Kimberly A. Davis MD MBA, FACS, FCCM

Professor of Surgery (Trauma); Chief of the Section of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical Emergencies; Vice Chairman, Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery; Trauma Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Surgical Director, Performance and Quality Improvement, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

LCME Governance & Administration Subcommittee

Office of Student ResearchSurgery: Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Surgical Emergencies; MSURG Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Surgical Emergencies


Kimberly Davis is a Professor of Surgery and the Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery. She is the Chief of the Section of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Surgical Emergencies at Yale, as well as the Trauma Medical Director for Yale New Haven Hospital, an American College of Surgeons verified and Connecticut Department of Health designated Level One Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients. She is the Surgeon Champion for the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) at YNHH, and the Surgical Director of Quality and Performance Improvement. After earning a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, she attended Albany Medical College and received her surgical training in the Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital program. Following a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care, she spent eight years on the faculty at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois, prior to returning to Yale in 2006. She serves as the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Region I Chief, and as a member of the Board of Governors. She is the current President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. She has held leadership positions in other national organizations, including currently serving as the Chairman of the Acute Care Surgery Committee of the American Association for the Surgery. She has published extensively in the medical literature, with over 100 peer reviewed publications. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma, Injury and Infection, and the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, and as an ad hoc reviewer for 8 other critical care and surgical journals. Dr. Davis received her MBA in Healthcare Leadership from the Yale School of Management in May of 2012.

Dr. Davis is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care. Her research interests are in the fields of performance improvement and quality, inflammation and sepsis, and trauma resuscitation.


  • B.S., Yale University , 1985
  • M.D., Albany Medical College , 1991
  • M.B.A., Yale School of Management , 2012
  • M.B.A., Yale University , 2012

Selected Publication

  • Ditillo MF, Davis KA. Appendicitis. In: Luchette FL and Yelon JA (Eds), Geriatric Trauma and Emergency Care. New York: Springer, 2014.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha(1990)