Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care

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The Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care works closely with the Divisions of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Urology. Together with the regional and statewide EMS program, the division provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary program of care for the severely injured multisystem trauma or burn victim. UAB Hospital has been verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the 1999 American College of Surgeons Standards and the State of Alabama and has become one of the major treatment centers in the southeastern U.S. for patients suffering traumatic injury.

The Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care and the associated Center for Injury Sciences at UAB are actively engaged in clinical and laboratory research programs which focus on :

  • burn wound coverings and support techniques
  • mediators and mechanisms of the metabolic response to injury, organ system failure and host defense mechanisms
  • motor vehicle crash biomedical research
  • role of growth factors in wound healing
  • injury epidemiology
  • trauma system development


kerby.updateJeffrey D. Kerby, M.D.

Interests:  Trauma; surgical critical care, prehospital care, trauma outcomes research


UAB Trauma Ellis forwebChandra V. Ellis, M.D

Interest: Trauma, pediatric trauma, hand, burns, research

UAB Trauma Melton forwebSherry M. Melton, M.D.

Interests:  Burns, trauma, surgical critical care


UAB Trauma Reiff forwebDonald Reiff, M.D.

Interests: Trauma, critical care medicine

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Loring W. Rue, III, M.D.

Interests:  Trauma, surgical critical care, and trauma development

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 Virginia Strickland, M.D

Interest: Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care 

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Steven J. Thomas, M.D.

Interests: Trauma and burns


UAB Trauma Windham forwebSamuel T. Windham, III, M.D.

Interests: Computer modeling; prediction of injuries with critical care; trauma; burns; and surgical care


UAB Trauma Younan forwebDuraid S. Younan, M.D.

Interests: Trauma, surgical critical care and surgical education


Patrick Bosarge, M.D. UAB Trauma Bosarge forweb

Interests: Trauma, surgical Critical Care.

Residency Training Program in Surgical Critical Care