sciences with honors at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Dr. Park received his medical degree from McMaster University. Dr. Park continued his training as an intern, resident and chief resident in general surgery. He also completed a fellowship in laparoscopic/endoscopic surgery.

Dr. Park's clinical interests lie in the field of minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, including the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, hiatal hernia, intestinal disorders and ventral/incisional hernias. He has extensive experience and interest in laparoscopic splenic and adrenal surgery. He is an active researcher in minimally invasive surgery and has been directly involved in initiating, developing, and applying new techniques and technologies in endoscopic surgery.

Dr. Park is the author of over 150 scientific articles and book chapters, and is internationally known as a leading authority in the field of minimally invasive surgery, "OR of the Future" technology and surgical education.

  J. Scott Roth M.D., F.A.C.S

Director, Surgical Endoscopy, University of Maryland Medical Center. Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Roth is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of surgical endoscopy at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Prior to his arrival at Maryland, he was a faculty member of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where he was also director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program.

After earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Roth completed his residency and Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship at the University of Kentucky.

His primary area of expertise is minimally invasive surgery; he also specializes in endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Roth's clinical interests are aimed towards gastrointestinal, solid organ and general surgery with a specific interest in surgical hernia repair. He is actively involved in teaching endeavors and research, has made numerous presentations and has many associated publications.


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