Nicole Werner, MD, MS, FACS

Assistant Professor

  • Division of Acute Care and Regional General Surgery



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

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

  • High-grade liver injuries with contrast extravasation managed initially with interventional radiology versus observation: A secondary analysis of a WTA multicenter study.
    Aryan N, Grigorian A, Tay-Lasso E, Cripps M, Carmichael H, McIntyre R, Urban S, Velopulos C, Cothren Burlew C, Ballow S, Dirks RC, LaRiccia A, Farrell MS, Stein DM, Truitt MS, Grossman Verner HM, Mentzer CJ, Mack TJ, Ball CG, Mukherjee K, Mladenov G, Haase DJ, Abdou H, Schroeppel TJ, Rodriquez J, Bala M, Keric N, Crigger M, Dhillon NK, Ley EJ, Egodage T, Williamson J, Cardenas TC, Eugene V, Patel K, Costello K, Bonne S, Elgammal FS, Dorlac W, Pederson C, Werner NL, Haan JM, Lightwine K, Semon G, Spoor K, Harmon LA, Samuels JM, Spalding MC, Nahmias J
    Am J Surg 2024 Mar 26;
    [PubMed ID: 38553335]

  • Management of Pelvic Trauma.
    Baker JE, Werner NL, Burlew CC
    Surg Clin North Am 2024 Apr; 104(2): 367-384
    [PubMed ID: 38453308]

  • 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 2024 Feb; 90(2): 261-269
    [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 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 Dec 01; 95(6): 951-958
    [PubMed ID: 37561094]

  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma/American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma clinical protocol for management of acute respiratory distress syndrome and severe hypoxemia.
    Fawley JA, Tignanelli CJ, Werner NL, Kasotakis G, Mandell SP, Glass NE, Dries DJ, Costantini TW, Napolitano LM
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2023 Oct 01; 95(4): 592-602
    [PubMed ID: 37314843]

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