trauma docs

Critical Care Specialists

The University of Utah Medical Center was the first hospital in the state of Utah to be verified by the American College of Surgeons and received its adult Level I Trauma Center status in 2001. Our mission is to deliver the highest level of surgical and medical care through continuity in management, quality education, and evaluation and refinement of methods. Our skilled team of providers is available 24/7 to care for the traumatically injured patient.

level 1 trauma For Referring Physicians
Education & Grand Rounds

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Phone: (801) 585-7403
Fax: (801) 585-5714

Patients not seen through the University of Utah Emergency Department as a trauma patient must have these two things:

1. Doctor referral
2. Records faxed to the trauma clinic before scheduling an appointment

Clinic Hours

Monday, 10 am–2 pm

Richard G. Barton, M.D.

Richard G. Barton, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Barton has been the medical director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital since 1990 and was instrumental in the expansion from a 12-bed unit to a 20-bed unit with an additional 12... Read More

Specialties:

Acute Care Surgery, Critical Care, Surgery, General, Trauma Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-4314

Amalia L. Cochran, M.D., M.A.

Dr. Amalia Cochran received her general surgery training at the University of Utah and her burn/critical care training at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Galveston. Her clinical practice focuses on acute burn care, critical care in burns, and burn reconstruction. Dr. Cochran has a particular interest i... Read More

Specialties:

Burn Care, Critical Care, Frostbite, Burn Surgery, Telemedicine

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-3050

Alexander L. Colonna, M.D., B.A.

Dr. Colonna specializes in Acute Care Surgery which is composed of Trauma Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. His clinical practice includes the University Hospital SICU, Huntsman Cancer Institute ICU, the VAMC SICU, and the University Trauma and Emergency Surgery (UTES) service. Dr... Read More

Specialties:

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Critical Care, Hernia Surgery (open and laparoscopic), Surgery, General, Trauma Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital
University Hospital

Toby M. Enniss, M.D., FACS

As an Acute Care Surgeon, the main focus of Dr. Enniss’ clinical practice is centered on the surgical care of the critically ill and injured patient. He is an integral member of the Trauma Surgery service, the Emergency General Surgery Service and the Surgical Intensive Care team. As a board certified surgical i... Read More

Specialties:

Critical Care, Surgery, General, Trauma Surgery

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Elisha Haroldsen, M.P.A.S., PA-C

Elisha Haroldsen is a Physician Assistant with the University of Utah’s Trauma Service. The Trauma Service provides care to patients who have been injured by a physical force, most often as a consequence of motor vehicle crashes, falls, drowning, gun shots, fire, stabbings, or blunt assault. Care includes the im... Read More

Specialties:

Physician Assistant, Surgery, General

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Specialties:

Nurse Practitioner

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2232

Edward J. Kimball, M.D., B.Sc.

Edward Kimball, M.D.'s research focus is Intra-abdominal hypertension and the abdominal compartment syndrome, shock, resuscitation and sepsis. ... Read More

Specialties:

Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, General

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2292

Giavonni Lewis, FACS, M.D.

Dr. Giavonni Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics. She received her general surgery training at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. Her specialties include acute burn care, burn surgery and reconstruction, trauma, and emergency general surgery. ... Read More

Specialties:

Burn Care, Burn Surgery, Critical Care, Frostbite, Trauma Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-3050
University Hospital (801) 585-7403

Peter Liu, M.D.

I work in intensive care medicine and anesthesiology.... Read More

Specialties:

Anesthesiology, Critical Care

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Stephen E. Morris, M.D.

Dr. Morris is the Medical Director of the University of Utah Burn Center and immediate past director of the Trauma Center for over 15 years during which time he guided the center to become the first Level One Trauma Center in the intermountain West and was appointed president of the Utah State Committee on Traum... Read More

Specialties:

Burn Care, Burn Surgery, Critical Care, Frostbite, Surgery, General, Trauma Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-3050
University Hospital (801) 585-7403
University Hospital (801) 581-6255

Ram Nirula, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Nirula's clinical interests lie in general surgery with a specific interest in chronic pain from rib fractures, hernias, abdominal wall reconstruction, emergency and urgent surgical conditions.... Read More

Specialties:

Critical Care, Surgery, General, Trauma Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 581-2232

Robert J. Preston, M.D.

Dr. Preston is an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and the Huntsman Cancer Institute Intensive Care Unit (HICU). He is also the Assistant Director of the HICU.... Read More

Specialties:

Emergency Medicine, Surgery, General

Locations:

A location has not yet been added by this physician.

Daniel J. Vargo, M.D.

Dr. Vargo's two main clinical interests are complex abdominal wall defects and acute care/emergency surgery. Complex abdominal wall defects include incisional herniae which are complicated by patient co-morbidities, loss of domain type hernia, of hernia complicated by fistula.... Read More

Specialties:

Critical Care, Surgery, General, Trauma Surgery

Locations:

University Hospital (801) 587-7963

Trauma Clinic 5

University of Utah Health Care
Trauma Service

50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
Map
(801) 585-7403
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