Erika Mabes

Assistant Professor

Erika Mabes

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Trauma/Critical Care


Dr. Erika Simmerman Mabes is returning as a faculty member of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University as Associate Professor of Surgery within the Division of Trauma / Surgical Critical Care / Acute Care Surgery.

She completed undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University with majors in Art & Design and Chemistry with early aspirations to become a surgeon.

Dr. Mabes completed medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine including a one year predoctoral OMT fellowship. She then completed her general surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia. She returned to Augusta with her husband and three sons to pursue a surgical critical care fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia.

She has been a leader in our program for research, publications, and national presentations during her time as a trainee and is excited to continue her scholarly development as a faculty member!

Dr. Mabes also brings to the department a passion for and experience in resident education and is awarded the title of Clinical Director of Surgery Resident Simulation Education, already developing a new surgical resident simulation curriculum as well as a multidisciplinary simulation curriculum.

Aligning with Dr. Mabes' love of teaching and passion for resident education, she has joined the leadership in our program as an Associate Program Director for the Department of General Surgery Residency.

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  • DO, Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopath Nova Southeastern University -, 2013

  • BAD, Art North Carolina State Universit, 2007


  • ACLS American Heart Association, 2022

  • BLS American Heart Association, 2022

  • ATLS American College of Surgeons,

  • PHY State of GA, 2020

  • PHY Georgia Medical Board, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RSUR 5000

  • SURG 5005

    Surgery Critical Care/Trauma: Surgical Critical Care/Trauma
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I: Sub I Acute Care Surgery
  • SURG 5000

    Basic Clkshp in SURG
  • SURG 5003

    General Surgery Extn.: Acute Care Surgery Extn

Teaching Interests

General Surgery Resident Simulation Curriculum Development
Multidisciplinary Simulation Development
Faculty Champion for Junior Resident Didactics
Advanced Trauma Life Support Faculty Instructor
Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma Faculty Instructor
Advanced Practice Provider Training / Teaching
Cadaver Training Session Instructor
General Surgery Resident Leadership Training
General Surgery Residency Curriculum Content Committee
General Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee
Multidisciplinary Trauma Simulation Development and


Selected Recent Publications

  • Discovery of an Association Between Influenza Infection Rates and the Incidences of Craniosynostosis in the United States: A Potentially Modifiable Risk Factor., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Application of Irreversible Electroporation Ablation as Adjunctive Treatment for Margin Enhancement: Safety and Efficacy, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): What is it, How to Develop and Implement it in Craniofacial Surgery., 2019
  • Metastatic Medullary Adenocarcinoma to the Liver: 32 Years after Clinical Remission., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Increasing Incidence of Craniosynostosis in the United States: Is Folic Acid Supplementation Responsible?, 2019

Research Interests

Wound Care Program Development and Implementation
Surgical Critical Care
Acute Care Surgery
Trauma Surgery
Chair of Trauma Resuscitation Steering Committee
Chair of Trauma Resuscitation Video Review Committee
Development and implementation of institutional guidelines for Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care
Multidisciplinary CPR Committee
Multidisciplinary Trauma Peer Review Committee
Multidisciplinary Trauma Operations Committee