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Baptist welcomes new CV surgeon to staff

Richard Eubanks, MD. a cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeon, has joined the staff at Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.

Eubanks received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1995. Eubanks completed a residency in general surgery in 2000 and a residency in thoracic surgery in 2002, both at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas

The New York native has spent the past 20 years practicing in the South. He was in private practice mostly in Texas and Florida for about five years, before starting the cardiac surgery program in Pascagoula in 2007. The program, affiliated with the Singing River Health System, was named one of the top 15 percent in the nation for coronary artery bypass surgery by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in 2012.

As co-director of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, Eubanks helped lead the program from doing less than 50 cardiac surgeries a year to a successful cardiac surgery program now doing more than 200 cardiac operations per year. He also led the team to start a Robotic lung surgery program.
Eubanks is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Eubanks enjoys attending church, eating good food, practicing yoga, playing tennis and traveling with his three children, ages 13, 12 and 10.

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