Boston Medical Center’s Department of Surgery, Section of Trauma and Acute Care, had the pleasure of hosting C. William Schwab, MD, FACS, for the George H. Clowes, Jr., MD, Trauma Lecture Visiting Professor on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Boston Medical Center.
Dr. Schwab has been a long-term contributor to the field of trauma care internationally, predominantly in the areas of education, systems, injury prevention governance and leadership. While establishing the trauma and flight programs at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980’s, Dr. Schwab and the Penn Team pioneered many aspects of the Damage Control approach now integral to trauma care. His leadership and vision trained many surgeons who have gone on to become leaders in their own programs worldwide.
Dr. Schwab was part of the group that initiated the international trauma operative training course. He has over 200 publications, chapters and has co-edited four textbooks. Dr. Schwab holds honorary memberships in the Royal College of Surgeons of Scotland (Glasgow), Swedish Surgical Association and European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. Dr. Schwab has served as the President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care.
Dr. C. William Schwab presenting “Damage Control: The Odyssey“
Surgical Residents and Trauma Attendings with Dr. Schwab enjoying an evening at the Seaport Hotel in Boston!
Surgical Residents with Dr. Schwab