Trauma Service

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The University of Virginia Division of Trauma and Emergency General Surgery provides patient care services for traumatic injury in central Virginia.

Under the direction of Jeffrey S. Young, M.D. and J. Forrest Calland, M.D., the service is covered by a Chief Surgical Resident, two Critical Care Residents (PGY 2), two Interns (PGY 1), and two Nurse Practitioners.  The service also cares for general surgical and critical care burn patients.

The Adult Trauma Service admits approximately 1100 severely injured patients per year.  The Pediatric Trauma Service admits approximately 175 patients between the ages of 0 – 17 per year.  These patients are cared for by the Division of Pediatric Surgery and pediatric intensivists.  There are approximately 1900 injury admissions per year to the medical center.

UVA received a Level I Trauma Center designation by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1983, and Level I designation by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma in 2015, and 2018.  The Trauma Program functions as an entity within the Clinical Care Services of the UVA Health System.

Contact Numbers

Pegasus (In Virginia)  1-800-552-1826

Pegasus (Outside of Virginia) 1-800-882-4354

UVA Emergency Dept.  434-924-0211

Trauma Service Office 434-924-1770

Jeffrey Young, MD, Trauma Director  434-982-3549

Trauma Chief Resident  434-924-0211 (page chief or beeper #1560)

Trauma Catchment Area

The UVA Trauma Service serves central Virginia, and certain areas of eastern West Virginia.

Counties in the primary service area (for ground and air transport) include:

  • pegasussmallAlbemarle
  • Louisa
  • Orange
  • Fluvanna
  • Nelson
  • Buckingham
  • Greene
  • Madison
  • Augusta

Counties in the secondary service area (usually Pegasus transport) include:

  • Page
  • Rockingham
  • Amherst
  • Culpeper
  • Spotsylvania
  • Goochland
  • Appomatox
  • Rockbridge