Our Leaders

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 National Medical Honor Society. He completed his General Surgery residency training at Emory University in 1997 where he was awarded the Joseph Whitehead Award for outstanding Resident. He completed his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship training at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston in 1999.

He is a Professor of Child Health and Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, Associate Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Trauma Medical Director at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Fellowship Program Director for the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic/ Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He was also one of the founding members of the ATOMAC pediatric research network.

Dr. Notrica was Chairman of Surgery at Phoenix Children’s Hospital before becoming Chief of Staff in 2006. He has been identified more than 10 times as a Top Doc by Phoenix Magazine, and was named a Healthcare Hero by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2014. He Cofounded and co-chairs the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference and the Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium.

Dr. Notrica developed and continues to direct the Level 1 Trauma Center for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This program is the only ACS-Verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in the state of Arizona. He has recently completed an NIH-funded subaward with UT-Houston using bone marrow stem cells to mitigate traumatic brain injury.

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