The Bullet Related Injury Clinic: Cutting Without a Knife
Sponsored by the Hans Lowenbach Memorial Fund
Dr. Punch loves to heal. Educated in medicine at the University of Connecticut and trained in surgery at the University of Maryland and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, this desire to heal has brought to life a career with a three-fold focus: education, violence and equity. As a trauma surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine this work came to life in various undergraduate and graduate medical education courses focused on the experience of trauma related injury across the entire spectrum of illness and healing. Through community engagement in St. Louis, Dr. Punch carries this mission forward each day, bridging the gap between the resources inside healthcare and the voices of the people. This includes the creation of "The T", an anti-violence community health center which focuses on harm reduction as primary prevention of public health concerns including bullets, opioids and COVID19. In response to the pandemic, Dr. Punch has also been working as an intensivist since April of 2020 at Christian Northeast, a community hospital providing care to areas of north St. Louis most deeply impacted by COVID19.
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