Nicole Werner, MD, MS, FACS

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery



  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 2003
  • MD, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH, 2011
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, 2018
  • Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, University of Michigan, 2016
  • Fellowship, Trauma and Acute Care Fellowship, University of Colorado-Denver, Denver, CO, 2019

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Werner is certified by the American Board of Surgery for General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She specializes in the treatment of the traumatically injured, critical care, and general surgical emergencies.

Research Interests

Dr. Werner is interested in chest wall injury and management, traumatic abdominal and pelvic injury, and long-term patient outcomes after critical illness. She also is interested in surgical education, specifically creating simulation of high-pressure clinical scenarios.

Recent Publications

  • Evolution of Pulmonary Contusions in Patients With Severe Rib Fractures: Cause for Concern?
    Van Wijck SFM, Smith EF, Werner NL, Madden K, Moore EE, Wijffels MME, Pieracci FM
    Am Surg 2023 Aug 30; 31348231198111
    [PubMed ID: 37646136]

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma/American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma Clinical Consensus-Driven Protocol for Glucose Management in the Post-Resuscitation Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Adult Trauma Patient.
    Jacovides CL, Skeete DA, Werner NL, Toschlog EA, Agarwal S, Coopwood B, Crandall M, Tominaga GT
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2023 Aug 08;
    [PubMed ID: 37561094]

  • Early Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures is Feasible in Patients With Non-Urgent Operative Pelvic Injuries.
    Ladhani HA, Harrell KN, Burlew CC, van Wijck SFM, Smith EF, Coleman JR, Horwood C, Werner NL, Lawless R, Platnick B, Campion E, Moore EE, VanDerPloeg D, Parry JA, Pieracci FM
    Am Surg 2023 May 14; 31348231175496
    [PubMed ID: 37183169]

  • Contemporary management and outcomes of penetrating colon injuries: Validation of the 2020 AAST Colon Organ Injury Scale.
    Zeineddin A, Tominaga GT, Crandall M, Almeida M, Schuster KM, Jawad G, Maqbool B, Sheffield AC, Dhillon NK, Radow BS, Moorman ML, Martin ND, Jacovides CL, Lowry D, Kaups K, Horwood CR, Werner NL, Proaño-Zamudio JA, Kaafarani HMA, Marshall WA, Haines LN, Schaffer KB, Staudenmayer KL, Kozar RA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2023 Aug 01; 95(2): 213-219
    [PubMed ID: 37072893]

  • An Artificial Placenta Protects Against Lung Injury and Promotes Continued Lung Development in Extremely Premature Lambs.
    Coughlin MA, Werner NL, Church JT, Perkins EM, Bryner BS, Barks JD, Bentley JK, Hershenson MB, Rabah R, Bartlett RH, Mychaliska GB
    ASAIO J 2019; 65(7): 690-697
    [PubMed ID: 30585874]

All Publications on PubMed