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Carlos A. Ordoñez, MD

Section Chief, Department of Surgery, Universidad del Valle, Hospital Universitario del Valle; Director, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Center, Universidad del Valle, Hospital Universitario del Valle; Associate Professor of General Surgery, Trauma and Intensive Care; Universidad del Valle, Fundación Valle del Lili. Cali, Colombia
Dr. Ordoñez earned his medical degree from Universidad del Valle in 1982. He is a specialist in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care, board member of the Colombian Trauma Society with Twenty-five years of experience in thoraco-abdominal trauma, peritonitis, acute pancreatitis and abdominal compartment syndrome. Recognized for his extensive research and surgical expertise in damage control surgery, abdominal trauma, open abdomen and acute care surgery. He has made significant contributions to text book publications through chapter participation, he was also the main editor for The Intensive Care and Trauma second edition, issued in June 2009.
Dr. Ordoñez has provided numerous lectures both nationally and internationally through scientific meetings. Former Vicepresident of the Panamerican Trauma Society and active member of a number of Societies, including The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and The American College of Surgeons. Dr. Ordoñez is also Colombia’s ambassador at the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and national delegate for Colombia at The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) during 2014-2016.
He is The Trauma Registry of The Panamerican Society of Trauma (ITSP) director in Cali, Colombia. He is also an Instructor of Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and DSTC course for The International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC). Current project reflects Dr. Ordoñez´s passion and commitment to research:  Feasibility study for the creation of the "Emergency medical system for the pacific region and the implementation of an Excellence Center in Trauma and Emergency Medicine", design to save lives.

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