MUMC Surgeon Chosen for Clinical Expert Panel

(June 24, 2011) - Christopher Senkowski M.D., FACS, a surgical oncologist at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), was nominated by the American College of Surgeons to serve on a clinical expert panel for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The panel will evaluate surgical clinical measures to improve the quality of care patients receive at hospitals nationwide.

Senkowski is the director of the minimally invasive surgery program at MUMC, a member of the ACI - Surgical Associates practice, and associate professor in the department of surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine's Savannah campus. Senkowski specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques, gastrointestinal, oncologic, and general surgery. He was one of the first surgeons in the nation to offer scarless gallbladder removal.

Senkowski attended Harvard Medical School and did his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

The American College of Surgeons was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. The College has approximately 77,000 members, including more than 4,000 fellows in other countries, making it the largest organization of surgeons in the world.

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