Board Certification and Academic Information
||Surgery - Assistant Professor
||American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
John Langell, MD, PhD, MPH is the Executive Director of the Center for Medical innovation and a minimally invasive gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeon at the University of Utah and Chief of General Surgery at the George E. Wahlen VA medical Center. Doctor Langell Completed his Bachelors of Science Degree at the University of California at Los Angeles and his doctorate in medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Additionally, he obtained his PhD in Immunology and Microbiology at Drexel University in the immunogenetics laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Blankenhorn. His PhD thesis was focused on reduced immunogenicity of disparate animal tissues for the purpose of xenotransplantation. He then completed a post-doctoral research year in the laboratory of Dr. Darwin Prockop in the Drexel University Center for Gene Therapy where he completed advanced studies on mesenchymal stem cells isolation and transformation.
Dr. Langell then completed his Surgical residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a residency in Space and Aerospace Medicine at NASA/UTMB. During this period he earned his Master of Public Health Degree while researching pharmacological countermeasures for space radiation toxicity. He is currently completing his master of Business Administration Degree in the Executive MBA program at the University of Utah.
His current academic/research efforts are focused on the translation and commercialization of medical technology. Dr. Langell is a recognized leader in medical innovation education programs and is funded by the national Institutes of Health in this area. He has developed or co-developed five nationally recognized innovation educational programs addressing the needs of all levels of students from undergraduates to faculty innovators. Dr. Langell's own work has resulted in the development of innovating new laparoscopic instruments for use in remote and extreme environments. This work is funded through local and state development grants and private investors.
Dr. Langell's is also an expert in LEAN process improvement applications in the Healthcare Environment and is assisting in the implementation of these programs at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. His basic science research endeavors are focused on genetic mechanisms of radiation resistance in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.