MUMC Surgeon Instructs Doctors in India and Korea

(September 14, 2009) - Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) surgeon Carl Boyd, M.D., took his expertise in hernia repair to surgeons and medical students in India and Korea. Boyd lectured, demonstrated, and taught new techniques in laparoscopic hernia repair at four medical schools located in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), Chandigarth, Ahmedabad, and Bangalore in India. He was also the keynote speaker at the Korean Hernia Society in Seoul, South Korea. This is not the first time Boyd's expertise has gained international attention. He has also lectured about laparoscopic hernia repair in South Africa, China, and Singapore.

Boyd is a recognized expert and teacher in the field of laparoscopic hernia repair. In addition to his lectures, he has provided training videos that are widely distributed.

Boyd has been a member of MUMC's medical team for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in the creation of MUMC'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. Boyd has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career.

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.