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Faculty Profiles

Paula Ferrada, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program, VCU School of Medicine
Medical Director, Surgical & Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU), VCU Health System

Paula Ferrada, MDContact Information:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

Specialty Areas:
Trauma, critical care, acute care surgery

Universidad Del Valle Medicine, (Magna Cum Laude), Cali, Columbia


Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Internship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Residency

University of Pittsburgh, Trauma Critical Care
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Univ of Maryland, Acute Care Surgery

Areas of Interest:
Global Surgery, Surgical Education, Surgeon Performed Ultrasound, Trauma Resuscitation



Virginia Chapter, American College of Surgeons / June 2017
Paula Ferrada, M.D., associate professor and critical care fellowship program director is appointed President-Elect at the 2017 Annual Meeting http://www.virginiaacs.org/officers/officers.html

VCU Medical Center / April 2015
In the video below, Dr. Ferrada describes the moment when LifeEvac brought Kyle to VCU Medical Center. “We had to stop the bleeding first,” said Paula Ferrada, M.D., medical director of the trauma intensive care unit.

“Kyle bled more than half his blood volume. He was near coding. We knew immediately this was going to be a lifesaving procedure versus a limb-saving procedure.”

OnSurg's Op Report / October 2014
Dr. Ferrada discusses the mutual benefits of international collaborations in academic surgery and promotes Panamerican Trauma Society's XXVII Congress in Panama City, Panama

OnSurg's Op Report / April 2014
OnSurg Video-Op Report interviews Paula Ferrada, MD on issues facing the Female Surgeon

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American College of Surgeons–
Virginia Chapter President-Elect

American College of Surgeons—
Young Fellows Association

Panamerican Trauma
Society (PTS)

Eastern Association for the
Surgery of Trauma (EAST)

American Association for
the Surgery of Trauma

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2016 Irby-James Award for
Excellence in Clinical Teaching

2016 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Ultrasonography in the ICU: Practical Applications book cover

This book can be used as a teaching tool for critical care
fellows & residents interested in receiving further training in ultrasound for the critically ill patient.



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