Donald Richard Kauder, MD
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Donald R. Kauder, MD, FACS



Dr. Donald Kauder is an Acute Care Surgeon who graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977, and then attended Eastern Virginia Medical School.  He completed his surgical residency at EVMS in 1985 and spent the following year as a registrar in surgery in Nottingham, England at the Nottingham University’s Queen’s Medical Center.  He completed the trauma fellowship at UMDNJ, Cooper Medical Center in Camden, NJ in 1987, and then with his mentor, Dr. C.W. Schwab, joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and helped to establish the Trauma Center at Penn.  While at Penn, he directed the Trauma/Critical Fellowship program, was the Vice-Chief of the Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, rose to the rank of Full Professor, and became a die-hard Eagles fan.  While there, he published extensively on a broad spectrum of trauma topics and has been an invited lecturer around the country as well as internationally.  He chose to resign his appointment at Penn in 2006 to move closer to his and his wife’s families in Norfolk and worked at the trauma center at Riverside Hospital in Newport News from 2006-2009.  He then joined the trauma staff at Mary Washington Hospital in 2009 and accepted the position of Trauma Medical Director in 2013.  He retired from Mary Washington a couple of weeks ago and has relocated to Norfolk, VA, where he is trying to adjust to no longer working 24hr shifts.  In his transition to complete retirement, this summer he will be joining the staff at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, where he will be participating in the care of injured children.