Spotlight on new faculty -- Meet P.J. Schenarts, M.D.

July 24, 2012

P.J. Schenarts, M.D., professor of surgery and vice chairman of education in general surgery, is among the many new faculty members at UNMC.

Name: P.J. Schenarts, M.D.

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P.J. Schenarts, M.D.
Title: Professor of surgery, chief of trauma and critical care and vice chairman of education in the division of general surgery

Specialty: Trauma and surgical critical care, emergency medicine

Medical degree: M.D. from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Conn.

Residency: General surgery internship/residency at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine

Fellowships:

  • NIH trauma research at University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriner's Burn Institute in Galveston, Texas; and
  • Trauma surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn.

Board certification:

  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery; and
  • American Board of Surgery, Special Certification in Surgical Critical Care.

Memberships:

  • American College of Surgeons;
  • American Trauma Society;
  • American College of Chest Physicians;
  • Association for Surgical Education;
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma;
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine;
  • Shock Society;
  • Charles Rob Student Surgical Society;
  • Association of Military Surgeons;
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress;
  • Association for Academic Surgery;
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery; and
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Military service: Lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corp with four deployments in Afghanistan and two in Iraq.

Clinic hours: Trauma clinic, Durham Outpatient Center, level 5, Monday and Wednesdays (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

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