Our team of experts has extensive experience in providing the highest level of care to trauma patients with a wide range of needs. We treat every patient like we would our own family because we know the care we provide could mean the difference between life and death. We are the only adult and pediatric Level 1 trauma center in Middle Tennessee. Annually, we care for more than 8,000 people and treat more than 4,800 acute (life-threatening) trauma patients from Middle Tennessee and from surrounding areas across the Southeast.
Meet Your Care Team
Bradley M. DennisMD, FACS
- Biliary Disease / Gallbladder, Complex Ventral / Incisional Hernias of the Abdominal Wall, Emergency General Surgery, General Surgery, Management of Enterocutaneous Fistula, Trauma and Burn Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Shannon C. EasthamMD
- Complex Ventral / Incisional Hernias of the Abdominal Wall, Emergency General Surgery, Management of Enterocutaneous Fistula, Trauma and Burn Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Why Choose Trauma Center at Vanderbilt
- Leader in trauma care
For over 30 years, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has verified us as a Level 1 Trauma Center, the nation’s highest designation for trauma care. This means we serve as a referral and resource center for referring facilities and the community, providing outreach programs, continuing education opportunities and ongoing research to maintain the most-advanced level of care for trauma patients.
- Access to in-house experts
Expert care is always in-house and available for the next case to arrive. Whether patients come in through the Emergency Department, LifeFlight, or EMS transport, we have surgeons from all specialties areas, including: neurosurgery, heart and vascular, general surgery, orthopedics, oral and maxillofacial, plastic surgery and more.
- Comprehensive care
We offer care at several levels of intensity to meet patients’ needs. Our center includes a burn unit, an intensive care unit and a stepdown unit that provides care to patients who have improved but still need significant nursing care. We also have the unique opportunity to allow patients to remain within the Vanderbilt system from the time of injury through rehabilitation.