M. Sidney “Sid” Dassinger III, M.D., a professor in the Division of Pediatric General Surgery in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine Department of Surgery, has been appointed chief of the division.
Dassinger was recruited to UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in 2007 by the previous chief, Samuel Smith, M.D., who recently retired. A dynamic surgeon, Dassinger’s clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, congenital anomalies and hepatobiliary disease. He is board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
A highly regarded educator, Dassinger has served as director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s for the past two years. He is also active in research and plans to expand research efforts in the division.
Dassinger received his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and continued his training with a pediatric surgery fellowship at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital/St. Jude Children’s Research Center in Memphis before joining UAMS and ACH.
He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.