On today’s episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Gerard Baltazar, who, I will be working with in the future at my residency. Dr. Baltazar is a trauma and intensive care surgeon at NYU Langone Health. Dr. Baltazar obtained his undergraduate degree in biology and fine arts from Georgetown University and his D.O. degree from Touro University in 2007.
He completed his general surgical residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and finished a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at Rutgers University Hospital in Newark, NJ. He has received several regional, state and national awards for scientific research, writing and community service. His research interests include traumatic brain injury, international medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment for surgical patients. He has volunteered for surgical missions on three continents and was the recipient of the 2015 Oriens Award from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Before joining NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Dr. Baltazar was the Director of Surgical Critical Care at a safety-net hospital in the Bronx.