Terence O’Keeffe, MD, CHB, FACS
Dr. O’Keeffe leads the division of Trauma/EGS/SCC at AU. After his medical education in Scotland, Dr. O’Keeffe did a trauma fellowship at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. He has had a distinguished career and has a national reputation for clinical and research excellence within the field. He served as the SCCM Surgical Section Chair in 2020-2021.
Steven B. Holsten, MD, MBA, FACS
Dr. Holsten served as the program director for the MCG General Surgery Residency for several years, and has served as interim chair of surgery in 2022. As a natural born leader, he was integral to the navigation of peri-operative services during the COVID-19 crisis and has maintained a strong focus in operations since that time. He is an award-winning educator and is heavily invested in teaching.
Andrew Lawson, DO, DABS
Dr. Lawson completed surgical residency at MCG before completing a one-year trauma fellowship through Emory University at Grady Memorial Hospital and a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at UT-Houston. Dr. Lawson is the director of Surgical Critical Care for Augusta University, managing the STICU and SICU. He also serves as the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director and has been instrumental in re-designing and implementing the current fellowship didactics, call schedule, and clinical experience.
Adil Abuzeid, MD, FACS
Dr. Abuzeid has a wealth of operative experience from a diverse global training background and completed his Surgical Critical Care training at Northwestern University. He is heavily involved in quality improvement initiatives. He is the QITI director for the general surgery residency, leads the departmental morbidity and mortality conference weekly, and is involved with service line process improvement as well.
Eliza Fox, MD, FACS
Dr. Fox completed her surgical training at Brown University before completing a two-year fellowship through Emory University at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fox is heavily involved with education and trauma systems work at AU. She has won 3 out of the last 4 faculty teaching awards and was fundamental in creating many of the didactic conferences for the residents and fellows. Additionally, she is the faculty director of the Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Research Group.
Erin Switzer, DO, DABS
Dr. Switzer spent the early part of her career in the military, including service in Afghanistan, which provides a unique clinical perspective. She has extensive experience in burn and complex wound care management and her role in the management of these patients has been invaluable to the hospital. Dr. Switzer is universally recognized for her tireless commitment to patient care and the well-being of the residents and fellows alike.
Amanda Lee, MD, DABS
Dr. Lee joined us after completing her fellowship at Wake Forest in 2021. She serves as the service line clerkship directorship for MS3 students in addition to being an assistant program director for the general surgery program. She is a very welcome addition here at Augusta University.
Max Bursey, DO
Dr. Bursey is a wonderful part-time addition to our core faculty group. From an EM background, he brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse experience. He created the ED ICU and serves as its current service chief. He additionally has a great deal of ultrasound proficiency and training, giving our fellows a unique experience. Our fellows look forward to the educational benefits that he affords during his weeks in the ICU.
Erika Mabes, DO, DABS
Dr. Mabes is our newest faculty addition. She is an enthusiastic addition and has a focus in wound care, education, and surgical simulation. She also has been made an assistant program director for the general surgery program.