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Karen J. Brasel M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

    • Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery School of Medicine
    • Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education Office of the Dean School of Medicine
    • Residency Program Director Surgery School of Medicine


  • M.D., The University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City Iowa 1991
  • M.P.H., The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Minnesota 1996
  • Residency:

    • Surgery, University of Minnesota, 1998
  • Fellowship:

    • Surgical critical care, University of North Carolina, 1999
  • Certifications:

    • General surgery, 1999 (recertified 2007)
    • Surgical critical care, 2000 (recertified 2009)

Honors and awards

  • Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award, 2002
  • Association for Surgical Education’s Outstanding Teacher Award, 2006
  • Meritorious Achievement Award, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, 2016
  • OHSU Technology Transfer & Business Development Award, 2016
  • AWSF Olga Jonasson Distinguished Member Award, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, 2017
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Surgery, 2018
  • Marquam Hill Teaching Award, Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Surgery, 2019
  • Association for Surgical Education’s Master Educator Award, 2020

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association for Program Directors in Surgery
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Western Surgical Association
  • Western Trauma Association
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
  • North Pacific Surgical Association
  • American Medical Association


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