Seminar scheduled for Aug. 15

Staff report

DAYTON, OHIO—Wright State Physicians is offering a weight loss surgery education seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Miami Valley Hospital South Conference Center, 2400 Miami Valley Drive, Centerville, in room 1315 next to the Valley Café. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Joon Shim, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, a fellowship-trained, minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon with Wright State Physicians Surgery and an assistant professor of surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, 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.

Shim 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.

In addition to the Aug. 15 event, Shim will speak at the following education seminars.

• Tuesday, Sept. 5 – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, Oct. 3 – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 7 – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, Dec. 5 – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

To register, contact Kayla Mieczkowski at [email protected] or 937-208-5439.

Wright State Physicians Inc. is composed of more than 180 physicians affiliated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The group provides primary and specialty care in a wide range of specialized diagnostic and treatment services throughout the Dayton region.

Staff report