Meet the Department Chair

Dr. Fabian

Timothy C. Fabian, M.D. — Professor and Chair

General and Surgical Oncology Division

Dr. Fabian was born in Marion, Ohio in 1948. He attended college and medical school at Loyola University of Chicago. Following medical school he did his surgical residency training at Ohio State University. He then went to Emory University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in trauma/critical care at Grady Memorial Hospital. After serving on the faculty at Emory, he moved on to the University of Tennessee in Memphis where he began an academic career in trauma. He helped organize and develop one of the largest volume trauma centers in the United States -- The Presley Memorial Trauma Center at Memphis. His academic interests have been in both clinical and laboratory research dealing with shock and organ injury management. He is a Harwell Wilson Alum, has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, as President of Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and currently serves on the Board of Managers and is the current President for the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma for 2008.

He is married to Denise Lynn Fabian and they have five children - Matt is a physician, John is a lawyer, Kathryn is a teacher, Rachel is in graduate school, and James graduated from UCLA June 2008.

Research and Academic Interests

  • Clinical and laboratory research dealing with shock and organ injury management

University Appointments

  • Professor and Chairman


  • M.D. Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago

Surgical Training

  • Residency, Ohio State University
  • Fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care, Emory University School of Medicine