Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Meredith is the Richard T. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery (formerly General Surgery), Chief of Clinical Chairs and Chief of Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health. A graduate of Emory University, Dr. Meredith received his M.D. from Bowman Gray School of Medicine and joined the faculty of Wake Forest University Health Sciences in 1987 and was named Professor and Chairman of General Surgery in 1997 and Director of Surgical Sciences in 2000 to June 2014. Dr. Meredith holds a cross-appointment at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and a joint appointment as Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics. He is also the Medical Director of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Dr. Meredith has served as Director of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a past-president of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), the Southern Surgical Association, the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and the Eastern Association of the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). Dr. Meredith served as the Medical Director of Trauma Programs of the American College of Surgeons from 2006 through 2010 and was Chair of the Committee on Trauma from 2002 to 2006.

Dr. Meredith is the author of more than 161 scientific publications and several book chapters and one textbook. In addition, he is serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Dr. Meredith was the principal investigator on the Cooperative Agreement with Wake Forest School of Medicine and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the establishment of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) Center of Wake Forest and Virginia Tech until September 2014. In addition, he is the principal investigator of an NIH funded T32 grant for Integrative Training in Trauma and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Meredith’s research interests include thoracic trauma, biomechanics of crash injury, injury severity measures, and trauma systems development.


"The clinical research supported by the National Trauma Institute will ultimately save thousands of military and civilian casualties by producing the "evidence" necessary for the provision of evidence-based medicine."

Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS,
Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee and Chairman, National Trauma Institute