Lynn M Gries, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Lynn Gries, MD, FACS, is an associate professor with the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona in the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn, and Emergency Surgery.

After graduating from McGill University Medical School in MontrÈal, Canada, Dr. Gries completed her general surgery residency training at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. During residency, she completed a general surgery basic science fellowship and went on to train as a critical care, trauma, and acute care surgery fellow at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She joined the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency General Surgery at the University of Arizona in 2011.

Dr. Gries enjoys caring for injured and critically ill patients and their families as well as runs an elective practice focusing on hernias, ostomies, and gallbladder disease. Dr. Gries is the recipient of the Tucson Top Doctors Award, the McGill University Robert Forsythe Prize in Surgery, and the Outstanding Clinical Teacher award by the Colorado Medical School Class of 2002 and 2003. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Panamerican Trauma Society. She has been an invited speaker at several national meetings and has published multiple peer-reviewed publications.

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Research Interests

International trauma
Border-related injury and illness


  • MD: McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2001
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, General Surgery, 2001-2009
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Critical Care Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2009-2011
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, General Surgery Basic Science Research, 2004-2006
  1. Trauma Surgery
  2. Emergency General Surgery
  3. Elective General Surgery
  4. Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Practice

Advanced laparoscopic abdominal and groin hernia repairs (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, ventral, incisional)
Complex abdominal wall reconstruction for complex ventral hernias
Enterocutaneous fistula
Diverticular disease
Gallbladder disease
Post traumatic rib fixation and diaphragm repair
Gallstone pancreatitis and complications
Complex wounds

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, 2011
  • Surgical Critical Care, 2011