Veterans in the O.R.: Advancing trauma surgery during war and at home

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Panel Discussion

Please join us for a Veterans Day discussion with three OHSU surgeons, whose careers span combat casualty care and civilian trauma surgery, to discuss how innovations developed on the battlefield are improving surgical outcomes on the home front.  

11 Nov | 11:00 am

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This Veteran’s Day, we’re honoring the deep, longstanding connection between trauma care at OHSU and service in the U.S. military. OHSU is identified by the American College of Surgeons as one of the top five trauma research programs in the nation. Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in young people, including those injured in war. Three surgeons, whose careers span combat casualty care and civilian trauma surgery, will discuss how innovations developed on the battlefield are improving surgical outcomes on the home front. Learn about groundbreaking research in the areas of traumatic brain injury and traumatic shock. All speakers are current or retired members of the U.S. military and affiliated with OHSU’s Donald D. Trunkey Center for Civilian and Combat Casualty CareWe’ll also share a special video message from a surgeon preparing for deployment. 

Please join us at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a time of special significance for the origin of Veteran’s Day, as we recognize the contributions of veterans to medicine.  

Presenters:

Martin A. Schreiber, MD, FACS, FCCM
Colonel Medical Corps US Army Reserve
Director, Donald D. Trunkey Center for Civilian and Combat Casualty Care
Professor of Surgery, Chief Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery, School of Medicine

Farah A. Husain, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Former Major US Army
Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief Division of Bariatric Surgery, School of Medicine

Kenneth S. Azarow, MD, FACS, FAAP
Retired Colonel Medical Corps US Army Reserve
Kenneth A.J. Mackenzie Professor of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery, OHSU