Massive Transfusion Protocol
Scott Thomas, MD
General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Justin Koenig, DO
General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan and The Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He also completed his trauma fellowship at The Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.
Board certified in surgery, Dr. Thomas is Chief of Trauma Services for Beacon Health System and answers as Medical Director of Trauma Services at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
He has been instrumental in strengthening the quality and expanding the capabilities of the area’s leading trauma program. He is a member of the American Trauma Society and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Thomas, who has served on numerous medical committees and councils, has conducted a variety of presentations and panel discussions regionally, statewide and internationally.
Justin Koenig has dedicated his life to serving his country and his patients. The U.S. Air Force Major helped lead surgical teams at home and abroad in his years of military service. He was even deployed to North Africa to help establish trauma care services in developing regions.
While stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, the Auburn, Ind., native and his family decided to return to the Midwest so he could practice medicine in a more traditional hospital setting. Dr. Koenig wanted to be a part of the Beacon team because of our commitment to improving the lives of our patients.
“As a trauma surgeon, I usually meet people on their worst day imaginable and I make my best effort to heal them,” Dr. Koenig said. “I want to be your ally. It’s my goal to make patients as informed about their care as possible. And I work with each patient to improve his or her overall well-being and ensure they are an integral part of their own healing process.”
His resume contains numerous Air Force commendation and service medals, teaching awards, even film and television credits as a surgical resident on “Chicago Trauma” and “Chicagoland.” But this humble, patient-centered doctor appreciates nothing more than seeing a patient back in their normal routine doing well.
“Never underestimate the value of faith and a positive mental attitude,” Dr. Koenig said about what he has learned from patients over the years. “I have seen people use horrible events to change their lives for the better and achieve remarkable things.”
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