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Mobile, Ala. (August 21, 2009)
Contact: Jessica Stephens, (251) 470-1682

Pediatric Surgeon Returns to USA

  Dr. Daniel A. Beals
Dr. Daniel A. Beals
Dr. Daniel A. Beals has been appointed associate professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. From 1995 to 2000, Dr. Beals served as assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics at USA.

Before returning to Mobile, Dr. Beals spent two years in private practice with Cornerstone Pediatric Surgery in Lexington, Ky. From 2000 to 2007, he was an associate professor of surgery and pediatrics in the division of pediatric surgery at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine in Lexington, Ky.

Dr. Beals is interested in all aspects of pediatric surgery, with specific interests in pediatric urology and thoracic surgery. His academic interest is the field of bioethics.


During his first appointment at USA, Dr. Beals was the lead investigator on a research project examining liquid ventilation via the trachea. Also during this time, he served as co-investigator on a research project evaluating liquid breathing applications for injured lungs.


Dr. Beals attended medical school at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed a general surgery residency at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va. Pediatric surgery training began with a fellowship in pediatric surgery and critical care at the Children's Hospital in Boston. From there, Dr. Beals completed an additional fellowship in pediatric surgery and urology at the Miami Children's Hospital in Miami.


Prior to his original appointment at USA, Dr. Beals completed an active duty tour as a pediatric surgeon in the U.S. Air Force.


Dr. Beals will care for patients at the USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital. For appointments and referrals, call (251) 415-1465.


Dr. Beals also a fellow with the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.


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