WVU School of Medicine Charleston Campus Surgeon Dr. Bryan Richmond elected to the American Surgical Association

WVU School of Medicine Charleston Campus Surgeon Dr. Bryan Richmond elected to the American Surgical Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Bryan Richmond, MD, MBA, FACS, professor and chair of West Virginia University School of Medicine Charleston Campus’s Department of Surgery, has been elected to the prestigious American Surgical Association, a premier academic surgical society that strives for excellence and leadership in science, education and patient care while promoting diversity, integrity and innovation.

Founded in 1880, the American Surgical Association is the nation's oldest and most prestigious surgical organization. Its members include the nation’s most prominent surgeons from the country's leading academic medical institutions, many of whom – like Richmond – are chairs of the Departments of Surgery at these institutions. Membership also includes leading surgeons from around the world, making it much more than an American association.

Richmond completed his residency training in general surgery at Charleston Area Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He earned his M.D. degree from the WVU School of Medicine in 1993, later adding his MBA from the Chambers School of Business in 2008.

The primary mission of the Association is to be the premier organization for surgical science and scholarship and to provide a national forum for presenting the developing state of the art and science of general and sub-specialty surgery and the elevation of the standards of the medical/surgical profession. An annual scientific meeting consisting of selected presentations containing the most current information available on clinical and research topics related to surgery or surgical specialties, including studies on outcomes, practice of surgery and ethical and other issues that affect its practice serve to fulfill the mission. The Annual meeting of the American Surgical Association is designed to provide comprehensive educational experiences in the fields of clinical surgery, experimental surgery and related sciences, surgical education and the socioeconomic aspects of surgical care. It is the Association's intent to bring together at this meeting the leading surgeons and scientists from North America and other continents to freely and openly discuss their latest clinical and research findings.

For more information on WVU’s School of Medicine Charleston Campus, visit medicine.wvu.edu/charleston.