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March 1, 2005
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

John B. Fortune, M.D., named director of Trauma Services and Critical Care at University Hospital

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- John B. Fortune, M.D., has been appointed as

professor of surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University and director of Trauma Services and Critical Care at University Hospital. His responsibilities include general surgery, trauma, critical care and burns.

Fortune is recognized for developing guidelines for trauma care and for advocating for the regionalization of trauma services. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Prior to joining SUNY Upstate, Fortune was professor and chair of the Division of General Surgery and director of the General Surgery Residency Program at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and director of the Southern Illinois Trauma Center in Springfield.

Fortune received his medical degree from Duke University Medical

School in 1975. He is the recipient of several awards, particularly in the area of excellence in teaching, and serves as a reviewer for Journal of Trauma and Current Surgery.

Fortune resides in Fayetteville.

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