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 worlds 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.
Mercer University, Macon, GA
Summa Cum Laude
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Alpha Omega Alpha
General Surgery, 1981 1982
University of California, Davis, Medical Center
General Surgery, 1982 1986
University of California, Davis Medical Center
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 1986 1988.
University of Florida College of Medicine
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
General Surgery, 1988
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 1989
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 1998
University of Florida, College of Medicine
Current Hospital Appointments