Donald Hopkins, MD

 

Date Of Birth
Jul 12 1940

Place Of Birth
Jackson, Mississippi


Education
Murrah High School, Jackson, Mississippi, 1957

Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1960, Bachelor of Arts

University of Mississippi, School of Medicine, 1964, Doctor of Medicine

Post Doctoral Training
General Rotating Internship, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas, 1964-65

Resident in General Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, 1970-73

Chief Resident in General Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, 1973-74

Licensure and Board Certification
Mississippi State Medical License #4990, 1964

Board Certified American Board of Surgery, 1975

Academic & Administrative Appointments
Medical Director, Columbia Outpatient Surgical Center, Gulfport,Mississippi, 1983-Present

Hospital Appointments
Memorial Hospital of Gulfport, Gulfport, Mississippi, Active Staff

Columbia Garden Park Medical Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, Active Staff

Gulf Coast Medical Center, Biloxi, Mississippi, Consulting Staff

Columbia Outpatient Surgical Center, Gulfport, Mississippi, Active Staff

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1976

American Society of Breast Surgeons, Charter Member, 1996

American Medical Association, 1964

Mississippi State Medical Association, 1966

Coast Counties Medical Society, 1974

Southern Medical Association, 1985

American College of Surgeons Liason Fellow, Committee on Cancer, 1981-1990

American College of Surgeons, Regional Credential Committee, 1979-Present

Delegate of MSMA from Coast Counties Medical Society, 1978-82

President Elect of Coast Counties Medical Society, 1984

Ethics Committee Chairman, Coast Counties Medical Society, 1988-89

Regional Board of Governors, American Society of Breast Surgeons, 1996

Vice-Chief of Surgery, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, 1985

Chief of Surgery, Garden Park Community Hospital, 1985

Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments
Advisory Committee to Chairman of Department of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1989-90

Awards & Honors
Mississippi's American College of Surgeons "Young Surgeon" Delegate, 1985

Research Interests
Bariatric Surgery, 1980-84. U.S. Patent #4,458,681. "A Device for Gastric Partitioning".

Lymphoscintography of the Breast. 1984-89. Perhaps the earliest research applying the technique of lymphoscintography in breast cancer patients. This is now a basic part of what is called the "Sentinel Node Biopsy" in breast cancer patients.

Bibliography
"Pulmonary Embolism, an Unsolved Problem" Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association,1973.

Lymphoscintography in Preoperative Evaluation of Breast Cancer Patients. (unpublished). Presented before the Mississippi Chapter, American College of Surgeons, 1989. (Perhaps the very first work formally presented outlining what has become known as the "Sentinel Node Biopsy" in breast cancer patients)

"A Physician Examines Medicare", Health Insurer Underwriter (Magazine), 1992.

"Breast Conservation Surgery vs Modified Mastectomy", Letter to the Editor, Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, 1992.

"Your Time is Up", (A commentary on local physicians and managed care), Journal of Mississippi State Medical Association, 1977.

"Briefcases, Pantsuits, and Jackboots", (A commentary on Medicaid in Mississippi), Journal of Mississippi State Medical Association, 1999.




Office Location(s):

The Breast Disease Clinic


1312 44th Ave
Gulfport, Mississippi   39501
Location Phone: 228-868 8565
Location Fax: 228-868-2170