Our Trauma surgeons are board-certified surgeons with the most experience in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in treating complex injuries, including severe motor vehicle accidents, falls, gunshot and knife injuries and burns.
Because so many types of surgical cases are evaluated and treated by our surgeons, their depth of experience in treating trauma injuries is unparalleled. Our physicians also use state-of-the-art treatment methods, and conduct new research in the field of surgical techniques
Meet our trauma surgeons:
- Jack Sava, MD, Director
- James Street III, MD, FACS
- Christine Trankiem, MD, FACS
- Anthony Shiflett, DO, FACS
We also work with:
- Burn specialists
- Emergency medicine specialists
- Plastic surgeons
- Otolaryngologists (Ear, nose, and throat doctors)
- Maxillofacial surgeons
- Vascular surgeons
- Rehab specialists
What is a Trauma/Acute Care surgeon?
Trauma/Acute Care surgeons are physicians who have completed residency training in general surgery and fellowship training in trauma/surgical critical care. The trauma/acute care surgeon is responsible for the initial evaluation and resuscitation of the patient as well as surgery. He or she coordinates care with other specialists, if necessary. The attending trauma surgeon leads the trauma team, which typically includes nurses, resident physicians and support staff.
Our surgeons also have expertise in a broad variety of non-traumatic surgical emergencies, including emergency appendectomies, hernias, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) and intestinal obstruction, among others.
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