John W. ODOM, MD


John W. ODOM, MD

Medical Advisory Board
Trauma Medicine and Surgery
American Health

John W. Odom, MD sits on the Medical Advisory Board in the areas of Trauma Medicine and Surgery for American Health.

Doctor Odom was born and raised in South Georgia, Dr. John W. Odom graduated from Georgia Southwestern College in 1977. He went on to attend the Universidad de Guadalajara and graduated from New York Medical College in 1983, where he complete his residency in general surgery. He then went on to perform his fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1990. After serving briefly in the United States Army, he moved to Savannah to begin his practice and since then, has called it home.

Dr. Odom specializes in complicated surgery. He is the only practitioner in southeast Georgia who offers implantation of gastric pacemakers for patients diagnosed with diabetic gastroparesis. Dr. Odom is bronze star recipient gulf war, liberation of Kuwait medal. Board member St.Joseph Candler, Past Chairman Department of surgery and past President of its medical staff. He also served as program director general surgery fellowship. associate professor of surgery for the medical college of Georgia and Mercer Medical College as well as a former Director of Life Star EMS Network.

His professional activities include:

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Member American College of Surgeons Fellow American Medical Association Member Surgical Society of the New York Medical College Member Southeastern Surgical Association Fellow Georgia Medical Society Member Association of Military Surgeons Member Eastern Society for Trauma Member ACS Georgia State Committee on Trauma Member Advanced Trauma Life Support State Faculty (Former) Association for Academic Surgery Advisory Board Recovery Place, Savannah, GA State Faculty BTLS (Former) Advanced Trauma Life Support (Instructor) The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces Napoleonic Society of America Aide de camp Georgia Civil War Commission Commissioner