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Amanda Celii, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Associate Director, Trauma Post-Acute Care, EMS liaison

Associate Director, Trauma Outreach/Education

Amanda Celii, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, she completed her general surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg and completed her Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Dr. Celii’s areas of expertise include trauma surgery, acute care surgery and surgical critical care. She also serves as the Associate Director for the Trauma Post-Acute Care Unit, Associate Director of Trauma Outreach and Education and the EMS Trauma Liaison at OU Health. Dr. Celii is currently the Fourth-Year Surgery Clerkship Director for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and is the 2018 recipient of the Russell G. Postier Resident Teaching Award.

Dr. Celii’s clinical interests include surgical stabilization of rib fractures, ventral hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction, and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA). Dr. Celii initiated a new project titled “Use of Surgical Fixation for Chest Wall Stabilization in Severe Traumatic Rib Fractures.” OU Health Sciences Center is the lead center on this multicenter trial, with four other trauma centers participating through Eastern Association of Trauma. Dr. Celii is participating in a multicenter trial through Western Trauma Association titled “Blunt Bowel and Mesenteric Injury: A WTA Multicenter Prospective Observational Study.

Academic Section(s):

General Surgery/Trauma Surgery & Critical Care


Medical School: Jefferson Medical College/Philadelphia

Board Certification(s):

General Surgery, ​Surgical Critical Care


Residency: Allegheny General Hospital/Pittsburgh

Fellowship: Trauma/Critical Care: Emory University Hospital/Atlanta

Clinical/Research Interests:

Clinical Focus: Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Interests: Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures, Ventral Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Resuscitation Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta, Feeding Access

​Research Interests: Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures, Traumatic Brain Injury, Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury, Feeding Access and Nutrition