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Authors > Juan A. Asensio, MD

Juan A. Asensio, MD, FACS, FCCM, is Chief of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care at Westchester Medical Center in Westchester, New York.  Previously he was professor of Surgery, Director of Trauma Clinical Research, Training and Community Affairs, and Director of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship in the Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. Dr. Asensio is co-author of Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.

A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Asensio immigrated to Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 13. He completed his undergraduate education with a double major at the University of Illinois. Dr. Asensio earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College of Rush University. He completed his surgical residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Asensio completed his fellowship in trauma surgery and surgical critical care at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center/Southwestern Medical School-Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. His specialty is surgery and his sub–specialties are trauma surgery and surgical critical care. He is double board certified in surgery and surgical critical care and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Asensio is an internationally recognized expert in the field of trauma surgery. His area of focused study and expertise is surgical techniques and outcomes for difficult injuries and problems in trauma surgery. As an author, he has a total of 476 publications including peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and 15 books. He frequently addresses audiences regarding urban violence and education. He has received multiple teaching awards and his expertise and operative skills have been the subject of many documentaries and programs including a 60 Minutes program with Dan Rather and two documentaries on the Discovery Health Channel.

Related Author: Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS