(August 10, 2010) -
Christopher Senkowski M.D., FACS, ACI - Surgical Associates and
associate professor of surgery, Mercer University School of
Medicine Savannah campus, is the recipient of the American College
of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Association for the Surgery of
Trauma (AAST) Health Policy Scholarship for 2010. The scholarship
provides $8,000 in funding to participate in the Heller School for
Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University course entitled
"Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management."
As part of the scholarship, Senkowski will participate in a
joint surgical advocacy meeting in Washington, D.C., and serve for
one year on the health policy committee of ACS/AAST.
Senkowski specializes in general and oncologic surgery,
gastrointestinal surgery, and minimally invasive laparoscopic
surgery. He was one of the first surgeons in the nation to offer
"scarless" gallbladder removal. Senkowski attended Harvard Medical
School. He did his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center
and completed a fellowship in surgical critical care/trauma at
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine.
Senkowski practices at ACI - Surgical Associates, part of the
Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at MUMC.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.