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

  • 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]

  • An observation-first strategy for liver injuries with "blush" on computed tomography is safe and effective.
    Samuels JM, Carmichael H, McIntyre R, Urban S, Ballow S, Dirks RC, Spalding MC, 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, Nahmias J, Tay E, 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, Burlew CC, Werner NL, Haan JM, Lightwine K, Semon G, Spoor K, Velopulos C, Harmon LA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2023 Feb 01; 94(2): 281-287
    [PubMed ID: 36149844]

  • Rib fixation in patients with severe rib fractures and pulmonary contusions: Is it safe?
    Van Wijck SFM, Pieracci FM, Smith EF, Madden K, Moore EE, Wijffels MME, Werner NL
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2022 Dec 01; 93(6): 721-726
    [PubMed ID: 36121283]

  • Time to Look for Another Infectious Source? White Blood Cell Trends during Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.
    Werner NL, Cralley A, Lawless R, Platnick KB, Cohen MJ, Coleman JJ, Hoehn M, Campion E, Pieracci FM, Burlew CC
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2022 Sep; 23(7): 656-660
    [PubMed ID: 35930247]

  • Inflate and pack! Pelvic packing combined with REBOA deployment prevents hemorrhage related deaths in unstable pelvic fractures.
    Werner NL, Moore EE, Hoehn M, Lawless R, Coleman JR, Freedberg M, Heelan AA, Platnick KB, Cohen MJ, Coleman JJ, Campion EM, Fox CJ, Mauffrey C, Cralley A, Pieracci FM, Burlew CC
    Injury 2022 Oct; 53(10): 3365-3370
    [PubMed ID: 36038388]

All Publications on PubMed