Trauma Research Center

Trauma, critical care and acute surgery research at a Level I trauma center in Dallas, TX

Baylor University Medical Center’s Trauma Center is one of only five adult Level I trauma centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex designated by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT). With the highest possible level designation, Baylor University Medical Center Trauma Center covering over 21 counties and over 5 million lives, and treats patients annually, with a wide variety of injuries including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and orthopedic injuries. As mandated by the ACS-COT, the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, & Acute Care Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is required to publish at least 20 trauma-related, peer-reviewed journal articles every three years to maintain this designation.

More than simply being able to maintain its designation, though, the division engages in research because it and its members are devoted to both better understanding their patients as well as improving the care the patients receive. This is evidenced by the fact that since 2011, the division has published an average of 12 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 presentations annually.

Our Research

Our mission is to inspire, empower, and support scholarly investigation in the areas related to traumatic injury, injury prevention, critical illness, and emergency general surgery. This organization will function as an inclusive, multidisciplinary forum for collaboration, education, and research development at every level of participation. Our collective efforts embrace the values of collegiality, innovation, efficiency, and service as well as support the mission and values of the Baylor Scott & White Health Care System. Our enduring goal is to create a sustainable organization to positively impact patient outcomes and the welfare of our community.

Research Studies

Presentations & Publications

  • The Trauma Research and Education Fund

    The Trauma Research and Education Fund was created by the Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation to help fund research projects for the Trauma Research Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. This fund also provides the Trauma Research Center the necessary funds to purchase much-needed educational materials and equipment for trauma patients and their families and caregivers.

Our Research Team

Mark Powers, PhD

Director of Trauma Research

Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP

Co-Director of Trauma Research

Trauma Survivors' Reunion

Each year, the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, & Acute Care Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center hosts the Trauma Survivors’ Reunion. The Trauma Survivors' Reunion allows former patients the chance to reconnect with and give thanks to the multidisciplinary team members and first responders who all played a vital role in saving their lives. The reunion also gives former patients the opportunity to meet and connect with other trauma survivors and their families and share their stories of resilience. This remarkable and celebratory reunion is a reminder that, by defying all odds, each of us can achieve and surpass even our wildest dreams.