Pediatric Surgery


James W. Eubanks, III, M.D.

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Dr. Eubanks attended college at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), receiving a BS in Pharmacy. After studying medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, he went on to complete a general surgery residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN in 2000. He then went on to complete a pediatric surgery fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2002. Returning to Memphis, he joined Pediatric Surgical Group in 2002, which was acquired in 2012 by UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists. Dr. Eubanks has served as Trauma Medical Director for Le Bonheur since 2004. He now serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery. In addition, he holds the position as an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Dr. Eubanks is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, a Member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, a Member of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, and a Member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Chest Wall Abnormalities
  • Foregut Anomalies
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

University and Hospital Appointments

  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
  • Medical Director for Trauma, Le Bonheur
  • Chief of Staff, Methodist/Le Bonheur Healthcare

Medical School

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center

Post Graduate Training

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Tennessee-Memphis
  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas

Various Publications

  • Notrica DM, Sayrs LW, Bhatia A, Letton RW, Alder A, St Peter S, Ponsky TA, Eubanks JW 3rd, Lawson KA, Ostlie DJ, Tuggle DW, Garcia NM, Maxson RT, Leys C, Greenwell C. The incidence of delayed splenic bleeding in pediatric blunt trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Oct 8. pii: S0022-3468(17)30622-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.10.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29079311.
  • Chotai PN, Manning L, Eithun B, Ross JC, Eubanks JW 3rd, Hamner C, Gosain A. Pediatric near-drowning events: do they warrant trauma team activation? J Surg Res. 2017 Sep;217:246. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.06.015. Epub 2017 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 28666527.
  • Chotai PN, Manning L, Eithun B, Ross JC, Eubanks JW 3rd, Hamner C, Gosain A. Pediatric near-drowning events: do they warrant trauma team activation? J Surg Res. 2017 May 15;212:108-113. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.01.024. Epub 2017 Jan 29. PubMed PMID: 28550896.
  • Magoteaux SR, Notrica DM, Langlais CS, Linnaus ME, Raines AR, Letton RW, Alder AC, Greenwell C, Eubanks JW, Lawson KA, Garcia NM, St Peter SD, Ostlie DJ, Leys CM, Bhatia A, Maxson RT, Tuggle DW, Ponsky TA. Hypotension and the need for transfusion in pediatric blunt spleen and liver injury: An ATOMAC+ prospective study. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jun;52(6):979-983. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.03.021. Epub 2017 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 28363471.
  • Linnaus ME, Langlais CS, Garcia NM, Alder AC, Eubanks JW 3rd, Maxson RT, Letton RW, Ponsky TA, St Peter SD, Leys C, Bhatia A, Ostlie DJ, Tuggle DW, Lawson KA, Raines AR, Notrica DM. Failure of nonoperative management of pediatric blunt liver and spleen injuries: A prospective Arizona-Texas-Oklahoma-Memphis-Arkansas Consortium study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Apr;82(4):672-679. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001375. PubMed PMID: 28099382.
  • Majors J, Zhuge Y, Eubanks JW 3rd, Weksler B. Minimally invasive esophagectomy in a 6-year-old girl for the sequelae of corrosive esophagitis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov;152(5):e115-e116. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.06.011. Epub 2016 Jun 22. PubMed PMID: 27406439.

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Board Certifications and Certificates

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Acute Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, instructor

Hospital Affiliations

  • Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
  • Regional One Health
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital