The Division of Acute Care Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center takes its name from the acute care surgery model, which envisions urgent surgical care as encompassing three surgical specialties: trauma surgery, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery.
As such, our division provides surgical oversight for the care of patients with acute surgical problems as well as critically ill and injured patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Our work involves coordination of physicians, nurses and ancillary patient care groups within the hospital to implement each patient's care.
The division is comprised of dedicated surgeons with expertise in emergency surgery, critical care and trauma. Our mobile trauma unit (MTU), designed to provide operative services and related medical care at the site of an accident or within a pinned down area (pinned down by a building collapse, subway or industrial accident, and/or because of high-level security issues), is unique in New York City for the sophistication of its care.
The division also fulfills its goal of education of medical students, residents, and fellows in emergency surgery, critical care, and trauma.