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Kimberly Davis

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

Contact Information

Kimberly Davis, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • General Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care

    330 Cedar St. BB 310, PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States



Dr. Davis is Professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery. She is the Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care 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. Dr. Davis also serves as the Surgical Director of Quality and Performance Improvement for Yale-New Haven Hospital and formerly as the NSQIP Surgeon Champion. After earning a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, she attended Albany Medical College and received her surgical training from the Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital program. Following a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Tennessee - Memphis, she spent eight years on the faculty at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois prior to returning to Yale in 2006. Dr. Davis received her MBA from the Yale School of Management Leadership in Healthcare program in 2012. She serves on the National Committee on Trauma, is the immediate Past-President of the Connecticut chapter of the American College of Surgeons and recently retired from the Board of Governors. She is a Past President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the former Chief of Region I for the Committee on Trauma. She has held leadership positions in several other regional and national organizations. She has published extensively in medical literature, with over 200 peer reviewed publications. She is an Associate Editor of Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open, serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Annals of Surgery, the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation and Current Trauma Reports, and is an ad hoc reviewer for 10 other critical care and surgical journals.

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

Education & Training

  • MBA
    Yale School of Management (2012)
  • Fellow
    University of Tennessee (1998)
  • Resident
    Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital (1996)
  • Intern
    Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital (1992)
  • MD
    Albany Medical College (1991)
  • BS
    Yale University (1985)

Honors & Recognition

Alpha Omega Alpha1990

Professional Service

American Association for the Surgery of TraumaSecretary-Treasurer2019 - Present
American Surgical AssociationMember2014 - Present
American College of SurgeonsCommittee on Trauma2014 - 2020
Eastern Association for the Surgery of TraumaPresident2014 - 2015
American College of SurgeonsBoard Member2013 - 2016
Eastern Association for the Surgery of TraumaPresident2013 - 2014
Eastern Association for the Surgery of TraumaSecretary2010 - 2013
Committee on Trauma of the American College of SurgeonsMember2008 - 2020
Connecticut State Committee on Trauma of the American College of SurgeonsPublic Official2008 - 2014
Eastern Association for the Surgery of TraumaBoard Member2008 - 2015

Departments & Organizations