Dr Wei Wei is a Guest Speaker at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress

December 3, 2019

Recently, Dr. Wei Wei, general surgeon at Twin County Surgery located at 225 Hospital Drive, was invited by the American College of Surgeons to speak about his rural surgery achievement at the international conference in San Francisco, California. Dr. Wei was one of three surgeons in the nation, who was presented with the Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship Award by Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, the president of American College of Surgeons for recognition of his service and commitment in U.S. small communities and rural area.

This year’s conference theme was “For Our Patients” with more than 14,000 attendees from all over the world. The program featured more than 100 panel sessions, postgraduate didactic and skills-oriented courses, meet the expert sessions, named lectures, scientific forum sessions highlighting hundreds of research-in-progress reports, e-poster presentations, video-based education sessions, and town hall meetings. Nearly 200 companies were also on site displaying products and services that improve the quality of surgical care or enhance surgical management practices. Dr. Wei has received numerous honors, including the Fellow of American College of Surgeons, the Excellence in Healthcare Gold Achievement Award and the Robert E. Berry MD Award for Outstanding Performance and Professionalism to name a few.

Dr. Wei brings a vast array of experience and new technologies in minimally invasive laparoendoscopic surgery, anti-reflux surgery, gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, complex hernia repair, breast cancer surgery, colonoscopy, colon cancer surgery, thyroid surgery and routine general surgery procedures. 

Dr. Wei is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. After achieving his medical degree from Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China.  Dr. Wei has conducted postgraduate research in both basic and clinical cardiovascular disease, supported by the National Institute of Health in Portland, Oregon before his internship in general surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. After completion of his residency at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Dr. Wei pursued the advanced surgical training through many prestigious mini-fellowship training programs in minimally invasive GI surgery, complex colon cancer surgery, complex abdominal wall hernia repair and reconstruction, and thyroid surgery at the University of California (Los Angeles Hospital, Irvine Medical Center and San Diego Hospital), Duke University Hospital, University of Minnesota, Medical College of Georgia,  Carolinas Medical Center Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is currently the assistant professor of the VCOM Department of Surgery.

Photo: Dr. Valerie W. Rusch, President of American College of Surgeons and Dr. Wei Wei, General Surgeon, Twin County Regional Healthcare