The Department of Surgery’s Division of Acute Care Surgery combines the disciplines of trauma, emergency and elective general surgery, surgical critical care, and burn.

A multidisciplinary team provides patient care, outreach education and resident/fellow education in Acute Care Surgery. The division supports an ACGME-approved fellowship positions in surgical critical care. Faculty members also participate in numerous health system leadership and clinical research activities.

The Frank L. Mitchell, Jr., MD Trauma Center at MU Health Care's University Hospital is an American College of Surgeons' (ACS)-verified Level I trauma center, one of only six such centers in Missouri. ACS verification means the trauma program is recognized as meeting and exceeding the highest standards of care for the most critically injured patients. The trauma program is also the only center in the region that provides treatment for burn injuries.

Surgical intensivist coverage in the Trauma-Surgical ICU is coordinated through our division. Our surgeons maintain an active general surgery practice and are available for urgent inpatient and elective outpatient consultations.

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