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Trauma Team

Trauma Team

As a trauma center, NYU Winthrop Hospital delivers lifesaving care to the most seriously injured patients. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our trauma team is prepared for any emergency.

Our team of in-house trauma surgeons, available 24/7, have specialized critical care surgery training and work closely with other in-house specialists, on-call physicians and trauma support staff, including:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Radiologists
  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Pediatric Critical Care Physicians
  • Trauma Nurses
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Case Management
  • Social Services

NYU Winthrop’s trauma team collaborates with community hospitals throughout the region and emergency medical service professionals, to ensure prompt transportation of patients with critical and/or life-threatening injuries. Our team also works closely with specialists across various disciplines at NYU Winthrop Hospital to provide the best care to patients during every aspect of injury and recovery.

Meet The Trauma Team

Alexander AxelradAlexander Axelrad, MD Trauma Director



Judy JaxJudy Jax Trauma Program Manager



Charles Coren, MD Director of Pediatric Trauma



Persaud Burjonrappa, MDPersaud Burjonrappa, MD Director of Pediatric Surgery



Kenneth HallKeneth Hall, MD Trauma Surgeon



Fahd Ali, MDFahd Ali, MD Trauma Surgeon



Other Trauma Staff

Maureen Casey, RN
Patient Safety Quality Specialist for Trauma

Donna Porcelli, RN
Trauma Registrar

Sue Simmons, RN
Trauma Registrar

Ellen Berghorn, RN
Pediatric Trauma Coordinator

Susan Hannon, RN
Injury Preventionalist

Nycole Abela, PA

Linda Cheng, PA

Laura DeAngelis, PA

Gerri DeLizio, PA

Antonia Diglio, PA

Catherine Fitzsimmons, PA

John Garing, PA

Keri Gorman, PA

Jessica JapNgie, PA

Alexandra Lewis, PA

Thomas O’Brien, PA

Christine Peterson, PA

Michelle Quale, NP

Jessica Teresco, PA

Our core Emergency Department (ED) Trauma Nurses, Pediatric ED Attendings, EMS, Child Life, Senior Medical Residents, and Surgical Critical Care PA Residents are also an important part of the Trauma Team.

The entire ED, including the pediatric ED, assist in making every trauma patient a priority and accomplish the high quality of care necessary.