Associate Professor, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn


As an acute care surgeon and health services researcher, my goal is to develop a body of work that will demonstrably improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients with injury and general surgery emergencies. My research utilizes qualitative methods, survey research, epidemiology, and geographic information systems. I examine the structures, processes, and psychosocial factors that affect outcomes for patients with unexpected surgical disease and trauma with a focus on geographic and sociodemographic disparities.


  • MS: University of Chicago, Health Studies
  • MD: University of Massachusetts
  • AB: Harvard University, Anthropology
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Acute Care Surgery
  • Fellowship: Cook County Trauma Unit, Trauma Surgery
  • Research Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Health Services Research
  • Residency: University of Chicago, General Surgery

Research Interests

  • Surgical health equity
  • Emergency general surgery
  • Trauma
  • Geriatric surgical patients

Current Funding

  • Agency for Health Care Research and Quality R01
    “A New Specialty Responding To National Needs: Does Acute Care Surgery Deliver?”
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