John Falcone, MD, FACS, MS
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- Year joined staff:
Education & Training
- Cornell University
- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- University of Pittsburgh, Master's in Medical Education
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, General Surgery
- Surgical Education Research Fellowship
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Surgery
Philosophy of Care
"My philosophy is to treat people the way I would want for my family to be treated: With respect and honesty. I prefer to involve my patient in the decision-making process so that I am treating them with more effective, individualized care. I make a conscious effort to have an excellent bedside manner, while acting as a Christian surgeon."
Dr. Falcone grew up on a family farm in the small town of Silver Creek, New York that produces grapes for Welch Foods and beans for Birds Eye Foods. Watching as close family member's struggled with cancer led him into a career in medicine.
His wife, Trasey is also a One Health provider and is a Kentucky native. They have three children, Gianna May, Joseph Donald (JD), and Rosemary June. The family also have an Italian Mastiff named Pearl.
Teaching or Professional Positions
University of Louisville - Owensboro site director of Surgical Education
University of Kentucky - Experiential Intern Supervisor, Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine - Medical Student Clinical Instructor
One Health medical group
Association for Surgical Education – Surgical Education Research Fellowship Faculty Member and Mentor
The Health Network of Western Kentucky
This Week in Surgery Quiz Development Committee
Information Technology Physicians Advisory Council
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Association for Surgical Education
Honors, Awards, etc.
Charles C. Moore, M.D. Teaching Award
American College of Surgeons Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching
American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award
Dr. Falcone joined the One Health medical group in 2013 after completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in general surgery, where he also served as the administrative chief resident. Currently he serves as the co-director of the Intensive Care Unit and is a trauma surgeon at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in October of 2015.
Dr. Falcone is a nationally recognized educator and has won many awards. He is currently the Owensboro site director of surgical education for the University of Louisville and also serves as an instructor at the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. He shares the knowledge he has gained through instructional positions and fellowships.
American Board of Surgery
Dr. Falcone has published more than 50 articles related to surgery, surgical education, and medical education in scientific journals.