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Trista Reid, MD, MPH, FACS

Trista Reid, MD, MPH, FACS

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health Leadership Program

Trista Reid, MD MPH FACS is a Trauma Critical Care surgeon at UNC, Associate Program Director of the UNC general surgery residency program, an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. She is a graduate of the Public Health Leadership Health Care and Prevention Masters Program at UNC. Dr. Reid’s research and mentorship interests are in health services/outcomes research and Quality Improvement research, involving both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. More specifically, she is involved in research in global surgery, health disparities, quality improvement, and outcomes research in ICU and trauma care, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and surgical palliative care.

Honors and Awards

Carolina Care Award


Patient Relations “Star of the Week” Award


UNC Dept of Surgery Outstanding Resident Teaching Award


UNC Dept of Surgery Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award

2018, 2019, 2021

Association of Women Surgeons Mentor Spotlight


Craver Professor School of Medicine Teaching Award


Rookie of the Year Faculty Award


Key Publications

Gastrostomy tube outcomes among surgical and non-surgical services: A retrospective review. Herb J, Rodriguez-Ormaza N, Cunningham C, Bartl N, Jadi J, Charles AG, Reid TD (1970). Am Surgeon.

Evaluation of Complications and Growth Outcomes in Pediatric Cerebral Palsy Patients with Gastrostomy Tubes. Jadi J, Hyder S, Rodriguez-Ormaza N, Twer E, Phillips M, Akinkuotu A, Reid TD (1970). Am Surgeon.

Family perceptions of palliative care and communication in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Pare K, Grudziak J, Lavin K, Sten MB, Huegerich A, Umble K, Twer E, Reid TD (1970). J of Patient Exp.

Low initial pre-hospital end-tidal carbon dioxide predicts inferior clinical outcomes in trauma patients. Bryant MK, Portelli Tremont JN, Patel Z, Cook N, Udekwu P, Reid TD, Maine RG, Moore SM (2021). Injury, 52(9), 2502-2507.

Are surgeons enough? The relationship between increasing surgical demand and access to surgery in a resource-limited environment. Gallaher J, Kayange L, Purcell LN, Reid TD, Charles AG (2021). J Surg Res, 11(267), 569-576.


MPH, Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2008

BA, International Relations, John Hopkins University, 2005

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