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Paula Ferrada, MD

Specialities and Expertise

  • Critical Care Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, Trauma Surgery



  • Medical School: Universidad del Valle, Cali, Columbia
  • Internship: General Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
  • Residency: General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care and Trauma, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburg, PA
  • Fellowship: Acute Care Surgery, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care

Select Awards, Achievements and Publications

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • Irby James Teaching Award, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School, 2016
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School, 2016
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and the journal Surgery
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Surgery
  • Over 85 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 18 book chapters
  • Ferrada, P (ed): Practical Applications of Ultrasound in the ICU. New York, Springer, 2015.