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Mark Shrime, MD, PhD, MPH 

2020 Keynote Speaker
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Keynote Speaker

Professor Mark G. Shrime, MD, MPH, PhD, FACS, is O’Brien Chair of Global Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Lecturer in Global Health and Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. 

He previously served as the founder and Director of the Center for Global Surgery Evaluation at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and as Research Director for the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard. 

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He is the author of seminal papers on the global burden of surgical disease, the financial burden facing surgical patients, and the number of people who cannot access safe surgery worldwide. He served as a co-author on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.

Dr. Shrime graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1996 with a BA in molecular biology. He received his MD from the University of Texas in 2001, after taking a year to teach organic chemistry in Singapore. Medical school was followed by a residency in otolaryngology at the joint Columbia/Cornell program in Manhattan, followed, in turn, by a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Toronto in 2007. He completed a second fellowship in microvascular reconstructive surgery, also at the University of Toronto, in 2008. He was the first to identify a novel independent prognostic indicator in head and neck cancer.

To date, he has worked and taught in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Benin, Togo, Congo, Haiti, Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, and Madagascar. In May, 2011, he graduated with an MPH in global health from the Harvard School of Public Health, where he was a finalist for both the Albert Schweitzer award and the HSPH Student Recognition award, and in May, 2015, he received his PhD in health policy from Harvard University, with a concentration in decision science.

His research has been supported by the Damon Runyon Cancer Foundation and by an anonymous donation to the Center for Global Surgery Evaluation; he has previously received research support from the GE Foundation’s Safe Surgery 2020 project and the Steven C. and Carmella Kletjian Foundation. He is currently the Principal Investigator on a randomized controlled trial of financial incentives for surgical patients in Guinea and the Principal Investigator on a prospective extended cost-effectiveness analysis of maxillofacial surgery in West Africa.

His academic pursuits focus on surgical delivery in low- and middle-income countries, where he has a specific interest in the intersection of health,  impoverishment, and inequity. His work aims to determine optimal policies and platforms for surgical delivery that maximize health benefits while simultaneously minimizing the risk of financial catastrophe faced by patients. In 2018, he was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

When not working, he is an avid photographer and rock climber and has competed on Seasons 8, 9, and 11 of American Ninja Warrior.

Mark Shrime, MD, PhD, MPH
Visiting scholar at Princeton University and American Ninja Warrior

CME Lectures

Friday, October 28, 2022

Managing Malnutrition in Pediatric Patients

Can Team-Based Care and Novel Therapies Improve Outcomes in Moderate-to-Severe Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis

Training and Support for WY Mandatory Reporters

Wyoming Medical Society: Policy Roundtable and Panel 

Panel: Patient-Centered Care of Gender Diverse Individuals 

Panel: Patient-Centered Care of Gender Diverse Individuals 

Recognition and Management of Axial Spondyloarthritis: Best Practices for the Family Medicine Physicians

Novel Surgical Technique: Percutaneous Pelvic Stabalization 

Diagnosis and Management of Genetic Conditions in Adults 

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Identifying and Managing Obesity in Primary Care

WY Impacts of an Aging Population and Chronic Disease


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Maternal Fetal Medicine: Using Telehealth for High Risk OB Care

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders and Substance Use Disorders 

Headaches: Which One Does My Patient Have?

Mental Health: Implementation of the Collaborative Care Model 

Case Study: Facial Recontruction Following Bear Attack 

Women's Health: Legal Considerations and Best Practice 

System Changes: Preventing Work-Related Stress Syndrome 

Management of Chronic Workplace Stress & Licensure Impacts 

Team-Based Peer Counseling for Demanding Work Environments 

Connection, Community and Fighting Isolation in Medicine 

Medical Training Model: A Preemptive Strike on Burnout 

Physician Wellness Wrap-Up: What's Next?

Sunday, October 30, 2022

WWAMI and Stern Program Faculty Training 

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon's Healthcare Task Force Updates 

State Health Information Exchange Updates with WYFI/HIE/WYTN 

​​This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Wyoming Medical Society and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


​​Cheyenne Regional Medical Center designates this presentation for a maximum of (16.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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