A physician helping during trauma surgery

Thomas M. Scalea, M.D., Chief

Attendings in Trauma Surgery are available in the Shock Trauma Center 24 hours a day for consultation and referral regarding patients with severe single or multiple system injuries.

These fellowship-trained surgeons direct Shock Trauma's team of fellows, residents, medical students, and nurses.

The teams are responsible for the global management of all patients admitted to Shock Trauma, beginning with assessment, stabilization, and diagnosis in the Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU).

Trauma attendings also perform emergent and scheduled surgical procedures and oversee clinical management on the recovery units. For patients discharged from the trauma center, surgeons provide follow-up care through the Shock Trauma outpatient clinic.

Specialists at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center are available for consultation and patient referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ambulatory patients are evaluated in Shock Trauma's Outpatient Clinic on a scheduled basis.

Call University OneCall/Maryland ExpressCare at 1-800-373-4111 for easy access and no-hassle service.

Trauma Surgery Faculty

Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, FCCM

Physician-in-Chief, Shock Trauma Center
System Chief for Critical Care Services
University of Maryland Medical System
The Honorable Senator Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor in Trauma
Director, Program in Trauma
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Special Interests: Trauma Surgery; Surgical Critical Care; Geriatric Trauma
Medical Degree: Medical College of Virginia
Residencies: Upstate Medical Center, General Surgery
Fellowship: New York Medical College, Critical Care Medicine/Trauma
Certification: Surgery; Surgical Critical Care
410-328-8976 Academic Office

William C. Chiu, MD, FACS, FCCM

Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Chair, Shock Trauma Center Research Committee

Special Interests: Surgical Critical Care; Shock
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, General Surgery
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Surgical Research, Trauma Research Training, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
Certification: Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
410-328-1205 / Academic Office

Jose J. Diaz, MD, CNS, FACS, FCCM

Chief of Acute Care Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Medical Degree: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Residency: Huron / Hillcrest Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Affiliated Health Systems
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Special Interests: Thoracic Trauma; Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction / Ventral Hernia; Re-do General Surgery; Intestinal Fistulas; Surgical Nutrition
410-328-3055 / Academic Office

David R. Gens, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Special Interest: Trauma Surgery, Information Technology
Medical Degree: University of Brussels
Residency: George Washington University Hospital, General Surgery
Fellowships: Shock Trauma Center/MIEMSS/ University of Maryland Medical Center, Traumatology/Critical Care Medicine
Certifications: Surgery; Surgical Critical Care
410-328-3495 / Academic Office

Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Director, Division of Wound Healing and Metabolism

Special Interest: Trauma and Critical Care Surgery; Complex Injury; Wound Healing and Metabolism; ATLS
Medical Degree:University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, General Surgery 
Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Critical Care Medicine
Certifications: Surgery; Surgical Critical Care
410-328-2399 / Academic Office

Sarah B. Murthi, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Trauma/Critical Care

Special Interest: Cardiac Physiology
Medical Degree: University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
Residency: George Washington University Medical Center
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center
Certifications: General Surgery
410-328-1205 / Academic Office