Bellal A. Joseph, MD, FACS

Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Knowledge Expansion
Associate Director of the Surgical Critical Care/ Acute Care Fellowship
Medical Director, Southern Arizona Telemedicine and Telepresence (SATT) Program
Associate Director, Telesurgery, Arizona Telemedicine Program
Director of Outpatient Clinics for Trauma/Emergency Surgery
Director, International Research Fellowship

Bellal A. Joseph, MD, FACS

Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Knowledge Expansion
Associate Director of the Surgical Critical Care/ Acute Care Fellowship
Medical Director, Southern Arizona Telemedicine and Telepresence (SATT) Program
Associate Director, Telesurgery, Arizona Telemedicine Program
Director of Outpatient Clinics for Trauma/Emergency Surgery
Director, International Research Fellowship

Dr. Bellal Joseph is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Knowledge Expansion in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine in Tucson. He received his surgical training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and subsequently did his fellowship at Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Maryland at the University of Maryland. Dr. Joseph joined the University of Arizona in 2009 and since excelled as a national figure in trauma surgery. In addition to being a board certified clinician, he is the Associate Director of the Surgical Critical Care/ Acute Care Fellowship Programs, Director of the Southern Arizona Tele-Trauma Program, Associate Director of Telesurgery, and Director of Outpatient Clinics for Trauma/Emergency Surgery. Dr. Joseph’s clinical interests are in the areas of emergency surgery, trauma and surgical critical care. He has extensively invested himself in research and is the Director of Trauma Research as well as the International Research Fellowship. His research focus is on traumatic brain injuries, resuscitation and new therapies, frailty and caring for the geriatric surgical patients, surgical outcomes research as well as injury prevention. His research is nationally recognized and has been federally funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Aging, and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.  He has published over 140 peer reviewed publications and 16 book chapters. He is a member of more than 12 surgical/scientific societies including American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American College of Surgeons, Academic Association of Surgery, International Surgical Society, American Geriatric Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Research Interests: 

Traumatic Brain Injury Frailty and Geriatric Surgical Patients Surgical Outcomes Injury Prevention

Degrees
  • MD: Saba University School of Medicine, 2003
Honors and Awards
  • UA Reynolds Scholar in Applied Geriatrics
Residency
  • Henry Ford Hospital, General Surgery, 2003-2008
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Administrative Chief Resident - General Surgery, 2007-2008
Internship
  • Henry Ford Hospital, General Surgery, 2003-2008
Fellowship
  • University of Maryland - R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, 2008
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, General
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care