Dr. Julia Coleman MD MPH, General Surgery resident at University of Colorado Department of Surgery, USA General Surgery
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Julia R. Coleman, M.D., M.P.H., is a Chief General Surgery Resident at University of Colorado-Denver. Dr. Coleman graduated magna cum laude from Elon University in 2006, after which she received her Master’s in Public Health from The Ohio State University, specializing in Health Behavior and Policy. She was subsequently awarded her Medical Degree from University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2015, where she was an AOA member and Gold Humanism award recipient.  She then began General Surgery Residency at the University of Colorado. During residency, Dr. Coleman completed a 2-year NIH T32 trauma research fellowship.  As a result of her research, she has published over 50 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, received independent funding from the National Institutes of Health, and presented at 40 national and international conferences, receiving First Place Paper awards at multiple Committee on Trauma State and National meetings, the Top Paper award from Chest Wall Injury Society, the Raymong H Alexander Award from EAST, and the Jack Barney Award from Southwestern Surgical Congress. In addition to research, she has been active in national leadership, currently serving on the Executive Committee for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Resident and Associate Society, as well as several other leadership positions within the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and Committee on Trauma.  She has additionally received awards within her institution as the recipient of the Intern of the Year Award in 2016, the Grover Award in Clinical Science Research in 2018, and the J. Cuthbert Owens professionalism award in 2021. Dr. Coleman plans to continue her training with a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the Ohio State University after graduation from the program in Denver.