Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Welcome to Acute Care Surgical Services

The Division of Acute Care Surgical Services provides the highest quality care for a broad spectrum of surgical diseases including the most critically ill and injured patients.

Our faculty physicians are double-boarded in general surgery and surgical intensive care and specialize in trauma surgery, emergency general surgery, elective general surgery, and surgical critical care. Our trauma center is designated a level I trauma center by the state of Virginia and nationally verified by the American College of Surgeons.

Our interdisciplinary specialties include:

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Emergency medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Radiology

VCU Medical Center is the only Level I Trauma Center in the region verified by the State of Virginia and the American College of Surgeons for Adult, Pediatric, and Burn trauma.

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From the Chair

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From the Chair

"Our acute care surgical division stands at the apex of the continuum of care of the acute surgical patient…with dedicated, skillful and doubly boarded critical care surgeons, and highly trained advanced providers. I am proud to serve with such dedicated compassionate and skillful providers."

— Michel Aboutanos, MD, MPH, FACS

Research

Research areas include injury outcome research, translational research, organ preservation during traumatic injury, reperfusion injury in hemorrhagic shock and mechanisms of lethal critical care illness after traumatic injury. Click here to learn more about our extensive research portfolio.

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Education is a core function of the division with a multi-faceted approach including pre-hospital, nursing, advanced practice providers, medical students, residents, fellows and all other providers who care for our patients.

Our one year fellowship program in surgical critical care is ACGME accredited and focuses on intensive clinical training in our surgical trauma intensive care unit (STICU).

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Center for Trauma & Critical Care Education

Annual Rao R. Ivatury Trauma Symposium

The Center for Trauma and Critical Care Education (CTCCE) offers comprehensive continuing education, paramedic courses, and outreach serving the commonwealth of Virginia and beyond. They are also responsible for organizing the annual Rao R Ivatury Trauma Symposium.

Division Faculty

Acute Care Surgical Services

Michel Aboutanos, MD, MPH, FACS [View Image]

Michel Aboutanos, MD, MPH, FACS

Professor of Surgery

Michel Aboutanos, MD, MPH, FACS [View Image]

Michel Aboutanos, MD, MPH, FACS

Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Professor
The Fletcher Emory Ammons Distinguished Professor in Surgery
Professor & Chair, Division of Acute Care Surgical Services
Medical Director , VCU Level 1 Trauma Center
Medical Director, VCU Trauma Network
Medical Director, VCU Injury & Violence Prevention Program

Phone: (804) 827-1207

Fax: (804) 827-0285

Email: michel.aboutanos@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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Rahul J. Anand, MD, FACS [View Image]

Rahul J. Anand, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery

Rahul J. Anand, MD, FACS [View Image]

Rahul J. Anand, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Program Director, VCU General Surgery Residency

Phone: (804) 827-1207

Email: Rahul.Anand@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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Jonathan D. Bennett, MD [View Image]

Jonathan D. Bennett, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Jonathan D. Bennett, MD [View Image]

Jonathan D. Bennett, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Phone: (804) 827-1207

Email: Jonathan.Bennett@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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James H. Gould, RN, EMT-P [View Image]

James H. Gould, RN, EMT-P

Director, Ctr for Trauma & Critical Care Education

James H. Gould, RN, EMT-P [View Image]

James H. Gould, RN, EMT-P

Director, Ctr for Trauma & Critical Care Education

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Phone: (804) 828-4204

Email: James.Gould@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980044
Richmond, VA 23298-0044

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Stefan W. Leichtle, MD, FACS [View Image]

Stefan W. Leichtle, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Stefan W. Leichtle, MD, FACS [View Image]

Stefan W. Leichtle, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Phone: (804) 827-1207

Email: Stefan.Leichtle@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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Martin J. Mangino, PhD [View Image]

Martin J. Mangino, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Martin J. Mangino, PhD [View Image]

Martin J. Mangino, PhD

Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Associate Chair for Basic Research, ORBIT

Phone: (804) 628-3226

Email: Martin.Mangino@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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Jill Peysha, MD [View Image]

Jill Peysha, MD

Clinical Instructor of Surgery

Jill Peysha, MD [View Image]

Jill Peysha, MD

Clinical Instructor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Phone: (804) 827-1207

Email: Jill.Peysha@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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Levi Procter, MD [View Image]

Levi Procter, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Levi Procter, MD [View Image]

Levi Procter, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Phone: (804) 827-0285

Email: Levi.Procter@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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Edgar B. Rodas, MD, FACS [View Image]

Edgar B. Rodas, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Edgar B. Rodas, MD, FACS [View Image]

Edgar B. Rodas, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Director, VCU Program for Global Surgery

Phone: (804) 827-2409

Email: Edgar.Rodas@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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Alan P. Rossi, MD [View Image]

Alan P. Rossi, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Alan P. Rossi, MD [View Image]

Alan P. Rossi, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Phone: (804) 827-1207

Email: Alan.Rossi@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980645
Richmond, VA 23298-0645

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Ashley Slaughter, MD [View Image]

Ashley Slaughter, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Ashley Slaughter, MD [View Image]

Ashley Slaughter, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Phone: (804) 628-3215

Email: Ashley.Slaughter@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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Stacy L. Street, MD [View Image]

Stacy L. Street, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery

Stacy L. Street, MD [View Image]

Stacy L. Street, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Phone: (804) 628-3019

Email: Stacy.Street@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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James L. Whelan, Jr, MD [View Image]

James L. Whelan, Jr, MD

Professor of Surgery

James L. Whelan, Jr, MD [View Image]

James L. Whelan, Jr, MD

Professor of Surgery

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Phone: (804) 827-1203

Email: James.Whelan@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454

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Kenneth L. Williams, Mdiv [View Image]

Kenneth L. Williams, Mdiv

Instructor

Kenneth L. Williams, Mdiv [View Image]

Kenneth L. Williams, Mdiv

Instructor

Division of Acute Care Surgical Services

Center for Trauma & Critical Care Education

Phone: (804) 628-3019

Email: Kenneth.Williams@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Box 980044

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Contact Us

Michel Aboutanos, M.D., MPH
Chair, Acute Care Surgical Services
michel.aboutanos@vcuhealth.org

Abdul Nur, MHA
Associate Administrator
abdulhamid.nur@vcuhealth.org
(804) 828–9584

Dannette Arezzi, CTFC, MHA, MPI
Division Supervisor
dannette.arezzi@vcuhealth.org
(804) 827–0043

Office Location
West Hospital
15th Floor, East Wing

Mailing Address 
Box 980454
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0454

Phone: (804) 827–1207
Fax: (804) 827–0285

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