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William R. Mayfield, MD
Dr. Mayfield is Board Certified in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He has limited his
practice to General Thoracic Surgery, specializing in the surgical treatment of diseases of
the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall. He is a Fellow of the American College
of Surgeons, and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the Southern
Thoracic Surgical Association, and a founding member of the International Society of Minimally
Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS.) Dr. Mayfield chaired the ISMICS international meeting in
Atlanta in 1999. He is a member of the Intensive Care Unit Committees of Piedmont Hospital
and Kennestone Hospital, and is Vice-Chariman of Surgery at Kennestone Hospital (2003).

His research and development efforts have focused on thoracoscopy instruments and innovative
cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures. He assembled a distinguished faculty and taught a
monthly course on video assisted cardiac and thoracic surgery. This course was attended by over three hundred surgeons from Asia, Europe, and the US over a year and a half.

Dr. Mayfield co-chaired the world’s first international meeting on Techniques in Video-Assisted Cardiac Surgery, held in Boston. He has published articles in several journals and written chapters for textbooks in cardiac surgery. He holds patents for endoscopic devices.


College
B.A., 1977
Mercer University, Macon, GA
Summa Cum Laude

Medical School
M.D., 1981
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Alpha Omega Alpha

Internship
General Surgery, 1981 – 1982
University of California, Davis, Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

Residency
General Surgery, 1982 – 1986
University of California, Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

Fellowship
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 1986 – 1988.
University of Florida College of Medicine
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Board Certification
General Surgery, 1988
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 1989

Recertification
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 1998

Medical Licensure
Georgia, Florida

Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor
University of Florida, College of Medicine
1988 – 1991.

Current Hospital Appointments

Kennestone Hospital
Marietta, GA

Piedmont Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Cobb Hospital
Marietta, GA