I am a general and trauma surgeon, and surgical intensivist. I treat and care for injured patients and those with acute surgical emergencies, and mange critically ill surgical patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
My research is focused on evaluating the role surgical care plays in the delivery of health services in resource poor settings, in particular low and middle income countries. I am interested in barriers to access and provision of surgical care, the quality of surgical services, and outcomes research. My current projects focus on quality and cost effectiveness of care, and strategies for improving the safety and reliability of surgical delivery in resource poor settings. I have been involved in surgical program assessment projects in Cambodia, India, the UK, and the United States. From 2006-2009 I was part of the World Health Organization’s Safe Surgery Saves Lives program where we quantified the global volume of surgery and created, implemented, evaluated, and promoted the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.
- Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
- Surgical Critical Care
Assistant Professor - Med Center Line, Surgery - General Surgery
Fellowship:Harborview Medical Center (2002) WA
Residency:Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2002) MA
Residency:UC Davis Medical Center (2002) CA
Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2012)
Board Certification: Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery (2012)
Medical Education:University of New Mexico (2002) NM