EDR: Executive Dean for Research

Executive Dean’s Message

Carl I. Schulman, MD, PhD, MSPH, FACS
Professor of Surgery
DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery

Carl Schulman, MD, PhD, MSPH, earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1995. He completed his training in general surgery and received additional training in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care, his prior experience includes a two-year NIH Research Training Fellowship. He also completed his Master’s of Science in Public Health and PhD in Epidemiology to enhance his current research interests focusing on the epidemiology of burns and trauma. He is the Director of the William Lehman Injury Research Center at the Ryder Trauma Center. He was also the Director of the Medical Computing and Simulation Lab in the Department of Surgery. He has been awarded grants from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Department of Defense and the CDC among others. Dr. Schulman is also the Principal Investigator on numerous other epidemiological studies and clinical trials. His clinical practice includes Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care at the Ryder Trauma Center where he is also Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. He has authored over 100 publications and is a reviewer for numerous journals.

Dr. Schulman is the UM liason for the Army Trauma Training Department located at the Ryder Trauma Center. As part of a large TATRC grant project, he has developed and validated a new mobile clinical system that integrates documentation, education, and telemedicine. The Trauma and Critical Care Curriculum he designed was accepted for inclusion into the American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support Course and the Surgical Council on Resident Education web portal. More recently, he is working with the Defense Health Agency on a project to modernize Tactical Combat Casualty Care education using web and mobile technologies.

Dr. Schulman has also been involved in motor vehicle crash-related research for his entire career and is currently the PI for the BMW Crash Research Program at the University of Miami. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine and is the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee.

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