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Patel named chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery

Jun. 1, 2023—Mayur Patel, MD, MPH, has been named chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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VUMC’s Jahangir elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and Davidson County

Sep. 23, 2019—Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, medical director of the Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn and Emergency Surgery, has been elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and Davidson County.

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American College of Surgeons lauds Trauma Center

Nov. 16, 2017—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma has recertified the Vanderbilt Trauma Center with its Level 1 ranking.

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Volunteer finds common ground with trauma patients

Feb. 16, 2017—By 5 each morning, businessman Doug Brown is already hard at work, making calls to colleagues around the world.

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Distinguished visitors

May. 25, 2016—In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, members of the Tennessee House of Representatives toured Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult emergency department, trauma center and helipad.

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Warm weather heralds beginning of “trauma season”; Vanderbilt physicians urge pedestrians and drivers to use extra caution

Apr. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center trauma physicians are warning pedestrians and drivers to be attentive, alert and cautious as the weather warms up and the likelihood of auto-pedestrian accidents increases. In 2015, 18 pedestrians died after being struck by vehicles in Davidson County. In 2016, there have been two pedestrian deaths so far, according to Nashville...

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Siri ‘butt dial’ to 911 brings rescuers to trapped victim

Aug. 14, 2015—A Vanderbilt patient who survived the unthinkable has brought a whole new meaning to the term “butt dialing” and believes that prayer, along with a little help from Siri, saved his life. Sam Ray, 18, was never a fan of Siri, the hands-free virtual assistant on Apple iPhones, until he found himself pinned under his...

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight debuts new airplane

Jul. 23, 2015—by Jerry Jones Vanderbilt LifeFlight is adding a new airplane that will provide emergency medical transportation for infants, children and adults located essentially anywhere in the U.S. The Pilatus PC-12 turbo prop, based at Nashville International Airport, is slightly larger than the program’s previous airplane. Vanderbilt LifeFlight has been providing long-range emergency airplane service since...

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Photo: Distinguished visitor

Jul. 16, 2015—Ohio Gov. John Kasich visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week and toured several areas, including the Trauma Unit and LifeFlight’s helipad atop Vanderbilt University Hospital.

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Preventable injuries fill Vanderbilt University Hospital each Memorial Day; doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend

May. 22, 2015—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year. Victims of automobile, boating, motorcycle, swimming and all-terrain vehicle accidents flood Vanderbilt each year during this holiday weekend, which is considered the official kick-off to summer. “Many of...

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Get VU discount to Southern Women’s Show

Mar. 26, 2015—Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt's trauma injury prevention program will partner with Kohls to promote child safety at the Southern Women's Show.

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Vanderbilt trauma surgeons see increase in motorcycle crashes with springtime weather; urge proper helmet use

Mar. 20, 2015—As spring arrives and outdoor recreational activities increase, trauma surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are already seeing an increase in serious motorcycle accidents. Last Sunday as temperatures rose across Middle Tennessee, VUMC treated five motorcycle accident victims. Unfortunately, one of these victims sustained injuries that were not survivable. Spring brings the arrival of “trauma...

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