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Kimberly Hendershot, MD

Co-Director, Women in Surgery Program

Director of Education, Division of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery

Areas of Interest
trauma systems, surgical critical care, trauma and surgical education


Born and raised in Ohio, Dr. Hendershot received her undergraduate degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. She then began her medical education at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, graduating in 1999. Dr. Hendershot completed her surgical residency in general surgery at Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 2004. She then went on to complete fellowships in trauma and trauma research at Fairfax Hospital outside of Washington, DC in 2006 followed by a surgical critical care fellowship at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 2007. Dr. Hendershot came to UAB from Wright State University where she was an Assistant Professor and the Associate Clerkship Director for surgery medical students. She is very interested in trauma and surgical education and has done research in both of these areas. She is involved in committees of the Eastern Association of the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) and the Association for Surgical Education (ASE).

Selected Publications

Fox N1, Schwartz D, Salazar JH, Haut ER, Dahm P, Black JH, Brakenridge SC, Como JJ, Hendershot K, King DR, Maung AA, Moorman ML, Nagy K, Petrey LB,Tesoriero R, Scalea TM, Fabian TC. Evaluation and management of blunt traumatic aortic injury: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jan;78(1):136-46.

Hendershot KM, Woods R, Whitmill M, Parikh P. Service versus Education: Situational and Perceptional Differences in Surgery Residency. J Surg Educ. 2014 Nov-Dec;71(6):e111-5. Epub 2014 Jul 16.

Heyse PB, Moore A, Hendershot KM. Mesenteric Fibromatosis: A Case Report. European Journal of Surgical Sciences (online journal), 2013.

Hendershot KM, Bollins JP, Armen SB, Thomas YM, Steinberg SM, Cook CH. Missed surgical intensive care unit billing: potential financial impact of 24/7 faculty presence. Journal of Trauma, 2009; 67(1): 196-99.

Seoudi H, Lefrak E, Speir A, Hendershot K, Moynihan J, Fakhry S. Survival following combined intrapericardial inferior vena cava and thoracic aortic injury caused by blunt trauma.  Journal of Trauma. 2008; 65(1): 218-21.

Greene W, Robinson L, Rizzo AG, Sakran J, Hendershot K, Moore A, Weatherspoon K, Fakhry SM. Pregnancy is not a sufficient indicator for trauma team activation. Journal of Trauma. 2007, 63(3): 550-54.

Fakhry S, Robinson L, Hendershot K, Reines HD. Surgical Resident’s Knowledge of Documentation and Coding for Professional Services: An Opportunity for a Focused Educational Offering. Am J Surg, 2007; 194(2): 263-67.

Hendershot K, Robinson L, Roland J, Vaziri K, Rizzo AG, Fakhry SM. Estimated Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index: Implications for Research and Patient Safety. J Am Coll Surg 2006, 203(6):887-893.

Schwartzbach C, Seoudi H, Ross A, Hendershot K, Robinson L, Malekzadeh A. Fracture of the scapula with intrathoracic penetration in a skeletally mature patient. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006; 88(12): 2735-2738.

Hendershot K, Robinson L, Fakhry S, Roland J, Vaziri K, Dwyer K, Seoudi H. Healthcare provider estimates of height, weight, and body mass index: implications for research and patient safety. Journal of the American College of Surgeons (Surgical Forum Abstracts). 201: S71, 2005.

Hendershot K, Fakhry S, Pyles R, Prince S. Documentation, coding, and billing: the ICU. General Surgery News. 33(6):16-18, 2006.

Hendershot K, Fakhry S. Documentation, Coding, and Billing in the Intensive Care Unit (Part III of a series). General Surgery News. 33(4):29-31, 2006.

Hendershot K, Fakhry S. The business of medicine part II: documentation, coding, and billing for residents. General Surgery News. 32(10):8-10, 2005.

Hendershot K, Fakhry S. The business of medicine: documentation, coding, and billing for residents. General Surgery News. 32(8):23-24, 2005.

Mukherjee D, Hendershot KM. Splenic artery to superior mesenteric artery bypass for chronic mesenteric ischemia-a case report. Vascular & Endovascular Surgery. 38(5): 465-8, 2004.


Medical School
Wright State University School of Medicine

Georgetown University
General Surgery

Inova Fairfax Hospital
Trauma and Research Fellowships

The Ohio State University
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship


Campus Address
BDB 607

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