Undergraduate Degree: University of Central Arkansas – Conway
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock
Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock
Certification: American Board of Surgery
Dr. Charles Mabry is an Arkansas native and has been in the private practice of general, vascular and thoracic surgery in Pine Bluff since 1982. He grew up in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High in 1968, and also worked as an orderly at Jefferson Regional during high school and college. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, where he also completed his five-year general surgery residency.
Dr. Mabry is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Mabry is also a member of the Southern Surgical Association, the second oldest surgical educational organization in America. He is one of seven surgeons in Arkansas who is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
For nine years (2003-2011) he served on the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons, the largest surgical organization in the world with over 80,000 members in America. He was sworn in as First Vice-President of the American College of Surgeons in October 2017. He is the only Arkansan to serve the ACS as both a Regent and as an officer.
Dr. Mabry has been involved with healthcare policy for over two decades, serving as a member of the ACS General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee. He also has represented the ACS for 20 years as an advisor on the AMA / Specialty Society Relative Value Update Committee (AMA RUC), which develops values for CPT codes.
He has served as chairman of the ACS Health Policy Advisory Council, and a member of the ACS Health Policy Advisory Group, the main health policy committee of the ACS. He has served as a Technical Expert for the RAND Corporation on issues dealing with global surgical procedures and valuation of CPT codes used by surgeons, and most recently has been a Technical Expert to the Department of Defense and Deloitte to assist with developing the measurement of combat preparedness for military surgeons.
Dr. Mabry served as the Medical Director of Quality for JRMC, from 2003 to 2017, and is now the Medical Director of Practice Management for JRMC. He currently holds the academic title of Associate Professor in the College of Medicine at UAMS, and spends part of his time at UAMS in the Department of Surgery as the Practice Management Advisor to the Chairman. He also serves as the Director of Trauma Education for the Arkansas Trauma Society, which is part of the Arkansas Chapter of the ACS, and oversees the ACS trauma education offerings to Arkansas. In addition to that position, Dr. Mabry also serves as the surgical residency coordinator for UAMS surgery residents, who take part in clinical rotations at JRMC.
Dr. Mabry has been married to Ruth for over 39 years and is the proud father of three children and six grandchildren. His only hobby consists of spending what spare time he has with his family and watching them all grow up all too quickly.
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