HCA Center for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Research
Samir M. Fakhry MD FACS is the Vice President, HCA Center for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Research, Nashville TN. Dr. Fakhry graduated from the American University of Beirut, School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his residency in general surgery (1987) and his fellowship in critical care and trauma (1988) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has led academic trauma and acute care surgery programs at George Washington University in Washington D.C. (1988-1991), UNC at Chapel Hill, N.C. (1991-1997), Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia (1997-2009) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina (2009-2017) where he was appointed the inaugural Charles F. Crews Professor of Surgery. Dr. Fakhry was recruited to Nashville to establish and lead the HCA Center for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Research.
Dr. Fakhry’s clinical interests include the full spectrum of general surgery, trauma and surgical critical care. He is especially interested in the care of complex and high risk surgical patients. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters. He has been awarded grant funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Health Care Quality (AHRQ), the Duke Endowment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and several state and regional agencies. He has served as President of the American Trauma Society, Chair of the Board of the Trauma Center Association of America and President of the EAST Foundation.