Who was Dr. Champion?
J. K. Champion M.D. F.A.C.S. was a nationally recognized expert in videoscopic general and thoracic surgery. After receiving his medical degree from The University of Alabama, he completed his general surgery training at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama in 1981. In addition he received his thoracic surgery training at The University of West Virginia in 1983. Dr. Champion was board certified by The American Board of Surgery and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He was a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the American Society of Bariatric Surgery. He held an academic position as Clinical Professor of Surgery at Mercer University, and served as Director of Endosurgical Education at the Emory Endosurgical Center, Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Champion wrote numerous surgical textbook chapters and actively publishes articles on advanced videoscopic surgical techniques he developed or refined. He lectured and taught extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Champion’s practice specialized in the minimally invasive approach utilizing laparoscopy or thoracoscopy to perform advanced surgery.