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trauma team

As a trauma center, NYU Winthrop Hospital delivers lifesaving care to the most seriously injured patients. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our trauma team is prepared for any emergency.

Our team of in-house trauma surgeons, available 24/7, have specialized critical care surgery training and work closely with other in-house specialists, on-call physicians and trauma support staff, including:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Radiologists
  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Pediatric Critical Care Physicians
  • Trauma Nurses
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Case Management
  • Social Services

NYU Winthrop’s trauma team collaborates with community hospitals throughout the region and emergency medical service professionals, to ensure prompt transportation of patients with critical and/or life-threatening injuries. Our team also works closely with specialists across various disciplines at NYU Winthrop Hospital to provide the best care to patients during every aspect of injury and recovery.

Meet The Trauma Team

  • Gerard Baltazar, DO

    Attending Trauma Surgeon

  • Charles Coren, MD, FACS

    Director of Pediatric Trauma

  • Amir Gendy, MD, FACS

    Attending Trauma Surgeon

  • Adel Hanna, MD

    Critical Care Specialist

  • D’Andrea Joseph, MD, FACS

    Chief of Trauma / Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery

  • James C Maurer, MD

    Director of Surgical Residency

  • Viktor Smirnov, MD

    Trauma Surgeon

  • Laura Velcu, MD

    Attending Trauma Surgeon

  • Jonathon Rubin, MD, FACS

    Attending Trauma Surgeon

    View Dr. Rubin's Profile >>

Other Trauma Staff

Camille Glotzbecker
Administrative Director, Surgical Services & Business Development Cardiothoracic Surgery & Trauma

Annemarie Glazer, RN
Trauma Program Manager

Maureen Casey, RN
Patient Safety Quality Specialist for Trauma

Donna Porcelli, RN
Trauma Registrar

Sue Simmons, RN
Trauma Registrar

Ellen Berghorn, RN
Injury Prevention Nurse

Jane Wahl, RN
Pediatric Trauma Coordinator

Keri Gorman, PA
Chief Trauma PA

Nycole Abela, PA

Ernie Choi, PA

Linda Cheng, PA

Gerri DeLizio, PA

Katie Fargnoli, PA

Catherine Fitzsimmons, PA

Amanda Hill, PA

Jessica JapNgie, PA

Alexandra Lewis, PA

Antonia Oddsen, PA

Jillian Picinich, PA

Michelle Quale, NP

Jessica Teresco, PA

Nina Tufaro, PA

Kristen Weinman, PA

Our core Emergency Department (ED) Trauma Nurses, Pediatric ED Attendings, EMS, Child Life, Senior Medical Residents and Surgical Critical Care PA Residents are also an important part of the Trauma Team.

The entire ED, including the pediatric ED, assist in making every trauma patient a priority and accomplish the high quality of care necessary.