Michael Kalina, DO, FACOS

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Dr. Michael Kalina LargeDr. Michael Kalina is a fellowship trained critical care surgeon and acute care surgeon with extensive experience in trauma and emergency general surgery, neurocritical care, complex soft tissue wound management, complex hernia repair, and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Prior to joining Capital Health, Dr. Kalina was an attending surgeon and the associate medical director of Trauma at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE. He was also the co-medical director of the Trauma Surgical Ward, and medical director of the Medical Student Surgical Clerkship and the Think First Injury Prevention Program.

He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. He completed his internship at Saint Claire’s Hospital/St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in New York City and his surgical residency at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY. He received his fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Christiana Care Health System. He is board certified in surgical critical care and general surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

Dr. Kalina is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and a clinical instructor in surgery at the physician assistant programs in Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; and Arcadia University in Newark, DE.

Dr. Kalina has been actively involved in institutional (IRB approved) and multi-institutional research projects. He has been the primary author of published articles in American Surgeon, Delaware Medical Journal, European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Pediatric Emergency Care, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and Journal of Trauma. He has also contributed to articles in Critical Care Medicine and Chemical Senses. He is a frequently invited lecturer at regional symposiums and grand rounds as well as a presenter at various national conferences.

He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, an affiliate fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, American Osteopathic Board of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American Medical Association, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the Southeastern Surgical Congress.

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