Dr. Adam Kaye earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his surgical critical care fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital / UMKC in Kansas City. He currently practices general and trauma surgery at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, an ACS verified Level II trauma center.
His interests include rib fracture pain management, minimally invasive approaches for rib fracture repair and outcomes of delayed repair of rib fractures.
Dr. Shiroff is the former Trauma Program Director and Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey.
He recently returned to his roots and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA where he has developed a state-of-the-art rib fracture program. He focuses on team building and the incorporation of advanced practitioners into modern acute care surgery.
Dr. Andrew Doben earned his medical degree at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, completed surgical residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME, and completed his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He joined the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA in August 2010, and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
He is currently the Medical Director of the SICU, and through consensus building, he has successfully implemented many programs and practices that have significantly improved the level of care and clinical outcomes seen in the SICU. He is also the Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship. He is actively involved in the training of residents and medical students. In addition, Andy is an Ad Hoc reviewer for the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and the Journal of Critical Care.
In his spare time, is an avid sailor, and in fact sailed the Caribbean professionally in his younger days. He is also an avid bicyclist who frequently bikes 100 miles in a day.
Annika is a physician assistant on the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care team at Intermountain Medical Center, in Salt Lake City Utah. She was the first graduate of the Trauma & Critical Care Fellowship for Advanced Practice Clinicians in 2010, and is now the Program Director. She has been actively involved in performing, presenting and publishing clinical research since her Fellowship year.
Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM is an actively practicing surgeon at George Washington University Hospital who holds board certification in both critical care surgery and general surgery as well as holding a Professorship at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. After completing his medical school and general surgery training at George Washington University, he completed his fellowship in trauma and critical care surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and began practice at the University of Pennsylvania where he established and directed their Rapid Response Team. His experience with program development led him to be the Founder and Director of the Center for Trauma and Critical Care at George Washington University Hospital where he was charged with obtaining the Level 1 Trauma Center designation by the ACS that the facility currently enjoys. Under his leadership, he created the trauma ICU, the George Washington University Patient Logistics Center, and a critical care transport program, which he currently directs. His research interests include chest wall injury, measurement of coagulopathy following injury, processes to mitigate risk of death following penetrating trauma.
Dr. Brian D. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His practice includes elective and acute care general surgery as well as the care of the injured patient across the spectrum. He received his Bachelor of Science from Duke University (1997), Doctor of Medicine from The University of Kansas School of Medicine (2001), and completed his General Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2006). Dr. Kim completed a two year Trauma, Burn, & Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and returned to the Mayo Clinic to join the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, & General Surgery in 2008. He is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He recently transitioned from the Associate Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Trauma Center and Chair of the Adult Trauma Performance Improvement Committee to the Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Trauma Center (January 2016).
Dr. Kim’s clinical interests are lean models of trauma resuscitation, practice standardization, pre-hospital care, damage control resuscitation, surgical education, surgical performance and quality improvement, and the advancement of the science / practice of chest wall stabilization. His most significant professional achievement has been the introduction, implementation, and advancement of the rib fracture / flail chest stabilization practice to the Mayo Clinic.
Carrie Valdez, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and surgical intensivist specializing in acute care surgery. Dr. Valdez earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. She completed her general surgery residency and her critical care fellowship at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and her acute care surgery/trauma fellowship at University of Maryland/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
She currently lives with her husband and two children in Grand Rapids, MI, where she has joined the Acute Care Surgery team at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital. Her clinical interests include emergency surgery, rib fixation, complex abdominal wall hernias and high risk elective general surgery.
Christina Pelo is a physician assistant working in trauma and critical care at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. She graduated with her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah in 2017 and recently completed Intermountain Medical Center’s Postgraduate Fellowship for Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) in Trauma and Critical Care. During her fellowship, she was introduced to rib fixation and began clinical research with this patient population.
Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Christina worked as an acute care physical therapist for 5 years in Chicago, Illinois after receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2010.
Dave Morris is a trauma surgeon at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Ernest E. “Gene” Moore, M.D. has been the Editor of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery since 2012, and was the Chief of Trauma at the Denver General Hospital for 36 years, Chief of Surgery for 28 years, and the first Bruce M. Rockwell Distinguished Chair in Trauma Surgery. He continues to serve as Vice Chairman for Research and is a Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado Denver.
Under Dr. Moore’s leadership, the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center at Denver General became internationally recognized for innovative care of the injured patient, and its trauma research laboratory has been funded by the NIH for 30 consecutive years. In July 2018, the center was renamed the Ernest E Moore Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health.
Dr. Moore has served as president of nine academic societies, including the Society of University Surgeons, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, International Association for the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care, and the World Society of Emergency Surgery; and as Vice President for the American Surgical Assocaition.
His awards include the Robert Danis Prize from the Society of International Surgeons, Orazio Campione Prize from the World Society of Emergency Surgery, Philip Hench Award from the University of Pittsburgh, Florence Sabin Award from the University of Colorado, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of University Surgeons, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Resuscitation Science from the American Heart Association, the Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of Critical Medicine, the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Shock Society, and the Lifetime Service Award from the International Association for Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care. He has honorary fellowships in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, and the American College of Emergency Physicians; and is an honorary member of the Brazilian Trauma Society, Colombian Trauma Society, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery, and Trauma Association of Canada Dr. Moore is coeditor of the textbook Trauma, in its 9th edition, Surgical Secrets in its 7th edition, and Trauma Induced Coagulopathy, in its 2nd edition; he has >1700 publications and has lectured extensively throughout the world.
He is married to Sarah Van Duzer Moore, M.D., an internist at the University of Colorado Denver, and they have two sons; Hunter, a surgical resident at UCD and Peter, a pulmonary fellow at UCD. Dr. Moore’s additional interests include endurance sports, mountaineering, skiing, and wapiti pursuit. He lives by the principle to work hard you must play hard, with the understanding that family is the ultimate priority.
Dr. Frank Zhao practices Trauma and General Surgery as well as Surgical Critical Care at The Queen’s Medical Center, an ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).
Dr. Zhao was born in Beijing, China and immigrated to the United States. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He continued to complete his Medical Doctorate degree at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. He completed General Surgery residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and went on to finish Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Oregon Health & Sciences University. He is double board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
His interests include long term pain management of chest wall injuries using intercostal cryoneurolysis and chemoneurolysis and comprehensive management of the traumatically injured rib fracture patient from evaluation to surgical fixation. He also has experience with all 4 commercially available rib plating systems. When he is not at work, he also spends time as an avid photographer.
Fredric Pieracci, MD, MPH, FACS is from Chicago, Illinois. He received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and his medical degree from The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pieracci completed residencies in both general surgery and general preventive medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. During this time, he also obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. Additional fellowship training in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care was completed at the University of Colorado and Denver Health Medical Center. He is currently the Trauma Medical Director, Medical Director of the Denver Health Surgical Weight Loss Program, and the Medical Director of the Thoracic and Pulmonary Nodule Clinics at Denver Health. He also maintains busy elective and acute care surgery practices. Dr. Pieracci is board certified in general surgery, general preventive medicine, and surgical critical care.
Dr. Pieracci’s interest in chest wall injuries began eight years ago during his trauma fellowship. Since then, he has authored over 25 peer-reviewed articles and five book chapters related to chest wall injuries, and specifically surgical stabilization of rib fractures. His current research interests include the role of surgery for rib fractures patients with non-flail fracture patterns, the optimal timing of surgery, and the optimal method of loco-regional anesthesia. Dr. Pieracci is the principle investigator of the inaugural CWIS multi-center clinical trial, CWIS NON-FLAIL, which will randomize patients with displaced rib fractures to surgery or non-operative management.
Dr Jeremy Hsu is a general surgeon with subspecialty training in trauma/surgical critical care as well as breast cancer surgery. After completing general surgical training in Sydney, Australia, a trauma/surgical critical care fellowship was completed in Seattle, USA at Harborview Medical Centre/University of Washington. Following this, a breast cancer surgery fellowship was completed at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute in Sydney, Australia
He currently divides his time at Westmead Hospital between trauma/emergency general surgery and breast cancer surgery. He is the Director of Trauma and holds a clinical academic appointment with the University of Sydney. He is the chair of the New South Wales ITIM (Institute of Trauma and Injury Management) Clinical Review Committee.
Dr Hsu was an early adopter of rib fixation within Australia and is responsible for introducing this technique into Westmead Hospital. In addition to other trauma teaching responsibilities (ATLS, ASSET), he also teaches rib fixation regularly at local and national workshops.
Dr John Mayberry has been active in the surgical fixation of rib fractures for over 20 years. He is currently a staff Acute Care Surgeon at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego as well as St Lukes Wood River Medical Center in Ketchum, ID.
Dr. Jose Sterling earned his medical degree from the University of New Mexico, completed his surgical residency at the University of New Mexico, and completed his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and Clinical Burn Fellowship at the University of Washington- Harborview Medical Center. He is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
He is currently the Medical Director of the Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical ICU Programs at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also serves on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and is the Chair of the New Mexico Trauma System Fund Authority
He holds a medical degree from the Federal University of Goiás (1979), is a Specialist in General Surgery by the Ministry of Education and Culture (1982), Specialist in Thoracic Surgery at the Hospital das Clínicas of the Medical School of the University of São Paulo (1984). PhD in Medicine (Surgical Clinic) at the University of São Paulo (1987), Perfection in Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery by the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery (1998). He currently works at the Hospital das Clínicas of the Medical School of the University of São Paulo (USP) as Physician Assistant. He is also a member of Thoracic Surgeons of the Brazilian Israeli Beneficent Society Albert Einstein and also a Technical Director of Health Service of the Heart Institute of HC-FM-USP.
He has experience in the area of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Trauma, with an emphasis on Minimally Invasive Surgery, working mainly on the following topics: Thoracic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis, Thoracic Chest Wall Tumors and Congenital Chest Wall Deformities, also having more than 65 articles published in periodicals indexed in PubMed.
Dr. Asensio currently serves as Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery of Creighton University (With Tenure). He has been tenured at four other universities. He is also the Chief of the Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Care. He is the Director of the Trauma Center and Trauma Program of Creighton University Hospital. He is also a Professor of Clinical & Translational Science Creighton University Medical School. He is also appointed as Professor of Surgery Adjunct, Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Asensio holds membership in over 90 National and International prestigious surgical societies including Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honorary Medical Fraternity. He is currently a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), and a Fellow of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST).
He is also an Honorary Member of many International Surgical, Trauma Surgical, Cardiac Thoracic, Vascular and Critical Care Societies from Europe, North, Central South America and Asia. He has received Honorary Fellowship from The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Academies of Surgery of Argentina and Mexico as well as the Royal Academy of Medicine -Spain
Dr. Asensio is both, a national and an internationally recognized expert in the field of Trauma Surgery. His areas of focused study and expertise are surgical techniques and outcomes for Difficult Injuries and Difficult Problems in Trauma Surgery. His main interests are cardiovascular, thoracic, and complex abdominal and peripheral vascular injuries. He has published extensively in these areas. He has a total of 531 publications including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and 22 books and monographs including 4 issues of the Surgical Clinics of North America and one issue of the Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. His h-Index is 57. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally in Europe, North, Central and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia and New Zealand and has been an invited Visiting Professor at many prestigious institutions. He has received multiple teaching awards from medical students, residents, fellow and surgical societies nationally and internationally. His expertise and operative skills have been the subject of many documentaries and programs including a 60 Minutes program with Dan Rather, a two hour documentary about his life on the Discovery Health Channel titled “Medical Maverick” as well as another Discovery Special titled “Surgery Saved My Life - Battlefield Miami”.
He has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Mutua Scientific and Philanthropic foundation of The Kings of Spain for his scientific work in difficult injuries and difficult problems in Trauma Surgery, shock and exsanguination, for his defense of human rights and Trauma Prevention efforts by both the King and Queen of Spain. In 2011, he was awarded the Order of Merit of Colombia for Meritorious Services Rendered to The Colombian Military and The Country of Colombia. As well as, in 2015, The Military Order of Merit of Colombia for Bravery and Services rendered to the Colombian Military, The Colombian Military Hospital and the Country of Colombia.
Dr. Asensio has also served in the Distinguished Visiting Surgeons Program, a joint program of the United States Armed Forces, American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the surgery of Trauma-AAST operating on wounded casualties of both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars in Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center, Germany. He is the Creator and Director of the Annual Masters of Trauma Surgery Course. He has received millions of dollars in NHI, DOD, DOT and multiple other grants. He is a nationally and internationally renowned surgeon and holds Knighthood in the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Rhodes and Malta- “The Knights of Malta” for his contributions to Humanity, Science and Human Rights.
Kal Dulaimy MD
Chief, Diagnostic Radiology Section & Medical Director, Radiology Informatics an Baystate Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology at University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate.
Vice President of Radiology & Imaging, Inc.
Dr. Dulaimy completed a surgical internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York in 2003, a radiology residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in 2007 and a fellowship in Emergency Radiology at Harvard Medical School - Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2008.
Dr. Dulaimy championed the development of Baystate Emergency Radiology services and became a trusted resource for trauma service and emergency medicine colleagues. As Medical Director of Informatics he has pushed many PACS and IT projects to successful conclusions. He is serving as the APD of the Radiology Residency training program since 2011 and had considerable influence on the program during those years, mentoring 8 residents and being named Radiology Teacher of the Year in 2010. In addition to his daily clinical preceptorships he lectures the radiology residents 12-15 times per year on a variety of topics. He designed the Emergency Radiology curriculum and also helped to create the formal radiology resident mentoring program. He completed the Teaching Program for Program Directors in Radiology at the Association of University Radiologists meeting in 2014 and completed the Baystate Health Physician Leadership Academy in 2015. He has been active in the American Society of Emergency Radiology, serving on their Membership committee, Scientific Program Subcommittee and Maintenance of Certification Committee. Dr. Dulaimy has at least 10 peer-reviewed publications, five invited national or international presentations and 20 national or international poster presentations. He has served as faculty for a hands-on course in Interventional Ultrasound at the Radiological Society of North American Annual Meeting in 2017, 2016 and 2015.
Dr. Powell is a native of Southern California. He completed medical school at the University of Rochester, General surgery training at UC Irvine and Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at UC San Francisco. He was recruited to New Jersey in 2004, where he was the medical director of thoracic oncology as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Healthcare system.
In 2008 he was recruited back to Orange County and joined the St. Josephs, Hoag Memorial Care System. He has served on countless hospital committees. He has been named America’s Top doctor and was named Top Thoracic Surgeon in Orange County by the Orange County Medical Association for several years running. He is actively involved in research and has published over 40 peer reviewed papers.
Dr. Powell is a Board certified Thoracic surgeon and General Surgeon who manages all diseases of the lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall using a minimally invasive thoracoscopic approach. Dr. Powell is committed to a comprehensive evidence-based patient centered approach to surgical disease.
He is married with two children. He helps to coach his son’s basketball teams, baseball and soccer. He enjoys volleyball, swimming and is an avid runner.
He has been actively developing a chest wall program in Orange County for over 8 years and is part of the Trauma Team at Mission hospital where he has helped to create a chest wall injury program.
I was born in Iowa City, Iowa and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My father was an anesthesiologist and, through him, I was exposed to medicine and decided to pursue it as a career. I attended Wheaton College where I received my BS, majoring in chemistry. I attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for my medical school. I completed my general surgery residency as well as my critical care fellowship at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI. I recently moved to Lafayette, CO and am working at Good Samaritan Hospital as a general and trauma surgeon. I enjoy spending time with my wife an our new puppy. I also enjoy running and reading.
Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, completed undergraduate studies at Florida Atlantic University and went on to get his MD from St. George's University, Grenada. He completed his internship and residency at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans and spent two years conducting experimental shock research as an NIAA fellow in the department of physiology at LSU. He went on to Trauma/Surgical Critical Care fellowship at LSUHSC in New Orleans where he has been on faculty since 2012. He started the chest wall injury program at the Norman McSwain Jr. Spirit of Charity Trauma Center in New Orleans where he serves as intensivist and trauma attending. He lives in New Orleans with his amazing wife, Brittany and their two young daughters.
Ronald I. Gross, MD, FACS completed medical school in 1976 at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in New York, NY and his general surgery residency in 1982 at the NYU/Bellevue Medical Center in New York. During his surgical residency he was a research fellow with the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, where he helped prove the efficacy of cold potassium cardioplegia. After completing his residency training, he moved to Connecticut where he went into solo private practice in general surgery, and was the ICU Director at the Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT, where he was the lead for getting the Norwalk Hospital verified as the first American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) Level II trauma center in Connecticut. In 1999 he moved his practice to Fairfield, CT and from 1999 to 2001 he maintained his private practice and was a member of the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Bridgeport Hospital and the Yale University Hospital and School of Medicine. From 2001 to 2008 Dr. Gross was the Associate Director of the Department of Trauma at the Hartford Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery and Traumatology at the UCONN School of Medicine. Dr. Gross was recruited to Baystate Medical Center in 2008 as the Chief of the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, where he was responsible for the development of the hospital’s new Surgical Intensive Care Unit, as well as the Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships. Over the course of his employment at Baystate he rose from Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine to Professor of Surgery at the UMMS-Baystate and Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He left Baystate in 2018 to accept a position at the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center as a senior staff member in the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
Dr. Gross volunteered for service in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps in 1988. During his years of service he rose to the rank of Colonel, served as the Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgical Services for the 405th Combat Support Hospital, and was the Deputy Commander, Clinical Services of the 912th Forward Surgical Team during his deployment to Iraq in 2003. Dr. Gross was invited to participate in the Distinguished Senior Visiting Surgeon Program at the U.S. Army Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany in 2010 and 2011. This program was a joint effort of the ACS COT and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, bringing civilian surgeons chosen by the program to Germany to work side by side with active duty surgeons and physicians to help care for injured service men and women, and mentor the surgical staff at Landstuhl.
Dr. Gross served on the Board of Directors for LifeChoice Donor Services serving six counties in Connecticut and three counties in Western Massachusetts for 10 years. He was a member of the Massachusetts State Trauma Committee, has held the position of vice-chair and chair of the Connecticut State Chapter of the ACS COT, and was a member of the National ACS COT from 2008 to 2018. Dr. Gross is the recipient of the ACS COT Millennium Commitment Award in 2000, the “Evening to Honor Excellence” High School Scholarship Foundation Award of Fairfield in 2003, and the Public Service Award from the Southwest Connecticut Emergency Services Council in 2004. In 2015 was recognized as the 2015 Hampton County Clinician of the Year. In October 2018 Dr. Gross was awarded the National Safety Council 2018 Surgeons’ Award for Service to Safety, the highest honor awarded to a member of the ACS COT by the COT members.
Dr. Gross is an original author of three ACS courses, the Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) Course, the Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness (DMEP) Course, and the Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) Course. He was an editor of the first edition of the ATOM Course, served as the Chair of the ACS Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) Course from 2015-2018, and is currently an editor of the 3rd edition. He has co-authored publications on numerous trauma topics including blunt hepatic trauma, transthoracic lung herniation in blunt trauma, morbid obesity in surgery and trauma, emergency and hazmat preparedness, and the implementation of the ATOM Course.
Dr. Gross is married, has two children, and two granddaughters. He and his wife raise quarter horses, and enjoy working their farm, showing horses on the American Quarter Horse Association circuit, and above all, spending as much time with family and friends as they can.
Dr. Majercik practices trauma and surgical critical care at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the director of trauma and acute care surgery research.
SarahAnn S. Whitbeck, MBA, CHCP is a leader in healthcare education, operations, and strategy. In 2015 she was awarded Healthcare Educator of the Year by Utah Business, and in 2016 received the Governor’s Award in the State of Utah for her efforts in helping to lead the provider education efforts in the Opioid Community Collaborative.
She is the co-founder and currently Executive Director of the Chest Wall Injury Society, which is focused on the common interests of those persons and entities interested and involved in the science of chest wall injury and surgical stabilization of rib fractures. As part of this role, she has helped lead the organization and facilitated their annual education summits with an international audience of surgeons from 12 countries spread across 5 continents.
She volunteers for the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions and serves as the Chair of the Membership Committee. She is also part of the University of Eccles Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Dr. White practices Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the Intermountain Medical Center, an ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He is the Medical Director of the Nutrition Support Service and is a Clinical Professor of Surgery in the University of Utah Surgery Residency Program. He also co-directs the Intermountain APC Critical Care Residency Program. Additionally, he is the Education Chair of the Chest Wall Injury Society.
His clinical interests include bedside echocardiography, critical care nutrition, thromboelastography, resident and mid-level education, and the surgical fixation of rib fractures. He is a recognized expert in the field of rib plating, and has participated in efforts on a world-wide scale to improve the overall care for patients with broken ribs as the course director of an international chest wall injury educational activity.