Chair

Brief Bio

Natasha Keric, MD, MPH, FACS
Natasha Keric, MD, MPH, FACS

Chair
Medical Student Clerkship Director
Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix​

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago
Surgical Residency: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple, TX
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland
Areas of Interest: Surgical education, emergent ventral hernia management, leadership and coaching, research-Industry sponsored TAP trial
Personal interests: Cooking
What I like most about Arizona: Great people, great community, easy access to nearby adventures and airport for getaways
What do you like most about working here: The people. Great comradery and collegiality centered around providing caring and competent patient care

Faculty

Brief Bio

Paul Dabrowski, MD, FACS
Paul Dabrowski, MD, FACS

Associate Trauma Program Medical Director, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: Tulane
Surgical Residency: University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery and Trauma/Critical Care Fellowships: Tulane University and Charity Hospitals
Areas of Interest: Trauma and surgical critical care
Personal interests: Sports of all kinds, brewing beer, travel
What I like most about Arizona: I love the heat. The hotter the better. 
What do you like most about working here: Love the people. World class caregivers

Ara Feinstein, MD, MPH, FACS
Ara Feinstein, MD, MPH, FACS
 

Assistant Medical Student Clerkship Director
Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Physician Executive, Specialties, Banner Medical Group

Medical School: Yale University School of Medine, New Haven, CT
General Surgery Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship: Ryder Trauma Center, Miami FL
Areas of Interest: Education, healthcare leadership, healthcare transformation
Personal interests: Being a dad, Brazilian jiu-jitsu
What I like most about Arizona: I love living someplace other people go on vacation.
What do you like most about working here: I love being part of the academic medical center in the city I grew up in. I believe very strongly in our mission and what we provide for our community

Kelsey Hoidal, MD
Kelsey Hoidal, MD
 

Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
General Surgery Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship: Northwestern University - Adult Surgical Critical Care –  Chicago, IL
Areas of Interest: Thoracic trauma, medical education, surgical critical care, evidence-based practice, robotic surgery
Personal interests: Live music, peloton, interior design, traveling with my husband and one year old daughter
What I like most about Arizona: The food! Arizona has every climate to offer year round, also.
What do you like most about working here: The people! I came back after training to be an attending here because all of the staff here (not just docs) are dedicated to great patient care and working well together as a team

Nirav Patel, MD, FACS
Nirav Patel, MD, FACS

Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety
Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Wisconsin
General Surgery Residency: Gundersen Medical Foundation-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: University of California-San Diego
Areas of Interest: Surgical clinical quality improvement, global health, system process engineering, general trauma acute care surgery with a focus on minimally invasive approaches and complex abdominal wall reconstructions
 

Eric Petersen, MD, MS
Eric Petersen, MD, MS

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CO
General Surgery Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship: Aerospace Medicine, University of Texas; Medical Branch at Galveston, Surgical Critical Care, Stanford
Areas of Interest: Trauma, surgery, and critical care in deep space
Personal interests: Spending time with my family, traveling, making orchestral music, and being outside in the sun
What I like most about Arizona: The weather is amazing. Yes, it gets hot for a few months, but it's beautiful the rest of the year. Living here fells like living in a resort. There are lots of great places to explore locally and regionally
What do you like most about working here: The culture is great. Lots of kind and friendly people that take great care of their patients

Amy Sisley, MD, MPH, FACS
Amy Sisley, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Program Director for Simulation
Associate Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Surgical Residency: University of Chicago
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship: Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia
Areas of Interest: Surgical education and simulation, trauma, acute surgical conditions and critical illness
Personal interests: History, traveling
What I like most about Arizona: It’s so beautiful!
What do you like most about working here: It’s always exciting! This place is growing so fast- new buildings, new faculty, new opportunities. It’s fun to come to work in the morning

Allison Tompeck, MD
Allison Tompeck, MD

Program Director
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency: Pinnacle Health System – Polyclinic
Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern
Areas of Interest: Trauma, surgical critical care, intra-abdominal sepsis, abdominal compartment syndrome, acute complicated pancreatitis 
Personal interests: I am a self-proclaimed epicurean forever on the hunt for the next food experience, both near and far. I work to travel and visit faraway places listed my very long, carefully curated "bucket list." Otherwise, I spend my free time cooking, exercising, organizing, playing with my Labrador Retriever named Lucy and spending time with my friends and family
What I like most about Arizona: Desert landscape, weather, accessibility and people
What do you like most about working here: Colleagues, residents and staff