Dr. Meredith is Director of the Division of Surgical Sciences and Richard T. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of General Surgery. Dr. Meredith holds a cross-appointment at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and a joint appointment as Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics and is the General Surgery Residency Program Director and Chief of Surgery of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Dr. Meredith received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he completed his residencies in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc. He completed a fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital in Portland, Oregon in 1986. He joined the Medical Center in 1987 and is a member of numerous hospital, school, and medical center committees. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Medical Foundation of Wake Forest University Health Sciences and North Carolina Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Meredith serves as a Director of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He currently serves as president of the Southern Surgical Association and president elect of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). He is past president of the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). Dr. Meredith served as the Medical Director of Trauma Programs of the American College of Surgeons from 2006 through 2010 and chair of the Committee on Trauma from 2002 to 2006. He is also the Executive Director for the Childress Pediatric Institute of Pediatric Trauma of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
Dr. Meredith is the author of over 115 scientific publications and several book chapters and one textbook. In addition, he is serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. In addition, he is the principle investigator on the Cooperative Agreement with Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the establishment of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN), Center of Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. Research Interests include, thoracic trauma, biomechanics of crash injury, injury severity measures, trauma systems development.