ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network

Advancing Tomorrow’s Innovation through Meaningful Investigations and Collaboration

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Welcome to the ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network

Founded by the trauma research programs at Phoenix Children’s, Dell Children’s, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, the Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma University, Le Bonheur Children’s, and Arkansas Children’s Hospitals, the ATOMAC+ PTRN has led the way in multicenter pediatric trauma clinical research.

LEADERSHIP

Meaningful research at multiple major pediatric trauma centers takes skilled leadership. Meet the physician leadership team of the ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network.

David Notrica, MD, FACS – President
David Notrica, MD, FACS – President Phoenix Children's Hospital
Dr. David Notrica is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated Cum Laude from Duke University in 1988 and Emory University School of Medicine in 1992 where he was class president and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha ... Read More
Robert Maxson, MD, FACS – Vice President
Robert Maxson, MD, FACS – Vice President Arkansas Children's Hospital
Dr. Maxson received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and completed a surgical residency at UAMS in 1996... Read More
Jessica Naiditch, MD – Secretary
Jessica Naiditch, MD – Secretary Dell Children’s Medical Center
Dr. Naiditch was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, PA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Carnegie-Mellon University in 2003. She completed her general surgery residency at ... Read More
Karla Lawson, PhD, MPH – Treasurer
Karla Lawson, PhD, MPH – Treasurer Dell Children’s Medical Center
Dr. Karla A. Lawson, PhD, MPH is the Director of the Dell Children’s Trauma and Injury Research Center and an Associate Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at the University of Texas-Austin Dell Medical School... Read More
Amy Waunch, MSN, RN, FNP, CEN, TCRN
Amy Waunch, MSN, RN, FNP, CEN, TCRN Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Amy Waunch is Trauma Program Manager at CHOC Children’s Hospital, a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Orange, CA. During her 25 years in nursing, she has worked primarily in adult and pediatric emergency departments as a staff nurse ... Read More
Arman Shadian, BS CRC
Arman Shadian, BS CRC Valley Children’s Healthcare
Arman Shadian, BS is the Clinical Research Coordinator for Trauma at Valley Children’s Hospital. Prior to his time at VCH he worked in clinical studies for heart disease treatment, and used the skills he developed ... Read More
CJ Rojas-Noto, RN
CJ Rojas-Noto, RN Valley Children’s Healthcare
CJ Rojas-Noto, RN is the Performance Improvement Specialist at Valley Children’s Hospital Trauma Program. She is active in national quality improvement efforts, most recently serving as a consultant for ACS TQIP. Read More
Catherine VanMeter McGaughey, BS
Catherine VanMeter McGaughey, BS WVU Medicine Children’s
Catherine VanMeter McGaughey, BS is the Trauma Research Coordinator for West Virginia University Hospitals and WVU Medicine Children’s. She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from West Virginia University in 2020 ... Read More
Charles S. Cox, Jr., M.D.
Charles S. Cox, Jr., M.D. University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Charles S. Cox, Jr., M.D. is Professor and Clare A. Glassell Distinguished Chair of Pediatric Surgery, and the George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience, directing the Pediatric Surgical Translational Laboratories and Pediatric Program ... Read More
Dr. Laura Goodman
Dr. Laura Goodman Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Dr. Laura Goodman is a board-certified pediatric general and thoracic surgeon who joined CHOC in 2021. She grew up in rural Oregon, studied anthropology at The Colorado College, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia before ... Read More
Elizabeth Seewer, PT, DPT, PhD
Elizabeth Seewer, PT, DPT, PhD Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
The research at the Le Bonheur Trauma Center is coordinated and facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Seewer, a dedicated Research Associate. Dr. Seewer is a board-certified Physical Therapist with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences ... Read More
Jeremy Johnson, MD, FACS, FAAP
Jeremy Johnson, MD, FACS, FAAP Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health
Jeremy Johnson, MD, FACS, FAAP, is an Associate Professor in the Pediatric Surgery section of the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He is the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director... Read More
Katie Russell, MD
Katie Russell, MD Primary Children’s Hospital
Dr. Russell stands at the forefront of pediatric surgery, specializing in neonatal and pediatric conditions treated with minimally invasive techniques. As a leading figure at Primary Children’s Hospital ... Read More
Kevin Lang, MD
Kevin Lang, MD Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Dr. Kevin Lang completed medical school at Creighton University and his residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), where he recently finished his second year as a general surgery resident ... Read More
Lindsay Kifer, RN, BSN
Lindsay Kifer is the Trauma Program Manager at Valley Children’s Hospital. After an early career in Emergency Medicine, she transitioned into a leadership role and is active in national pediatric trauma initiatives. Read More
Mark Ryan, MD, MSPH, FACS
Mark Ryan, MD, MSPH, FACS Children's Medical Center Dallas / University of Texas Southwestern
Mark L. Ryan, M.D., M.S.P.H., FACS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Assistant Director of Pediatric Trauma at UT Southwestern Medical Center... Read More
Patrick C. Bonasso II, MD, MBA
Patrick C. Bonasso II, MD, MBA WVU Medicine Children’s
Patrick C. Bonasso II, MD, MBA, attended West Virginia University for undergraduate, medical school, and residency. He completed a clinical fellowship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and returned home to WVU Medicine Children’s in 2022 ... Read More
Rachel Landisch, MD
Rachel Landisch, MD Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Dr. Rachel Landisch is a distinguished faculty member at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN, and serves as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center ... Read More
Regan Williams, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP
Regan Williams, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
I am a pediatric surgeon with a clinical and research focus on pediatric trauma. I have been the Trauma Medical Director at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital for 5 years... Read More
Shannon Castle, MD, FACS, FAAP
Shannon Castle, MD, FACS, FAAP Valley Children’s Healthcare
Shannon Castle is a pediatric surgeon and the Trauma Medical Director at Valley Children’s Hospital. After completing her surgical training at UC San Diego and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, she moved to California’s Central Valley ... Read More
Tammi Culp, RN MSN CEN
Tammi Culp, RN MSN CEN University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Tammi is a seasoned RN with over 30 years of experience. Tammi holds Diploma of Nursing from Sheridan College in Canada, BSN from Chamberlain College, and a Master’s in Nursing from the University of Phoenix ... Read More

CLINICAL RESEARCH

The ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network conducts some of the most important pediatric trauma research of the past several years. Check out our completed and active research work.

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HOSPITAL SPOTLIGHT

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