Our Approach

As a level II trauma center designated by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Stamford Health is committed to the prevention and treatment of adult and pediatric trauma patients. Our highly trained emergency medicine physicians, available 24/7, can assess and treat all injuries ranging from mild to serious.

  • Our Emergency Department is staffed by multiple trauma surgeons, who are fellowship-trained in trauma and surgical critical care.
  • Our interdisciplinary Department of Surgery, Trauma Services division also includes a trauma program manager, trauma performance improvement coordinator, and trauma quality data coordinator.
  • We are a verified level II trauma center by the ACS. With the ability to treat both children and adults, we can provide total care from pre-hospital patient management through the rehabilitation phase of patient recovery. Additionally, our trauma program offers injury prevention activities for the community and educational events that cover a variety of topics. Stamford Health’s Trauma Program is a proud participant in the ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Program. This program provides risk-adjusted benchmarking data, that weighs our program amongst other trauma centers across the nation.

Expertise You Want, Care You Deserve

Trauma Center Physicians

Stamford Health’s highly trained clinicians specialize in treating traumatic injuries and are staffed 24/7. Our medical team includes:

  • Board-certified trauma surgeons.
  • Neurosurgeons.
  • Orthopedic surgeons.
  • Anesthesiologists.
  • Radiologists.
  • Trauma-trained emergency room physicians, nurses, and staff.
  • Sub-specialty physicians including vascular, thoracic, plastic, and pediatric surgeons.

Trauma Survivors Network (TSN)

Stamford Health is a participant in the American Trauma Society’s Trauma Survivors Network. Traumatic injury not only has a physical impact on the patient and family but an emotional one as well. The focus of Stamford Health’s Trauma Survivors Network program is to offer support for patients and their families dealing with the aftermath of their injury. As part of this free program, patients and their families have access to useful information on injuries and their treatments, PTSD and mental health screening, national and regional support groups, the opportunity to connect with other survivors and families, and information about additional programs, resources and services.


Trauma Injury Prevention Programs


We are a proud partner of the Not One More: Health Care Heroes Against Impaired Driving campaign to prevent impaired and distracted driving in Connecticut.


As part of the national program, we offer classes providing instruction on techniques to control bleeding until medical services can arrive.


To reduce the risk of (and fear of) injury from falls in older adults, our program emphasizes the importance of balance and exercise.


We cover proper car seat and buckle installation. We also offer bicycling safety tips and strategies to stay safe on the road.

Trauma Surgery FAQs

  • How is the trauma surgery team at Stamford Health different from other surgical teams?
    As a level II trauma center, the trauma surgery team at Stamford Health is distinguished by its specialized expertise in managing critical injuries and emergencies. With a rapid response approach and a commitment to collaboration, our team ensures swift and comprehensive care for patients facing traumatic situations.
  • What types of trauma surgery procedures are performed at Stamford Health?
    Stamford Health’s trauma surgeons perform a range of procedures addressing injuries to the head, chest, abdomen, and extremities, among others. Our skilled surgeons are experienced in managing diverse traumatic conditions, providing advanced and tailored care.
  • How quickly can you expect to receive care if you come to the Stamford Health Trauma Center?
    At the Stamford Health Trauma Center, we prioritize rapid response and efficient care. With 24/7 emergency services, our team is dedicated to ensuring that patients receive timely and effective treatment for critical injuries and emergencies.
  • How can parents effectively communicate important medical information, such as allergies or chronic conditions, during emergency situations when seeking medical help for their child?
    Parents are encouraged to maintain a concise and easily accessible document containing vital medical information, including allergies, medications, and emergency contacts. This ensures efficient communication with health care providers during emergency situations. For pediatric emergency resources, visit our dedicated page here.
  • What emergency services are available at the Trauma Center at Stamford Health?
    The Trauma Center at Stamford Health offers a comprehensive range of emergency services, including imaging, diagnostic testing, and surgical interventions. Our goal is to provide swift and expert care for patients facing traumatic situations. Learn more about our emergency care services.
  • What rehabilitation services are available for trauma surgery patients at Stamford Health?
    Rehabilitation is a crucial aspect of the recovery process for trauma surgery patients at Stamford Health. Our rehabilitation services aim to support patients in regaining functionality and independence after surgery. Learn more about our rehabilitation services.

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