"Through Carolinas HealthCare System there is a tremendous amount of potential for pediatric surgical services throughout the region and for us to continue to develop a nationally recognized pediatric surgical department."
-Anthony Stallion, MD
Carolinas HealthCare System announced that Anthony Stallion, MD, will join Carolinas Healthcare System as the Chief of Pediatric Surgery and will work throughout the System, including Levine Children's Hospital and Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital. Stallion was previously at the Cleveland Clinic and is a recognized leader in pediatric surgery, being named to the 2013 National Best Doctors in America list.
"Dr. Stallion is a leader in pediatric surgery and will be a tremendous resource for residents and other staff," said Dr. Leonard Feld, the Chair of Pediatrics for Carolinas HealthCare System's Carolinas Medical Center and the Chief Medical Officer for Levine Children's Hospital. "His clinical expertise and ability to develop programs will help us expand clinical services in the Charlotte-metro area and throughout the region."
Stallion spent the past 12 years as a staff surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and was an associate professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. A three-year member of the American College of Surgeon's National Committee on Trauma and a former associate and interim director of a level I pediatric trauma center, Stallion is a leading expert on pediatric trauma. Carolinas HealthCare System operates the region's only Level-1 trauma center, and Stallion will contribute to the continued growth and improvement of the trauma center.
"Through Carolinas HealthCare System there is a tremendous amount of potential for pediatric surgical services throughout the region and for us to continue to develop a nationally recognized pediatric surgical department," Stallion said. "I'm committed to helping the System provide world-class care by promoting health and wellness for children in the Carolinas, developing educational programs and building robust community and clinical programs that deliver the very best quality care."
A board-certified surgeon in both general and pediatric surgery, Stallion's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal disease, Hirschsprung's Disease, surgical repair of congenital anomalies, and care of patients with solid tumors. Stallion's research has included systemic and intestinal inflammation and multisystem organ failure.
Stallion earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1987 before serving a general surgical residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. He completed pediatric surgery fellowships at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. He is a member of a wide variety of professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Children's Oncology Group, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons and Alpha Omega Alpha.