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We found 14 trauma surgeons near Durham, NC.

Dr. Steven Arthur Olson, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Duke University Medical Center; Box 3389
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Steven Olson is a specialist in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Durham, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Olson include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Olson is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. His distinctions include: Outstanding Faculty Educator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical C; Outstanding Faculty Educator, University of California-Davis Medical Center, Department of; and Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Missouri School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Louis Shapiro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
Dumc 2837
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Mark Shapiro is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Durham, NC. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Shapiro has an open panel. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Surgical Resident; Strength, Hope, Caring; and Strength, Hope & Caring Award, Duke University Medical Center.

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Dr. Philip Austin Fong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
3643 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Philip Fong is a medical specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Fong accepts Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Chief Surgical Resident, William Beaumont Hospital and Standing Ovation Award, Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3100 Tower Boulevard; Suite 406
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Dennis Wang practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests encompass abdominal surgery. Dr. Wang takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Steven Nicholas Vaslef, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2100 Erwin Road
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Steven Vaslef works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Durham, NC. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach tumor, and ulcers. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Vaslef attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Inguinal Hernia, Colon Polyps, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. William Graydon Cloud, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3100 Tower Boulevard; Suite 406
Durham, NC
 

Dr. William Cloud's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. He practices in Durham, NC, Morganton, NC, and Warrenton, NC. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Cloud's areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic surgery and abdominal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cloud is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Lisa Clark Pickett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1144 Duke South
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Lisa Pickett works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Durham, NC. She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Pickett trained at Duke University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Kelli Rachel Brooks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
Duke University Medical Center; Box 2837
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Kelli Brooks works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, lipoma, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Brooks attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Courtney A Sommer, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Courtney Sommer's medical specialty is general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Sommer is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. She is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Dr. Amy Rezak Alger, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Amy Alger's medical specialty is trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Alger attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Waterbury Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Duke Medicine and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3100 Tower Boulevard; Suite 406
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Joel Goodwin specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goodwin include abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital. Dr. Goodwin honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Goodwin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Cory Joseph Vatsaas, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
Dumc 2837
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Cory Vatsaas is a trauma surgeon in Durham, NC. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Vatsaas is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Duke University Medical Center; Div of Orthopaedic Surgery, Box 3205
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Robert Zura's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery; he sees patients in Durham, NC. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Zura's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Zura's professional affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Trauma Surgery
407 Cruthchfield Street
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Nova Szoka works as a bariatric medicine specialist and trauma surgeon. Her clinical interests include abdominal surgery. Dr. Szoka honors Medicare insurance. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

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What is Trauma Surgery?

Accidents and injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for patients under 40. When injuries are severe enough to require emergency surgery, patients may be treated by a trauma surgeon, a doctor who specializes in providing surgical help to save critically injured patients.

Due to the nature of their work, trauma surgeons are most often located in emergency departments of hospitals. The specialty is closely related to emergency medicine and acute care surgery, but trauma surgery specifically focuses on surgical care needed to repair sudden and unexpected physical injuries.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and procedures that a trauma surgeon might see include:
  • Blunt trauma, such as a car accident or fall
  • Penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot, stab wound, or deep cut
  • Crushing trauma, such as some work or machinery accidents
  • Severe burns
  • Tracheostomy, an emergency surgery to open a blocked airway

Trauma surgeons work with patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens, that arrive in the emergency room. They do the critical work of resuscitating and stabilizing patients who may be near death. They are able to make quick decisions about what care is needed and the best way to provide it. By providing urgent expertise and surgery in an emergency, they save lives.