Gerard J. Fulda, M.D., MHCDS, MCCM, FACS, FCCP, chair of Christiana Care’s Department of Surgery since 2014, has been named a Master of Critical Care Medicine by the American College of Critical Care Medicine of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
One of only 88 Masters of Critical Care Medicine in the world, Dr. Fulda is honored for international professional prominence with exceptional character, leadership, eminence in clinical practice, outstanding contributions to research and education in critical care medicine.
Dr. Fulda is board certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and neurocritical care. While director of Surgical Critical Care at Christiana Care, he developed the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program, which has graduated 25 surgical critical care fellows to date. Currently, he is chair of the Department of Surgery, physician leader of the Surgical Service Line, and chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Christiana Care.
He is a member of the Delaware State Trauma Center Designation Committee. His leadership and academic guidance have been instrumental in achieving impressive accolades, including the Ernest Amory Codman Award from the Joint Commission and the Charles W. Serby Research Award from the American Respiratory Care Foundation.
Dr. Fulda has served as chancellor of the Board of Regents for the College of Critical Medicine. He is past chair of the Surgical Section for SCCM, a five-time recipient of its Presidential Citation Award for outstanding contributions and a Distinguished Service awardee for exceptional leadership in the organization.
He has held numerous national leadership positions in the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration committee on brain death. He has chaired the board of the Gift of Life Organ Donation Program in Philadelphia.
“Dr. Fulda has made important contributions to advance the field of critical care medicine and, with this recognition by his peers, SCCM demonstrates high regard for his expertise,” said Kenneth L. Silverstein, M.D., MBA, Christiana Care executive president and chief clinical officer. “We are fortunate to have his leadership here at Christiana Care, where his commitment to excellence and love benefits our patients every day.”
After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Fulda completed a general surgery residency at the Medical Center of Delaware and a fellowship in surgical critical care and traumatology at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (Shock Trauma Center) in 1989. He received a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College in 2016. He is an associate professor of surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the author of more than 50 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as webinars, numerous abstracts, editorials and book chapters.