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October 23, 2008

Dr. Jarrod Wall Dr. Jarrod Wall portrait has joined the faculty at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of general surgery.  He specializes in trauma and critical care and is a member of the Southern Illinois Trauma Center, the designated Level I trauma center based in Springfield which is a partnership of Memorial Medical Center, St. John’s Hospital and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Prior to joining SIU, Wall completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at Vanderbilt University in Nashville (2008), which is the only Level I trauma center in middle Tennessee, supporting more than 3,000 acute admissions annually.

Wall completed his surgery residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. (2007).  He received his medical school degree at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland (2002).  He earned a doctorate degree and bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia (1997, 1993).

Wall is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the American College of Surgeons.  In addition he is an instructor for the Advanced Trauma Life Support course, responsible for teaching and judging physicians skills in caring for critically injured patients.  His research interests include the influence of obesity on outcomes for patients involved in trauma.

He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Surgery, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Colorectal Diseases and Hernia.