Christopher D. Wohltmann, MD
Associate Director of the Southern IL Trauma Center
Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery
- General Surgery
- Trauma Surgery
- Surgical Critical Care
Dr. Christopher Wohltmann is assistant professor of surgery for the Division of General Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. His specialty is general surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care. Prior to joining SIU, he was chief of the trauma service at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.
Dr. Wohltmann completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his surgery residency at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wohltmann completed medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame at Notre Dame, Indiana.
Dr. Wohltmann is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is a certified Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor and course director. Dr. Wohltmann served in the U.S. Army as a major from 1999 until 2003.
Dr. Wohltmann and his wife Marcia live in Springfield with their daughter Grace and son Seth.
To make an appointment with Dr. Wohltmann, please call SIU Healthcare at 217-545-8000.
University of Louisville Trauma and Surgical Critical Care 7/1/97 – 6/30/99 Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Robert Packer Hospital Surgical Residency
Internship - 7/1/92 - 6/30/93
Residency - 7/1/93 - 6/30/96
Chief Resident - 7/1/96 - 6/30/97
St. Louis University School of Medicine School St. Louis, Missouri 63104
M.D. conferred 5/15/92
St. Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
Graduate classes in anatomy 8/87 to 5/88
Under - University of Notre Dame graduate Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Dean's Honor List x 2
Hall Rector's Award
Bachelor of Science: Biology, 1987
- Pennsylvania 1994 - 1998
- Kentucky 1997 to present
- Illinois 2003 to present
- National Board of Medical Examiners 1993
- American Board of Surgery 1998
- Surgical Critical Care 1998
Commissioned second lieutenant U.S.A.R. in July of 1987
through Army R.O.T.C. program. Active duty as of 16 July 99.
- ATLS Instructor and Course Director
- ICU Committee
- Trauma Quality Assurance
- Ethics Committee
- IRB – alternate
- Infection Control
- AMSA 1990 to present
- AMA 1992 to present
- Pennsylvania Medical Society 1992 to 1997
- Society of Laproendoscopic Surgeons 1994 to present
- Kentucky Medical Society 1998 to 1999
- Society of Critical Care Medicine 1998 to present
- Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma 2000 – present
- Southern Medical Association 2001- present
- American College of Surgeons – Fellow – 10/2002
- Surgical Grand Rounds – University of Louisville -8/97
- Transmediastinal Penetrating Injuries
- Medical Student Oral Board Review12/97
- Visiting Lecturer – Trover Clinic, Madisonville ,KY – Topic Liver and
- Splenic Injury 4/98
- Basic Suturing and Stapling Technique Workshop 6/29/98
- Surgical Grand Rounds – University of Louisville - 8/8/98 - Splenic
- Trauma: An overview
- Instructor – Head and Neck Module of Physical Diagnosis – 11/19/1998
- Trauma Conference – WBAMC – Hepatic Trauma – 8/99
- Bi-national Trauma Conference – Texas Tech HSC El Paso – 8/4/00
- Trauma Grand Rounds – Splenic Trauma - Texas Tech - 2/15/01
1. Zahm, D. S. etal, Specificity in the projection patterns of accumbal core an shell in the rat , Neuroscience, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 89- 125, 1991.
2. Wohltmann, C. D., Wiseman, J. S., Ranck, Sidney G. Torsion of Uterine Myoma Mimicking Appendicitis, Guthrie Journal, winter edition, 1995 .
3. Zahm, D. S., Williams, E., and Wohltmann, Christopher Ventral Striatopallidothalamic Projection: IV. Relative Involvements of Neurochemically Distinct Subterritories in the Ventral Pallidum and Adjacent Parts of the Rostroventral Forebrain, The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 364:340-362, 1996.
4. Richardson, J. David, Schmieg, R., Boaz, P., Spain, D., Wohltmann, C., Wilson, M., Carrillo, E., Miller, F., Fulton, R. Impact of Trauma Attending Surgeon Volume on Outcome: Is More Better? The Journal of Trauma, Vol.44, No.2, 1998. Carrillo, E., Spain, D., Wohltmann, C., Schmieg, R., Boaz, P.,
5.Miller, F., Richardson, J. David Interventional techniques are Useful Adjuncts in Nonoperative management of Hepatic Injuries The Journal of Trauma 46:619-624, 1999. Carrillo, EH, Wohltmann, CD, Spain, DA, Schmieg, RE, Miller,
6. FB, Richardson, JD Common and External Iliac Artery Injuries Associated With Pelvic Fractures The Journal of Orthopeadic Trauma, Vol. 13, No. 5, 351-355, 1999.
7. Wohltmann, CD, Franklin GA, Boaz, PW, Luchette, FA, Kearney, PA, Richardson, JD, Spain, DA A multicenter evaluation of whether gender dimorphism affects survival after trauma. American Journal of Surgery 181 (2001) 297 –300.
Carrillo, EH, Wohltmann, CD, Richardson, JD Initial Management of Injuries Penetrating Chest Trauma BMJ Books - 2001.
Carrillo, EH, Wohltmann, CD, Richardson, JD, Polk, HC Current Problems in Surgery Evolution in the Treatment of Complex Blunt Liver Injuries Vol. 38:1-60, 2001.
Carter, MB, Wohltmann, CD When to refer to a surgeon Acute Abdomen, How to Suture, How to Tie a Knot, How to excise a skin lesion. QMP -2001
1.Splenectomy: The Treatment of Choice For Splenic Injury When Operation is Required State Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition 8/98
2. Poster presentation of Does Gender Affect Outcome in Trauma Patients Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting 1/23 – 1/27 1999.
3. Does Gender Affect Outcome in Trauma Patients? American College of Surgeons, Kentucky Chapter May 7, 1999.