EDINBURG, Texas – May is Trauma Awareness Month and to focus on it the Rio Grande Guardian met up with Dr. Jeffrey Skubic, MD.

Skubic is trauma medical director for DHR Health. He is also an assistant professor of surgery at the UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine.

In the video interview below, Dr. Skubic discusses his primary role and responsibility with the DHR Health Level I Trauma Center. He also discusses the different levels of trauma care and where DHR Health stands. He also discusses the differences in trauma care between the Rio Grande Valley and the Mexican states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo León.

Skubic, a recent guest speaker at the Chest Wall Injury Summit in Utah, also talks about some of the common injuries his team has to deal with at this time of the year and how can they be avoided.

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Editor’s Note: The above video conversation is the first in a two-part series with Dr. Jeffrey Skubic, trauma medical director for DHR Health. Part Two, a podcast, will appear later this week.


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