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Dr. Laura Petrey 

Laura B. Petrey, MD, FACS

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director

Co-Medical Director 7 Roberts Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas A & M Health Science Center, College Of Medicine

Associate Attending, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, Department Of General Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center

President Elect of the Medical Staff, Baylor University Medical Center 2016 - 2017

 

Dr. Petrey is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

 

Dr. Petrey is an Associate Attending in the Department of Surgery at BUMC and is the Co-Director of the Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Baylor University Medical Center. She has served as the Secretary of the Medical Staff of Baylor University Medical Center for the year’s 2013- 2015 and was elected to be the President Elect of the Medical Staff as of 2016 for a three-year term. She serves on the ICU Quality Committee, the ICU Clinical Practice Council, the ICU Breakthrough Committee, the Baylor Scott & White, Critical Care Physician System Committee, the Critical Care Leadership Committee and the Medical Executive Committee.

 

Dr. Petrey was the Associate Program Director for Research for the Department of General Surgery, responsible for supervising, encouraging and facilitating the research of the general surgery residents from 2014- 2016. She successfully jump-started the research program for the residents with dedicated monthly research lectures and establishing research mentorships. She also pursues her own research interests in identifying the causes for hospital readmissions of trauma patients, cost-effectiveness throughout the health care industry, and post-traumatic stress disorder in patients. Her research efforts have resulted in 11 peer-reviewed publications and many more regional and national presentations.

 

Dr. Petrey has acted as the Pro Tempore Trauma Medical Director for more than 10 years and has exceptional leadership skills, and possesses extensive knowledge and experience managing a Surgical Critical Care ICU Service and Acute Care Surgery Service.  

 

Beyond her roles as health care provider and committee member, Dr. Petrey also has been an Assistant Professor with Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center in the College of Medicine since 2011. As such, she works with medical students during their rotations in acute care surgery, trauma and critical care and also gives 2 lectures every 6 weeks to the students.  

 

Since 2004, Dr. Petrey has been a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), where she served on the Bylaws Committee for two years. In 2012, she collaborated on EAST’s Practice Management Guidelines Committees for Penetrating Colon Injury (published) and for Blunt Aorta Injury (manuscript submitted). She actively attends many other Surgery and Trauma and Critical Care Conferences yearly.

 

Dr. Petrey is a member of a number of different societies including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the American College of Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, the Southwestern Surgical Congress and the Society for Critical Care Medicine, amongst others.

 

Recent Publications

Powers MB, Warren AM, Rosenfield D, Roden-Foreman K, Bennett M, Reynolds MC, Davis ML, Foreman ML, Petrey LB, Smits JA. Predictors of PTSD symptoms in adults admitted to a Level I trauma center: a prospective analysis. Journal of anxiety disorders. 2014;28(3):301-9.

 

Warren AM, Foreman ML, Bennett MM, Petrey LB, Reynolds M, Patel S, Roden-Foreman K. Posttraumatic stress disorder following traumatic injury at 6 months: associations with alcohol use and depression. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2014;76(2):517-22.

 

Rainey EE, Petrey LB, Reynolds M, Agtarap S, Warren AM. Psychological factors predicting outcome after traumatic injury: the role of resilience. The American Journal of Surgery. October 2014; 208(4).

 

Petrey LB, Weddle R, Gilder R, Reynolds M, Bennett M, Cook AD, Foreman ML. Trauma Readmissions: Why do thy come back for more? Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: November 2015; 79(5): 717–725.

 

Fox N, Schwartz D, Salazar JH, Haut ER, Dahm P, Black JH, Brakenridge, SC, Como JJ, Hendershot K, King DR, Maung AA, Moorman ML, Nagy K, Petrey LB, Tesoriero, R, Scalea TM, Fabian TC. Evaluation and Management of Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury: A Practice Management Guideline From the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. March 2015; 78(1):136-46.

 

Fox N, Schwartz D, Salazar JH, Haut ER, Dahm P, Black JH, Brakenridge, SC, Como JJ, Hendershot K, King DR, Maung AA, Moorman ML, Nagy K, Petrey LB, Tesoriero, R, Scalea TM, Fabian TC. Evaluation and Management of Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury. Journal of Trauma Nursing: The Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses. January 2015; 22(2):99-110.

 

Cullinane D, Petrey L, Goldberg S, Khwaja K, Schaefer G, Rowell S, Jawa R, Guillamondegui O. Penetrating Colon Injury (Update): A Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Practice Management Guideline. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Submitted Manuscript, 2015.

 

Warren AM, Reynolds M, Foreman ML, Bennett MM, Weddle RJ, Austin JD, Roden-Foreman K, Petrey LB.  Validation of a brief, two-question depression screen in trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. February 2016; 80(2):318-23.

 

 

Dr. Geoffrey Funk

Geoffrey A. Funk, MD, FACS

Co-Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director

Surgery Clerkship Director for Texas A&M Health Science College of Medicine

Surgical Intensive Care Unit Clerkship Director for Texas A&M Health Science College of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine

Associate Attending, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, Department of General Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center

 

Dr. Funk earned his MD, with honors, from Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, completed his residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Dallas), is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also is a student in Southern Methodist University's inaugural Doctor of Liberal Studies cohort, with a focus on optimizing medical education for the needs of today's medical student. 

 

Dr. Funk is an attending surgeon in general, trauma and critical care surgery at the Level I Trauma Center at Baylor Dallas. In addition to treating patients in hospital, Dr. Funk also sees patients on an outpatient basis at Urgent Surgery Associates, PA, which is a private practice group that partners with Baylor Dallas to provide general, acute care, and trauma surgery services to Baylor Dallas in-patients, as well as follow-up outpatient care once those patients are discharged from Baylor Dallas.

 

Dr. Funk is a member of a number of different societies including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (in which he recently completed his term on the Membership & Bylaws Committee), the American College of Surgeons, the Association for Surgical Education, and the Society for Critical Care Medicine, amongst others.

 

Beyond his role as a health care provider for the last 11 years, Dr. Funk also has been actively involved in research with a focus on predictors of patient outcomes after trauma and the effects of treatment interventions after trauma, which has resulted in several peer-reviewed publications and many more regional and national presentations. Additionally, he oversees the research of many medical students and residents at Baylor Dallas.

 

Since 2011, Dr. Funk also has served as an assistant professor of surgery at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Dallas Campus. Dr. Funk was also distinguished by being selected as the Clerkship Director for Surgery and the Surgical ICU Clerkship for the Dallas Campus, where he also serves on or co-chairs four committees including one focused on the clinical implementation of a revised curriculum being rolled out across Texas A&M’s five clinical campuses.

 

Dr. Funk was also recently appointed as the Associate Medical Director for Southwest Transplant Alliance, one of the three organ procurement organizations in the state of Texas. He recently attended the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Directors’ Workshop, representing the organization in that role.

 

Recent Publications

Lang JL, Gonzalez RP, Aldy KN, Carroll EA, Eastman AL, White CQ, Funk GA, Phelan HA, Does temporary chest wall closure with or without chest packing improve survival for trauma patients in shock after emergency thoracotomy? J Trauma. 2011;70(3):705-709.

 

Ewing M, Funk G, Warren AM, Rapier N, Reynold M, Foreman ML. Improving data coding reliability for traumatic injury using a prospective systems approach. Health Informatics. 2015. Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26516133

 

 

Dr. Michael Foreman 

Michael L. Foreman, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Trauma Medical Director, BUMC

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Core Faculty

Medical Director 7 Roberts Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Medical Director 4 Roberts Cardiothoracic and Transplant Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Professor of Surgery, Texas A & M Health Science

 

Dr. Foreman earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas Permian Basin in 1976, as well as an M.S. in Life Science in 1982. Dr. Foreman earned his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he was inducted into the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

 

Dr. Foreman is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery in general surgery with added qualifications in critical care. Since completing his residency in general surgery in 1987 at Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Dallas), Dr. Foreman has pursued his interest in trauma and critical care surgery and spearheaded the establishment of the Comprehensive Trauma Center at Baylor. Verified by the American College of Surgeons and designated by the state of Texas over a decade and a half ago, he continues to serve as its first trauma medical director. Within the Department of Surgery, he has directed the Division of Trauma since its establishment and in 2013 formed the current, more comprehensive Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery serving as its divisional chief. Dr. Foreman has been the medical director of the Trauma and Neuro-trauma Intensive Care Unit at Baylor Dallas since 1995 and became the co-director of the Cardiothoracic and Transplant ICU in 2013. He was honored to be named as the co-director of critical care services at Baylor Dallas in 2013.

 

In addition to his varied administrative roles and care provider roles as an attending surgeon, Dr. Foreman has an abiding interest in teaching. Actively involved in the daily training of surgical residents throughout his career, with the establishment of the medical school branch at Baylor Dallas, he was awarded the academic rank of professor of surgery by Texas A&M University Health Science Center. In addition to daily clinical teaching, he oversees the research projects of several medical students and residents in addition to conducting his own research examining multiple aspects of patient care and outcomes. Since his first publication in 1987, Dr. Foreman has been an author on more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and more than 100 regional, national, and international professional presentations.

 

Dr. Foreman is a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Surgical Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Trauma Society, Southwestern Surgical Conference, and the Society of Baylor Surgeons. Dr. Foreman has been named by his peers to the Texas Monthly Super Doctors® list each year since 2005.

 

Recent Publications

Warren AM, Boals A, Weddle RJ, Reynolds M, Holtz P, Trost Z, Foreman ML. Mild traumatic brain injury increases risk for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder. In press, J Trauma Acute Care Surgery. 2015.

 

Warren AM, Rainey EE, Weddle RJ, Bennett M, Foreman ML. The ICU Experience: Psychological Impact on Family Members of Patients With and Without Traumatic Brain Injury. In press, Rehabilitation Psychology. 2015.

 

Warren AM, Reynolds M, Roden-Foreman K, Bennett M, Austin J, Weddle RJ, Foreman ML. Validation of a Brief, Two Question Depression Screen in Trauma Patients. Accepted. In press, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2015.

 

Ewing M, Funk G, Warren AM, Rapier N, Reynolds M, Warren AM, Foreman ML. Improving data coding reliability for traumatic injury using a prospective systems approach. Health Informatics. 2015. Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26516133.

 

Trost Z., Agtarap, S., Scott, W., Driver, S., Guck, A., Roden-Foreman, K., Reynolds, M., Foreman, M.L., Warren, A.M. Perceived injustice after traumatic injury: Associations with pain, psychological distress, and functional outcomes. Rehabilitation Psychol. 2015;60(3): 213-221.

 

Powers, M., Warren, A.M, Rosenfield, D., Roden-Foreman, K., Bennet, M., Self, M., Foreman, M., Petrey, L, & Smits, J. Predictors of PTSD in adults admitted to a level I trauma center: A prospective analysis. J Anxiety Disord. 2014; 28(3), 301-309.

 

Warren, A.M., Foreman, M.L., Bennett, M., Petrey, L.B., Reynolds, M., Patel, S., Roden-Foreman, K. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following traumatic injury at six months: Associations with alcohol use and depression. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(2): 517-522.

 

Field CA, Cochran G, Caetano R, Foreman M, Brown CV. Postdischarge nonmusical use of prescription opioids in at-risk drinkers admitted to urban level I trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(3):833-9.

 

Gierman JL, Shutze WP Sr, Pearl GJ, Foreman ML, Hohmann SE, Shutze WP Jr. Thermoregulatory catheter-assoicated inferior vena cava thrombus. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2013 Apr; 26(2):100-2.

 

Warren AM, Jones AL, Shafi S, Roden-Foreman K, Bennett M, Foreman ML. Does caring for trauma patients lead to psychological stress in surgeons? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013; 75(1): 179-184.

 

 

Dr. Edward Taylor 

Edward L. E Taylor, MD, FACS

Associate Attending, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, Department of General Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Acute Care Surgery Team Education Coordinator, Department of General Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center

Electronic Health Records Development and Maintenance, Department Liaison, Department of General Surgery and Division of Trauma, Baylor University Medical Center

 

Dr. Taylor earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, where he also served as a Texas Emergency Medical Technician with the Texas A&M University Emergency Medical Service. He continued his training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in El Paso, where he earned his MD in 1999. Dr. Taylor completed his General Surgery residency, serving as Chief Resident, at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. He completed a Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Dr. Taylor is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery since 2007, with certifications in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society.

 

 

Dr. Brandon Rabeler 

Brandon C. Rabeler, MD

Associate Attending, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, Department of General Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

 

Dr. Rabeler earned his MD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine, completed his residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor Dallas), is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care, and holds additional certifications in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and advanced trauma life support.

 

During his residency, Dr. Rabeler was awarded a scholarship for academic performance to attend the 2010 Southwestern Surgical Congress and was the only physician among 50 other Baylor Dallas employees presented with the Fab 50 Award for outstanding attention to patient safety in 2011.

 

Currently, Dr. Rabeler is a surgeon in general, trauma, and critical care surgery at the Level I Trauma Center at Baylor Dallas. In addition to treating patients in hospital, Dr. Rabeler also sees patients on an outpatient basis at Urgent Surgery Associates, PA, which is a private practice group that partners with Baylor Dallas to provide general, acute care, and trauma surgery services to Baylor Dallas in-patients, as well as follow-up outpatient care once those patients are discharged from Baylor Dallas.

 

 

Dr. Ryan Kennedy 

Ryan Kennedy, MD

Associate Attending, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, Department of General Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

 

Dr. Kennedy earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Cum Laude) from the University of South Florida in 2005. He continued to Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies, where he earned his M.D. (Cum Laude) in 2009. He completed his surgical residency program at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama, and his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

 

Dr. Kennedy is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He is a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American Board of Surgery, Texas Medical Association and the Dallas County Medical Society.

 

Recent Publications

Mesh Wrapping for Severe Hepatic Injury: A Beneficial Option in the Trauma Surgeon's Armamentarium. Manuscript published Am J Surg 2015 Mar.

 

Penetrating Thoracic Arrow Injury: A Flashback to the Wild West. Case report and review of the literature. Poster Manuscript published Am Surg 2013 Nov.

 

 

Dr. Jordan Estroff 

Jordan Estroff, MD

Associate Attending, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, Department of General Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center

 

Dr. Estroff earned his Bachelor of the Arts in Biology from Washington University of St. Louis in 2003. He returned to his hometown of Augusta GA and earned his Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2007. He completed his surgical residency program and his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

 

Dr. Estroff is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

 

Recent Publications

A Comparison of Accidental and Non-accidental Trauma: It is Worse than You Think. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2014  Sept 29: S0736-4679(14)

 

Delays in Time to Treatment and Survival Impact in Breast Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2010:17 291-296.



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