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Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Faculty

Division Faculty

Richard S. Miller, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Medical Director, Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Assistant Medical Director of LifeFlight
Director of Trauma Education.

Medical School: Universidad C.E.T.E.C., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Residency: Easton Hospital, Easton, Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Trauma & Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Miller's interests include Trauma Education for surgical fellows, residents, and medical students. His specialty and area of expertise is in the management and reconstruction of complex abdominal wall hernias.

Slideshow: A Day in The Life of a Trauma Surgeon.

Raeanna C. Adams, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Undergraduate: University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia
Residency: Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia
Internship, Emergency Medicine: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Bradley M Dennis, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Undergraduate: University of Georgia Athens, Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia Augusta, Georgia
Internship: Atlanta Medical Center Atlanta, Georgia
Residency: Medical Center of Central Georgia-Mercer University Macon, Georgia
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Shannon C Eastham, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Undergraduate: University of Virginia Richmond, Virginia
Georgetown University Washington, D.C.
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
Internship: Medical College of Virginia Richmond, Virginia
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami Miami, Florida
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Oscar Guillamondegui, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, Trauma ICU

Director, Vanderbilt Multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
Medical School: University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Residency: Oklahoma University , Oklahoma City, OK
Fellowship: Research/Clinical Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Oliver L. Gunter Jr. MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Emergency General Surgery

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia. Augusta, Georgia
Internship: Carolinas Medical Center. Charlotte, North Carolina
Residency: General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center. Charlotte, North Carolina
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Nashville, Tennessee
Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery; Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Addison K. May, MD FACS, FCCM Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology

Director, Surgical Critical Care
Program director, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina
Residency: University of Virginia Health Sciences Center Charlottesville, Virginia
Fellowship: 3M / Surgical Infection Society Research Fellowship - University of Virginia Health Sciences Center Charlottesville, Virginia
Fellowship: Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. May is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgical Critical Care. His special interests are in surgical infection and he maintains research projects in surgical infection, acute lung injury and ischemia / reperfusion injury.

John A. Morris, Jr., MD, FACS Professor of Surgery
Director, Trauma, Burn & LifeFlight Patient Care Center

Medical School: University of Kentucky School of Medicine Lexington, KY
Residency: University of Kentucky Medical Center Lexington, KY
Fellowship: Trauma & Burn Research University of California at San Francisco General Hospital

Dr. Morris started the Division of Trauma at Vanderbilt in 1984. He is active in regional and national Trauma societies. His research spans from genetics to rehabilitation.

Timothy C. Nunez, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery

Undergraduate: Ohio University; Athens, OH
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Good Samaritan Hospital; Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital; Cincinnati, OH
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, TN
Mayur B. Patel, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Staff Surgeon and Intensivist: Nashville VAMC

Co-director: Vanderbilt Multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic (MTBIC)

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD
Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Nashville, TN
Residency: General Surgery; Duke University Medical Center; Durham, NC

Fellowship: Trauma Surgery Research Fellow; Duke University Medical Center; Durham, NC;
Univ. of Miami & Jackson Memorial Hospital (Ryder Trauma Center); Miami, FL
Fellowship: Trauma & Surgical Critical Care; Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, TN
Master in Public Health: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Nashville, TN

Nursing Leadership


Devin Carr RN, MSN
Administrative Director, Surgery and Transplant PCC
Surgical and Transplant Administration
1211 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 27232-1750


Julianne Williams RN, MSN
Administrative Director, Neuroscience and Trauma Nursing
Trauma Administration
1211 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 27232-1750


Doug Burns RN
Manager, SICU 9T3 VUH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. South, 9003 VUH
Nashville, TN. 37232-7445

Cindy Childress RN
Manager, Orthopedics/Urology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. South, S6410 MCN
Nashville, TN. 37232-2165

Michael Daly, MSN, MBA, RN, ACNP-BC, NE-BC Manager, Patient Care Services
Transplant & Surgical Care Unit (7T3)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1611 21st Avenue South, 7th Fl CCT
Nashville, TN 37232-7357

Aaron Hirsch RN, BSN
Interim Manager, 9S VUH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. South, 9003 VUH
Nashville, TN. 37232-7445

Teresa Hobt-Bingham RN, BSN
Manager, Trauma Center 10N VUH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. South, 10110 VUH
Nashville, TN. 37232-7600

Marsha Pope RN, BSN
Interim Manager, Surgical Stepdown 9N VUH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. South, 9003 VUH
Nashville, TN. 37232-7445

Carolyn Valentini RN, MSN
Manager, Burn Center 11S VUH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. South, 11 South VUH
Nashville, TN. 37232-7175

Jeannie Yeatman, RN, BSN, MS, CEN, EMT, MBA
Program Director-Lifeflight
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. South, VUH Skyport 13200
Nashville, TN. 37232-7430

Nurse Practitioners


  • Shelley Atkinson, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Caroline Banes MSN, RN, APRN, BC
  • Susan Bursch MSN, RN, APRN, BC
  • Billy Cameron MSN, RN, APRN, BC
  • Nina Collins, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Kathleen Donais, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Anna Hartshorn, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Rita Manry Martin, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Katie Marshall, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Debbie Masemer MSN, RN, APRN, BC
  • Melissa Morton, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Bethany Riley, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Amanda Romero, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Karen Smialek, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Shelley Torres, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Michelle Trager, MSN, RN, APRN,BC
  • Linda Wilkinson, MSN, RN, APRN,BC, LMT

Trauma Clinical Pharmacist


Susan Hamblin, PharmD, BCPS
Trauma Clinical Pharmacist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Registered Dietitians


Beth Mills, MS, RD, CNSD, LDN
Department of Clinical Nutrition
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Case Mgt and Social Workers


Jane Hopper, RN Case Manager, Trauma
Case Management Office
1161 21st Ave. South, A-1202 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN. 37232-2415

Shirley Smith
Social Worker II
Social Work
1161 21st Ave. South, A-1202 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN. 37232-2415

Clinical Research


Judy Jenkins, RN, MSN
Clinical Research Director
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Division of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care 404 Medical Arts Building
Nashville, TN. 37232-1750

Financial Counselors


Shirley Carr
Financial Counselor, Trauma
Financial Counseling
1161 21st Ave. South, Rm 10101 VUH
Nashville, TN. 37232-2415

Delores Marshall
Financial Counselor, Trauma
Financial Counseling
1161 21st Ave. South, Rm 10101 VUH
Nashville, TN. 37232-2415
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This page was last updated January, 2013 and is maintained by Chris Kleymeer