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Max R. Langham, Jr., MD

Max Langham, MD
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery

Specialties: Surgery and Pediatric Surgery

Clinical Expertise: 

  • Liver Tumors
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • ECMO

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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
49 N. Dunlap St., 2nd Fl.
Memphis, TN 38105


After earning his medical degree at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Max R. Langham, Jr., MD, completed his surgical residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He then went to Philadelphia 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 Health Science Center as chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and director of the Residency Program in Pediatric Surgery. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Langham is the current Secretary of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

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 a past president of the Association of Pediatric Surgeons Training Program Directors. 

Medical School

  • The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


  • Surgery, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA


  • Pediatric Surgery, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow, Surgical Section
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • American Pediatric Society
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Children’s Oncology Group
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group
  • Halsted Society
  • Harwell Wilson Surgical Society
  • Humera Surgical Society
  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Society
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Southern Surgical Association, Fellow
  • United Network of Organ Sharing
  • Woodward Society

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Special Qualifications in Pediatric Surgery and Special Competence in Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Langham’s current research is focused on two main areas.  He is the surgeon champion for NSQIP-Pediatric at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and focuses on the use of large data bases to better understand the risks of surgery in children where adverse events are uncommon.  He is also a member of the Liver Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group and is active in analyzing and publishing the results of the AHEP 0731 trial.

  • Weldon CB, Madenci AL, Tiao GM, Dunn SP, Langham MR, McGahren ED, Ranganathan S, Lopez-Terrada DH, Finegold MJ, Malogolowkin MH, Piao J, Huang L, Krailo MD, Meyers RL, Katzenstein HM. Evaluation of the Diagnostic Biopsy Approach for Children with Hepatoblastoma: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group AHEP 0731 Liver Tumor Committee. J Pediatr Surgery. 2019 May 11. Doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.05.004. PMID: 31126688.

  • Katzenstein HM, Langham MR, Malogolowkin MH, Krailo MD, Towbin AJ, McCarville MB, Finegold M, Ranganathan S, Dunn S, McGahren E, Tiao G, O’Neill AF, Qayed M, Furman WB, Xia C, Rodrigquez-Galindo C, Meyers RL. Minimal adjuvant chemotherapy for children with hepatoblastoma resected at diagnosis (AHEP0731): A Children’s Oncology Group, multicenter, phase 3 trial. Lancet Onc. 2019 May; 20(5):719-727. Doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30895-7. Published on line April 3, 2019. Erratum in: Lancet Oncol. 2019 May;20(5):e243. PMID: 30975630.

  • Lucas, DJ, Rubinstein J, Gosain A, Tiao G, Head T, Pratap JN, Williams R, Helmig S, Geller J, Langham M, Trobaugh-Lotrario A. Surgical and anesthetic management for hepatectomy in two pediatric patients with trisomy 18, pulmonary hypertension and hepatoblastoma. Pediatri Blood Cancer. 2019 Jun; 66(6): e27678.doi: 10.1002/pbc.27678. Epub 2019 Feb 25. PMID: 30803146.

  • Jancelewicz T, Paton EA, Jones J, Weems MK, Lally PA, Langham MR Jr. Risk-Stratification Enables Accurate Single-Center Outcomes Assessment in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). J Pediatr Surg. 2019 May; 54(5): 932-936. Doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.020. PMID: 30792092.

  • Akbilgic, O, Homayouni R, Heinrich K, Langham M, Davis RL. Unstructured text in EMR improves prediction of death after surgery in children. Informatics 2019, 6,4; doi:10.3390/informatics6010004. Published 10 January, 2019.

  • Newman EA, Abdessalam S, Aldrink JH, Austin M, Heaton TE, Bruny J, Ehrlich P, Dasgupta R, Baertschiger RM, Lautz TB, Rhee DS, Langham MR Jr, Malek MM, Meyers RL, Nathan JD, Weil BR, Polites S, Madonna MB; APSA Cancer Committee. Update on neuroblastoma. J Pedatr Surg. 2019: Mar; 54(3):383-389. Doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.09.004 [Epub ahead of print Sep 2018] Review.

  • Mahajan R, Shin EK, Shaban-Nejad A, Langham MR, Martin MY, Davis RL, Adbilgic O. Disparities in Population-Level Socio-economic Factors are Associated with Disparities in Preoperative Clinical Risk Factors in Children. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018; 255:80-84. PMID: 30306911

  • Jancelewicz T, Brindle ME, Harting MT, Tolley EA, Langham MR Jr, Lally PA, Storgion SA, Kays DW on behalf of the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) risk stratification in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). J Pediatr Surg 2018: Oct; 53(10):1890-1895. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.04.014. PMID:29754878

  • Jen HC, Raval MV, Langham MR Jr, Calkins CM, Dasgupta R, Shah SR, Stafford SD, Bernstein IH, Chen LE. Attitudes and Beliefs of Pediatric Surgical Specialists on Costs of Care and High Deductible Health Plans. Am Surg. 2018 Sep 1;84(9):1410-1414. PMID: 30268167

  • Nguyen, R, McCarville E, Shenghua M, Wu J, Langham MR Jr, Furman W. Rapid Decrease of Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein and Tumor Volume Predicts Outcome in Children with Hepatoblastoma Treated with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. Int J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 9. doi: 10.1007/s10147-018-1285-4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29744604

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Last Published: Oct 21, 2019