Jose J. Diaz, Jr, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Available for Telemedicine Visits
About Jose J. Diaz, Jr, MD, FACSToggle accordion item
Dr. Diaz focuses his clinical practice on the critically ill or injured. His practice includes trauma, emergency and general surgery and surgical critical care.
He has special expertise in:
- Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
- Enteral cutaneous fistula management
- Acute and chronic pancreatitis
- Hepatobiliary disease (associated with chronic pancreatitis)
- Chest wall injury
He was named a Top Doctor in the specialty of trauma – emergency medicine by Baltimore magazine from 2017 to 2020.
Dr. Diaz is a professor of surgery, epidemiology and public health. He is UMMC’s surgery quality officer, chief of acute care surgery and program director of the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
Dr. Diaz is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care and is certified by the Board of Nutrition Specialists from the American College of Nutrition. He serves on several UMMC committees and is chair of the Surgery Quality and Safety Committee.
Dr. Diaz is a funded investigator focusing on all aspects of acute care surgery. He has authored more than 145 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 29 book chapters and three books, and has given more than a hundred regional, national and international invited talks.
Dr. Diaz earned his degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his general surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic’s Huron Hospital. He completed his trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he went on to become director of emergency general surgery.
Language(s): English; Spanish
University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus
University of Maryland Medical Center
Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.
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The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, 1992
Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, 1993
Meridia Huron/Hillcrest Hospitals, 1998
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Surgical Critical Care, 1999
American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care, 2000
American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 1999
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