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James Receives Distinguished Service Award

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Francis M. James III, M.D., professor- and chair-emeritus of anesthesiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has received the 2007 Distinguished Service Award of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. The presentation was made today at the society’s meeting in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

The society is dedicated to the practice of and research of obstetric anesthesiology and perinatology. The society’s 1,142 members, mostly from the United States and Canada, include anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, neonatologists, and others interested in the perinatal period and the well-being of expectant mothers and their newborn children.

James received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his M.D. from Hahnemann University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was board certified in anesthesiology. His clinical interests were general operating room anesthesia and obstetric anesthesia.

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