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Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., MD, MPH

Professor of Surgery

Chief, Section for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Founding Director, Trauma Center

Executive Vice President for Community Health Engagement

Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, is a widely respected surgeon and public health expert. As founding director of the University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center, Dr. Rogers is building an interdisciplinary team of specialists to treat patients who suffer injury from life-threatening events, such as car crashes, serious falls and gun violence. His team works with leaders in the city's trauma network to expand trauma care on the South Side.

Dr. Rogers has served in leadership capacities at health centers across the country, including most recently as vice president and chief medical officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Rogers has also served as the chair of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and as the division chief of trauma, burns and surgical critical care at Harvard Medical School. While at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), he helped launch the Center for Surgery and Public Health to understand the nature, quality and utilization of surgical care nationally and internationally.

Additionally, as executive vice president for community health engagement, Dr. Rogers works with faculty across the University of Chicago as well as members of the community to develop a multidisciplinary approach to trauma care and health disparities. His work will help enhance the understanding of social factors that affect victims of violence and underserved populations, in addition to identifying approaches necessary to achieving better outcomes for trauma victims.

Dr. Rogers' clinical and research interests focus on understanding the healthcare needs of underserved populations. He has published numerous articles relating to health disparities and the impact of race and ethnicity on surgical outcomes.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Surgical Critical Care

Medical School

Harvard Medical School

Residency and Fellowship

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

Additional Graduate Degrees

MPH, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Surgical Association
International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care
National Medical Association
Society of Black Academic Surgeons
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-2482

Office Fax

(773) 702-5050

Office Postal Address

Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., MD, MPH
University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5033
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Trauma care
  • Trauma surgery
  • Trauma outcomes
  • Health needs of underserved populations
  • Community violence

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Learn More About Dr. Rogers

Video: Dr. Rogers discusses his commitment to improving outcomes for victims of violence.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Rogers' publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.