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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 specializes in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Durham, NC. Dr. Olson's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center. 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. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Olson has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Durham, NC. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Dr. Shapiro is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Outstanding Surgical Resident; Strength, Hope, Caring; and Strength, Hope & Caring Award, Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Philip Fong works as a general surgeon and trauma surgeon in Durham, NC. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Fong trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Fong has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Surgical Resident, William Beaumont Hospital and Standing Ovation Award, Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Dennis Wang's areas of specialization are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include abdominal surgery. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for his residency. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Durham, NC, is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Vaslef's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach tumor, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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 specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery and abdominal surgery. Dr. Cloud honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Cloud completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery

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

Dr. Kelli Brooks sees patients in Durham, NC. Her medical specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Brooks's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, lipoma, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is 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 is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at UNC Hospitals. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Sommer is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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

Dr. Lisa Pickett is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and critical care specialist in Durham, NC. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. Dr. Pickett takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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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 areas of specialization are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); she sees patients in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Alger attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Waterbury Hospital for residency. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Duke Medicine and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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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 is an orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery specialist. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Zura honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Durham VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Joel Goodwin's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Goodwin attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include abdominal surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodwin takes. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Goodwin is professionally affiliated with Person Memorial Hospital.

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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 Durham, NC physician who specializes in trauma surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Vatsaas accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is professionally affiliated with Duke Medicine.

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

Dr. Nova Szoka is a trauma surgeon. In her practice, she is particularly interested in abdominal surgery. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Szoka attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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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.