Dr. Park is Chairman of the Department of Surgery and of the Earl SAIL (Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning) Center of Anne Arundel Health System in Annapolis, Maryland and Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Park has made major advancements in the improvement of laparoscopic techniques and technology for complex hernia repair, foregut and spleen surgery.
Previously Dr. Park was the Dr. Alex Gillis Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. Prior to this appointment, Park served as the Campbell and Jeanette Plugge Professor and Vice Chair for the Department of Surgery, the Head of the Division of General Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Chair of the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research, and Innovation (MASTRI) Center.
He is a member of the American Surgical Association, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, American College of Surgeons and the College of Surgeons of Central Eastern and Southern Africa.
Currently a member of the Board of Directors of the SAGES, he has also served as the Fellowship Council’s founding President and as its Board Chair. He is editor-in-chief of Surgical Innovation. The author of over 200 scholarly articles and book chapters, he is widely published in the areas of solid organ laparoscopy, laparoscopic herniorrhaphy, surgical education, and surgical ergonomics. Dr. Park holds 20 patents and has been instrumental in the development and application of new technologies in endoscopic surgery.