Bellal A Joseph, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Trauma & Critical Care - Burn and Emergency Surgery
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Professor, Neurosurgery
Professor, Surgery
Vice Chair, Knowledge Expansion

Bellal Joseph, MD, FACS, is the Martin Gluck Endowed Professor of Surgery, professor of neurosurgery, chief of the Division of General Surgery and chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery at the University of Arizona. He is also the vice chair of research for the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Joseph has authored over 310 peer reviewed publications and 30+ books chapters. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Department of Defense and DARPA. His areas of expertise encompass traumatic brain injury, transfusions and factor replacement in trauma patients; frailty; and diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Joseph is a member of numerous national associations, he is executive director of GeriTrac for the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, president of the Arizona Trauma Association, and vice chair of the Committee on Trauma in the State of Arizona. Dr. Joseph is also a member of the steering committee of the National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP). His passion lies in nurturing the professional development and growth of aspiring young surgeons.

Research Interests

Traumatic brain injury
Frailty and geriatric surgical patients
Surgical outcomes
Injury prevention


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