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Windham Samuel acute care

Chief, Surgical Critical Care Service
Medical Director, Legacy of Hope

Areas of Interest
surgical critical care, wound closure, trauma systems development, pre-hospital notification and injury prediction, blunt or penetrating trauma, organ recovery


Samuel T. Windham, III, M.D., joined the faculty of the UAB Department of Surgery's Division of Acute Care Surgery in 2001. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit).

He is involved with teaching in the School of Medicine as well as being an ATLS Instructor. He was given the Argus Award for Teaching Excellence in 1998. His clinical and research interests include: Trauma systems development and integration, pre-hospital notification and injury prediction, blunt or penetrating trauma, vacuum assisted wound closure and tracheostomy.

Selected Publications

Melton SM, Kerby JD, McGiffin D, McGwin G, Smith JK, Oser RF, Cross JM, Windham ST, Moran SG, Hsia J, Rue LW 3rd. The evolution of chest computed tomography for the definitive diagnosis of blunt aortic injury: a single-center experience. J Trauma. 2004 Feb;56(2):243-50. PubMed PMID: 14960963 

Moran SG, Windham ST, Cross JM, Melton SM, Rue LW 3rd. Vacuum-assisted complex wound closure with elastic vessel loop augmentation: a novel technique. J Wound Care. 2003 Jun;12(6):212-3. Review. PubMed PMID: 12838597 

George RL, McGwin G Jr, Windham ST, Melton SM, Metzger J, Chaudry IH, Rue LW 3rd. Age-related gender differential in outcome after blunt or penetrating trauma. Shock. 2003 Jan;19(1):28-32. PubMed PMID: 12558140 12558140

Moran SG, McGwin G Jr, Metzger JS, Windham ST, Reiff DA, Rue LW 3rd. Injury rates among restrained drivers in motor vehicle collisions: the role of body habitus. J Trauma. 2002 Jun;52(6):1116-20. PubMed PMID: 12045639


Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham


Campus Address
BDB 612

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