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

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


  • 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.


  • 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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