Dr. Ham graduated summa cum laude, with highest honors from the University of Georgia with a BS in Chemistry and completed a MS in Chemistry concomitantly. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia at the top of his class, and completed his general surgery training also at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He completed his training in Pediatric Surgery at John R. Oishei Children‘s Hospital with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Interests of Dr. Ham‘s include Pediatric Surgery, Aerodigestive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ECMO, Pediatric Surgical Oncology, and Clinical Informatics.
Dr. Ham is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He has received the Merck Manual Award, the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, and multiple teaching awards.
Education and Training:
Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (2020)
Residency, General Surgery, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University (Formerly Georgia Health Sciences University), Administrative Chief Resident 2017-2018 (2018)
MD, Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University (Formerly Georgia Health Sciences University), 4.0 GPA (2012)
MS, Chemistry, The University of Georgia (2007)
BS, Chemistry, The University of Georgia, Summa cum laude, with highest honors (2007)
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, The State University of New York at Buffalo (2020-present)
Awards and Honors:
Augusta University Department of Surgery “Best Resident Teacher” (2018)
Augusta University Medical Center, “Resident of the Year” Finalist (2017)
Augusta University Department of Surgery Research Award (2016)
Augusta University Medical Center, “Resident of the Year” Finalist (2016)
Merck Manual Award for 4.0 GPA in Medical School (2012)
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (2012)
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2011)
Alpha Upsilon Phi Service and Leadership Honor Society (2011)
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Honor Society (2011)
University of Georgia (UGA) Science Award (2007)
Ken Whitten Teaching Award (2007)
UGA Department of Chemistry Outstanding Research Award (2006)
Ham PB, Patel P, Wise LJ, Walters KC, Stansfield BK. Severe Myocardial Injury and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Following Perinatal Asphyxia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 2015; 3(5).