A continuum of care for all patients

Trauma 50th Anniversary Party

Please join us on Saturday, June 25th starting at 6:00 PM at The Blackstone Hotel.

You are invited to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Cook County Trauma Unit - The First Comprehensive Trauma Unit in the Country!

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About The Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Our Unit is one of the largest trauma units in the United States.

It was also one of the first comprehensive trauma units. In 1966, Dr. Robert Freeark and Dr. Robert Baker conceived of a comprehensive trauma unit. This unit would provide a continuum of care for all seriously injured trauma patients beginning in the prehospital and resuscitation phases, through operative and post-operative or post-injury care and continuing on to the outpatient and rehabilitation settings. All phases of care are represented among our medical staff. The patient is cared for by the same team of physicians from their initial encounter in the resuscitation area throughout their hospital stay. Continuing the theme of comprehensive care, the same trauma nursing team works in the Trauma Resuscitation area, the Trauma observation area, and the Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

Our Surgeons

Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Faran Bokhari, MD, FACS

Chairman, Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit
General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Andrew Dennis, DO, FACOS

Attending
General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Gerard Dysico, MD

Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Kimberly Joseph, MD, FACS

Attending
General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Thomas Messer, MD

Attending
General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Kimberly Nagy, MD, FACS

Vice-Chairman and Division Chair
General Surgery

Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Stathis Poulakidas, MD, FACS

Attending
General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Frederic Starr, MD, FACS

Attending
General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Cook County Trauma & Burn Unit

Dorion Wiley, MD, FACS

Attending
General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care