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Health Education Series: 2014 December Event on Robotics

December 08, 2014

The acclaimed Health Education Series: 2014 at the Bristol Public Library will host Dr. William Messerschmidt on December 11th for a discussion on Robotics used in surgery. The presentation is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:30 PM in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room of the main BPL.
Dr. William Messerschmidt is a surgeon with a specialty in cardiothoracic surgery who performs the bulk of his surgeries on the heart. Dr. Messerschmidt and his team at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute perform coronary artery bypass grafting and valve replacements, as well as surgery to correct heart rhythm problems and enlarged arteries in the heart and chest.
Recognized as one of the top heart surgeons in the region, Dr. Messerschmidt completed his medical education at the Jefferson Medical College, and his internship and residency in surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 2010 he has been a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He has served on the active cardiothoracic surgery staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center since 1993. Dr. Messerschmidt serves on a number of committees for Wellmont and other regional organizations. He is the author of numerous articles, abstracts, book chapters, and has given many award winning presentations, both locally and nationally. His use of Robotics in surgeries has been ground-breaking for the region.
The Health Education Series: 2014 is a partnership between the Bristol Public Library, the Quillen College of Medicine, the Family Residency Program of Bristol, and Wellmont Health Systems. Offered on the second Thursday of each month March through December, the series seeks to help educate and inspire people to be more proactive about their health.
For additional information, please contact Doris Stickley at 276-821-6148.