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Trauma/Surgical Critical Care

The Elvis Presley Trauma Center in the Regional Medical Center is home to the only Level I Trauma Center within 150 miles. It is one of the busiest trauma centers in the country, with a high volume of both penetrating and blunt trauma. 

We oversee a 22-bed dedicated trauma intensive care unit, an 18-bed general intensive care unit and a 28-bed trauma step-down unit.  In 2017, there were approximately 2,255 shock trauma activations with 3,800 trauma admissions including 900 admissions to an intensive care unit.  In addition, we offer three fellowship positions in Surgical Critical Care.  Our fellowship program has produced several national leaders in the field of trauma and surgical critical care.

Message from Interim Division Chief


Peter Fischer, MD

A major addition to the system of care for the critically injured patient is the Elvis Presley Trauma Center, which opened in 1983. This center has become one of the highest-volume centers in the United States. Over 5,000 patients a year sustaining both blunt and penetrating injury are managed using the trauma team concept. Diagnostic, operative and intensive care with faculty supervision, combined with a multispecialty team approach, ensures both optimal patient care and excellent resident/fellow education. The center receives patients not only from the Memphis metropolitan area, but also by helicopter from North Mississippi, Eastern Arkansas, Southern Missouri and West Tennessee.

The EP Trauma Center is part of the Regional Medical Center of Regional One Health. The ground floor of the hospital was designed for trauma patients. The trauma unit contains its own resuscitation area, imaging center, four dedicated operating rooms and a 22-bed trauma intensive care unit. All facilities are located on the same floor and within close proximity to ensure rapid diagnostic and therapeutic intervention with the least movement of the injured patient.

A broad-based clinical research program conducts clinical and laboratory investigations into the cardiopulmonary, metabolic and septic consequences of trauma and shock. Several scientific publications are generated annually from the projects.

The fellowship program in Surgical Critical Care is fully accredited by the ACGME. Starting this year, we will also be offering an AAST accredited Acute Care Fellowship Program. We are committed to training the best residents and fellows in the country.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Division Contact

Flavenia Leaper
Administrative Specialist
910 Madison Ave, Suite 220
Memphis, TN 38163
P: 901.448.8140
fleaper@uthsc.edu

Faculty

Peter Fischer, MD
Interim Division Chief
Associate Professor

Tiffany Bee, MD
Associate Professor
 

Martin Croce, MD
Professor

 

Cory Evans, MD
Assistant Professor

 

Dina Filiberto, MD
Assistant Professor
Program Director, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship  

Emily Lenart, DO
Assistant Professor

Louis Magnotti, MD
Professor

 

George Maish, III, MD
Associate Professor

 

Gayle Minard, MD
Professor

 

Catherine Seger, MD
Assistant Professor 

Last Published: Aug 26, 2019