The Trauma Center at Sinai Hospital is one of four Level II trauma centers in Maryland. A Level II center is defined as a center able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients. Key elements of a Level II center include 24-hour immediate coverage by trauma surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care. Sinai Hospital's Level II Trauma Center is committed to being a regional leader not just in the provision of patient care but also in trauma prevention and continuing education of the trauma team members. It also is dedicated to continued improvement in trauma care through a comprehensive quality assessment program.
Sinai Hospital's Division of Trauma has a commitment to deliver excellence in care to trauma patients. Sinai Hospital follows Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems criteria and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Gold Book to allocate resources optimally for the injured patient. Every year, Sinai Hospital treats thousands of trauma patients, and that number continues to grow.
As a Level II Trauma Center, Sinai Hospital provides 24-hour coverage by specialists in a number of areas including:
Neurosurgery — Chief: Neal Naff, M.D.
Sinai Hospital's Neurosurgery Program is committed to excellence in the diagnosis of patients with injury to the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. Sinai Hospital offers state-of-the-art neurosurgical suites with a dedicated operating room team.
Orthopedic Surgery — Director of Orthopedic Trauma: Stephen Bell, M.D.
The Orthopedic Surgery team is immediately available for orthopedic trauma surgery, complex fracture fixation and implementation of external fixators. Sinai Hospital is home to the internationally renowned Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics and the Spine Center, which has some of the highest orthopedic admissions per year in the state of Maryland.
Pediatrics — Interim Chief: David Tuchman, M.D.
All pediatric traumas are co-managed with a Pediatric Anesthesia/Critical Care team. Sinai Hospital offers the highest level of coverage in its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Pediatricians follow all pediatric trauma patients throughout their admission.
Division of Trauma