Dr. Staudenmayer Appointed Vice Chair of the Trauma Systems Evaluation and Planning Committee

November 17, 2021

Dr. Kristan Staudenmayer has been appointed Vice Chair of the Trauma Systems Evaluation and Planning Committee. The committee is part of the the American College of Surgeon's Committee on Trauma (ACS COT).

"The Trauma Systems Pillar seeks to develop and lead programs, initiatives, and collaborative efforts, which optimize regional and state trauma systems and establish a framework for a national trauma and emergency preparedness system to reduce preventable deaths and disability. Intense work is underway for the revision of the White Book, and we have the opportunity to reimagine the systems consultation visits to provide a broader array of consultation products that will benefit both the COT program, and the different constituent areas seeking consultations. Our newest strategic work in the area of trauma system and emergency preparedness, along with our advocacy of the RMOC concepts provide many areas for contribution and your expertise will be very helpful to continue the forward movement in our Zero Preventable Deaths initiatives," wrote Dr. Eileen Burgar, COT Chair, in her official letter to Dr. Staudenmayer.

Dr. Staudenmayer will succeed Dr. Warren Dorlac from the University of Colorado. The formal transition in responsibility will occur in March 2022 during the COT annual meeting, and the position will run for an initial 2‐year term, concluding in 2024.