Please join us in welcoming Dr. Andrew Nordin, MD, who has been appointed as the Medical Director of our Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital. Dr. Nordin is also an attending pediatric surgeon as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also the Pediatric ICU Surgical Director and the Pediatric Surgery representative of the Vascular Anomalies Center.
Dr. Nordin graduated cum laude from Baylor University with a BA in Biochemistry, attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed his general surgery residency training at the University at Buffalo. He also completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Following the completion of his residency, he performed an additional Pediatric Surgery Research fellowship at Oishei Children’s Hospital and completed a pediatric surgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. In addition to his clinical training, he has completed several years of research in pediatric surgery at various institutions. He is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, and board-eligible in pediatric surgery.
Over his career, Dr. Nordin has authorized over 20 publications and presented at multiple local and national conferences. He received the 2017 American Pediatric Surgical Association Quality and Value in Surgery Award and the 2020 Worthington B Schenk Resident Teacher of the Year Award. He is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Pediatric Trauma Society, the American College of Surgeons, and serves as an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support.
In his role as Trauma Medical Director, Dr. Nordin will oversee the American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital, one of only eight in New York State and the only one serving the entire western region, including referrals from the northern Pennsylvania border and eastern Ontario. The trauma center treats an average of 12,000 injured children annually, with approximately 420 admissions annually.
Trauma care throughout a patient’s hospital course and recovery is dependent on integrated multidisciplinary care; as such, Dr. Nordin is committed to working with providers of all roles in all specialties to ensure that all children receive and benefit from excellent collaborative care.