(May 5, 2008) – Memorial University Medical Center surgeon Carl Boyd, M.D., took his expertise in hernia repair to surgeons in Shanghai, Quindao, Jinan, and Wenzhou, China. Boyd lectured, demonstrated, and taught new techniques in hernia repair surgery to more than 100 surgeons.
He was also the keynote speaker at the International Workshop on Hernia Repair at The National University Hospital in Singapore. Workshop participants came from Korea, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and China. This is not the first time Boyd’s expertise has gained international attention. He has also lectured about laparoscopic hernia repair in South Africa. Boyd is a nationally known expert in hernia surgery and teaches surgeons from throughout the United States in the new techniques of laparoscopic hernia repair. He has produced training videos in hernia surgery that are widely distributed.
Doctor Boyd is a consultant to Ethicon, Inc. a Johnson and Johnson Company and to Covidien, Inc. a United States Surgical Company.
Boyd has been a member of MUMC’s medical team for more than 25 years. Prior to his interest in hernia surgery, he was instrumental in the creation of the medical center’s trauma center in the 1980s. He also played a key role in implementing the LifeStarOne emergency helicopter service and helped launch the MedStarOne ambulance service. Dr. Boyd has been given many awards and honors and was named a Hospital Hero award winner by the Georgia Hospital Association in 2006.
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 tertiary 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. Memorial University Medical Center has been named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates four years in a row for providing an outstanding patient experience.