Joon Shim, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, a fellowship-trained, minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon with Wright State Physicians, will speak at a weight loss surgery education seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Miami Valley Hospital South Conference Center, room 1315, next to the Valley Café (2400 Miami Valley Drive, Centerville, Ohio 45459). The seminar is free and open to the public.
Shim, an assistant professor of surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicineand the only female bariatric surgeon in the Dayton area, will discuss modern bariatric surgery, safety and concerns of current bariatric procedures, long-term outcomes of bariatric procedures, the future of bariatric surgery and the efficacy of the surgical treatment of obesity. Patients who have had prior bariatric surgery are welcome to attend.
She specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, reflux, hiatal hernia and endoscopy. She earned her medical degree and her master’s degree in public health from George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general surgery at University of Massachusetts and a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery at Brown University. She served as an active-duty Army surgeon for four years and completed two tours as a combat trauma surgeon for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. She was awarded the Army's Meritorious Service Medal.
To register, contact Kayla Mieczkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org (937) 208-5439.
Wright State Physicians Inc.is composed of more than 100 physicians affiliated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, educating tomorrow’s physicians while providing exceptional health care to the community. The group provides primary and specialty care in a wide range of specialized diagnostic and treatment services throughout the Dayton region.