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Published in This Week on February 17, 2014

Laparoscopic surgeon joins surgery faculty

McKinney_GeraldDr. Gerald McKinney, a highly trained surgeon specializing in laparoscopic surgery, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of surgery.

After receiving the BS in chemistry from Morehouse College, Atlanta, in 1985, McKinney earned the MD at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine in 1991. He had an internship in preliminary surgery from 1991-92 and residency training in preliminary surgery from 1992-93 at the University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, an internship in surgery from 1995-96 and residency training in general surgery from 1996-2000 at the Morehouse School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident from 1999-2000, and a laparoscopic fellowship at the Texas Institute of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery from 2001-02.

McKinney served as an instructor in clinical surgery at the Morehouse School of Medicine from 2000-01, as a general and advanced laparoscopic surgeon at the Medical Group of Michigan City, Indiana, from 2002-03, and as an assistant professor of general and advanced laparoscopic surgery and director of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery at University Physicians and Surgeons, Inc., Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, since 2003. Since 2009, he concurrently served as an adjunct professor of exercise science, sport and recreation at Marshall University.

A member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the National Medical Association, McKinney is the author or coauthor of nine articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and has given 20 presentations at scientific or professional meetings.

McKinney's research interests include foregut disease and single sit laparoscopy.  

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