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Professor Susan Brundage, MD, MPH, FACS


Professor of Trauma Education

Centre: Neuroscience and Trauma



Professor Brundage is actively involved in major Surgical Societies; American College of Surgeons, American Association for the Surgery Of Trauma, Western Trauma Association, Society of University Surgeons, and the Association for Academic Surgeons. 

Prof Brundage served as Advisor to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland co-editing the WHO “Guidelines for Trauma Quality Improvement Programmes.” This document provides an important resource for developing effective Trauma QI Programmes particularly focusing on the capacities of resource limited environments and is freely available online.


Professor Brundage joined The Blizard in July 2013 recruited from the USA to direct Barts and The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, TRAUMA.ORG and the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s International Masters in Trauma Sciences Programme. Prof Brundage is recognized as a global trauma expert based on her reputation as an outstanding trauma surgeon combined with prominent and practice-defining publications in surgical outcomes research. Prof Brundage’s longstanding interest in dissemination of trauma knowledge and education has resulted in extensive presentations in America plus lectures throughout South Africa, West Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and the UK.

Professor Brundage’s faculty posts in Trauma Surgery in the USA included such esteemed academic trauma institutions as Harborview Medical Centre, The University of Washington Seattle, Washington for her Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and Masters in Public Health supported by the CDC and NIH, Ben Taub General Hospital at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas for her Assistant Professor Position, Stanford University in Palo Alto, California for Associate Professor. Prior to joining The Blizard, Professor Brundage achieved her full Professorship in the USA at New York University (NYU) Medical Centre in Manhattan, New York working at NYU Bellevue Hospital – the oldest public hospital in the USA - and as Chief of Acute Care Surgery at NYU Tisch Hospital where Prof Brundage established a Surgical Intensive Care Unit devoted exclusively to care of critically ill patients with diseases of a surgical nature.





Course director


Research Interests:

Outcomes Research, International Health, Quality Improvement, Surgical Education

Recent and ongoing research projects

Professor Brundage has published greater than 90 peer reviewed high impact publications and book chapters in trauma outcomes research and surgical education. Prof Brundage was one of twelve surgeons in the USA selected to develop the educational material and instruct at the Comprehensive General Surgery Review Courses developed by the American College of Surgeons Division on Education. Professor Brundage has also been highly involved with international dissemination of the Association for Academic Surgery’s Fundamentals of Surgical Research and Career Development Courses.


Leow JJ, Brundage SI, Kushner AL, Kamara TB, Hanciles E, Muana A, Kamara MM, Daoh KS, Kingham TP. “'Mass Casualty Incident Training in Resource-Limited Environments'.” British Journal of Surgery. 2012 March; 99(3): 356-61.

Nadler EP, Krishnaswami S, Brundage SI, Kim LT, Kingham TP, Olutoye OO, Nwariaku F, Nwomeh BC. ”Assessing the Efficacy of the Fundamentals of Research and Career Development Course Overseas.” Journal of Surgical Research. 2010 Oct; 163 (2): 197-200.

Riskin DJ, Tsai TC, Riskin L, Hernandez-Boussard T, Purtill M, Maggio PM, Spain DA, Brundage SI. “Massive Transfusion Protocols: The Role of Aggressive Resuscitation Versus Product Ratio in Mortality Reduction "Journal of The American College Of Surgeons. 2009 Aug; 209(2): 198-205.

Maggio PM, Brundage SI, Hernandez-Boussard T,  Spain DA. “Commitment to ACS COT Trauma Centre Verification Improves Patient and Financial Outcomes” Journal of Trauma. Jul; 67(1): 190-4; discussion 194-5.2009.

Spain DA, Bellino M, Kopelman A, Chang J, Park J, Gregg Dl, Brundage SI. Requests For 692 Transfers To An Academic Level I Trauma Center: Implications Of The Emergency Medical Treatment And Active Labor Act. Journal of Trauma.  2007 Jan; 62(1): 63-7; Discussion 67-8.

Kozar RA, Anderson KD, Escobar-Chaves SL, Thiel MA, Brundage SI. Preclinical Students: Who Are Surgeons? Journal of Surgical Research.  2004 June; 15; 119(2): 113-6.

Kozar RA, Lucci A, Miller C, Azzizadeh A, Cocanour CS, Potts J, Fischer C, Brundage SI. “A Brief Intervention By Surgeons Can Influence Medical Students Toward A Career In Surgery.” Journal of Surgical Research. 2003.  May 1; 111(1): 166-9.

Nathens AB, Maier RV, Brundage SI, Jurkovich GJ, Grossman DC: “The Effect Of Interfacility Transfer On Outcome In An Urban Trauma System” Journal of Trauma. 2003. Sep; 55(3): 444-9.

Brundage SI, McGhan R, Jurkovich GJ, Mack CD, Maier RV: “Timing of Femur Fracture Fixation: Effect on Outcome in Patients with Thoracic and Head Injuries” Journal of Trauma. 2002. 52 (2): 299-307.

Brundage SI, Jurkovich GJ, Hoyt D, Patel N, Ross S, Marburger R, Stoner M, Ivatury R, Ku J, Rutherford E, Maier RV: (WTA Multi-Institution Study Group): “Stapled Versus Sutured Gastrointestinal Anastomoses In The Trauma Patient: A Multicenter Trial”  Journal of Trauma. 2001. 51(6): 1054-1061.

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