Graduate Medical Education

Faculty

Surgical critical care
James Cipolla, MD
Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Program Director

Residency: Maimonides Medical Center (General Surgery)
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at University of Maryland (Critical Care)
Areas of Interest: Renal Replacement Therapy, Alternative ventilation modes, Management of the open abdomen

Charles Bendas, MD
Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care
Associate Program Director

Residency: St. Luke’s University Health Network (Emergency Medicine)
Fellowship: St. Luke’s University Health Network (Critical Care)
Areas of Interest: Resuscitation Science, Ultrasound, Delirium treatment and prevention

Jennifer Axelband, DO
Emergency Medicine, Medical and Neuro Critical Care
Core Faculty

Residency: St. Luke’s University Health Network (Emergency Medicine)
Fellowship: St. Luke’s University Health Network (Critical Care)
Areas of Interest: Clinical Education, Neuro critical Care, Simulation training, Ultrasound

Brain Hoey, MD
Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Core Faculty

Residency: East Carolina University (General Surgery)
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania (Critical Care)
Areas of Interest: Resident education, Trauma Resuscitation

Christine Ramirez, MD
Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Core Faculty

Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School (General Surgery)
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at University of Maryland (Critical Care)
Areas of Interest: Point of care ultrasound, EMR optimization and integration/clinical quality improvement

Stanislaw Stawicki, MD
Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Network Director of Research
Core Faculty

Residency: St. Luke’s University Health Network (General Surgery)
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania (Critical Care)
Areas of Interest: Clinical Research, quality improvement

Jonathan Trager, DO
Emergency medicine, Medical and Neuro Critical Care
Core Faculty

Residency: Temple University (Emergency Medicine)
Fellowship: Cooper University Hospital (Critical Care)
Areas of Interest: Prehospital Trauma Care, EMS, Transport medicine, education