Faculty

The faculty of the 27th Annual USC National Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery Symposium is a diverse group of been-there, done-that experts who will combine both the latest literature and their own experience to give you an up-to-date perspective on a large number of leading-edge topics unique to the management of the trauma patient.

SYMPOSIUM DIRECTORS

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Los Angeles, California

  • Demetrios Demetriades

    Demetrios Demetriades, MD, PhD, FACS

    Professor of Surgery

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

    Director, Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

    LAC+USC Medical Center

  • Kenji Inaba

    Kenji Inaba, MD, MSc, FACS, FRCSC

    Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and

    Surgical Critical Care

  • Lydia Lam

    Lydia Lam, MD, FACS

    Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

    Director of Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

    Division of Acute Care Surgery

  • Kazuhide Matsushima

    Kazuhide Matsushima, MD, FACS

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Kenneth L. Mattox

    Kenneth L. Mattox, MD

    Distinguished Service Professor,

    Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Chief of Staff/Chief of Surgery at the Ben Taub General Hospital

    Houston, Texas

  • Philip C. Stepaniak

    Philip C. Stepaniak, MD

    NASA/Johnson Space Center Operational Flight Surgeon

    International Space Station and Commercial Crew program

    Lead to the NASA/JSC Contingency Medical Group for NASA spacecraft accidents

SPECIAL INVITED GUEST

  • Jorge Orozco

    Jorge Orozco

    CEO, LAC+USC Medical Center

    Los Angeles, CA

GUEST FACULTY

  • Elizabeth R. Benjamin

    Elizabeth R. Benjamin, MD, PhD, FACS

    Associate Professor of Surgery

    Trauma Medical Director, Grady Memorial Hospital

    Emory University

    Atlanta, GA

  • Nichole Bosson

    Nichole Bosson, MD, MPH, NRP, FAEMS

    Assistant Medical Director, LA County EMS Agency

    EMS Fellowship Director and Adjunct Faculty,

    Harbor-UCLA DEM

    Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine,

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Megan Brenner

    Megan Brenner, MD, MS, RPVI, FACS

    University of California, Riverside

    Director of Surgical Research

    Comparative Effectiveness and Clinical Outcomes Research Center (CECORC)

    Riverside University Health System

    Riverside, CA

  • H. Gill Cryer

    H. Gill Cryer, MD, PhD, FACS

    Professor and Chief

    Division of Trauma

    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Rochelle A. Dicker

    Rochelle A. Dicker, MD, FACS

    Professor of Surgery and Anesthesia UCLA

    Vice Chair for Critical Care

    Co-Chair-DGSOM UCLA Health Equity and Translational Social Science

    Co-Chair-Program for the Advancement of Surgical Equity

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Jay J. Doucet

    Jay J. Doucet, MD, FRCSC, FACS

    Surgeon

    Chief, Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care,

    Burns and Acute Care Surgery

    Medical Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response

    Surgical Director, Perioperative Services-Hillcrest

    UC San Diego Health

    San Diego, CA

  • Christopher Foran

    Christopher Foran, MD

    Lietunant, US Navy

  • Joseph A. Herrold

    Joseph A. Herrold, MD, MPH

    Visiting Clinical Instructor of Surgery

    R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

    Baltimore, MD

  • Mark Kaplan

    Mark Kaplan, MD, FACS

    Professor of Surgery and Director of Acute Care Surgery

    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Dennis Y. Kim

    Dennis Y. Kim, MD, FACS

    Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Eric J. Ley

    Eric J. Ley, MD, FACS

    Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit

    Director, Surgical Care Fellowship Program

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Daniel R. Margulies

    Daniel R. Margulies, MD, FACS

    Professor of Surgery

    Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Matthew Martin

    Matthew Martin, MD, FACS, FASMBS

    Colonel, Medical Corporal (ret.)

    Scripps Medical Center

    San Diego, CA

  • Brant A. Putnam

    Brant A. Putnam, MD, FACS

    Professor of Surgery

    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Chief, Division of Trauma/Acute Care

    Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Peter Rhee

    Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, FACS

    Professor of Surgery

    Uniformed Services, University of Health Sciences

    Atlanta, GA

  • Stacey A. Shackelford

    Stacey A. Shackelford, MD, FACS

    Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Air Force

    Associate Professor of Surgery

    Uniformed Services

    University of Health Sciences

    Director of Performance Improvement

    Joint Trauma System

    San Antonio, TX

  • Michael Sise

    Michael Sise, MD, FACS

    Clinical Professor of Surgery

    UC San Diego

    Chief of Staff

    Scripps Mercy Hospital

    San Diego, CA

  • Aaron Strumwasser

    Aaron Strumwasser, MD, MS, FACS

    Trauma Medical Director and Director of Trauma SICU

    Desert Regional Medical Center

    Palm Springs, CA

  • Odey Ukpo

    Odey Ukpo, MD

    Deputy Medical Examiner

    Los Angeles County

    Los Angeles, CA

Keck School of Medicine of USC and LAC+USC Medical Center

  • Bradley Allen

    Bradley Allen, MD

    Adjunct Professor in Clinical Surgery

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

  • Glenn T. Ault

    Glenn T. Ault, MD, MSEd, FACS

    Associate Dean, Clinical Administration

    Associate Professor of Surgery

    Division of Colorectal Surgery

  • Melea Balwan

    Melea Balwan, MA, CCC-SLP

    Acting Chief of Speech Pathology and Audiology

    Facilitator-Schwartz Rounds for Compassionate Healthcare

    LAC+USC Medical Center

  • Subarna Biswas

    Subarna Biswas, MD, MS, FACS

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

  • Carl R. Chudnofsky

    Carl R. Chudnofsky, MD, FACEP

    Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

    Chair, Emergency Medicine

    Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Damon H. Clark

    Damon H. Clark, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

    Associate Medical Director,

    Surgical Critical Care, Keck Medical Center

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

  • J. Perren Cobb

    J. Perren Cobb, MD, FACS, FCCM

    Professor of Clinical Surgery and Anesthesiology

    Director, Surgical Critical Care, Keck Medical Center

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

  • Joshua Hewko

    Joshua Hewko, BSN, CCRN

    Critical Care Nurse Educator

    LAC+USC Medical Center

  • Brian Knipp

    Brian Knipp, MD, FACS

    Commander, Medical Corps, US Navy

    Assistant Professor of Surgery

    Uniformed Services University

    Director, Navy Trauma Training Center

  • Angela Kwan

    Angela Kwan, PT, DPT, CWS

    Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy

    Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

    Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Leo Laoang

    Leo Laoang, RN

    LAC+USC SICU RN

  • Eugenia Lee

    Eugenia Lee, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

  • Meghan Lewis

    Meghan Lewis, MD, FACS

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

    Associate Director, SICU, LAC+USC

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

  • Gregory Magee

    Gregory Magee, MD, FACS

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

    Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

  • odney McKeever

    Rodney McKeever, MD, DABA, FCCP

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

    Assistant Director of Clinical Operations,

    Operation Room Coordinator

    Department of Anesthesiology

    LAC+USC Medical Center

  • Christine Mercado

    Christine Mercado, MSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN

    LAC+USC SICU

  • Kyle Mock

    Kyle Mock, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

  • Lee A. Myers

    Lee A. Myers, MD

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

    LAC+USC Medical Center

  • Thomas Noguchi

    Thomas Noguchi, MD

    Professor Emeritus

    Surgery and Emergency Medicine

  • Morgan A. Schellenberg

    Morgan A. Schellenberg, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

    Division of Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

  • Jan Shoenberger

    Jan Shoenberger, MD

    Chief of Service and Vice Chair

    Department of Emergency Medicine

    LAC+USC Medical Center

    Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

  • Paul Wisniewski

    Paul Wisniewski, DO

    Commander, Medical Corps, US Navy

    Assistant Professor of Surgery

    Uniformed Services University

    Navy Trauma Training Center

BURN FELLOW

  • Leigh Spera

    Leigh Spera, MD

SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE FELLOWS

  • Emily Dubina

    Emily Dubina, MD

  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin, MD

  • Cristina Novak

    Cristina Novak, MD

  • Brent Emigh

    Brent Emigh, MD

  • Areg Grigorian

    Areg Grigorian, MD

TRAUMA FELLOWS

  • Joelle E. Getrajdman

    Joelle E. Getrajdman, MD

  • Timothy S. Park

    Timothy S. Park, MD

  • Lindsey C. Karavites

    Lindsey C. Karavites, MD, MPH

  • Emily Switzer

    Emily Switzer, MD

VISITING FELLOWS

  • Felix Yong

    Felix Yong, MD

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  • Ryan McPherson

    Ryan McPherson, DO

    Harbor-UCLA