Rosemary Kozar is Professor of Surgery, Director of Translational Research at Shock Trauma and Associate Director of Shock Trauma Anesthesia Research (STAR) at the University of Maryland. She received her medical degree from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and a PhD in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. She began her residency at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed her training at Temple University School of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Texas.

Dr. Kozar spent much of her career at the University of Texas-Houston. She remains active in trauma surgery and critical care. Her research interests are the impact of enteral nutrients on the post-ischemic gut and hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation, for which she has been NIH-funded for over a decade.

Dr. Kozar is a former Chair of the Education Committee of the AAS and SUS. She has served as the President of the Association of Women Surgeons and on the Board of Directors for the Western Trauma Association. She is active in the American College of Surgeons as current Chair of the Women in Surgery Committee and Chair of the Verification Committee for the Committee on Trauma. She is currently on the Board of Managers for the AAST and is the President of the Shock Society.


"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