Dr. Nicholas Namias to Chair Florida Committee on Trauma

Nicholas Namias, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Director of the Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and Chief, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, was named the Chairman of the Florida Committee on Trauma (FCOT) by the American College of Surgeons.

Namias, who is also the Executive Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs and professor of surgery in the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine, has a distinguished career leading the trauma service at Ryder, one of the world’s busiest and most renowned trauma centers. His clinical areas of expertise include trauma and acute care, surgical critical care, and burns.

The FCOT is a group of surgeons and health care professionals dedicated to improving care of the injured patient in Florida, home to 27 trauma centers statewide. Care of the trauma patient is a continuum that begins the moment an injury occurs and continues through rehabilitation and re-entry into society. The organization is dedicated to improving trauma care through a focus on public and professional education, advocacy, injury prevention, standards of care, quality of patient care, and financial assessment of care.

“It’s a real honor to have the American College of Surgeons entrust me to lead the Florida Chapter of the Committee on Trauma,” Namias said. “I hope to fairly represent all parties interested in trauma care in Florida, but above all else, to represent the patients.”

Namias received his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School, and completed his residency and fellowship at UM/Jackson. His research interests include trauma outcomes and surgical infection.

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