ACES Team

To transfer a patient, please call 410-328-1234. For a follow up appointment, please call The Shock Trauma Outpatient Pavilion (STOP) at 1-855-802-1321.

Jose J. Diaz, MD, CNS, FACS, FCCM, Chief
Patient Care, Education, Research

The primary mission of the Acute Care / Emergency Surgery service is to provide timely surgical assessment, operative and/or non-operative management of the acute ill non-trauma surgical patient.

The Acute Care/Emergency Surgery service will educate physician extenders, medical students, residents, and clinical fellows to increase their understanding of acute non-trauma surgical disease.

From the Emergency Department to the Operating Room to the ICU to the Floor, the care of the patient must be under study. This will allow the specialty of acute care surgery to address our primary mission of improving patient care by increasing our understanding of acute surgical disease.

Chief of Acute Care Surgery

Jose J. Diaz, Jr, MD, FACS

Jose J. Diaz, Jr, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery

Our Team

Laura S. Buchanan, MD

Laura S. Buchanan, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Christian D. Cain, MD

Christian D. Cain, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

William C. Chiu, MD

William C. Chiu, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Joseph J. DuBose, MD

Joseph J. DuBose, MD

Clinical Professor of Surgery

Mira Ghneim, MD

Mira Ghneim, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Sharon M. Henry, MD

Sharon M. Henry, MD

Professor of Surgery

Margaret H. Lauerman, MD

Margaret H. Lauerman, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Habeeba A.S. Park, MD

Habeeba A.S. Park, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Meredith Sommerville, MD

Meredith Sommerville, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Acute Care Surgery Nurse Practitioners

Administrative Support

Sandra Nelson

Patient Care Coordinator
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Acute Care Emergency Surgery
Phone: 410-328-5831
Fax: 410-328-0687
Email: sandra.nelson@som.umaryland.edu

Josanne Walker

Executive Assistant
Phone: 410-328-7611
Fax: 410-328-0687
E-mail: josanne.walker@som.umaryland.edu