Vanderbilt Outcomes Research in Trauma, Emergency, and Critical Care Surgery

Welcome to the VORTECS! The Vanderbilt Outcomes Research in Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Critical Care Specialties group utilizes big data to identify areas of improvement locally.  We also team up with other Level 1 trauma centers to perform multi-institutional studies.  The VORTECS is comprised of several epidemiologically and statistically trained surgeons with Master of Public Health degrees who concentrate on Health Services Research and Outcomes (HSRO).  We invite faculty, fellows, residents, medical and college students with inquisitive minds that enjoy challenging the anachronisms and dogma of surgical thought to obtain the best results within our patient population.  Our work focuses on every aspect of care from prehospital to post-rehabilitation with a priority of engaging the researcher in work that challenges the individual to wake up every morning wanting to determine the next outcome.

-O Guillamondegui, MD, MPH