Nephi, Utah August 23, 2019 – After nearly three great years at Central Valley Medical Center,
Doctor John B Sorensen, MD will be taking a temporary leave of absence
to serve a full-time religious mission with The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints as an Area Medical Advisor in Central America. This
leave of absence will be for approximately 18 months.
As an esteemed Board Certified physician in General Surgery, this world-class
surgeon received his medical degree from the Temple University School
of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his general surgery
residency at the Western Reserve Care System, North Eastern Ohio Universities
College of Medicine, and a fellowship in transplantation surgery at the
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
With a fellowship training in hepatobiliary and transplant surgery, his
practice has focused on general, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery,
liver and kidney transplantation, laparoscopic procedures including kidney
donation, and dialysis access procedures. Dr. Sorensen has also worked
as a trauma surgeon at three different level 1 trauma centers and is a
certified Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor. He also spent eight
years leading the transplant team at the University of Utah, School of Medicine.
Central Valley Medical Center will miss Dr. Sorensen and his wife tremendously.
“We would like to thank John and Marilee for all they have done
for CVMC and the Nephi community. We wish them the best as they serve
the people of Central America. They will play such an important role in
helping take care of the medical needs of the missionaries in Central
America.” said Randy Cuff, CVMC’s Chief Operating Officer
(COO). “Dr. Sorensen’s commitment to caring for patients at
CVMC was always his top priority and the driving force behind his practice
and patient care. We wish them the best of luck on their new journey.”
Dr. Sorensen has dedicated his life to serving others. He not only enjoys
serving his local community but also serving his country and fellow countrymen.
As a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, he has served four
tours of overseas duty since 2001. Dr. Sorensen will now have the opportunity
to serve in a different capacity by overseeing and providing medical advice
to the missionaries in the area they will be serving in.
While Dr. Sorensen will be missed greatly, Central Valley Medical Center
would like to remind the public that General Surgery services will continue.
Dr. Richard Anderson will continue to see patients for general surgery
needs and provide care to the residents of Juab County and the surrounding areas.