Primary Practice Location:University Hospital 2500 N. State St. Jackson, MS 39216
Appointments: (888) 815-2005
Areas of Practice: General Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Dr. Helling is presently the Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of General Surgery of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is also the Program Director for the Surgery Residency. Originally from Kansas City, MO, he completed his residency at The University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Helling then completed a transplant fellowship at University of Colorado, Denver. He has held surgical positions in Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Missouri before now. At The University of Missouri/Kansas City Dr. Helling was Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Associate Director of the Surgical Research Laboratory. Dr. Helling has a long interest in and commitment to surgical education serving as surgery program director at the University of Missouri/Kansas City, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, and currently in the same capacity at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a member of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery. His translational research interests include mechanisms of liver failure following subtotal hepatectomy but also include outcomes research in hepatic, biliary, and pancreatic surgery. After leaving the University of Missouri/Kansas City Dr. Helling was the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA, where he was also theAdjunct Professor of Surgery at Temple University. Dr. Helling's clinical focus continued to be hepato-pancreato- biliary surgery and he has established international connections with Hanoi, Vietnam, and The Centre Hepatobilare, Hopital Paul Brousse, Paris, France in developing themes in history of surgery and surgical education. Dr. Helling has also a parallel interest in the history of surgery and has published four manuscripts to date on aspects of surgical history (see peer reviewed publications below). He has recently completed a book-length project on surgery and the Pacific War which has been accepted for publication by McFarland Publishers in Jefferson, North Carolina. He is a member of the American Association for the History of Medicine.