Alex Axelrad, MD

Director of Trauma in the Department of Surgery and Director, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, Winthrop-University Hospital

The author of many articles related to critical illness and trauma, Dr. Axelrad has participated in numerous research studies. His current research interest involves coagulation and platelet dysfunction derangements related to trauma and critical illness. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and is also a member of the Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons as well as the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

As Director of Trauma in the Department of Surgery and Director of Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital, Dr. Axelrad has a wealth of experience in trauma surgery and critical care. He arrived at Winthrop in 2013 from Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, where he served as Chief of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Axelrad had previously been the Trauma Medical Director at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center in Atlantic City, NJ. Prior to that, he served as the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, NJ, where he also practiced in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.

After earning his medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico, Dr. Axelrad continued his postgraduate training by completing a Fifth Pathway program at Rutgers Medical School. This was followed by an internship and surgical residency at Maimonides Medical Center, where he performed as Chief Surgical Resident. He went on to complete a Surgical Critical Care/Trauma Fellowship at the University of Miami–Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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