New Chief of Trauma Announced at Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute
than a year of serving in the interim role, Dr. Michelle McNutt has officially
been named chief of trauma at Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute.
coincides with her appointment as chief of trauma in the Division of Acute Care
Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
has served as interim director of trauma since 2015, leading Memorial Hermann’s
world-class team of clinicians, researchers and educators in a collaborative
academic partnership with McGovern Medical School aimed at delivering
comprehensive, life-saving services to the residents of the Gulf Coast region.
Prior to her
interim role, Dr. McNutt served as the assistant medical director of trauma at
the Institute for three years.
commitment to high-quality patient care, her ability to be an effective
communicator and her track record as a proven leader all make her an excellent
choice for chief of trauma at the Red Duke Trauma Institute,” said Brian Dean, Memorial
Hermann Senior Vice President and Regional President-Central Region. “We are
proud to have her at the helm of the busiest trauma center in the nation.”
Dr. McNutt grew
up in Richmond, Texas and received a BA in Biology from the University of Texas
at Austin. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health
Science Center at San Antonio. After finishing medical school, she moved to
Houston to complete both her internship and residency, as well as a fellowship
in surgical critical care, at McGovern Medical School. She has been a member of
the UTHealth faculty as an assistant professor of surgery since 2010.
became interested in trauma surgery during her residency training, attracted to
the profession due to its fast pace, diversity and critical decision-making
required when taking care of a patient in need.