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Geoffrey A. Funk, MD, FACS



Geoffrey A. Funk, MD, FACS, 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.


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. More than a professor with Texas A&M, Dr. Funk was later 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.



Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas



Advanced Trauma Life Support - Instructor Status

Advanced Trauma Operative Management - Instructor Status

General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery

Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery

Texas Medical Board (with current DEA and DPS registrations)


Medical Affiliations/Associations

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

American College of Surgeons

Association for Surgical Education – Member of Simulation Committee, Curriculum Committee

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma – Current Appointment to Membership Committee

Golden Key International Honour Society

Rapport Society

Society of Baylor Surgeons

Society of Critical Care Medicine


Selected IRB Approved Studies

IRB 016-002: Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A single-center ECPR case review with matched cohort series

IRB 015-309: Early versus delayed cholecystectomy in patients presenting to the emergency department with cholecystitis: a cost comparison study

IRB 015-274: Associations between postsurgical intervention pancreatic enzyme levels at discharge and 30-day and twelve-month outcomes: a retrospective cohort analysis

IRB 015-279: Vehicular collisions and social contagion: a time-series analysis of nationally televised stock car races and the incidence, severity, and aggressive nature of vehicular collisions from 2004 through 2013

IRB 015-024: VTE Process Improvement Project

IRB 015-003: Examination of Trauma Patient Disposition Then vs. Now: How the Newly Implemented Activation Criteria is Changing Work Flow



Peer-Reviewed Publications

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. In press, Health Informatics.


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.


Funk GA, Petrey LB, Foreman ML. Clamping thoracostomy tubes: a heretical notion? Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 2009;22(3): 215-217.



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