Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Faculty at Grady

Interim Trauma Medical Director, Grady Health System

Bryan C. Morse, MS, MD
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Program Director, Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Chief of Quality, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Chief of Acute Care Surgery B Service, Grady Memorial Hospital
– Director of Trauma Research, Grady Memorial Hospital

Dr. Morse, who did his Emory trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at Grady, joined the Emory faculty at Grady in 2013 after serving for two years on the faculty of the South Carolina School of Medicine.

His educational roles include being a certified instructor of the American College of Surgeons' Trauma Evaluation and Management Course (TEAM) for medical students and the ACS Basic Ultrasound for Surgeons and Advanced Ultrasound for Surgeons courses; serving as course director of the ACS Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma course (ASSET); lecturing frequently on trauma topics to Grady-based trainees; and sitting on the Emory Department of Surgery Residency Clinical Competency Committee and the Medical Student Steering Committee.

In 2014, Dr. Morse became a Grady site investigator for the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i), a multi-center partnership sponsored by the Defense Health Program of the Department of Defense. The SC2i is charged with translating decision-making tools developed by the DoD for combat casualties to civilian critical care.

Dr. Morse and his Morehouse School of Medicine colleagues Dr. K. Aviva Bashan and Dr. Jonathan Nguyen spearheaded the introduction of the Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) Program at Grady in 2016, and the hospital became the first facility in Georgia where the cutting-edge trauma procedure was performed. They also worked together to create the Grady Rescue and Endovascular Approaches to Trauma course (GREAT), which combines didactic material and simulation training using the latest catheter technology to teach other surgeons the procedure. In 2017, Dr. Morse became the primary site investigator for a DoD-funded, multicenter, prospective observational study of the REBOA device in trauma.

In 2017, Dr. Morse received the Hidden Gem Award from the Emory University School of Medicine in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Emory and beyond. In the nomination materials for the award, Emory Surgery chair Dr. John Sweeney stated, "As chief of the Emory General Surgery B Service at Grady, Dr. Morse has contributed greatly to the hospital's Acute Care Surgery Service. His skills in the operating room are such that he has become known as the go-to surgeon for minimally invasive procedures. As a clinical facilitator, he has been a major bridge builder during the process of merging the Emory and Morehouse trauma services."

Faculty

Christopher J. Dente, MD
– Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director of Advanced Surgical Course Work, General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM

Rondi Gelbard, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Associate Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM
– Interim Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Grady Memorial Hospital

April Grant, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Juvonda Hodge, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Assistant Medical Director, Grady Memorial Hospital Burn Unit

Walter L. Ingram, MD
– Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Director, Grady Memorial Hospital Burn Unit

Randi N. Smith, MD, MPH
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Keneeshia N. Williams, MD
– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

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