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MMC appoints trauma medical director

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, at 10:05 a.m.
Kristen Sihler
Maine Medical Center
Kristen Sihler

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine Medical Center has announced that Kristen Sihler, M.D., M.S., has been named Trauma Medical Director, leading Maine’s only Level 1 trauma program, which earned re-verification earlier this year from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Dr. Sihler has been a surgeon at MMC since 2010, and previously served as an attending surgeon at the University of Michigan. Since 2011, she has served as an assistant clinical professor in the Tufts University School of Medicine.

She completed her medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and also holds an M.S. in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Dr. Sihler completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and her trauma/critical care fellowship at the University of Washington. She is an accomplished author and teacher, and is a member of a number of professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

About Maine Medical Center

Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as the number-one ranked hospital in Maine by U.S. News and World Report for 2014-2015, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1864, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing nearly 6,500 people. MMC’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.

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