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Jack Bloch, MD, FACS (Professor Emeritus - Retired)

Dr. Jack Bloch came to KMC in 1976 as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and as the first Residency Program Director. In 2002, he stepped down as chairman and is currently the Quality Manager in Surgery and also coordinates a general surgery didactic program for medical students. He served many years as President of the Medical Staff at Kern Medical Center. He continues to serve as a volunteer member of the surgery faculty organizing and teaching the medical student curriculum.

Dr. Bloch served as a Senior Assistant Surgeon in the United States Public Health Service from 1958 to 1960. He went on to become an Assistant and Associate Professor of Surgery at Cornell University; Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois, Peoria; Associate Professor in 1976 and then Professor in 1980 at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bloch did Fellowship training in cardiac pathology and thoracic/cardiovascular surgery.

In 2000 the Jack H. Bloch Surgical Alumni Society was established by Dr. Ray Chung, in honor of Dr. Bloch who has dedicated his life to educating and nurturing young surgeons. The Jack H. Bloch Surgical Alumni Society is dedicated to uniting past graduates and present faculty and residents of Kern Medical Center's Surgical Residency Program. The inaugural meeting was held in Chicago during the annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress that year. Since its inception, the Society has held regular annual meetings during the ACS Clinical Congress. Dr. Jack Bloch has contributed immensely to the education and career developments of numerous past surgical residents at Kern Medical Center. He has trained more than 50 surgical residents and inspired countless medical students in their medical careers. He acted tirelessly as the Chairman of the department for over 25 years until 2002 when he turned over the chairmanship to Dr. Maureen Martin.

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Diplomate
 Medical School: American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Diplomate
  University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine
 Ph. D University of Minnesota Graduate School
 Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York
 Residency: University of Minnesota Hospitals, Minnesota
 Fellowships: University of Minnesota Hospital
  Cornell University Medical College



Certificates and Affiliations:

  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Society for Laparoscopic Surgery Kern County