Bio

Bio


James R. Korndorffer, Jr. MD MHPE FACS is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University. Previously he served as Vice chair of Surgery at Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. While at Tulane he also was the Surgery Residency Program Director, the assistant dean for Graduate medical education and the Medical Director of the Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training. He received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, his Medical Degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and his Masters in Health Professions Education from the University of Illinois Chicago. His general surgery residency was completed at The Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and his Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship was completed at Tulane University.

He is actively involved in numerous national societies including the American College of Surgeons, the Society for Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education, and the Association for Program Directors in Surgery. He serves on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Validation of Surgical Knowledge and Skills, SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and Development Committees and also serves as the APDS research committee vice chair.

Dr. Korndorffer has published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals, 5 book chapters and has presented at over 100 national meetings. Dr. Korndorffer’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery for gastrointestinal disorders and hernias. His research interests include surgical education, surgical simulation, patient safety, and patient care quality.

Clinical Focus


  • General Surgery

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery (2017 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Best Doctors, New Orleans (2017-2018)
  • Teaching Scholar, Tulane University School of Medicine (2012)
  • ACS Young Surgeon Representative, ACS Louisiana Chapter (2005)
  • Best Surgical Resident Teacher, Carolinas Medical Center (1995)
  • Distinguished Service Award, University of South Florida COM (1990)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Southern Surgical Association (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Surgical Council on Resident Education (2014 - Present)
  • Recorder, American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (2018 - Present)
  • Chair, Program Committee, American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institute (2015 - 2016)
  • Member, Program Committee, American College of Surgeons – Accredited Education Institutes (2013 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Research and Development Committee, American College of Surgeons – Accredited Education Institutes (2013 - 2015)
  • Chair, Graduate Surgical Education Committee, Association for Surgical Education (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, Graduate Surgical Education Committee, Association for Surgical Education (2008 - Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association for Surgical Education (2011 - 2013)
  • VIce Chair, Research and Development Committee , Association of Program Directors in Surgery (2016 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Curriculum Task Force Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Committee on Validation of Surgical Knowledge and Skills, American College of Surgeons (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Development Committee, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2016 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:Tulane University School of Medicine (2005) LA
  • Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (1996)
  • Fellowship, Tulane University School of Medicine, Minimally invasive Surgery (2005)
  • Residency:Carolinas Medical Center General Surgery Residency (1995) NC
  • Residency, Carolinas Medical Center, Chalotte NC, Surgery (1995)
  • Medical Education:University of South Florida College of Medicine Registrar (1990) FL
  • MHPE, University of Illinois, Chicago, Masters of Health Professions Education (2011)
  • MD, University of South Florida College of Medicine (1990)

Patents


  • James Korndorffer. "United States Patent 7,802,990 Laparoscopic Camera Navigation Trainer", Sep 28, 2010