Kevin M. Beers, DO, PGY IV

Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident

Dr. Beers was born, and raised in Coatesville, PA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of South Carolina in 2009, and his osteopathic medicine degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. At South Carolina he was a Howard Hughes research scholar, where he completed work involving antagonistic interactions among marine bacteria. During medical school, he completed research as an AATS Summer Intern at Wake Forest University SOM, department of cardiothoracic surgery, where he studied the effects of negative pressure on reperfusion injury in acutely ischemic myocardium. He also served as the WVSOM national representative for the Student Osteopathic Surgical Association. His interests include adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, and organ transplantation.  When he is not in the hospital, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, his Jack Russell terrier – Shelby, collie – Karson, and driving his corvette.

Education

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

-          West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV 2014

 

Bachelors of Science, Biology

-          University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2009

 

Research Experience

   Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem,NC

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery

"Mechanical Tissue Resuscitation: A Novel Therapeutic Approach for Prevention of

Myocardial Reperjusion Injury"

 

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Department of Marine Biology

"Screening of the Production of Active Organic Compounds in Antagonistic Interactions Among

Marine Bacteria”

 

Presentations

The Division of Surgical Sciences of Wake Forest School of Medicine

19th Annual Residents' and Fellows' Research Day

November 17, 2011

"Mechanical Tissue Resuscitation: A Novel Therapeutic Approach for Prevention of Myocardial

Reperfusion Injury"

 

Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium – Oral Presentation

April 2008

"Screening of the Production of Active Organic Compounds in Antagonistic Interactions Among

Marine Bacteria”

 

Discovery Day, University of South Carolina – Poster Presentation

March 2008

"Screening of the Production of Active Organic Compounds  in Antagonistic Interactions Among

Marine  Bacteria”

 

Honors & Awards

American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Summer Intern Scholarship- Summer 2011

Rural Health Initiative- 2012-2013

-West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation

Archie Feinstein Scholarship- 2012

 

Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Scholar Award – 2007

Boy Scouts of America,Eagle Scout – 2005

Boy Scouts of America,Order of the Arrow- 2004

 

Professional Organizations

American Medical Association

American Osteopathic Association