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Patrick L. Molt, MD, FACS Had Busy Fall Speaking at ACS Clinical Congress & Serving as Mentor for General Surgery Residents

In addition to hosting surgical residents over the past few months, Dr. Patrick Molt has also served as a co-moderator at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, which is a scientific and educational meeting for the members of the American College of Surgeons and interested non-Fellow physicians. The purpose of the Clinical Congress is to keep physicians abreast of the current status of the art and science of surgery.   Dr. Molt was the co-moderator for the panel on the Cholecystectomy: From Lap Chole to Open Common Duct Exploration – All the Tools You Need.  This panel reviewed all the possible surgical techniques necessary to safely manage a variety of biliary stone diseases. Topics they reviewed included: laparoscopic critical view of safety for lap chole, laparoscopic transcystic common duct exploration, conversion to open cholecystectomy, subtotal cholecystectomy, open common bile duct exploration and t-tube placement, sphincteroplasty, and biliary bypass.  
Patrick L. Molt, M.D., FACS also served as an adjunct professor for Rush University Medical Center – John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County Integrated General Surgery Program. This was truly a blessed opportunity for many who were able to interact with the seven Senior Level General Surgery students who served six week rotations at Fairfield Memorial Hospital under the direction of Dr. Molt. 
“This has been a rewarding experience not only for me, but also for the Surgical Residents, hospital employees, and patients. We all had the opportunity to touch the lives of these Surgical Residents and teach and share with them the peaks and the valleys of living and serving patients in our rural community. The bonds, experience, and relationships they have created during this time with us will be invaluable for their future,” stated Dr. Molt.    
Shauna Sheppard, MD, a fourth year General Surgery Resident from Rush University Medical Center – General Surgery Training Program was the final resident to serve with Dr. Molt during 2017.  She finished her rotation just before Christmas.  However, she won’t be the last General Surgery Resident to come to Fairfield for a rural surgery clinical rotation, because Dr. Molt will continue to serve as a mentor for three more residents during the academic year ending June 30, 2018.  
About Patrick L. Molt, M.D., FACS 
Dr. Molt received his undergraduate degree from Washington University and professional degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed his surgical residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in 1983.  He began practicing in 1985 after finishing a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York.  Dr. Molt has been practicing in his home town of Fairfield since 1999.  Today, Dr. Molt serves as the Chief of Surgery and President of the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. 

Pictured is Patrick L. Molt, MD, FACS and General Surgery Resident, Shauna Sheppard, MD.  Also pictured is Dr. Molt while speaking at the ACS Clinical Congress. 

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