Gary A. Vercruysse, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Surgery
Director of Burn Services

Gary A. Vercruysse, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Surgery
Director of Burn Services

Dr. Vercruysse was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.  He attended the Honors College at Michigan State University for his undergraduate, and medical degrees, and general surgery residency.  He completed a fellowship in trauma surgery, and surgical critical care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and also completed a fellowship in Burn Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Vercruysse volunteered for service in the United States Air Force, and has served as the Chiefs of Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care in combat hospitals in both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a trauma surgeon in Landstuhl, Germany.

Dr. Vercruysse has delivered more than 150 oral presentations, published more than 100 peer reviewed publications, and has obtained funding from multiple extramural grants.

For several years, Dr. Vercruysse has been recognized as a “Top Doc” by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

Research Interests: 
  • Vasopressin deficiency as related to hemorrhagic shock
  • Burns education and teaching
  • Economics of burn care
Degrees
  • BA: Michigan State University - Anthropology, 1992
  • BS: Michigan State University - Psychology, 1992
  • MD: Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine, 1997
Residency
  • Michigan State University, General Surgery, 1998-2002
Internship
  • Michigan State University, General Surgery, 1997-1998
Fellowship
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery, 2002-2003
  • Emory University - Grady Memorial Hospital, Burn Surgery, 2006-2007
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - General
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care