The Trauma/Acute Care surgery team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive trauma care for patients and their families.
The trauma center is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I facility, providing the top level of trauma care. We evaluate 2,500 to 3,000 trauma patients each year in Medical Shock Trauma Acute Resuscitation (MedSTAR), a special dedicated trauma receiving unit with its own ambulance entrance.
The entire Trauma team, including a trauma surgeon, emergency physician and many others, is available 24 hours, seven days a week. Many patients require care from multiple specialties. We have an experienced team of orthopaedists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists and rehab specialists, many with specialty training in trauma.
The Trauma team at the Hospital Center treats injured patients from Washington, D.C., as well as the surrounding neighborhoods in Maryland and Virginia. We accept transfers from as far away as Delaware and Pennsylvania. Transport for patients can be arranged from a referring hospital or from the site of the injury.
The Trauma program at the Hospital Center has an enormous impact on trauma education in the nation’s capital. We have three rotating teams of surgical residents that comprise the trauma service; one from the hospital’s own training program, one from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and one from the Uniformed Services Health Science University. Students from these programs as well as many others from around the world rotate on our service. Learn more about the Trauma fellowship.
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MedSTAR (Medical Shock Trauma Acute Resuscitation) is the Level I Trauma Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. It is a regional resource for transport and treatment of a wide spectrum of critical illnesses and injuries. MedSTAR's facilities include six resuscitation areas, an operating room and equipment to assess, diagnose and treat life-threatening illnesses or injuries. The MedSTAR trauma team, in-house 24 hours a day, consists of:
Section Director: Jack Sava, MD
110 Irving Street, NW, 1G
Washington, DC 20010
For more information please call
To arrange transport call 202-877-7234 or 1-800-824-6814.
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