U.S. Navy veteran and surgeon Donald “D.J.” Green, MD, has been appointed associate professor of surgery in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and medical director of trauma services at The University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus.
Dr. Green served as a surgeon for 10 years in the U.S. Navy, where he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. He then spent six years at the Navy Trauma Training Center at the Los Angeles County Medical Center as a practicing trauma surgeon, taking care of patients, and as a trainer, preparing doctors, nurses and other staff members to care for wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dr. Green received his medical degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, and completed his residency training at the UA. He completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Navy Chapter of American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Association for Surgical Education, Special Operations Medical Association. He has authored and coauthored about 40 articles in peer-reviewed publications. His research focuses on injury prevention.
“Dr. Green is a consummate educator and a well-known and respected academic surgeon. He also is an alumnus of our surgical residency program at the UA and we are fortunate to recruit him to join the trauma division faculty and to teach our current residents,” said Peter Rhee, MD, chief, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Green join our department and lead trauma services at The University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, which will complement our trauma center at University Campus and provide care for patients in the south and southeast areas,” said Rainer W.G. Gruessner, MD, UA Department of Surgery chairman. “As the Southern Arizona community expands, the UA Department of Surgery also must expand to provide these vital trauma services.”