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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. His clinical interests include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fractures (broken bones). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Olson attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Olson is 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 surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Durham, NC. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Dr. Shapiro studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati for residency. 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 general surgeon and trauma surgeon in Durham, NC. Dr. Fong is affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. His medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Fong accepts Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include abdominal surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Durham, NC. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach tumor, and ulcers. Dr. Vaslef is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Vaslef 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, who practices in Durham, NC, Morganton, NC, and Warrenton, NC, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. Dr. Cloud speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic surgery and abdominal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Cloud attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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). Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, lipoma, and laparoscopic gastrostomy. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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 is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sommer's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals. She 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 specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Pickett attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pickett completed her residency training 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 is a physician who specializes in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She honors Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Waterbury Hospital, Dr. Alger attended Ross University School of Medicine. She is professionally 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 sees patients in Durham, NC. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Zura's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He accepts Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include 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 practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Goodwin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goodwin trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is especially interested in abdominal surgery. Dr. Goodwin honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He 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' area of specialization is trauma surgery. He is affiliated with Duke Medicine. Dr. Vatsaas graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery
3643 N Roxboro Street
Durham, NC
 

Dr. Nova Szoka works as a trauma surgeon. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Her clinical interests include abdominal surgery. Dr. Szoka honors Medicare insurance.

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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.