J. David Richardson

University of Louisville, USA

J. David Richardson is a native Kentuckian who received his M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky, Ky, USA, and did his general surgery and thoracic surgery residencies at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He also received specialized training in surgical critical care and vascular surgery. He has been with the Department of Surgery of the same university since 1976 and was Director of the Division of General Surgery until January, 2001. Currently, he is Chief of surgery and Director of emergency surgical services at University Hospital and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Richardson has held several of the most important positions in American Surgery. He has served as President of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma, Southeastern Surgical Congress, Western Surgical Association, and the Southern Surgical Association. He has also served as Chair of the American Board of Surgery and Vice Chair of the Residency Review Committee for Surgery. Currently, he is a Regent of the American College of Surgeons and the First Kentucky Regent in 75 years. Dr. Richardson has contributed over 338 peer-reviewed articles, 46 book chapters, and two books to the surgical literature, delivered numerous named lectureships and over 90 visiting professorships. He received the School of Medicine Distinguished Educator Master Teacher Award, the University of Louisville Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, and the Alumnus Association Red Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching at a University Level; he has been honored as the outstanding teaching faculty within the Department of Surgery on four occasions. In 2005, Dr. Richardson assumed the editorship of the American Surgeon journal.

Biography Updated on 22 February 2011

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