Dr. John L. Dutton, MD
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Name John L. Dutton, MD
Nationality United States of America
Languages English, Spanish
Skills General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Medical Education, Global Surgery - Capacity Building/ Workforce Strengthening/Health Infrastructure Evaluation & Development/Research & Innovation, Medical Device Development, Health Financing, QI/M&E
Interests General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Global Surgery, Global Health, Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Quality Improvement, Metrics & Evaluation
Groups AmoSmile
Links operationsmile.org
Registered 2021
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John L. Dutton is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he graduated with Distinction in Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship. John has an extensive business background through his prior experience starting 2 medical companies. Throughout medical school, John was heavily involved with his Global Surgery Department. John's exposure to global surgery and various surgical healthcare system improvement projects has fostered a desire to seek a career in advocating for health system strengthening in under resourced settings with the exciting outlook of discovering innovative solutions to pervasive global healthcare problems. John is a current General Surgery Resident at Rutgers University and has recently decided to take 2 years away from his training to complete a Global Surgery Fellowship with Operation Smile. Through the fellowship, John has taken on several projects that range from large, multi-national health system strengthening efforts, the design of educational efforts to broaden the skills of general surgery providers in low resource settings and helped lead changes in organizational strategy regarding patient health records and supply chain management. John plans to continue a career in general surgery with a focus in minimally invasive surgery. He is excited to utilize the professional growth he has gained throughout his Global Surgery Fellowship to further engage in health system strengthening work where he hopes to develop innovative ideas to decrease barriers to surgical healthcare amongst the most vulnerable populations throughout the world.

Education History[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Owen J. Roberts High School (Pottstown PA), Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster PA), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia PA), Rutgers University (New Brunswick NJ)

University[edit | edit source]

He received his B.A from Franklin and Marshall College in 2009

He completed a post-baccelaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013

Medical School[edit | edit source]

Dr. John Dutton earned M.D. from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2018

Surgical Training[edit | edit source]

Dr. John Dutton is a General Surgery Resident at Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Research Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Dr. John Dutton has an extensive research background with experience spanning basic science, wet lab techniques, translational science, and clinical research. Dr. Dutton has published peer reviewed research articles in the fields of Neurosurgery, Urology, and Global Surgery. His current research interests include impact assessments of health system strengthening efforts that aim to improve surgical capacity and patient access to surgical services in low resource settings.

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