Peter Rhee, MD, FACS, has been named medical director of the Marcus Trauma Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, according to a press release. He will take the helm of the Level I trauma center in June. Dr. Rhee is currently the chief of trauma, critical care, burn and emergency surgery at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson.
Dr. Rhee is a retired captain in the U.S. Navy with 24 years of active duty. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
A founding member of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Committee, Dr. Rhee serves on several national steering and research committees including the Defense Health Board’s Subcommittee on Trauma & Injury and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s blood products advisory committee.
Dr. Rhee is a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He has authored or co-authored more than 350 peer-reviewed publications, 20 book chapters and 3 books.
The new post brings Dr. Rhee back to familiar territory. He graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Tech in 1983 with a bachelor of science in health system engineering. Dr. Rhee received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed a fellowship in trauma and critical care at the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center and is double-boarded in general surgery and surgical critical care.