Weeks named new director for Moab Regional Hospital Surgical Services
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Dr. L. Edwards (Ed) Weeks has been named the director of Surgical Services for Moab Regional Hospital, according to a news release from the hospital’s board of directors. Weeks is a general orthopedic surgeon and shoulder/upper extremity specialist.

He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College in Massachusetts and received his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons with post-graduate training at Brown University and in Europe.

While practicing emergency medicine and attaining board certification, Weeks discovered his love of orthopedics and returned to New York for orthopedic residency at the New York Orthopedic Hospital of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, according to the news release.

As the director of Surgical Services, Weeks will oversee the staff surgeons at Moab Regional Hospital as well as the visiting plastic surgeon, ophthalmologist, and podiatrist. He is also responsible for daily oversight of surgical operations.

The new hospital now has two surgical suites, allowing for expanded services to the community. Weeks will also assist the board with strategic planning for the hospital’s surgical services department, according to the news release.

Weeks has been involved in research and teaching and has given numerous presentations to other orthopedic surgeons. He practiced in Salt Lake City for 25 years before moving to Moab, where his wife, Kimberly Schappert, has been a resident for many years.

“Moab Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing innovative and advanced surgical technology and procedures,” said Roy Barraclough, the hospital’s CEO. “We are confident that Dr. Weeks will continue to advance the already high level of surgical services we deliver to our community.”

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