Selwyn Rogers Named the Founding Director of the University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center

Selwyn O. Rogers, a surgeon and public health expert, was appointed chief of the Section for Trauma & Acute Care Surgery and the founding director of the University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center. When it opens in 2018, the facility will be the only Level 1 trauma center on Chicago’s South Side.

Dr. Rogers will also serve as executive vice president for community health engagement at the University of Chicago. Derek Douglas, vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago, stated that in this position Dr. Rogers will collaborate with faculty across the university and members of the community to help develop a multidisciplinary approach to trauma care and health disparities that will help us better understand and address the social factors that affect victims of violence and underserved populations.”

Dr. Rogers was vice president and chief medical officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Before joining the University of Texas in 2014, Dr. Rogers was chair of the department of surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. From 2008 to 2012, he was an associate professor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rogers is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School. He also holds a master of public health degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

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