EAST Education Center

Richard Falcone, MD, MPH

Biography

Dr. Falcone is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is the director of the Level I pediatric trauma program at Cincinnati Children’s as has been actively involved in simulation training to improve teamwork and communication while improving safety for the past 8 years.

Affiliation

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    Division of Pediatric and Thoracic Surgery
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Cincinnati, Ohio
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Fred Rogers, MD, FACS

Biography

Frederick B. Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the medical director of trauma at Lancaster General Hospital. He has had a longstanding interest in Rural Trauma and has multiple publications in this area. He is a senior member of EAST and a member of the Practice Guidelines Committee.

Affiliation

  • Adjunct Professor of Surgery
    Division of Trauma
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Peter Pappas, MD, FACS

Biography

Dr. Peter A. Pappas MD FACS, is an acute care and trauma surgeon at Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center and an Associate Professor with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. A graduate of the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Pappas is active in surgical education and research in the fields of acute care surgery and telemedicine.

Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor
    College of Medicine
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, Florida
  • Vice Chairman
    Department of Surgery
    Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center
    Melbourne, Florida
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Nathaniel Poulin, MD

Biography

Assistant Professor Department of Surgery Division of Acute Care Surgery Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery Brody School of Medicine Education The Chicago Medical School Eastern Virginia Medical School University of Maryland

Affiliation

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Surgery
    Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
    East Carolina University
    Brody Schools of Medicine
    Greenville, North Carolina

    Attending
    Vidant Medical Center
    Greenville, North Carolina
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Matthew Martin, MD

Biography

Colonel Matthew Martin MD is an active duty officer and trauma surgeon in the US Army He is the Trauma Medical Director and Director of Research at Madigan Army Medical Center COL Martin completed his residency training at MAMC and then a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the Los Angeles County Hospital He has completed four combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan and served in a variety of roles including Chief of Trauma for a Combat Support Hospital and Commander of a Forward Surgical Team

Affiliation

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    Division of Surgery
    Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
    Tacoma, Washington

    Trauma Medical Director
    Madigan Army Medical Center
    Tacoma, Washington
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Carlos Rodriguez, DO, MBA

Biography

CDR Carlos Rodriguez completed fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center from 2006-2008, and earned his Master’s in Business Administration at the George Washington University in 2008. He is stationed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD where he is the Director of the Division of Trauma and medical director of the Surgical ICU. Currently, he serves as vice chair for the Navy to the ACS Committee on Trauma (COT) and as the chair of EAST’s ad hoc Military Committee. His research interests include post-blast invasive fungal infection, open abdomens, and veno-thromboembolism disease.

Affiliation

  • Director of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    Bethesda, Maryland
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Robert Martindale, MD, PhD

Biography

Dr. Robert Martindale joined OHSU in May 2005. He is currently Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the Division of General Surgery. He also serves as the Medical Director for Hospital Nutrition Services. He is board certified in General Surgery with special clinical interest in abdominal wall reconstruction and surgical nutrition and metabolism. Dr. Martindale completed his medical training at George Washington University in Washington DC and his surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. He obtained his PhD in Nutrition at UCLA, in the laboratories of Drs. Morton Grossman, Tachi Yamada, and Seymour Levin at the Center for Ulcer Research and Education. Upon completion of his military obligation, Dr. Martindale joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia, where he held many distinguished positions, including Chief of the General Surgery Service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, Director of Nutrition Support Service at the Medical College of Georgia, and Chief of the Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. While at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Martindale also served as the Surgical Residency Program Director. Dr. Martindale’s primary focus throughout his professional career has been in surgical education and patient care in surgery and nutrition. He has won numerous teaching awards and continues to publish and mentor young physicians and investigators. In addition to being the co-editor of a textbook dealing with surgical and critical care nutrition, he is the author of well over 200 publications, including peer reviewed articles, review articles, chapters, and several medical educational videos. Dr. Martindale is on numerous professional committees on local, national, and international levels. He is on the editorial board for several surgical and nutritional journals, as well as serving as an editorial reviewer for over 15 peer reviewed journals. He routinely is invited to give lectures not only nationally, but internationally.

Affiliation

  • Professor
    Chief of General Surgery
    Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
    Oregon Health and Science University
    Portland, Oregon
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Todd Maxson, MD, FACS

Biography

Dr. Todd Maxson is the Chief of the Trauma Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Surgery at UAMS. He also serves the State of Arkansas as the consultant on trauma for the Department of Health. Dr. Maxson grew up with an academic family: his father serving as a college president and his mother, originally a nurse, changing careers and completing a doctorate in education and working as a professor at the college level. He graduated from high school in Victoria, Texas, completed a biochemistry degree from Texas A&M University in 1986 and medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1990. He took a general surgical residency at the University of Arkansas from 1990 – 1996. Following training in Arkansas, he moved to Texas to complete pediatric surgical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He was on faculty in Houston before moving to the University of Texas –Southwestern in Dallas to begin the trauma program at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. This program became the first level I pediatric trauma program in the southwest United States to be verified by the American College of Surgeons. He and members of his team from Dallas then moved to Austin, Texas to build the trauma service at the new Dell Children’s Medical Center, taking this facility to Level I status as well. He served for five years on the Governor’s Advisory Committee for the Texas trauma system and also worked for the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He now serves the ACS as the pediatric trauma representative on two committees and serves on numerous other national trauma committees. He is the author of over 35 peer-reviewed publications and has been funded for his research work in the area of brain injury in children and injury prevention. He lectures extensively both nationally and internationally on pediatric trauma and injury control.

Affiliations

  • Professor
    Department of Surgery
    Pediatric Surgery, Arkansas Children's Hospital
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Little Rock, Arkansas
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Eric Johnson, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Biography

Dr. Johnson is a faculty colorectal surgeon at Madigan Army Medical Center and has extensive experience with the management of diverticulitis and C difficile colitis in both the acute and chronic setting. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland and completed surgical residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. He went on to complete a colorectal fellowship at the Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Clinic. He has authored approximately 50 peer-reviewed publications as well as several book chapters and invited reviews. He serves as a peer reviewer for several notable academic journals as well as guest editor for Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Affiliation

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    Dept of Surgery
    Section of Colorectal Surgery
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Tacoma, Washington
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Bellal Joseph, MD, FACS

Biography

Dr. Joseph is currently the Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona, Director of Trauma Research and the International Research Fellowship Program and Director of the Arizona Southern Arizona Tele-trauma and Telepresence Program. He is also the Associate Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. Dr. Joseph completed his Fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland after which he joined as faculty at the University of Arizona. Dr. Joseph is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma; and the Association for Academic Surgery. He also serves on numerous national and university committees. Dr. Joseph has authored or co-authored over 70 peer reviewed publications and 8 books chapters and books, and is a highly sought after speaker as he has delivered over 25 talks nationally as well as internationally. His areas of research interest include management of traumatic brain injury, coagulopathy in trauma patients, and geriatric trauma. Dr. Joseph has been an advocate in developing a better understanding of management of traumatic brain injury patients and redefining the role of repeat head CT scans and neurosurgical consultation. His research has focused on management of traumatic brain injury patients by trauma and critical care surgeons. He continues to present and published extensively in this topic and has become a leading voice in the management of traumatic brain injury patients.

Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Department of Surgery/Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns
    and Emergency Surgery
    University of Arizona, College of Medicine
    Tucson, Arizona
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Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM

Biography

Dr. Rhee is currently the Chief of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery as well as Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona. He is also Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Surgery at University of Arizona and holds the Martin Gluck Endowed Chair. Previously, Dr. Rhee held appointments as Director of the Navy Trauma Training Center; Attending Surgeon at Los Angeles County Medical Center; Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California; and Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Academically, Dr. Rhee received a BS in Health Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (summa cum laude, 1983), a MD from USUHS (1987), a MPH in Health Services from the University of Washington (1995), and a Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Society of Apothecaries of London (1999). He completed his internship in surgery at Balboa Naval Hospital (1987-1988) and his residency in general surgery at the University of California at Irvine (1988-1992). Dr. Rhee also completed a Fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center (1993-1995). Dr. Rhee is a retired US Navy Captain following 24 years of active duty. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, as well as a member of the American Surgical Association, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Western Trauma Association; the Society of University Surgeons; the Association for Academic Surgery; the Society of Critical Care; and the Shock Society. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He serves on numerous national and university committees, is a member of numerous Editorial Boards. Dr. Rhee has also authored or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed publications and 20 books and chapters. He also serves on National steering committees and national trauma research committees including the Defense Health Board’s Subcommittee on Trauma & Injury and the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care as well as the Federal Drug Administration’s blood products advisory committee and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium’s protocol review committee and drug safety and monitoring board. His areas if research interest includes hemorrhagic shock, suspended animation for trauma, hemostatic agents, resuscitation immunology and formulation of resuscitation fluids, trauma training, and advanced portable electronic medical devices including ones for communication and documentation.

Affiliation

  • Martin Gluck Professor of Surgery
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns & Emergency Surgery
    The University of Arizona College of Medicine
    Director of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns & Emergency Surgery
    The University of Arizona Medical Center, North and South Campuses
    Tucson, Arizona
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Alec Beekley, MD, FACS

Biography

Dr. Beekley, a general surgeon, spent 14 years on Active Duty in the U.S. Army where he deployed on 3 separate occasions to Operation Eduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. On his last deployment with the 28th Combat Support Hospital, he served as the director of the Deployed Combat Casualty Research Team. Dr. Beekley has authored or contributed to several articles on combat casualty care. He performed the initial published clinical study on tourniquet us in Operation Iraqi Freedom. After separating from the Army, Dr. Beekley took a position as a general surgeon in the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Division and Bariatric Surgery Division at Thomas Jefferson University.

Affiliation

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
    Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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David Morris, MD

Biography

Dr. Morris graduated with an BA and MD from the University of Utah before completing his residency in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He then completed a 2 year fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgery
    Department of Surgery
    Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    Rochester, Minnesota
    Senior Associate Consultant
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, Minnesota
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Jonathan Groner, MD, FACS, FAAP

Biography

Dr. Groner is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is the trauma medical director of the Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the medical director of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research. He is also a full-time faculty member of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and has a busy clinical practice that covers not only trauma and burns, but also acute care and general pediatric surgery. Dr. Groner's research interests include the impact of trauma on minority children, firearm-related trauma, ATV-related injuries, and child abuse. He has a strong interest in medical ethics and has written extensively about the role of physicians in capital punishment. Dr. Groner is a past president of the Central Ohio Trauma System and served as secretary of the Pediatric Trauma Society for 2 years.

Affiliation

  • Professor of Clinical Surgery
    Department of Surgery
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine
    Columbus, Ohio
    Trauma Medical Director
    Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Columbus, Ohio
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Sean Orenstein, MD

Biography

Dr. Sean Orenstein joined OHSU as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2014. While he grew up in Colorado and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado, he spent most of his medical and surgical training on the East Coast. After receiving a Master of Medical Science from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA, he received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. During his general surgery residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he undertook a two-year research fellowship, with focuses on the evaluation of hernia mesh materials and hernia repair outcomes. After finishing his surgical residency, Dr. Orenstein completed a fellowship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Fellowship allowed him to further explore his passion for hernia repair, with specialized training in abdominal wall reconstruction for complex and recurrent abdominal hernias. During his fellowship he had the opportunity to focus on minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic foregut surgery, and laparoscopic diaphragmatic pacemaker placement for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or spinal cord injury. His fellowship was also an avenue to receive specialized training on advanced endoscopy, including per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and endoscopic stenting. Dr. Orenstein’s research interests include outcomes and improvements for minimally invasive and open hernia repair techniques, evaluation of hernia mesh prosthetics, and further exploration of the fusion between endoscopic and surgical techniques to improve patient outcomes and medical care.

Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor
    Surgery
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Portland, Oregon
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Scott Steele, MD

Biography

Dr. Steele is the current Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs and Division Chief of Colorectal Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and recently left the military after 25 years, serving most recently as the Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA. He is an active participant in 12 surgical societies and several national committees for both the Society of University Surgeons and American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons including the Clinical Practice Guidelines committee, for which he has written several national Practice Parameter guidelines. He currently serves on several editorial boards including serving as Editor-in-Chief of Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, as well as on the editorial board of Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Journal of Surgical Oncology, Annals of Surgery, and is a Section Editor for Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. In addition, he serves as the Colorectal Surgery Community Web Editor for the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery. His contributions to the medical literature include over 200 peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews and book chapters, and national practice parameters. He has served as a guest editor for seven volumes dedicated to colorectal disease and is the co-editor of four Colorectal Surgery textbooks including the upcoming 3rd edition of the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Recta Surgery

Affiliation

  • Professor
    Department of Surgery
    Case Western Reserve University
    School of Medicine
    Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs and Division Chief of Colorectal Surgery
    University Hospitals Case Medical Center
    Cleveland, Ohio
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Tony Escobar, MD, FACS, FAAP

Biography

Mauricio A.”Tony” Escobar, Jr. MD, FACS, FAAP, is a Pediatric Surgeon at Mary Bridge Children’s in Tacoma, WA, and Medical Director of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma. He is Chief of Staff at Mary Bridge Children’s. He graduated from Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, Texas, after completing his undergraduate studies at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. He completed his Surgical Residency at Indiana University where he served as the Chief Resident his final year. He then completed his Pediatric Surgical Residency at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, once again serving as Chief Resident his final year. He has numerous academic and professional honors. Dr. Escobar has published 27 peer-reviewed articles, seven clinical textbook chapters, and presented at multiple national and international surgical meetings. He is board certified in General Surgery with added qualifications in Pediatric Surgery.

Affiliation

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Department of Surgery
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Medical Director of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Trauma
    Pediatric Surgery
    Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
    Tacoma, Washington
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Elizabeth Pohlson, MD

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Pohlson is a surgeon in Tacoma, Washington and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center and Tacoma General Hospital. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is one of 7 doctors at MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center and one of 34 at Tacoma General Hospital who specialize in Surgery.

Affiliation

  • Chair, Pediatric Non-Accidental Trauma Committee
    Pediatric Surgery
    Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
    Tacoma, Washington
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Andrea Pakula, MD, MPH

Biography

Dr Andrea Pakula, MD is a physician in Rochester, Minnesota. She graduated from medical school in 2007 and has 9 years of diverse experience with an area of expertise as a General Surgery.

Affiliation

  • Associate Director Surgical ICU, Director of Bariatrics
    Kern Medical
    Bakersfield, California
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Charity Evans, MD, MHCM, FACS

Biography

Dr. Evans is a graduate of the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, where she completed a dual M.D. and Masters of Healthcare Management degree. She completed a General Surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and Surgical Critical Care fellowship at the University of California Davis Medical Center before joining the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013 as an Assistant Professor in the division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery. Dr. Evans also serves as the Surgery Clerkship Director. She is active in clinical research, with an interest in trauma prevention, trauma outcomes and medical education

Affiliation

  • Clerkship Director
    Department of Surgery
    Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery
    College of Medicine
    Assitant Professor
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, Nebraska
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Daniel Johnson, MD

Affiliation

  • Division Chief, Critical Care
    Director, Critical Care Anesthesiology Fellowship
    Associate Director, Cardiovascular ICU
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology
    Nebraska Medicine
    Omaha, Nebraska
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Edgardo Salcedo, MD

Biography

Edgardo Salcedo is the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. He is also an assistant professor of surgery at UC Davis, appointed to the faculty in 2011. His research interests are in surgical education, global health and clinical outcomes in the fields of trauma, acute care surgery and surgical critical care. He is committed to optimizing surgical and trauma education for improved team dynamics and patient outcomes.

Affiliation

  • Associate Program Director
    General Surgery Residency Program
    Assistant Professor, Surgery
    Trauma Program
    UC Davis Medical Center
    Sacramento, California
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Daniel Yeh, MD, FACS, FCCM

Biography

Dante Yeh is an acute care surgeon in Miami, Florida, practicing trauma surgery, emergency general surgery, and surgical critical care at the Ryder Trauma Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Additionally, he is a member of the Surgical Nutrition faculty staff at the University of Miami Hospital, where he treats patients with enterocutaneous fistulae, short bowel syndrome, and other forms of intestinal failure. He is an active member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) and is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC). He has published research articles on nutrition-related topics, including nutritional adequacy in critically ill surgical patients and treatment of enterocutaneous fistulae.

Affiliation

  • Associate Professor
    Surgery/Trauma
    University of Miami
    Miami, Florida
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April Mendoza, MD

Biography

Dr. Mendoza is a faculty member in the department of surgery in the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She joined the faculty in 2017 after completing a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF. She is a prior NIH T32 training grant recipient at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she focused on trauma immunology and obtained a MPH in health care and prevention.

Affiliation

  • Instructor in Surgery
    Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts
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Vijay Jayaraman, MD, FACS

Biography

Dr. Vijay Jayaraman is an Acute Care Surgeon at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford CT and an Assistant professor of Surgery at University of Connecticut and the Quinnipiac Netter School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Northwestern School of medicine. He is actively involved in Surgical Education and Research in Trauma and Acute Care surgery.

Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
    UCONN School of Medicine
    Farmington, Connecticut
    Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Quinnipiac Netter School of Medicine
    North Haven, Connecticut
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