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Knox Alumnus Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for Illinois Rural Trauma Care

Trauma surgeon comes to Knox.

Trauma surgeon and Knox alumnus Timothy Pohlman ’73 M.D., F.A.C.S. will give the presentation “Illinois Rural Trauma Care: Challenges and Opportunities” on October 30 in the Alumni Hall Evelyn Handler Forum, Room 300, at 7:00 p.m. 

During the presentation, Pohlman will examine the wide disparities in trauma mortality that exist between rural and urban counties in Illinois and present strategies to improve rural trauma care in the state.

Pohlman is a board certified surgeon who specializes in trauma surgery. He is also board certified in surgical critical care and in neurocritical care. Pohlman is a former professor of surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. During that time, he was a staff surgeon at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, medical director of trauma intensive care, director of trauma outreach, and assistant medical director for LifeLine Critical Care Transport for trauma. 

Pohlman served for a number of years as track surgeon for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and has been a NASCAR-certified on-track physician. He graduated from Knox in 1973 with a degree in biology.

During his residency, Pohlman will visit classes and meet with students and faculty. 

The presentation is part of Knox College's Professional in Residence Program, which brings remarkable alumni from around the world, working in a wide range of industries, to campus for one to three days offering insights and advice to help students discover their passions and launch meaningful careers.

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Printed on Monday, May 17, 2021