Trauma, Burns, Acute and Critical Care
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Weill Cornell Medicine’s trauma, burns, acute and critical care surgery program provides a vitally-needed service for the community, and offers critically-ill patients a unique expertise and compassionate care from highly-skilled surgeons who are at the top of their field.
The trauma center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has been designated a Level I adult and a Level II pediatric trauma center by the American College of Surgeons for our ability to provide the highest quality of care, especially in critical and complex cases.
Our first priority is to save lives. Our philosophy is to provide total care for each of our patients and to always be available when needed. We not only preform surgery and provide other lifesaving treatments, but we also follow our patients throughout hospitalization and recovery, providing a seamless continuity of care.
Our multidisciplinary team includes highly trained trauma surgeons, burn specialists, critical care specialists, acute care surgeons, rehabilitation professionals, psychologists, and social workers. We have all the specialists needed to care for any injury and are ready to manage a wide variety of emergencies.
We recognize that particularly at the time of a crisis, patients and their families need compassion, sensitivity to their concerns, and ongoing communication. We maintain an environment of open dialogue so patients and their families are involved in decision-making as much as possible.
What Our Patients Are Saying
"Very good doctor He has very good ideas and always ask at end are there any questions I needed answers too before he goes to next patient."
"Dr. Kira Smith is my hero. I found myself in the ER under very traumatic circumstances and was comforted by her warmth and compassionate nature. Dr. Smith performed my emergency surgery through all hours of the night, kept my family informed, and demonstrated great continuity of care throughout my stay by visiting me daily and emailing on her days off. She also saw me for months of wound care and kept in touch once I was discharged to complete my recovery at home. Dr. Smith's medical expertise, care, concern, and compassion are all five stars! I even had a second surgery with her 6 months later. I highly and confidently recommend Dr. Smith."
"Dr. Kelly is a brilliant, caring doctor and surgeon. He is a miracle worker! I had a critical leg wound and he not only saved my leg, but he is now treating the scar! I cannot imagine what might have happened had I not been under the care of Dr. Kelly!"