David ZoniesM.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.

  • Professor of Surgery and Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care
  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Surgery

Special focus on

  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma and Reconstructive

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Dr. David Zonies is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care, OHSU Health. He oversees strategic, operational, quality, and safety practices to assure consistently high standards for critical care throughout the OHSU system. He is also a trauma surgeon in the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, & Acute Care Surgery. As an active researcher, his interests include translational critical care outcomes, injury epidemiology, advanced extracorporeal therapies, bioethics, and palliative care in the intensive care unit. In addition to his academic and clinical roles, he is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.  


  • M.S., 1997, University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., 1997, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.D., 2002, Jefferson Medical College
  • M.P.H., 2008, University of Washington
  • M.B.A., 2020, OHSU/Portland State University
  • Internship:

    • Surgery, Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center, 2003
  • Residency:

    • General surgery, Wilford Hall AFMC and University of Texas at San Antonio, TX, 2007
  • Fellowship:

    • Post-Doctoral Trauma Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2008
    • Trauma & Surgical Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2009
    • Clinical Burn, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 2010
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2008
    • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012
    • Surgical Critical Care, 2009

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Critical Care Medicine, Fellow
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine, Military Section Committee
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • International Surgical Society
  • International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care
  • Ambrose Paré Military Surgery Society
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Western Trauma Association
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • National Committee on Trauma