School of Medicine
Adrian E. Park, M.D., F.R.C.S. (C) F.A.C.S., is chief of general surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Park, a renowned laparoscopic surgeon, joined the University of Maryland after six years with the University of Kentucky where he was director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, head of surgical endoscopy and chief of the section of gastrointestinal surgery. In addition, he was a professor of surgery and the Commonwealth Professor of Minimally Invasive Surgery, an endowed professorship. Prior to that, Dr. Park was on the faculty in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Park's clinical interests lie in the field of minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery including the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux, achalasia, hiatal hernia, intestinal disorders and ventral/incisional hernias. He also has extensive experience and interest in laparoscopic splenic and adrenal surgery. He is an active researcher in minimally invasive surgery and has been directly involved in initiating, developing, and applying new techniques and technologies in endoscopic surgery. Dr. Park is the author of over one hundred and fifty scientific articles and book chapters, and is internationally known as a leading authority in the field of minimally invasive surgery and surgical education.