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Trauma Surgery Faculty

Surgery

Roxie M. Albrecht, MD, FACS, FCCM

Tenured Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair of Quality Improvement
Division Chief of General Surgery/Trauma Surgery/Critical Care
Medical Director of Trauma OU Medical Center


Roxie M. Albrecht, MD, FACS, FCCM, is a Professor, Vice Chair of Quality Improvement, and Division Chief of General Surgery/Trauma/Critical Care for the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. A graduate of the University of Iowa undergraduate and medical school, she completed a general surgery residency at the Michigan State University – Butterworth Hospital and a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Miami.

She has been the Director of Trauma at the OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center since 2001. She has been active in the development of the Level One Trauma Center and the trauma system in the state of Oklahoma. She has been a member of the ACS Committee on Trauma and completed a six-year term as region chief for Region 6. Since her arrival in Oklahoma she has worked on advocacy for trauma and injury prevention legislation. For her work in patient and system advocacy she has received the HCA Frist Humanitarian Award from OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center and the Rhinehart Community Service Award from the Oklahoma County Medical Society. Additionally, she has held a number of regional and national association leadership positions for the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Midwest Surgical Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Western Trauma Associations. She is the 2018-19 president of the Western Trauma Association, a past president (2011) of the Midwest Surgical Association and past chair of the surgical section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Albrecht served from 2013-19 as a director for the American Board of Surgery, representing the Southwestern Surgical Congress.

Dr. Albrecht has interests in clinical patient care for injured and critically ill patients, performance improvement, patient safety, and quality and surgical education. She has received awards for medical student and resident teaching from her academic institutions and the Shubin/Weil Master Clinician/Teacher Award for Excellence in Bedside Teaching from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

In addition to her clinical and academic positions, Dr. Albrecht is the Adult Safety Medical Director for the OU Physicians medical group. She is a Master Trainer for TeamSTEPPS, a teamwork system for healthcare professionals, and has completed the Armstrong Institute Patient Safety Certificate Program and the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program. Dr. Albrecht is assisting in the implementation of these programs across the OU Health Medical System.


Academic Section(s):

General Surgery/Trauma Surgery & Critical Care


Education:

Medical Education: University of Iowa/Iowa City


Board Certification(s):

General Surgery with special certificate in Surgical Critical Care


Fellowship:

Residency: General Surgery, Michigan State University-Butterworth Hospital/Grand Rapids

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital/Miami


Clinical/Research Interests:

Clinical Focus: Trauma, Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Interests: Emergency General Surgery, Complex Ventral Hernia Repair

Research Interests: Post-Trauma Abdominal Wall Hernia, Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Management, Post Splenectomy Complications, Geriatric Trauma Resuscitation and Outcomes