Borgess names new trauma services medical director

Published 2:53 pm Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dr. Thomas Rohs has been named trauma services medical director for the Borgess Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Fresca Swaniker, who has led Borgess Trauma Services for three years, will continue to serve as a trauma surgeon.

“Traumatic injuries require an experienced team of professionals,” said Dr. Terry Baxter, chief medical officer, Borgess Medical Center. “Borgess Trauma Services includes four skilled surgeons. Both Drs. Rohs and Swaniker offer innovative critical care medicine techniques and inspired care.”

Rohs began his surgical career with Borgess Trauma Services as a staff trauma surgeon in 1998. After serving as interim medical director of Borgess Trauma Services, he became a partner in General and Bariatric Surgery, a division of HealthCare Midwest. In addition to surgery, Rohs has been active in trauma research studies and the advanced training of both physicians and other health professionals.

Rohs earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed his residency training at the University of Michigan Hospitals. He went on to complete a Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Michigan Hospitals.

The Borgess Level I Trauma Center offers not only the hospital resources necessary to treat injured patients, but also the entire spectrum of trauma care, from the pre-hospital phase through the rehabilitation process. Level I Trauma Center designation is based on American College of Surgeons guidelines.