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CCMH announces hire of new general surgeon


Crawford County Memorial Hospital has announced the successful recruitment of a new general surgeon to its medical staff. David Coffman, DO, PhD, is tentatively scheduled to begin seeing patients at CCMH on May 1.

"We are thrilled that Dr. David Coffman has chosen to continue his career in our new state-of-the-art hospital," said Larry Schrage, Interim CEO at Crawford County Memorial Hospital. "Dr. Coffman brings a wealth of experience in both general surgery and trauma surgery. However, what is most impressive is his long history of having an excellent rapport with his patients."

Dr. Coffman will be leaving his position at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, to relocate to Denison. The move will mark a return to the state of Iowa for Dr. Coffman and his wife Dawn - he is originally from Waverly and she from Parkersburg. The Coffman's have two children; one is currently a freshman in college in New Hampshire while the other is a sophomore in high school.

Dr. Coffman has nearly 20 years of surgical experience. After earning his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery from Des Moines University in 1993, he interned and had a general surgery residency in Des Moines. From there, he worked at hospitals in Fairfield and Knoxville before moving to the East Coast to complete a Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (including Surgical Critical Care, Trauma and Burn) at Yale University in 2003. He spent the next eight and a half years working outside of Iowa. Also, during that time period, he completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Coffman's office will be located inside the CCMH Medical Clinic at 100 Medical Parkway in Denison.