2019 Trauma Symposium Faculty

Course Directors

Juan A. Asensio, MD, FACS, FCCM, FRCS (England), KM
Professor, Department of Clinical and Translational Science
Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Director, Trauma Center and Trauma Program
Creighton University School of Medicine
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center–Bergan Mercy
Omaha, Nebraska
Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

David L. Cornell, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Creighton University School of Medicine
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center–Bergan Mercy

Carlos A. Fernandez, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Creighton University School of Medicine
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center–Bergan Mercy

Katie Pierce, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
Trauma Program Manager
Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center–Bergan Mercy

Visiting Faculty: Trauma Surgeons

Michael S. Firstenberg, MD, FACC, FAIM
Chair, Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Surgical Director, Adult ECMO Program
The Medical Center of Aurora
Chair, The American College of Cardiology, Credentialing
and Member Services Committee
Adjunct Faculty, College of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Surgery and Integrative Medicine,
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Teaching Faculty, The Rocky Vista University
Aurora, CO

Richard P. Gonzalez, MD, FACS
Interim Chair, Department of Surgery, Loyola University
Chief, Division of Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care,
Acute Care and Burns
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Texas Health Science Center McGovern
Medical School, Center for Translational Injury (CeTIR)
Former Commander, United States Army Institute
of Surgical Research (USAISR)
Col. United States Army (Ret.)
Houston, TX

Orlando C. Kirton, MD, MBA, FACS
Chairman of Surgery and Surgeon in Chief, Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Chief, Division of General Surgery, Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health
Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Jefferson University
Abington, PA

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, MBA, FACS, MCCM
Richard T. Myers Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery
Chief of Clinical Chairs and Chief of Surgery
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

David A. Spain, MD, FACS
David L. Gregg, MD, Professor
Chief, Section of Acute Care Surgery
Associate Chief, Division of General Surgery
Director, Surgical Specialties Clinic
Trauma Medical Director, Stanford Healthcare
Department of Surgery, Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Visiting Faculty: Nursing-EMS

Stephanie Haley-Andrews, BA, BSN-RN
Vice President of Resident Care
Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC
Denver, CO

Danielle Dohrmann, PhD, MSN, RN
RN Specialist, PCU/Trauma, Ortho/Med Surgery
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center–Bergan Mercy

Jon Luther
Lead Pilot
LifeNet of the Heartland-Omaha
Omaha, NE

Jeremy Moore, CFRN
Clinical Base Lead
LifeNet of the Heartland-Omaha
Omaha, NE

Gary Wood, FP-C, FSR
LifeNet of the Heartland-Omaha
Omaha, NE

CHI Health Trauma Center Faculty

Robert P. Bertellotti, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
Creighton University School of Medicine
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center–Bergan Mercy

L. Scott Brown, RN-CEN, TNCCI
Trauma Outreach Coordinator
Trauma Program, CHI Health Trauma Center
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center–Bergan Mercy

Planning Committee:  Juan A. Asensio, MD, FACS, FCCM, FRCS (England), KM; Devendra K. Agrawal, PhD; Scott L. Baker, MD, FACS, FASCRS; Robert P. Bertellotti, MD, FACS; David L. Cornell, MD, FACS; Colin T. Dworak, BSBA; Carlos A. Fernandez, MD, FACS; Lindsay M. Iverson, DNP, APRN-NP, ACNP-BC; Michael G. Miller, EdD, MS, RN, NRP; Jeremy Moore, CFRN; Katie Pierce, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN; Kimberly E. Sieck, MSN, RN, CCRN-E; William Thomas Sorrell, MD, FACS; Brenda Welter