Acute Care Surgery
The Department of Surgery's Division of Acute Care Surgery reflects the current model of combining the disciplines of trauma, burn, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery. A multidisciplinary team provides patient care, outreach education, and medical student and resident training, including ACGME-approved fellowship positions in surgical critical care and burn. Faculty members are also active in both clinical and basic science research.
University Hospital is an American College of Surgeons verified Level I trauma center, one of only three such centers in Missouri. The Frank L. Mitchell, Jr., MD Trauma Center is recognized as meeting and exceeding the highest standards of care for the most critically injured patients. As the only burn center in the region, MU is also a leader in the treatment of burn-injured patients, maintaining a 14-bed dedicated Burn ICU.
Surgical intensivist coverage in the Trauma-Surgical ICU and Burn ICU is coordinated through our Division. Our surgeons maintain an active general surgery practice, available for urgent inpatient and elective outpatient consultations. We hope you find the information within the site helpful; please contact us via phone or email if we can be of additional assistance. Thank you for visiting!
Click here to learn about our Surgical Critical Care Fellowship.
Acute Care Surgery Faculty
- Sal Ahmad, MD Academic Profile | Clinical Profile
- Stephen Barnes, MD Academic Profile | Clinical Profile
- Jeffrey Coughenour, MD Academic Profile | Clinical Profile
- Jeffrey Litt, DO Academic Profile | Clinical Profile
- Christopher Nelson, MD Academic Profile | Clinical Profile
- Jacob Quick, MD Academic Profile | Clinical Profile