Morehouse School of Medicine has named Ed W. Childs, M.D., chairman of its department of surgery. Childs will lead the revitalization of the department of surgery by playing a leadership role at Grady Health Systems, recruiting faculty and actively supporting faculty development as chairman.
“A well-established research specialist, sought after speaker and published author, Dr. Childs brings deep experience to the Morehouse School of Medicine,” said Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., dean and executive vice president at Morehouse School of Medicine. “We are honored to have him join our Morehouse School of Medicine family and look forward to his contributions and impact he will surely make to our mission to serve and advance the community.”
Renowned for his research in hemorrhagic shock and vascular hypermeability, Childs will continue to expand upon his research at Morehouse School of Medicine, and actively participant in the cardiovascular research institute.
“Morehouse School of Medicine is like no other medical school in the nation and I admire their commitment to the underserved communities of Georgia and the nation,” said Childs. “I look forward to contributing to the institution’s great work and being a part of such an esteemed institution.”
Childs comes to Morehouse School of Medicine from the Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine, where he was professor and vice chairman of their department of surgery. Prior to his leadership roles at Texas A&M, he was director of the division of trauma and critical care and acute care surgery, director of surgical ICU at University of Kansas affiliated hospitals and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Childs is the recipient of more than $6 million in research funding from the National Institute of Health and other national funding agencies as well as a published author of more than 48 peer-reviewed publications in refereed journals.
Dr. Childs received his undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Texas, and earned his medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center in College Station, Texas. He went on to complete his residency training in general surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. and then a fellowship in trauma and critical care surgery at the University of California Davis in Davis, Calif. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Childs is also a member of the American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine and board certified in general surgery and critical care.