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Address:
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Greenville, NC 27858-4354
Telephone: 252.744.3810
E-mail: chapmanw@ecu.edu


Education:

High School
College Prep, Rippowam, Stamford, CT, 1976-1979

College Education
B.A. Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1979-1983

Medical Education
M.D., Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, 1983-1987


Clinical Training:
Internship in General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1987-1988

Residency in General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1988-1992

Employment History:
Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

Assistant Consulting Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Durham, North Carolina, October 1, 1993 - 1995

Medical Director of the Ambulatory Surgery Unit, Womack AMC, 1993

Chief of the General Surgery Service, Womack AMC, 1994

OIC, General Surgery Service, Womack AMC, 1994

Assistant Professor of Surgery, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, 1995-2000

Associate Professor of Surgery, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina 2000-Present

Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Center, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina 2000- Present

Assistant Director of Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program, East Carolina University,
Brody School of Medicine, 2002- Present


Certification:
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1988

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 1993

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, ReCertified, October 2003


Licensure:
Medical License, State of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1994-present

Medical License, State of Hawaii, 1988-1996

Professional Societies:
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
  • American Medical Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Pitt County Medical Society
  • American Hernia Society
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • North Carolina Surgical Association
  • American Society for Bariatric Surgery

Professional Service:

Board Member, Pitt County Medical Society, 1998

Clinical faculty, Ethicon Endo-surgery, 1998


Military Medical Service:
Health Profession Scholarship Program, 1984-1987

Officer’s Basic, Fort Carson, CO, 1984

Student Company, Tripler AMC (Internship), 1987-1988

Company B, Tripler AMC (Residency), 1988-1992

Staff General Surgeon, Womack AMC, Fort Bragg, NC, 1992-

Commander, Forward Surgical Support Team, 5th MASH, Ft. Bragg, NC, 1992-

Chief, General Surgery Service, Womack AMC, Ft. Bragg, NC, 1994

OIC, General Surgery Service, Womack AMC, Ft. Bragg, NC, 1994


Committees:
  • Telemedicine Distance Learning Advisory, 1997-98
  • Rural Health Committee, 1997-98
  • Nutritional Care Committee
  • Task Force on Clinical Service
  • Nutritional Support Team
  • Minimally Invasive Users' Group (Chair)
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Operative Services Value Analysis Team 2004-
  • OR Committee 2004-

Administrative Activitites:

Editor, Department of Surgery Newsletter, "The Cutting Edge"

Editorial Board, Current Surgery

The Laparoscopic Operating Room, PCMH Room Renovations, 1998

Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center


Teaching Activities:
  • Green Service Rounds-weekly
  • Lectures to MS 3 “ Minimally Invasive Surgery”
  • Lectures to MS 3 “ Acute Abdomen”
  • Surgery Grand Rounds (1-31-96) "Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication"
  • Surgery Grand Rounds (2-26-97) "Laparoscopic Hernia Repair"
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Family Medicine (9-18-97) "Minimally Invasive Surgery of GERD"
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Family Medicine (11-12-96) "Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery"
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine (12-5-97) "Laparoscopic Surgery"
  • Grand Rounds, Department of Hematology/Oncology (7-1997) "Laparoscopic Treatment of Splenic Disorders"
  • Surgery Grand Rounds (3-25-98) "Complications in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies"
  • Surgery Grand Rounds (4-28-99) “ Military Medicine”
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (10/15/98) “Laparoscopic Nissen”
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (11/23/98) “ Low Anterior Resection”
  • Laparoscopic Training session in Pig Lab (1/25/99) “ Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy”
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (2/26/99) “Laparoscopic Nissen”
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (4/9/99) “Laparoscopic Nissen”
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (5/7/99) “Laparoscopic Nissen”
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (1/31/00) “Laparoscopic Nissen and Advanced Suturing”.
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (5/15/00) “Laparoscopic Nissen & Cholecystectomy”.
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (6/19/00) “Laparoscopic Nissen, Cholecystectomy and Open bowel anastomosis”.
  • Laparoscopic training Session in Pig Lab (7/10/00) “Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Basic Lap suturing, Stapled bowel anastomosis”.
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (8/21/00) “Laparoscopic Nissen, Cholecystectomy, Hand-sewn bowel anastomosis”.
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab (9/18/00) “Laparoscopic Nissen, Cholecystectomy, Open bowel anastomosis, Intracorporal Suturing”.
  • Chairman’s Conference “ Esophagus” 3/30/01
  • Inservice “ Robotic Surgery” ECU Family Practice Center 5/2/01.
  • Lecture “ Robotic Surgery” PCMH Care Management Group, 5/2/01.
  • Medicine Grand Rounds, PCMH, 5/25/01, Robotic Surgery.
  • Laparoscopic Training Session in Pig Lab- Monthly 
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Course, AHEC, Speaker and Surgeon, 3/2/01
  • Chairman’s Conference “ TPN Lecture”, 7/27/01
  • Chairman’s Conference “ Esophagus Disorders” 12/14/01
  • Chairman’s Conference “ Colon Cancer” 11/22/02
  • Monthly Pig Labs for Residents and Surgeons
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Course, Ed Warren Life Science Bldg., Surgeon, Greenville, NC 6/21/02
  • Proctor Robotic Surgery, Self Regional Medical Center, Greenwood, SC, 7/30/02.
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Course, Ed Warren Life Sciences Bldg., Director, Greenville, NC, 11/15/02.

Research Activities and Interests:

Robotic General Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery - Advanced Techniques

Laparoscopic Colectomy for Colon Cancer - NSABP Intergroup Protocol 0146

Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery - "Banding Technique," Richmond, Virginia, March 1996

Laparoscopi Bariatric Surgery- Adults and Pediatrics

CME Courses Attended:
  • ACLS Provider Course, May 1987
  • ATLS/Combat Casualty Care Course, September 1987
  • ATLS Instructor’s Course, March 1990
  • American College of Surgeons Spring Meeting, April 1991
  • Symposium of Laparoscopic Bowel Resections & Nissen Fundoplications, Duke
  • University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, February 1993
  • Laparoscopic Bowel Resection Course, Duke University Medical Center, Durham,
  • North Carolina, March 1993
  • Thoracoscopy Course, Duke University Medical Center, May 1994
  • ACLS Provider Course, November 1994
  • ACLS Instructor Course, February 1995
  • Laparoscopic Banding Technique, Richmond, Virginia, October 1996
  • Ethicon Endosurgery Course, "Science of Surgical Education, Education for the Educator," Baltimore, Maryland, March 8-9, 1998
  • Advanced Esophageal Manometry & pH Symposium, Keystone Colorado, September 24-25, 1998
  • American College of Surgeons Fall Meeting, Chicago, Illinois October 2000
  • SAGES Spring Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri 4/18/01-4/20/01
  • NCSA Spring Meeting Pinehurst, NC 4/26/01-4/28/01
  • ACS New Orleans, LA 10/6/2001-10/12/2001
  • SAGES World Congress, NYC, New York, 3/11/02-3/15/02
  • “Ultrasound in General Surgery” ,Director, Edward L. Warren Life Sciences Bldg, Greenville, NC, 6/7/02.

Publications:


Book Chapters:

Reade, C.C., Kumar, A., Chapman, W.H.: Robotic Adrenalectomy and Splenectomy. Problems in General Surgery. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Vol 20, No.2, 57-64

Refereed Publications:
Johnson JO, MD, Garofalo JH, MD, Jenkins NL, MD, Mageau RP, MD, Sun YS, MD, Maziarz DM, MD, Conquest AM, MD, Chapman WHH, MD, FACS, Nifong LW, MD, Pofahl WE, MD, FACS, Chitwood WR, Jr., MD, FACS. “The Learning Curve: Robotic versus Laparoscopic Platforms.” American Academy of Surgical Research, Minneaoplis, MN October 2004.

The Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Therapy Study Group: A Comparison of Laparoscopically Assisted and Open Colectomy for Colon Cancer., New England Journal of Medicine 350(20), 2050-2059, May 13, 2004.

Chitwood, W.R., Nifong, L.W., Chapman, W.H.H., Fleger, J.E., Bailey, B.M., Ballint, T., Mendleson, K.G., Kim, V.B., Young, J.A., Albrecht, R.A.: Robotic Surgical Training in an Academic Institution-Running Head: Robotic Surgical Training. Annuals of Surgery
234 (4) 475-486, October 2001.

Young J.A., Chapman, W.H., Kim, V.B., Albrecht R.J., Ng, P.C., Nifong, L.W., Chitwood, W.R.: Robotic Assisted Adrenalectomy for A Rare Adrenal Incidentaloma: Case and Review. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. 12(2) 126-130. April 2002

Kim,V.B., Chapman, W.H., Albrecht, R.J., Bailey, B.M., Young, J.A., Nifong, L.W.,Chitwood, W.R.: Early Experience with Telemanipulative Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Using daVinci. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. 12(1): 33-40. 2002

Nguyen, N.P., Sallah, S., Karlsson, U., Ludin, A., Vos, P., Lepera, P., Jendrasiak, G., Chapman, W., Robiou, C., Salehpour, M.: Combined Preoperative Chemotherapy and Radiation for Locally Advanced Rectal Carcinoma. American Journal Clinical Oncology. 23(5): 442-338. 2000.

Chapman, William H.H. III; Albrecht, Robert J.; Kim, Victor B.; Young, James A.; Nifong, L. Wiley; Chitwood, W.Randolph, Jr.: Computer Assisted Laparoscopic Splenectomy with the daVinci Surgical Robot. The Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. 12(3): 155-159.2002.

Chapman, William H.H. III; Young, James A.; Albrecht, Robert J.; Kim, Victor B.; Nifong, L.Wiley; Chitwood, W. Randolph, Jr.: Robotic Nissen Fundoplication: An Alternative Surgical Technique for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. The Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques,11 (1) 27-30 February 2001

Chitwood, W. Randolph, Jr., Nifong, L.Wiley, Elberry, Joseph E., Chapman, William H.H., Kim, Victor, Young, James: Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery: Trapezoidal Resection and Prosthetic Annuloplasty with da Vinci. The Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. 2000; 120: 1171-1172

Chapman, W.H.H.: Trocar Site Closure: A New and easy Technique. Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 9(6): 499-502, December 1999

Chapman, W.H.H. and Hoey, Brian A.: Laparoscopic Splenectomy at Caesarean Section: A Case Report. Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 9(5): 419-423, October 1999

Dunshee, C. and Chapman, W.H.H.: The Laparoscopic Management of an Unusual Case of Postpartum Bleeding: A Case Report. Contemporary Surgery, 56(7): 429-436, July 2000.

Chapman, W.H.H. and Miraliakbari, R.: Laparoscopic Treatment of an Appendiceal Mucocele: A Case Report. Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 9(2): 159-163, April 1999.

Dolezal, J.M., Youngblood, R.W., and Chapman, W.H.H.: Surgical Techniques and Outcomes in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Current Surgery, 55(4): 125-129, May 1998.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Book review of Textbook of Laparoscopy. Current Surgery, 55(2): 85-86, February 1998.

Chitwood, W.R., Wixon, C.L., Elbeery, J.R., Moran, J.F., Chapman, W.H.H., Lust, R.L.: Video-Assisted Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 114(5): 773-782, November 1997.

Cansler, C.L., Latham, J.A., Brown, P.M., Chapman, W.H.H., Magner, J.A.: Duodenal Obstruction in Thyroid Storm. Southern Medical Journal, 90 (11) 1143-6, November 1997.

Chitwood, W.R., Elbeery, J.R., Moran, J.F., Minimally Invasive Surgery Workgroup, Chapman, W.H.H.: Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Using Transthoracic Aortic Occlusion. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 63: 1477-9, 1997.

Chapman, W.H.H., Crombie C.H., Cox, S.S., Orlando, D.A.P., Pories, W.J.: Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair. Current Surgery, 53(8), 477-85, October 1996.

Chapman, W.H.H. and Barcia, P.J.: Femoral Hernia in Children: An Infrequent Problem Revisited. Military Medicine, 156: 631-3, November 1991.

Chapman, W.H.H., Plymyer, M.R., and Dresner, M.L.: Gonadoblastoma in an Anatomically Normal Man: Case Report and Literature Review. J Urol, 144(6): 1472-4, December 1990.

Chapman, W.H.H., Lee, Y.T.M., and Foley, K.T.: Pulmonary Embolism from a Venous Thrombosis Distal to the Popliteal Vein - A Case Report. Military Medicine, 156:252-4, May 1990.

Abstracts:
Bailey,M., Balint, T., Mendelson, K., Chapman, W., Sun, Y., Bogey, W., Nifong, W., Chitwood, W.: “Minimally Invasive Replacement of the Abdominal Aorta: A New Robotic Technique”, Surgical Endoscopy 16-S1, 2002

Talamini,M.A., Chapman, W.H.H., Melvin, W.S., :” A Prospective Analysis of 211 Robotic Assisted Surggical Procedures”, Surgical Endoscopy 16-S1, 2002

Chitwood,W.R., Chapman, W.H.H., Nifong, L.W.: Robotic Surgical Training in an Academic Institution. American Surgical Association Annual Mtg. April 26-28, 2001, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Presented.

Chapman, W.H.H., Albrecht, R.J., Kim, V.B., Young, J.A., Nifong, L.W., Chitwood, W.R.: Computer Enhanced Robotically Assisted Telemanipulative Cholecystectomy. Sages World Congress 3/11/02-3/15/02 NYC, New York. 2001 Presented.

Albrecht, R.J., Young, J.A., Kim, V.B., Nifong, L.W., Chitwood, W.R., Chapman, W.H.H.: Computer Enhanced Robotically Assisted Nissen Fundoplication in Swine. Presented SAGES Spring Meeting,April 18-21, 2001, St. Louis Missouri. Presented

Albrecht, R., Kim, V., Young, J., Nifong, W., Chapman, W.: Computer Enhanced Robotically Assisted Cholecystectomy In Swine. Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery Symposium. March 30, 2001 Presented.

MacDonald, K., Hickner, R., Houmard, J., Dohm, L., Hyatt, A., Tanner, C., Chapman, W., Pories, W.: Effect of gastric bypass and gastric banding surgery on insulin action. Obesity Surgery 9(4) 334, August 1999.

Greenstein, R.J., Martin, L., MacDonald, K., Chapman, W., McIntyre R, Wittgrove, A.C., Clark, G., Maher, J., Doherty, C., Munjal, D., Smits, G., Kuzmak, L.: The Lap-Band System as Surgical Therapy for Morbid Obesity: Intermediate Results Of The USA, Multicenter, Prospective Study. Surgical Endoscopy 13:S1-S18, 1999.

Chapman, W.H.H. and MacDonald, K.G.: Early Experience with the Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding Procedure for Morbid Obesity. Surgical Endoscopy,
Supplement to 12, S23, 1998.


Poster Presentation:
Kumar, Amit, Chapman, W.H.H.: “ Robotic Adrenalectomy- A Better Alternative to Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy?”, presented SAGES Spring Meeting, 3/31/04-4/3/04, Denver, CO. Presented.

Kumar, Amit, Chapman, W.H.H.: “ Bile Duct Injury with Robotic Cholecystectomy”,
presented SAGES Spring Meeting, 3/31/04-4/3/04, Denver, CO. Presented.

Talamini,M.A., Chapman, W.H.H., Melvin, W.S., :” A Prospective Analysis of 211 Robotic Assisted Surggical Procedures”, presented SAGES World Congress 03/11/02-03/15/02, NYC, New York. Presented.

Chitwood,W.R., Chapman, W.H.H., Nifong, L.W.: “Robotic Surgical Training in an Academic Institution”. American Surgical Association Annual Mtg. April 26-28, 2001, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Presented.

Chapman, W.H.H., Albrecht, R.J., Kim, V.B., Young, J.A., Nifong, L.W., Chitwood, W.R.:” Computer Enhanced Robotically Assisted Telemanipulative Cholecystectomy”. Sages Wolrd Congress 3/11/02-3/15/02 NYC, New York. 2001 Presented.

Albrecht, R.J., Young, J.A., Kim, V.B., Nifong, L.W., Chitwood, W.R., Chapman, W.H.H.: “Computer Enhanced Robotically Assisted Nissen Fundoplication in Swine”. Presented SAGES Spring Meeting,April 18-21, 2001, St. Louis Missouri. Presented

Albrecht, R., Kim, V., Young, J., Nifong, W., Chapman, W.: Computer Enhanced Robotically Assisted Cholecystectomy In Swine. Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery Symposium. March 30, 2001 Presented.

Bailey,BM, Balint, TD, Mendelson, KG, Albrecht, RA, Sun, YS, Chapman, WHH, Bogey, WM, Powell, CS, Nifong, LW, Chitwood, WR.: “ Minimally Invasive Replacement of the Abdominal Aorta: A New Robotic Technique.” 8Th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, SAGES, NYC, NY, March 11-15, 2002.

Conquest, A., Garofalo, J., Maziarz, D., Chapman, W.H.H., Nifong, W., Chitwood, W.R.:” Computer Enhanced Robotically Assisted General Surgery: Initial Experience with 62 Patients”. SAGES March 11-15, 2002.

Franklin,J., Chapman, W.: “Left Upper Quadrant Veress Needle Puncture for Creation of Pneumoperitoneum: Initial Experience with 776 Patients”. SAGES April 18-21, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri.


Presentation:
Chapman, W.H.H.: “Billroth Anastomosis”, Speaker, PCMH GI User’s Group, Hilton,
Greenville, NC, 12/11/02.

Chapman, W.H.H.: “Advances in Antimicrobal Therapy”, Speaker, Beef Barn, Greenville, NC
10/6/02.

Chapman, W.H.H.: “Minimally Invasive Surgery: Robotics.” Speaker, Kiwanas, Hilton,
Greenville, NC , 6/18/02.

Chapman, W.H.H.: “Minimally Invasive Surgery: Robotics, The next generation”, Speaker, Kiwanas, Brook Valley, Greenville, NC 2/27/02.

Chapman, W.H.H.: “Robotic Surgery-The Next Generation”, Speaker, Dartmouth Grand Rounds, Dartmouth University, NH, 07/25/01.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Robotics Surgery, Speaker, Dept. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, PCMH, 5/25/01.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Robotic Surgery, Speaker, Pitt County Rotory Club, Hilton,Greenville, NC 5/24/01.

Chapman, W.H.H..: Robotic Surgery, Speaker, ECU Family Practice Nurses Inservice,
FPC Classroom, 05/02/01

Chapman, W.H.H..: Robotice Surgery, Speaker, PCMH Care Management Grp., PCMH
Auditorium, 5/2/01.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Minimally Invasive Surgery with Robotics, Does it Work?, Speaker, Onslow Memorial Physicians, Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, NC 2/13/01

Chapman,W.H.H., Nifong, Wiley, Robotic Surgery, Speakers, Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, Life Science Bldg. Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC 11/14/00.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Robotic Surgery, Speaker, NC State Association Surgical Technicians, Life Science Bldg. Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC 11/11/00.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Robotic Adrenalectomy, Speaker, Clinical Endocrine Conference, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC 11/08/00.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Speaker, Pamlico Albemarle Medical Society, Washington, NC 11/02/00.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery, Speaker, Craven Regional Medical Center Medical Staff, New Bern, NC 9/5/00.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Laparoscopic Surgery, Speaker, Surgical Interest Group, Pitt Count Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC 8/16/00.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery, Speaker, Medical Staff, Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern, NC 9/05/00.

Albrecht, R.J., Young, J.A., Kim, V.B., Nifong, L.W., Chitwood, W.R., Chapman, W.H.H.: Computer Enhanced Robotically Assisted Nissen Fundoplication in Swine. Presented at NC Chapter ACS Myrtle Beach, SC 7/00

Chapman, W.H.H.: Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Speaker, North Carolina Surgical Association Meeting, Pinehurst, NC 4/28/00.

Franklin, J.A.; Young, J.A.; Dunshee, C.; Swanson, M.S.; Chapman, W.H.H.; MacDonald, K.G.: Institution Of Pneumoperitoneum Via Palmer’s Point: Indications and Safety. Presented at 11th Annual Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, Greenville, NC, 5/24/00.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery & Robotics presented to the OR Technicians 2/16/99 in Greenville, N.C.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Non Invasive Adrenal Surgery, Speaker, Clinical Endocrine Conference, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, N.C., March 31, 1999

Chapman, W.H.H.: Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques Course. Instructor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, June 19, 1998.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery. Visiting Professor, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 4, 1998.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Course. Co-director/instructor, N.C. State Veterinary School, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 27, 1998.

Chapman, W.H.H. and MacDonald, K.G.: Early Experience with the Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding Procedure for Morbid Obesity. Poster presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons meeting, Seattle, Washington, April 1-4, 1998.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Laparoscopic Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux. Inservice presented to Staff of Preadmission Testing, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, North Carolina, February 10, 1998.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Complications of Laparoscopic Surgery. Presented to the Craven Medical Society, New Bern, North Carolina, November 25, 1997.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Minimally Invasive Surgery. Presented to Mended Hearts, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, North Carolina, November 6, 1997.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. Presented to Martin General Hospital, Williamston, North Carolina, October 1996.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Rectal Cancer Updates. Presented to Lenoir County Medical Society, Kinston, North Carolina, September 1996.

Chapman, W.H.H.: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. Visiting professor, New Hanover Regional Hospital, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 1996.

Chapman, W.H.H. and Remar, M.A.: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplications: The Womack Experience. Presented at the Gary P. Wratten Surgical Symposium, Cloudcroft, New Mexico, April 18-22, 1994.

Chapman, W.H.H., Lee, Y.T.M., and Foley, K.T.: Pulmonary Embolism from a Venous Thrombosis Located Distal to the Popliteal Vein: A Case Report. Presented at the Hawaii Chapter of American College of Surgeons 1990 Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 11, 1990.

Chapman, W.H.H. and Barcia, P.J.: Femoral Hernia in Children: An Infrequent Problem Revisited. Presented at the Gary P. Wratten Surgical Symposium, Washington, D.C., April 2-7, 1990.


Special Honors and Awards:
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Dartmouth Medical School
  • 5th Place in Hawaii Chapter American College of Surgeons Annual Residents Essay Competition, June 1990, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Outstanding Laparoscopic Surgeon, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1992
  • Bernard Vick, MD Teaching Award, East Carolina University School of Medicine, June 15, 2000

Community Service:

Consultant for Glaxo-Wellcome Drug Development Study, INOS Trial, 1998

Interviewed on Carolina Today, WNCT Television, Laparoscopic Surgery, September 3, 1997

Pitt County Medical Society Mini-Internship Program, May 1997, May 1998, May 2000, May 2001, Oct. 2001, May 2002, October 2002

Rocking Horse Ranch Board Member

Interviewed on WITN 7 News, Greenville, NC, “ Bariatric Surgery”, 11/26/02.


Other Information:
Scope of current practice: attending surgeon with ECU/PCMH, performing general surgery, robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, pediatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures as well as training surgical residents.

Focus of practice:
advanced laparoscopic procedures: Nissens, hernias, cholecystectomies, colectomies, splenectomies, nutritional access procedures, bariatric surgery and robotic surgery.

Penn Cose Executive Management Program, 5/4/02-5/7/02, Philadelphia, PA.