Pediatric Surgery

Max Langham, M.D.

Dr. Langham

After earning his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Langham completed his surgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He then went to Philadelphia, PA and completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

In 1989 Dr. Langham joined the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor and rose to the rank of Professor and Chief. Then, in 2005 he moved to the University of Tennessee in Memphis as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Director of the Residency Program in Pediatric Surgery.

Dr Langham is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Surgical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, the Southern Surgical Association, and the Halsted Society. Dr. Langham is the immediate past president of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons Training Program Directors.

Research and Specialty Interests

  • NSQIP
  • Liver Tumors
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • General, noncardiac thoracic and hepatobiliary surgery in children

University and Hospital Appointments

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Residency Program
  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Chair in General Pediatric Oncological Surgery
  • Consulting Surgeon, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN; Regional Medical Center, Memphis, TN

Medical School

  • The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Post Graduate Training

  • General Surgery Residency, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Various Publications

  1. Lally KP, Jaksic T, Wilson JM, Clark RH, Hardin Jr WD, Hirschl RB, Langham MR, Jr: Estimating disease severity of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the first five minutes of life, J. Ped Surg: 36 (1), 2001: 141-145.
  2. Hemming AW, Langham MR, Reed AI, van der Werf WJ, Howard RJ: Resection of the inferior vena cava for hepatic malignancy, Am Surg 2001; 67(11), 1081-1088.
  3. Langham, MR, Kays DW, Beierle EA, Chen MK, Mullet TC, Rieger K, Wood CE, Talbert JL: Twenty years of progress in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia at the University of Florida. American Surgeon, 69: 45-52, 2003.
  4. Langham MR, Kays, DW, Beierle EA, Chen MK, Stringfellow KB: Expanded Application of Extrcorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in a Pediatric Surgery Practice, Annals of Surgery, 2003; 237(6): 776-774.
  5. Paddock H, Beierle EA, Chen MK, Mullett T, Wood CM, Kays DW, Langham MR. Administration of prenatal betamethasone suppresses the adrenal-hypophyseal axis in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 August; 39(8): 1176-1182.
  6. Mekeel, KL, Langham MR, Gonzalez-Peralta, Hemming AW. Liver transplantation in very small infants. Pediatric Transplantation 2007: 11:66-72.
  7. Mekeel KL, Langham MR Jr, Gonzalez-Perralta R, Reed A, Hemming AW. Combined en bloc liver pancreas transplantation for children with CF. Liver Transpl. 2007 Mar;13(3):406-9.
  8. Dassinger MS III, Eubanks JW III, Langham MR. Full work analysis of resident work hours. J Surg Res. 2008; 147(2): 178-81.
  9. Williams RF, Blakely ML, Fischer PE, Streck CJ, Dassinger MS, Gupta H, Renaud EJ, Eubanks JW, Huang EY, Hixson SD, Langham MR. Diagnosing Ruptured Appendicitis Preoperatively in Pediatric Patients. J Am Coll Surg 2009; 208(5):819-828.
  10. Blakely ML, Williams R, Dassinger MS, Eubanks JW III, Fischer P, Huang EY, Paton E, Culbreath B, Hester A, Streck C, Hixson SD, Langham MR. Early vs. Interval Appendectomy for Children with Perforated Appendicitis. Arch Surg. 2011 Jun; 146 (6)660-5.Epub 2011 Feb 21.

Board Certifications and Certificates

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Hospital Affiliations

  • Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Dr. Langham enjoys Flying: Commercial instrument single engine land rating with tailwheel endorsement; cooking; and spending time with his family. He is married to Sue Langham and they have three children - Audrey, Andrew, and Stephen.