Ocala, FL — Ocala Health System announces the appointment of Darwin Noel Ang, MD, PhD, FACS, to Medical Director of its new Trauma Services at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ang will be responsible for the ongoing development, growth, and oversight of the medical center's newly established trauma program. He will start in this new role on August 1, 2012.
Dr. Ang most recently served as Assistant Professor, Trauma Surgery and Critical Care at the University of Florida/Shands Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center. He was Principle Investigator and Coordinator of the Department of Surgery for Quality and Clinical Outcomes Database at the University of Florida, and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of U.S. Biomedical Information Systems.
Dr. Ang earned his master's degree in public health from the University of Washington (2008), his medical doctor degree from the University of Florida (2001), his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Florida (1998), and his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Florida State University (1994). He is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Ang is trained in Advance Trauma Life Support, Advance Cardiac Life Support, Advance Operative Management and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma.
Ocala Regional Medical Center is one of eight HCA hospitals affiliated with the USF-HCA Trauma Network. As part of that affiliation, Dr. Ang will hold a position as Associate Professor of Surgery with the University of South Florida College of Medicine as well as Director of Research for the USF-HCA Trauma Network.
“Dr. Ang is widely respected in the trauma community, and brings with him a wealth of trauma and surgical critical care experience. We welcome Dr. Ang and look forward to working with him to make trauma services at Ocala Regional Medical Center a reality,” said Randy McVay, chief executive officer, Ocala Health System.
Trauma services at Ocala Regional Medical Center are set to launch in early 2013.