January 9, 2002

Worcester, Mass. - Anne C. Larkin, MD, has joined UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) as director of undergraduate surgical education within the Department of Surgery and has been appointed assistant professor of surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS).

"As a rigorously trained surgeon specializing in breast, endocrine, and endoscopic surgery, Dr. Larkin brings a wealth of skills to our surgical service and to her position as director of undergraduate surgical education. Her appointment reflects our dual commitment to the highest standards of clinical care and education," said Dana K. Andersen, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at UMMS and UMass Memorial.

A graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Larkin received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing an internship in surgery, she served as General Medical Officer at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Sigonella, Italy. Returning to the United States in 1995, Larkin completed her residency in surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, where she served as chief resident.

Following her residency, she was appointed as the Ship's Surgeon on the USS George Washington based out of Norfolk, Virginia, and, prior to joining UMMHC and UMMS, served as Staff Surgeon at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Larkin is a member of the American Medical Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. In addition to her activities as director of undergraduate surgical instruction, Dr. Larkin also treats patients with breast end endocrine disorders and UMass Memorial. She is a resident of Boylston.

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the fastest growing medical schools in the country, attracting more than $123 million in research funding annually. A perennial top ten finisher in the annual US News & World Report ranking of primary care medical schools, UMMS comprises a medical school, graduate school of nursing, graduate school of biomedical sciences and an active research enterprise, and is a leader in health sciences education, research and public service.

UMass Memorial Health Care is central Massachusetts' largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with teaching hospitals, affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental health services. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Alison Duffy, 508-856-2000

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