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Curriculum Vitae


BIRTHDATE - BIRTHPLACE
03 December, 1944 - Florence, Alabama

PARENTS
Allen M. Northington, Sr.- Profession: Architect
Audrey Johnson Northington- Profession: Artist

SPOUSE
Judith J. Northington

CHILDREN
Marian Elizabeth
Birthdate: July 6, 1974
Summa Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Graduate - University of Alabama
UAB Medical School
Cum Laude
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, UAB

Anna Cathryn
Birthdate: August 8, 1969
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Graduate - Vanderbilt University
Cum Laude
Graduate - Alabama Law School

YOUTH ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Eagle Scout at age 12
Three Palms
Junior Assistant Scout Master

HIGH SCHOOL
Coffee High School - Florence, Alabama
Lettered in Track and Football
Graduate - 1963

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
B. A. 1967; Tulane University
President's List 1965 - 1967

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Honorary Fraternity - Scabbard and Blade
Panhellenic Council Representative at Large - 1967
Judicial Council - 1967
Fraternity Representative 1965 - 1967

FRATERNITY
Phi Delta Theata
Offices Held:
Vice President, Rush Chairman, Warden Representative to Fraternity Council

MEDICAL TRAINING
Tulane University School of Medicine 1967
Graduate 1971, M. D. Degree

ACTIVITIES
Owl Club Membership
Representative to the Curriculum Committee

MEDICAL SPECIALTY TRAINING
Internship
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
El Paso, Texas
01 July 1971 - 30 June 1972
Straight Surgery

Residency
General Surgery
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
El Paso, Texas
01 July 1972 - 30 June 1976
Certified: American Board of Surgery 1978

Outstanding Senior Army Surgical Resident
Sabbatical, 1975
Cardiac Surgery, Oschner Foundation Hospital New Orleans, Louisianna

Fellowship
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
William Beaumont Army Medical Center 1978 - 1980
Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery 1981

Outstanding Army Surgical Resident
Sabbatical 1979
Myocutaneous flaps at Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

PRESENT STAFF AFFILIATION
Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital
Florence, Alabama

Courtesy Staff
Medical Center Shoals
Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Private Practice
Northington Clinic, P. C.
Florence, Alabama
1982 - Present

OFFICE SURGICAL FACILITY
Accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.
Class A - B - C

PRESENT AND PAST POSITIONS
Regional Advisory Council for Mutual Assurance (malpractice insurance carrier)
1989 - 1992

Assistant Clinic Professor of Surgery
Emory University, School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia
September 1977 - 1978

Chief of Staff, Humana Hospital - Florence
1987 - 1989

Member Ad Hoc Economic Committee
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
1987

Chief, Plastic Surgery Service
Madgan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, Washington
1980 - 1982

Assistant Chief, General Surgery
Ft. Benning, Georgia
1977

Staff Surgeon, Martin Army Hospital
Ft. Benning, Georgia
1976 - 1978

Surgery Teaching Chief
Ft. Benning, Georgia
1977 - 1978

Chairman of Board of Governors - Florence Hospital
Florence, Alabama
1990 - 1997

On-site Inspector - Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
1980 - Present

Chairman, Surgical Case Review Committee
Humana Hospital - Florence
1985 - 1999

President's Cabinet
University of North Alabama
1993 - Present

Secretary - Treasurer
Alabama Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
1994 - 1996

President
Alabama Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
1996 - 1998

Consultant
Alabama Workers' Compensation Medical Service Board
1995 - Present

Legislation Committee & Continuing Medical Education, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1997-98.

Associate Producer
"The Right Stuff", Mardigras and Sammy O'Banion; Dovrecords 1997

Chairman
Lauderdale County Board of Health
1998-2001

Member of AdHoc Committee of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners establishing Rules of Office Based Surgery 2003

Delegate
Alabama Medical Society State meeting for Lauderdale County

Secretary-Treasurer
Lauderdale County Medical Society
2005-2007

Chairman of the Board
Lauderdale County Board of Health
2007-2008

HONORS
Norman Rogers Cancer Research Award for "The Most Meritorious Undergraduate Research in the Field of Cancer", Tulane University School of Medicine. 1971

John Herr Musser Memorial Prize for "Leadership, Maturity and Scholarship of Medicine", presented by Dr. George Burch, Tulane University School of Medicine. 1971

Certificate of Achievement, U.S. Army, "Outstanding Surgical Resident" by the intern class of 1973 - 1974, William Beaumont Medical Center, El Paso, Texas.

Physicians Recognition Award, 1973 - 1976; 1976 - 1979; 1984 - 1987; 1990 - 1993, 1993 - 1996.

Army Commendation Medal, 1975

Dedication to Other Award, Martin Army Hospital, July 1977

National Directory Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 1995 - 1996 Edition

Cambridge Registry Who's Who Registry of Business Leaders 1996 -1997

The Marquis Who's Who Publication Board, Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care 1997 - 1998

Rotary International - Paul Harris Fellow 1998

America's Top Surgeons 2002 - 2003, Consumer Research Council of America

National Defence Medal

Army Reserve Ribbon

Expert Marksman Medal

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, International College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgeons
American Cleft Palate Association
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
Association of Military Plastic Surgeons of the United States
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Plastic Surgery Facilities
Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Southern Medical Association
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

PAST MILITARY RANK
Lieutenant Colonel

LICENSES
Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia (inactive), Washington (inactive)

PUBLICATIONS
"Central Venous Access Devices"
J.W. Northington, M.D.
Editorial Letter, Contemporary Surgery, Vol. 46, No. 5, P. 229, May 1995

"Muscle Tension Headaches"
J.W. Northington, M.D.
Alabama Medicine, Vol. 63, No. 9, P. 17, March 1994

"A Simple Skin Graft Dressing Allowing Early Graft Inspection"
R. E. Shivley, M.D. and J. W. Northington, M.D.
Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 4, P. 334

"A Simple Post Operative Blepharoplasty Dressing"
E. A. Gum, M. D., R. E. Shivley, M. D., G. W. Williamson, M. D. and J. W. Northington, M. D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 67, No. 2, Pl 234 - 235, 1981

"Acute Emphysematous Cholecystitis: Case Report and Literature of Review"
J.W. Northington, M.D.
Military and Medicine, Vol. 142, No. 5, P. 388 - 390, May 1977

"Antibody to Human Cell Lines With and Without Evidence for Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Infection in Sera From Patients with Diverse Viral Illnesses"
G. Beltran, J. W. Northington, M. D., El Leiderman, W. J. Mogagab, and W. J. Stuckey
International Journal of Cancer, Vol. 7, P. 375 - 378, 1971

"Gustatory Sweating", Training Movie
J. W. Northington, M.D., Edward Krementz, M.D.
Tulane University, Rudolph Mates Surgical Library 1971

PERSONAL SYMPOSIA RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
"Significance of the EB Virus Antibody"
Presented at the American Association for Cancer Research, 16 October, 1970, New Orleans, Louisiana

"Pheochromocytoma - Diagnosis and Treatment"
American College of Surgeons, New Mexico/El Paso Metting, November, 1972, El Paso, Texas

"Upper Extremity Venous Thrombosis with Massive Pulmonary Embolism: A Complication of Pollock's Method for excision of Axillary Hidradenitis"
Presented at the Sumposium of Military Plastic Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 21 January 1976, Washington, D.C.

"Breast Reconstruction"
Presented at El Paso/New Mexico Chapter Meeting of American College of Surgeons, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 5 May 1979

"Sweat Gland Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Treatment and Literature Review"
Presented at Symposium of Military Plastic Surgeons, 23 January 1980, Washington, D.C.

"Anti Slide - Helical Rim Reconstruction and Literature Review"
Presented at National Meeting of Senior Plastic Surgeon Residents, University of North Carolina, 23 April 1980, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

"Rhomboid - W Transposition Flaps"
Presented to the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, 18 September 1981, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

"Skin Grafting Techniques"
Presented to the Second Annual Burn Symposium of the College of the Medical Education St. Joseph Hospital, Tacoma, Washington, March 1981

"Rhomboid to W Transposition Flaps" - Problems and Perils Section
Presented at the Southeastern Society of Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons, 10 May 1983, Ameli Island, Florida

"Plastic Surgery Overview" - Visiting Lecture
University of North Alabama, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989

"Small Cutaneous Flaps in Plastic Surgery" Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds
University of Alabama, Birmingham, January 1986

"Melanoma Diagnostic and Treatment", Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds
University of Alabama, Birmingham, 29 March 1988

"Wound Healing"
Florence Hospital, 13 March 1996

"Skin Cancer Reconstruction", Alabama Society of Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons, 1998

"Five Breast Reductions From 59 Minutes to 1 Hour, 32 Minutes"
Video Tape Demonstration, Alabama Society of Plastic Recontructive Surgeons, January 1999

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