Max Langham, Jr., MD
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Meet the Department Chair


Max R. Langham, Jr., MD
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery

Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

University of Tennessee Health Science Center


Dr. Langham was born in Bossier City, Louisiana in 1955. He attended the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1976 followed by medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. He did his general surgical residency training the Medical College of Virginia of the Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a fellowship in pediatric surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. After joining the Division of Pediatric at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor in 1989 he rose to the rank of Professor and Chief.  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 in 2005 where he now serves as Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery.  His current research focus is on estimation of risks for adverse events in children undergoing surgical procedures.  Dr Langham is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Surgical Association, the American Pediatric Society, the Southern Surgical Association, and the Halsted Society.  He is married to Sue Langham and they have three children, including two sons, Andrew and Stephen.  Their daughter, Audrey, is married to Jim Rudick.  They have a son, Jasper.