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Department of Defense:

Martin Mangino, PhDDr. Martin Mangino, Professor with the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services and Associate Chair for Basic Research has recently been awarded funding from the Department of Defense office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs for his proposal titled, “Treatment of Spinal Cord Ischemia with Cell Impermeant-Based Resuscitation.”

This project will test whether preventing immediate spinal cord swelling early after spinal cord injury using novel cell impermeant based I.V. resuscitation solutions can prevent or limit spinal cord injury and preserve motor and sensory function. It customizes spinal cord-specific polymers that cross the blood/spinal cord barrier to prevent post-injury swelling and irreversible loss of function.

Congratulations Dr. Mangino!

AAMC National Representative:

Stephanie Goldberg, MDDr. Stephanie Goldberg, Associate Professor with the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services, has been appointed to the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) under the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Founded in 1876 as a non-profit organization, the AAMC aims to improve healthcare in the US and around the world through medical education and research.

As a member of CFAS, Dr. Goldberg will join a group of 360 faculty representatives appointed from across the country in their efforts to identify critical issues facing faculty and medical schools, support the creation of AAMC programs and policies, and provide general oversight and communication for all things AAMC.

Congratulations Dr. Goldberg!

Faculty Promotion:

Please join the Division in congratulating Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACS, on her recent promotion to Associate Professor of Surgery.

Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, VCU School of MedicineDr. Sudha Jayaraman is an acute care surgeon at VCU Health in the Trauma Center.

Her research interests include global surgery, public health, and surgical critical care education.

July 2017






Shining Knight Gala




Rao R Ivatury Trauma Symposium Wednesday, March 29, 2017

VCU News:

Sudha Jayaraman, MDVCU Trauma Surgeon and researcher serves on global burden of disease panel.

October 10, 2016:  VCU Health surgeon Sudha Jayaraman, M.D., recently spoke on a global panel sponsored by The Lancet and The World Bank to release the results of the 2015 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study.

Read more at VCU News

Faculty Accomplishments 2016:

ACSS division faculty Paula Ferrada, MD among those honored at 18th annual VCU School of Medicine excellence awards

Paula A. Ferrada, MD associate professor in the VCU Department of Surgery was one of this year's recipients of the Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching

October 2016: Congratulations to Paula Ferrada, MD associate professor in the Department of Surgery on being awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, and the Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Learn more

August 2016:

Please welcome new faculty to the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Edgar B. Rodas, MDPlease help us welcome Edgar B. Rodas, MD to the Division. Dr. Rodas received his medical degree from University of Cuenca Medical School in Ecuador in 1995. He then moved to the United States for residency training at VCU School of Medicine, Department of Surgery and completed his Fellowship training in surgical critical care at VCU Health.

Dr. Rodas spent six years in private practice in Florida and five years in Ecuador in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, active in medical education and serving as Professor of Surgery and Trauma at the University of Cuenca and Universidad del Azuay. He is also president of CINTERANDES, a non-profit foundation that delivers humanitarian surgical care through missions in Ecuador. His main interests, other than Acute Care Surgery, include development of Trauma and Emergency Systems, Global Surgery, Mobile Surgery (providing surgical care to remote and underserved populations), quality improvement, and patient safety, clinical research with faculty, residents and medical students. Learn more

Stefan W. Leichtle, MDPlease welcome Stefan Leichtle, M.D., to the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services.  Dr. Leichtle will join us as a trauma and acute care surgeon.  Following completion of residency in general surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, MI, Dr. Leichtle underwent fellowship training in Critical Care and Trauma Surgery at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.  Dr. Leichtle is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. Leichtle’s academic interests include clinical outcomes research and quality improvement. He has also long been active in the American College of Surgeons’ Resident and Associate Society (RAS), and is past-chair of the RAS Advocacy and Issues Committee. Dr. Leichtle is very much looking forward to joining the team at VCU. Learn more

Levi D. Procter, MDPlease welcome Levi D. Procter, M.D., to the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services.  Dr. Procter joins us on August 1, 2016.  He completed his undergraduate, medical school and general surgical residency at the University of Kentucky. He subsequently completed his Trauma and Critical Care fellowship at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, Florida and is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care.

Dr. Procter’s clinical interests include broad based general surgery, severe acute pancreatitis, ARDS, abdominal wall reconstruction and all ventral abdominal wall hernias, and rib fixation for trauma and laparoscopy/thoracoscopy in acute care surgery and trauma.

Dr. Procter’s academic and research interests include resident and medical student education, transfusion related immunomodulation, resuscitation in critical illness, pharmaconutrition, acute care surgery outcomes/quality improvement, and patient safety. Learn more

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