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Trauma Surgeons Rosemarie Robledo, DO, and Lawrence Nelson, DO, FACOS, Join North Oaks Shock Trauma Program

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  • Written By: Laura Hanzo

Trauma Surgeons Rosemarie Robledo, DO, and Lawrence E. Nelson, DO, FACOS, have joined the North Oaks Medical Center Shock Trauma Programstaff.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Robledo obtained a master’s degree from Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Stratford. She also completed both an internship and residency through Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey, and completed a fellowship in Trauma Critical Care Surgery through Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Dr. Nelson completed his bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and master’s studies at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. He earned his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Nelson completed both a residency and internship through Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Michigan. He also completed a fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and previously served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board in General Surgery and Critical Care Surgery.

Other North Oaks Shock Trauma Program Surgeons include: Medical Director Juan C. Duchesne, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM; Marquinn D. Duke, MD; and Wesley B. Vanderlan, MD.

The North Oaks Shock Trauma Program offers coordinated care and trauma surgeons in-house at all times to attend to victims suddenly stricken by serious traumatic injury. The program serves patients in Region 9, which includesTangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. In addition, the program is part of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network, an agency of state government created to develop and maintain a statewide system of care coordination for trauma patients.

North Oaks Medical Center’s Emergency Services Medical Director Jay Smith, MD, serves as the vice chairman of LERN’s Region 9 Commission, and Dr. Duchesne also is a member.

North Oaks is voluntarily working toward becoming an American College of Surgeons-verified Level II Trauma Center. Levels are determined by the American College of Surgeons based on resources available at a verified trauma center and the number of patients admitted yearly.