Immediately after internship, Dr. Jim left for Mtshabezi Hospital in Zimbabwe, Africa.
He served there as a medical missionary doctor for 10 years.
Dr. Stern was the only doctor in this remote
countryside. He was forced to do many surgical operations "cook book style" in emergency situations. He discovered
that he had a great passion for surgery and decided when he was back in the states to begin training in the field
of general surgery.
Upon returning to the states, Dr. Jim did a surgical
residency at the University of New York at Buffalo and University of Miami. This training included general surgery as well
as fracture care. In addition, specialized training in the care of broken bones was completed in Switzerland.
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Upon completion of his surgical training and residency, Dr. Stern began practicing in Waynesboro, PA and later moved
to London, KY, practicing in eastern Kentucky more than 20 years, until retirement in 2006.
After retirement, Dr. Stern served as Locum Tenens in Wisconsin,
filling in for surgeons on leave or vacation. This was particularly interesting because it allowed Dr. Stern to do his
favorite operation, C-sections.
Dr Stern is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He completed more than 4 years of
study in the treatment of overweight, obesity, and related diseases and is Certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine.
Dr. Jim and wife Jean, opened their Healthy Weight
Loss Clinic in Draffenville, KY in January, 2009. Hundreds of patients have lost weight and greatly improved
Click here to read one couple's success story.