Department of Surgery
Chief, Section of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Selwyn O. Rogers Jr. is an acclaimed critical care surgeon and public health expert who has served in leadership capacities at health centers across the country. He is a prolific researcher, and his work seeks to improve quality and access to care for all patients. While at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, he helped launch the Center for Surgery and Public Health, to understand the nature, quality, and utilization of surgical care nationally and internationally.
Among other topics, his published research has looked at the impact of race and ethnicity on surgical outcomes. He is committed to improving the understanding of disparities in surgical care, to close the quality chasm for underserved populations and provide the most patient-centered care possible. He has been an advocate for treating intentional violence as a public health problem.
Rogers leads the University of Chicago Medicine’s Level 1 adult trauma center, scheduled to open in 2018. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed both his surgery residency and a National Institutes of Health research fellowship in surgical oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in public health from Vanderbilt University. Most recently, he served as vice president and chief medical officer of the University of Texas Medical Branch.