Trauma Surgery

56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Call 718-445-0220
to schedule an appointment.


A Message from the Chief of Acute Trauma & Critical Care
Jason Sample, MD



In the United States, unintentional injury is the number one cause of death in people aged 1-44 years.  Every year, unintentional injury kills more Americans than diabetes mellitus, pneumonia, and influenza.  Unintentional injury is also responsible for a significant number of lost days of productivity and it can have a huge impact on quality of life. The problem with unintentional injury is that you never know when or where it might happen.  When injury happens to you, or a loved one, you hope that it happens near a place where there are people to take care of you.   We will take care of you, right here, in your own community.

The Trauma Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens is a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals who are here to catch you when you fall.  Comprised of health care professionals from Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Radiology, and other departments, we will guide you through all phases of trauma care and recovery.  Our job is to get you back out there living your life.  We are also working to make our community safer through outreach programs in injury prevention.  The best way to survive an injury, after all, is to prevent it.

We hope that you will never have to use our services, but if you do, you can count on expertise you trust and get service you deserve from the Trauma Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens.

William Nugent III, MD

Attending Trauma Surgeon 


Michael Coomaraswamy, MD     
Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit 




Ronald Combs, MMSc., PA-C, FCCM
Associate Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Chief Physician Assistant          


MaryEllen Zimmermann, RN, BSN, CEN
Trauma Program Manager  

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