Dr. Catherine Garrison Velopulos joins GITES facultyDepartment of Surgery | University of Colorado School of Medicine Oct 10, 2016
The Division of Gastrointestinal, Tumor, and Endocrine Surgery is pleased to welcome Catherine Garrison Velopulos MD, MHS, FACS, to the Trauma Acute Care Section. Dr. Velopulos is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, specializing in all types of general surgery including penetrating neck, thoracic and abdominal trauma, large abdominal wall reconstructions, minimally invasive necrosectomy, and many laparoscopic surgical procedures.
After growing up in West Virginia, Wyoming, and Texas, and working as an Emergency Medical Technician during her undergraduate years, Dr. Velopulos received her medical degree at the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center. She completed her residency in general surgery and fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and then worked as a Staff Surgeon and Surgical Intensivist at the Malcolm Randall VAMC, taking trauma call at the University of Florida's Level I trauma center as well.
Dr. Velopulos then moved to Baltimore, MD, to complete a combined trauma/research fellowship, during which she obtained her Masters degree in the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, continuing with the Johns Hopkins Surgery Department as an Assistant Professor in the Acute Care Surgery Division.
Dr. Velopulos' research is focused on health care delivery and disparities, focusing on trauma, improving emergency surgical outcomes, and cost effectiveness research.