Pediatric Trauma Center

Pediatric Trauma Center

Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in children older than one year of age. Children with critical injuries should be treated at a trauma center that has expertise in pediatric trauma. Wesley is a Level ll Pediatric Trauma Center and services include highly trained and experienced board-certified pediatric trauma surgeons and pediatric critical care intensivists.

Wesley Pediatric Surgery Clinic

Board-certified critical care intensivists:

  • Lindall Smith, M.D., Medical Director Pediatric Intensive Care and Pediatric Unit
  • Laura Murphy, M.D.

Pediatric sub-specialty physicians and trauma team members:

  • Jacob Arnett, M.D., Pediatric Anesthesiologist
  • Debbie Desilet – Dobbs, M.D., Pediatric Radiologist
  • Adam Zarchan, M.D., Pediatric Radiologist
  • Katherine Melhorn, M.D., CARE Team Member (Child at Risk Team)
  • Beth Heflin, M.D., CARE Team Member (Child at Risk Team)
  • Kerri Weeks, M.D., CARE Team Member (Child at Risk Team)
  • Trauma Nurses
  • Physician’s Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pediatric Pharmacists
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Pediatric social workers
  • Pediatric Dietitian
  • Therapists – Pediatric Acute Rehabilitation Team
  • Pediatric Trauma Registrar

Wesley supports programs that include public education to help reduce pediatric injuries. Topics include bicycle safety, vehicle seat belts and care seats, poison and choking prevention, safe driving, playground and sports safety, and violence prevention. More information about Wesley’s Pediatric Prevention Program.