Douglas J.E. Schuerer, MD, FACS, FCCM
Professor of Surgery
Director of Trauma

Dr. Schuerer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1995 and went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, which also included a fellowship in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. He continued as a staff member in general surgery and critical care at the University of Michigan before joining the staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2002.

Dr. Schuerer’s research interests include patient safety, deep venous thrombosis, severe respiratory failure and trauma outcome.

Sara A. Buckman, MD, PharmD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program

Dr. Buckman received her doctor of pharmacy degree in 1999 and her medical degree in 2008, both from the University of Wisconsin. She completed pharmacy practice and solid organ transplant specialty residencies at the University of Nebraska, a surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin and a surgical critical care fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Buckman specializes in surgical critical care. Her research interests include surgical infectious diseases and nutrition.

John E. Mazuski, MD, PhD, FACS, FCCM
Professor of Surgery

Dr. Mazuski received his medical degree from the University of California – Los Angeles in 1981. He then completed a surgical residency at the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis in 1990 and a fellowship in surgical critical care at the same institution in 1991. While at the University of Minnesota, he earned his PhD degree in biochemistry. He subsequently joined the faculty at Saint Louis University as assistant professor and then associate professor of surgery before coming to Washington University.

Dr. Mazuski has particular research interests in nutritional support and the treatment of surgical infections. He is an investigator in a number of clinical studies of newer agents for the treatment of critically ill patients, especially those with trauma and sepsis. He also participates actively in national task forces developing guidelines for the care of critically ill patients. He is a past president of the Surgical Infection Society.

Richard S. Hotchkiss, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery and Medicine

Dr. Hotchkiss received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 1976. He performed residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital and Emory University. He completed fellowships in intensive care and respiratory intensive care at the University of Virginia and Massachusetts General Hospital, respectively. Dr. Hotchkiss came to Washington University in 1987 after serving on the faculty of Emory University.

Dr. Hotchkiss investigates mechanisms of cell injury and death in critical illness, particularly the role of lymphocytic apoptosis in both human studies and animal models of sepsis and has published his results in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature Medicine and Nature Immunology. Dr. Hotchkiss is past president of the Shock Society.

Melissa Stewart, MD
Instructor of Surgery

Grant V. Bochicchio, MD, MPH
Edison Professor of Surgery
Chief, Acute and Critical Care Surgery

Isaiah R Turnbull, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Mark Hoofnagle, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Jessica Leonard, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery