The Floyd County Commissioners recently appointed Donn R. Chatham, MD, to serve on Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services’ Board of Trustees. Dr. Chatham began his term on May 28, 2013. He replaces Stuart Eldridge, MD, who has served for over 6 years and made many significant contributions to Floyd Memorial during his tenure.
“Dr. Eldridge’s medical expertise and insights into the realities of front line patient care have been critical to our informed decision making over the years. He has had an exemplary term, and we would like to thank him for his service. We are also very much looking forward to the unique contributions Dr. Chatham will offer. He will be an integral part of our board and we are honored by his willingness to lend his time and talents to Floyd Memorial,” said Jerrol Z. Miles, chairman of the board of trustees.
Dr. Chatham is a board certified, fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with Chatham Facial Plastic Surgery and Medical Skin Care in New Albany and Louisville with over 28 years’ experience. In addition to his practice, Dr. Chatham is also a clinical instructor of otolaryngology at the University of Louisville Medical School, has served on the board of directors of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, is a past president of the Floyd County Medical Society, a past chairman of the Floyd County Board of Health, and was a three term board member and president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2008-2009.
Dr. Chatham also donates his services to many worthy organizations locally, nationally and internationally, including the Hope Southern Indiana (formerly Floyd County Interfaith Community Council) Operation Santa program, Women’s Choice Resource Center in New Albany, Necole’s Place in Louisville, Noah’s Ark in Jeffersonville and St. Elizabeth’s Home in New Albany, just to name a few. He was also a founding member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation’s Faces of Honor program, which offers free plastic surgery to military veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have suffered facial injuries. Dr. Chatham’s international charity work includes work with Saving the Children in Ecuador, Mustard Seed International in Indonesia, Face to Face International in Croatia, and many more.
Dr. Chatham lives in Floyds Knobs with his wife Janet, son Andrew and daughter Julianna.