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Department of Surgery

Division of Trauma & Critical Care



Division Chief: Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS
Appointments: 215-707-8225
Department: 215-707-1965
Location: Parkinson Pavilion, Fourth Floor
Broad and Tioga Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19140


The Division of Trauma & Critical Care provides state-of-the-art care for the critically injured throughout all phases of recovery. Since 1986, accreditation as a Regional Resource Level I Trauma Center has been maintained, meeting all standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation for care of the adult trauma patient. The multidisciplinary approach to care and management by staff specially trained in trauma and critical care provides extensive resources for acute care of patients and their families. Priority access to emergency services, routine and invasive radiology, surgery and trauma surgical consultation by phone are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for the victims of injury.


The division also actively participates in Acute Care Surgery, evaluating and operating on those patients with emergency general surgery needs.


Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS

Vice Chair for Education

Chief, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care; Director of Trauma Program
Program Director, Surgical Residency
Specialty interests: Breast disease, trauma surgery, surgical critical care, general surgery
T: 215-707-3633
Email: Amy.Goldberg@tuhs.temple.edu


Elizabeth Dauer, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery


Abhijit Pathak, MD

Director, Surgical Intensive Care and Associate Director of Trauma Program
Specialty interests: General and trauma surgery, surgical critical care
T: 215-707-8225
Email: Abhijit.Pathak@tuhs.temple.edu


Joseph Rappold, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery


Thomas A. Santora, MD, FACS
Specialty interests: Surgical critical care, managing surgical infections, trauma and gastrointestinal surgery
T: 215-707-3078
Email: thomas.santora@tuhs.temple.edu


Lars Ola Sjoholm, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery