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 Montréal, 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.
Border-related injury and illness