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Peter M. Rhee, M.D., MPH, FACS, FCCM, DMCC

Peter M. Rhee, M.D., MPH, FACS, FCCM, DMCC

Chief, Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns and Emergency Surgery
Martin Gluck Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, UMC Trauma Center
Co-Medical Director, Pediatric ICU
Program Director, Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
Program Director, Critical Care Fellowship
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
University of Arizona

What is Leadership?
How to Tell Family What They Need to Do
Battlefield Surgery
Handling the Media after a Mass Casualty Disaster
Future of Fluid Resuscitation
Suspended Animation
Dressings that Stop Bleeding

Dr. Rhee is currently the Chief of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns and Emergency Surgery and is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona. He is also Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Surgery at University of Arizona and holds the Martin Gluck Endowed Chair. Previously, Dr. Rhee held appointments as Director of the Navy Trauma Training Center; Attending Surgeon at Los Angeles County Medical Center; Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California; and Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Academically, Dr. Rhee received a BS in Health Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (summa cum laude, 1983), a MD from USUHS (1987), a MPH in Health Services from the University of Washington (1995), and a Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes from the Society of Apothecaries of London (1999). He completed his internship in surgery at Balboa Naval Hospital (1987-1988) and his residency in general surgery at the University of California at Irvine (1988-1992). Dr. Rhee also completed a Fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care at the University of Washingtons Harborview Medical Center (1993-1995).Dr. Rhee is a retired US Navy Captain following 24 years of active duty. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, as well as a member of the American Surgical Association, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Western Trauma Association; the Society of University Surgeons; the Association for Academic Surgery; the Society of Critical Care; and the Shock Society. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He serves on numerous national and university committees, is a member of numerous Editorial Boards. Dr. Rhee has also authored or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed publications and 20 books chapters and books, and is a highly sought after speaker as he has delivered over 500 talks including being invited as the commencement speaker at the University of Arizona in 2012. He is a founding member of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Committee (TCCC) and also serves on National steering committees and national trauma research committees including the Defense Health Boards Subcommittee on Trauma & Injury and the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care as well as the Federal Drug Administrations blood products advisory committee, the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortiums protocol review committee and drug safety and monitoring board. His areas of research interest includes hemorrhagic shock, suspended animation for trauma, hemostatic agents, resuscitation immunology and formulation of resuscitation fluids, trauma training, and advanced portable electronic medical devices including ones for communication and documentation.
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