Tales from a Trauma Surgeon

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Dr. Peter Rhee played a vital role in saving Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life in Arizona in 2011 when she was a victim of an act of violence that left six dead and 13 wounded. Born in South Korea, Rhee moved with his family to Uganda where he watched his father remove a spear from a man’s belly—and began his lifelong interest in medicine. In Trauma Red: The Making of a Surgeon in War and in America’s Cities Dr. Rhee chronicles the cases he’s handled over two decades on two distinct battle fronts: In Iraq and Afghanistan, where he served as a frontline US Navy surgeon, and in the urban zones of Los Angeles and Washington, DC, where he has been confronted by an endless stream of victims of violence and accidents.


Dr. Peter Rhee

Comments [2]


What an interesting person. So rare to hear someone on radio or TV that doesn't display raging ego.

Jun. 05 2014 01:02 PM
wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk.

There are a lot of alternatives to using live pigs in trauma training. Those pigs want to live as much as you and I.

Jun. 05 2014 01:00 PM

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