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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2007

Alex Little, M.D., FACS2008 Leadership Dayton Taps Local Surgeon

Dayton, Ohio-Alex G. Little, M.D., FACS, the Elizabeth Berry Gray Chair and professor of surgery at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been accepted into the 2008 class of Leadership Dayton. Leadership Dayton members represent the region's mid-to-upper level management and are chosen from a cross-section of people from the community.

Dr. Little specializes in lung and esophageal cancer, advanced laparoscopic surgery for hiatal hernia and GERD, and esophageal surgery. He holds an M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Chicago.

Little is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Surgical Association, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Central Surgical Association. He has twice been included in Good Housekeeping's list of "Best Cancer Surgeons in America," and just included in the Best Doctors in America Midwest Region for 2007.

Established by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Dayton's mission is to educate, motivate and provide a means of networking with other community leaders toward the goal of increasing an individual's capacity to serve. The members will focus on education, leadership economic development, diversity, justice, the arts, government, health, and human services.

Department of Surgery