University of Nebraska Medical Center

Emily Cantrell, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery
Associate Trauma Medical Director, UNMC

Emily Cantrell, MD

Dr. Cantrell is a board-certified surgeon specializing in emergency general surgery, surgical critical care and trauma.

She earned her medical degree from Wake Forest University. Dr. Cantrell completed residency training at the University of Florida and a fellowship in the division of trauma, burns, surgical critical care and acute care surgery at University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Cantrell serves as the associate trauma medical director for UNMC.

  • MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Residency: Department of Surgery University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Fellowship: Division of Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, University of California, San Diego, California
Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care
Research Interests
Dr. Cantrell's long-term research interests include chest wall injury, trauma quality initiatives and trauma systems.
Professional associations and memberships
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Chest Wall Injury Society
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Trauma Advisory Board, State of Nebraska
  • Pediatric Quality Committee, UNMC/Nebraska Medicine