Dr. Nirula is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah where he is the Trauma Medical Director, SICU Fellowship Director and co-director of the SICU. He is the current Chair of the Multi-Institutional Trials Committee of the AAST. His research interests include comparative-effectiveness research in trauma and emergency surgery with specific emphasis on thoracic trauma and TBI.


"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