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Dr. George W. Holcomb, III, M.D., M.B.A
Appendicitis in Children
Dr. George W. Holcomb, III, M.D., M.B.A Surgeon-in-Chief, and Director of the Pediatric Surgery Residency Training Program and the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City comes on the show to discuss Appendicitis in children. He will give the 101 approach with signs to watch for, diagnosis, treatment, and prevalence of Appendicitis in children.
Dr. George W. Holcomb, III was born in Osaka, Japan on December 11, 1953. He was raised in Nashville, Tennessee and attended elementary and high school in Nashville. He attended the University of Virginia for college and then Vanderbilt Medical School. His general surgery training was at Vanderbilt University Medical School and his pediatric surgery training was at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He began his pediatric surgery practice in 1988 as an Assistant and subsequently Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In 1999, he was recruited to replace Dr. Keith Aschraft as Surgeon-in-Chief at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to being the Surgeon-in-Chief, he is also the Director of the Pediatric Surgery Residency Training Program and Director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Dr. Holcomb is best known for his interest in minimally invasive surgery in infants and children and his emphasis on evidence-based medicine. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications and 50 book chapters and has been the editor of 5 textbooks.
Melanie Cole, M.S.