Bellal Joseph, MD, FACS, is a tenured professor with the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and the chief of the Division of Trauma, Acute Care, Burn, and Emergency Surgery. He is also the vice chair for knowledge expansion and director of the International Research Fellowship with the department.
Dr. Joseph 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 has since excelled as a national figure in trauma surgery. In addition to being a board-certified clinician, Dr. Joseph 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 invested himself extensively in research and is the director of Trauma Research and the International Research Fellowship. His research focus is on traumatic brain injuries, resuscitation and new therapies, frailty and caring for geriatric surgical patients, surgical outcomes research, and injury prevention. His research is nationally recognized and has been federally funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Aging, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Dr. Joseph has published over 140 peer-reviewed publications and 16 book chapters and is a member of more than 12 surgical/scientific societies, including the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American College of Surgeons, the Academic Association of Surgery, the International Surgical Society, the American Geriatric Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Traumatic brain injury
Frailty and geriatric surgical patients