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Ralph Didlake MD, FACS

Ralph Didlake MD, FACS

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of Mississippi, Jackson, MI

Dr. Ralph Didlake is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and The University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He trained in general surgery, also at UMMC, and completed a surgical fellowship in organ transplantation at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.  After practicing transplant, general, and vascular surgery for 23 years, Dr. Didlake developed a compelling interest in the human context of modern medical and surgical care.  This interest led to a master’s degree in bioethics and health policy from the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at Loyola University, Chicago.  Currently, Dr. Didlake serves the University of Medical Center as Professor of Surgery, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  His current focus is professionalism education, research ethics, and the medical humanities.


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