Dr. John B Sorensen Accepts The Church Call

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.