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James W. Eubanks III, MD, FACS

James W. Eubanks, III, MD 

Professor of Surgery and Pedatrics
Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery
Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Surgeon-in-Chief, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Specialties: Surgery and Pediatric Surgery

Clinical Expertise: 

  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Chest Wall Abnormalities
  • Foregut Anomalies
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgical Quality
Contact

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Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
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Memphis, TN 38105

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Memphis, TN 38120

Dr. Eubanks attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), receiving a BS in Pharmacy (1990). He subsequently attended medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS (1994). He then completed a general surgery residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN (2000) followed by a pediatric surgery fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas Children’s Hospital) in 2002. Returning to Memphis, he started his practice at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 2015, he has served as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics.

Dr. Eubanks served as Trauma Medical Director for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital from 2004-2018, helping it attain ACS Verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center status in 2011. The mission of Le Bonheur’s Level I Pediatric Trauma Center for the children of West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas is to deliver optimal trauma care, to equip healthcare providers with the knowledge, training and resources for trauma care, and to improve the care they provide through evidence-based research.

Dr. Eubanks served as Chief of Staff of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital from 2009-10 and Chief of Staff for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare from 2013-14. Dr. Eubanks was appointed Surgeon-inChief of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in 2015 where he leads a team of dedicated surgeons and associates to provide the highest quality care to our surgical patients and their families.

Medical School

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi (1994)

Residency

  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee (2000)

Fellowship

  • Pediatric Surgery, University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (2002)

Professional Organizations

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Trauma Center Association of America
  • Pediatric Trauma Society
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Eubanks’ conducts clinical research with a focus on Pediatric Trauma, Chest Wall Abnormalities, Foregut Anomalies, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Surgical Quality. Dr. Eubanks was one of the founding members of "ATOMAC", a multi-center trauma research group that consists of Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers from Arkansas, Texas (Austin and Dallas), Oklahoma City, Memphis, and Arizona. This group is dedicated to improve evidence-based trauma care through pediatric research and quality improvement.

  • Chotai PN, Eithun B, Manning L, Ross J, Eubanks JW 3rd, Gosain A. Pediatric Near-Drowning Events: Do They Warrant Trauma Team Activation? 1st Annual meeting of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons, Palo Alto, CA, Sept. 24, 2016.

  • Tumen A, Chotai P, Williams J, Myers-Webb A, Krishnan R, Eubanks J. Neonatal Perforated Appendicitis Masquerading as Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Good Disguise? Poster Presentation. World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons Tri-Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. October 8-11, 2016.

  • Chotai P, Slagle A, Duncan J, Talati A, Schenone M, Langham M, Eubanks J, Huang E. Are Gastroschesis Patients at Risk for Intestinal Ischemia Identifiable at the Time of Initial Neonatal Evaluation? Poster Presentation. World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons Tri-Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. October 8-11, 2016.

  • Barker RP, Savoie KB, Passaro RC, Eubanks JW, Williams RF. Non-Accidental Burns in Kids: What are the Risk Factors? 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas, NV. February 7-9, 2017.

  • 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, Lays C, Greenwell C. The Incidence of Delayed Splenic Bleeding in Pediatric Blunt Trauma. 6th Annual Western Pediatric Trauma Conference. San Deigo, CA, July 12-14, 2017.

  • Mcmillan JE, Boulden TF, Gosain A, Eubanks JW, Williams RF. Computed Tomography Findings Predict the Need for Intervention in Children with Blunt Liver Injuries. 13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, Jan 30-Feb 1, 2018.

  • Notrica DM, Sussman BL, Garcia NM, Leys C, Maxson RT, Bhatia A, Letton RW, Ponsky T, Lawson KA, Eubanks III JW, Greenwell C, Alder AC, Ostlie DJ, Tuggle DW, St. Peter SD. Reimaging after pediatric blunt spleen and liver injury. 7th Annual Western Pediatric Trauma Conference. Park City, UT. July 2018

  • Notrica DM, Sayrs LW, Ostlie DJ, Letton RW, Alder AC, St. Peter SD, Ponsky T, Eubanks III JW, Tuggle DW, Garcia NM, Leys C, Maxson RT, Lawson KA, Greenwell C, Bhatia A. Adherence to APSA activity restriction guidelines and 60-day clinical outcomes for pediatric blunt splenic injuries. 7th Annual Western Pediatric Trauma Conference. Park City, UT. July 2018

  • Notrica DM1, Sussman BL2, Garcia NM3, Leys CM4, Maxson RT5, Bhatia A6, Letton RW7, Ponsky T8, Lawson KA3, Eubanks JW 3rd9, Alder AC10, Greenwell C10, Ostlie DJ11, Tuggle DW3, St Peter SD12. Reimaging in pediatric blunt spleen and liver injury.

  • Notrica DM1, Sayrs LW2, Krishna N2, Ostlie DJ3, Letton RW4, Alder AC5, St Peter SD6, Ponsky TA7, Eubanks JW 3rd8, Tuggle DW9, Garcia NM9, Leys CM10, Maxson RT11, Bhatia AM12. Adherence to APSA activity restriction guidelines and 60-day clinical outcomes for pediatric blunt liver and splenic injuries (BLSI).

  • McGaha P 2nd1, Motghare P, Sarwar Z, Garcia NM, Lawson KA, Bhatia A, Langlais CS, Linnaus ME, Todd Maxson R, Eubanks JW 3rd, Alder AC, Tuggle D, Ponsky TA, Leys CW, Ostlie DJ, St Peter SD, Notrica DM, Letton RW. Negative FAST Exam Predicts Successful Non-operative Management in Pediatric Solid Organ Injury: A Prospective ATOMAC+ Study.

  • Noland DK1, Apelt N1, Greenwell C2, Tweed J1, Notrica DM3, Garcia NM4, Todd Maxson R5, Eubanks JW 3rd6, Alder AC1. Massive transfusion in pediatric trauma: An ATOMAC perspective.

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Last Published: Sep 30, 2019