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Michael E. Lekawa, MD, UCI Health trauma surgeon

Michael E. Lekawa, MD


Trauma Surgery, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

emergency and acute care surgery, parathyroid disorders, pediatric trauma, trauma surgery

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  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery - General
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care [Surgery]
  • English
Medical School
Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterSurgery
Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterSurgery
University of California, IrvineSurgery
Professional Positions
  • Professor and Chief — Division of Trauma Critical Care, Acute Care & Burn Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director — Surgical Intensive Care Unit, UCI Health
  • Director — Trauma Services, UCI Health
  • Director — Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program
  • Director — Student Critical Care Teaching Program
  • Director — Advanced Trauma Life Instructor Course
  • Director — Advanced Trauma Life Support Course
  • Fellow — American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow — Southern California Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  • Member — American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
  • Member — Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member — Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Member — Orange County Surgical Society (Congress Chairman, 1998-99, Membership Director, 1999-00)
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2012-2021
  • American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, Verification Subcommittee
Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Cervical Spine Clearance
  • Cervical Spine Injuries
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Pressure Control Ventilation Strategies
  • Pulmonary Trauma, Management
  • Trauma (Most Topics)
  • Trauma in Pregnancy
  • Trauma Pre-hospital Care History
  • Trauma Systems
  • Trauma, Initial Management

UCI Health Surgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7890
Fax: 855-209-8413