Trauma Services

The Trauma Services is staffed by Board-Certified surgeons and a team of highly skilled and trained nurses.
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is a busy inner-city, State designated Regional Trauma Center. Our Emergency Department handles almost 100,000 visits per year, of which an average of 20,000 are trauma related.
Our Trauma Program is a division of the Department of Surgery. The Trauma team is responsible for the supervision of all trauma patients evaluated and admitted to the institution. Two Trauma/Critical Care specialists are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. All levels of subspecialty care are available with immediate access to operating rooms, Critical Care Unit, diagnostic testing and supportive services, such as our Hyperbaric Unit.
The Trauma Service also provides patient education and community outreach at various events during the year. In conjunction with the DOT and Poison control, Brookdale has hosted a “Safety from the Start” Program for the past three years where expectant and new mothers learn to keep there children safe from traumatic injury from birth, teaching them how to create a safe environment in their homes.

Division of Trauma Services

Director:  Leon Sykes, MD

Call:  718-240-7913