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Trauma Service

The Trauma Service at Monroe Carell provides complete care to pediatric trauma victims of all ages. Timely access to specialized care is often a matter of life and death in trauma situations, particularly when they involve children.

Teams of experts in pediatric trauma care, including pediatric surgeons, emergency medicine doctors, intensivists, nurses, and child and family life specialists mobilize rapidly once alerted that a child victim of trauma is on the way to the Emergency Department. In most cases, the team is in place and waiting in the trauma bay prior to the child's arrival and is able to relay instructions to the emergency response team or to the referring physician.

Meet Your Care Team

Jeffrey S. Upperman

Jeffrey S. UppermanMD

    Neonatal Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Irving J. Zamora

Irving J. ZamoraMD, MPH

    Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital Lung Diseases, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Surgery

Why You Can Trust Children's Hospital's Trauma Service

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    Exclusive care

    Monroe Carell has the only Pediatric Level-1 Trauma Center within 150 miles of Nashville. We offer the highest level of service to pediatric trauma patients. Our around-the-clock service is available to all pediatric subspecialties. Our trauma center has also been verified by the American College of Surgeons.

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    24-hour service

    You'll have around-the-clock access to the staff and facilities at Monroe Carell. This includes specialists, operating rooms, on-site MRI and CT scanners and emergency respiratory therapy.

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    Expert care

    Our doctors are board-certified with advanced training in emergency medicine for children.


2200 Children's Way, 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.