Dr. Dunne is Chief of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia. He is also Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. He retired from the US Navy in 2012 having served as the Chief of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda Maryland and the Chief, Integrated Trauma Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. He was instrumental in developing and chairing the National Naval Medical Center's multi-disciplinary trauma team and has served as the chief trauma consultant aboard the USNS Comfort during the assault phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Deployed Director of the Joint Theater Trauma System in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to his vast clinical experience, he has also been active in surgical and combat trauma research and published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals with emphasis on blood transfusion and its effect on morbidity and mortality in trauma.

Dr. Dunne received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in 1986 and his MD in 1990 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency in 1997 at National Naval Medical Center, which included a one year post-doctoral Research Fellowship. In 2000, he entered a two-year trauma fellowship at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, where he also completed another post-doctoral research fellowship.


"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