Scott Brakenridge, M.D., has joined UF’s acute care surgery team as an assistant professor. In 2012, he completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Rush University and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he also served as a clinical research fellow in the department of surgery’s burn/trauma/critical care division and a clinical research scholar in the department of clinical sciences. In addition to acute care surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care, his clinical interests include acute cholecystitis, appendicitis, necrotizing soft tissue infection, bowel obstruction sepsis and hernia. Brakenridge’s main research interests include traumatic injury, surgical infections, surgical sepsis, inflammation and venous thromboembolism.