The University of Chicago Medicine rounds out trauma team with new surgeons

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ACUTE, CRITICAL AND trauma care surgeons are in place ahead of the May 1, 2018 launch of the University of Chicago Medicine’s adult trauma care center. L-R, doctors Gary An, Kenneth Wilson, David Hampton, Priya Prakash, Selwyn Rogers, Jr., Jennifer Cone, and Peter Bendix will deliver highly skilled surgical services to the community. The University of Chicago Medicine is comprised of the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Biological Sciences Division.

Five new acclaimed trauma, acute care and critical care surgeons have arrived at UChicago Medicine ahead of the May 1, 2018, launch of adult trauma care. These surgeons will join Selwyn Rogers, MD, MPH, founding director of the Trauma Center, and Gary An, MD, a current trauma faculty member, in serving the community and providing care for patients.

Peter Bendix, MD, MPH

Bendix, a California native, completed his fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in The Gambia prior to attending medical school at the University of California-Davis. He completed his Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Bendix completed his general surgery training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He has a strong passion for working with underserved communities, both nationally and internationally, and has conducted field work for the NIH in Haiti and Mozambique.

Jennifer Cone, MD, MHS

Cone, a Chicago native, completed her fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery at Los Angeles County Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Tulane University, where she also completed her residency in General Surgery. Cone has a strong interest in violence prevention and recovery programs. She has served as a visiting instructor to educate on advanced trauma life support and first responder practices internationally, including in Cambodia and Myanmar.

David Hampton, MD, MEng

Hampton grew up in Washington and completed his fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Med- icine in Saint Louis and completed general surgical training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Hampton has served as a naval officer in Japan and has been an ongoing member of the Naval Reserves. His research interests include trauma resuscitation and hemorrhagic shock.

Priya Prakash, MD

Prakash was born in London but grew up in Michigan. She completed her fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, where she also completed her residency. Prakash’s academic interests are in trauma systems development and violence recovery programs. She has received several awards for her work, including the New Investigators Travel Award at the Shock Society 35th Annual Conference. Dr. Prakash serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery.

Kenneth Wilson, MD, FACS

A native of Baltimore, Wilson is an Emory University graduate who attended medical school at Howard University. He has worked for more than a decade as a trauma and acute care surgeon for both adult and pediatric patients, including most recently at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan, as the director of Pediatric Trauma. Dr. Wilson has a long history as a military surgeon and is currently a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is interested in the association between race and socioeconomic status as they impact trauma-related health outcomes.

About the University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

The University of Chicago Medicine, with a history dating back to 1927, is one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions. It comprises the University of Chicago Medical Center, Pritzker School of Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division. Its main Hyde Park campus is home to the Center for Care and Discovery, Bernard Mitchell Hospital, Comer Children’s Hospital and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine. It also has outpatient facilities in Orland Park and the South Loop as well as affiliations and partnerships that create a regional network of care, including Harvey-based Ingalls and its ambulatory facilities in the Southland. UChicago Medicine offers a full range of specialty-care services for adults and children through more than 40 institutes and centers including an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. It has 811 licensed beds, nearly 850 attending physicians, about 2,500 nurses and over 1,100 residents and fellows.

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