Our Trauma Surgeons

Roxie M. Albrecht, MD, FACS, FCCM
Chief of General Surgery/Trauma Surgery/Critical Care

Roxie M. Albrecht, MD, FACS, FCCM, is a Professor, Vice Chair of Quality Improvement, and Division Chief of General Surgery/Trauma/Critical Care for the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. A graduate of the University of Iowa undergraduate and medical school, she completed a general surgery residency at the Michigan State University – Butterworth Hospital and a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Miami.

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She has been the Director of Trauma at OU Medical Center since 2001. She has been active in the development of the OUMC Level One Trauma Center and the trauma system in the state of Oklahoma. She has been a member of the ACS Committee on Trauma and completed a six-year term as region chief for Region 6. Since her arrival in Oklahoma she has worked on advocacy for trauma and injury prevention legislation. For her work in patient and system advocacy she has received the HCA Frist Humanitarian Award from OU Medical Center and the Rhinehart Community Service Award from the Oklahoma County Medical Society. Additionally, she has held a number of regional and national association leadership positions for the Southwestern Surgical Congress, Midwest Surgical Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Western Trauma Associations. She is the 2018-19 president of the Western Trauma Association, a past president (2011) of the Midwest Surgical Association and past chair of the surgical section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Albrecht served from 2013-19 as a director for the American Board of Surgery, representing the Southwestern Surgical Congress.

Dr. Albrecht has interests in clinical patient care for injured and critically ill patients, performance improvement, patient safety, and quality and surgical education. She has received awards for medical student and resident teaching from her academic institutions and the Shubin/Weil Master Clinician/Teacher Award for Excellence in Bedside Teaching from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

In addition to her clinical and academic positions, Dr. Albrecht is the Adult Safety Medical Director for the OU Physicians medical group. She is a Master Trainer for TeamSTEPPS, a teamwork system for healthcare professionals, and has completed the Armstrong Institute Patient Safety Certificate Program and the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program. Dr. Albrecht is assisting in the implementation of these programs across the OU Medical System.

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Scott Blair, DO

Scott Blair, DO, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Blair enlisted in the United States Air Force straight out of high school, serving on active duty from 1998-2002 in Spokane, W​ash., at Fairchild AFB. He was deployed to Kuwait, stationed at Ali Al Salem Air Base, for Operation Southern Watch and to Saudi Arabia, stationed at Prince Sultan Air Base, for Operation Enduring Freedom.

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While in the military he worked as an electrical power production engineer, operating and maintaining emergency power generators for military bases to continue to maintain support for American interests throughout the Middle East. While serving on active duty he received numerous awards and medals, in particular the USAF 363rd Expeditionary Support Group Superior Performer, which is awarded to only 5 percent of the men and women serving in the Air Expeditionary Force.

After receiving an honorable discharge after completing his enlistment in the United States Air Force, Dr. Blair graduated with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Dr. Blair completed medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience in Kansas City, Mo., graduating in 2011. He was then accepted to the University of South Alabama in the general surgery residency program. He completed his general surgical residency in 2016, continued on at the University of South Alabama as the fellow in Surgical Critical Care from 2016-17. Dr. Blair has interests in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome and the care of critically injured and critically ill surgical patients and emergent general surgical conditions.

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Amanda Celii, MD

Amanda Celii, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, she completed her general surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg and completed her Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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Dr. Celii is board certified in general surgery. Her areas of expertise include trauma surgery, acute care surgery and surgical critical care. She also serves as the Associate Director for the Trauma Post-Acute Care Unit, Associate Director of Trauma Outreach and Education and the EMS Trauma Liaison at OU Medicine. Dr. Celii is currently the Fourth-Year Surgery Clerkship Director for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and is the 2018 recipient of the Russell G. Postier Resident Teaching Award.

Dr. Celii’s clinical interests include surgical stabilization of rib fractures, ventral hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction, and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA). Dr. Celii initiated a new project titled “Use of Surgical Fixation for Chest Wall Stabilization in Severe Traumatic Rib Fractures.” OU Health Sciences Center is the lead center on this multicenter trial, with four other trauma centers participating through Eastern Association of Trauma. Dr. Celii is participating in a multicenter trial through Western Trauma Association titled “Blunt Bowel and Mesenteric Injury: A WTA Multicenter Prospective Observational Study.

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Alisa Cross 

Alisa M. Cross, MD, FACS

Alisa Cross, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Cross attended the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology. She completed her doctor of medicine at the OU College of Medicine in 2006. She went on to complete a general surgery residency at Emory University, in Atlanta, in 2011 and subsequently continued on to complete a Trauma Surgery Fellowship and a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, in 2013.

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Dr. Cross is double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She serves as the Director of Emergency General Surgery and Associate Director of the Surgical and Trauma ICU at OU Medical Center. In addition, she is Surgical Director of the Clinical Skills Education & Testing Center at OUHSC and is Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program.

Dr. Cross has been awarded the Russell Postier Award for Excellence in Resident Education in 2016, Outstanding Trauma Services Team Member in 2017 and the Dewayne Andrews, MD, Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Education in 2017. She is a member of the Oklahoma Regional Committee on Trauma, Eastern Association of Trauma, fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Southeastern Surgical. Nationally, she serves as an editor of SCORE American Board of Surgery General Surgery Curriculum and on the American College of Surgeons Resident Prep Curriculum.

Her areas of expertise include general and trauma surgery. Her academic interests include medical student and resident education, disparity of care issues in the trauma and emergency general surgery population, and clinical outcome data, including quality measures in the trauma and emergency general surgery population.

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Ryan Kennedy, MD

Ryan Kennedy, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. A graduate of Ross University Medical School, he completed a general surgery residency at the University of South Alabama Medical Center and a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Kennedy is certified by the American Board of Surgery with a sub-specialty certification in surgical critical care. His areas of expertise include trauma surgery, acute care surgery and surgical critical care. He also serves as the Co-Director for Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) services at the ​University of Oklahoma Medical Center.

Dr. Kennedy has interests in clinical patient care for injured and critically ill patients, open reduction and internal fixation of rib fractures, resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), and ECMO.

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Jason Lees

Jason S. Lees, MD

Jason S. Lees, MD, is a Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Lees is a native of Edmond, OK, ​who attended the University of Oklahoma for his undergraduate studies, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. Following this, he completed his doctor of medicine at the OU College of Medicine. He subsequently completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma in General Surgery, during which he spent two years as a Research Fellow at the Oklahoma Research Foundation and Department of Surgery research labs.

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At the completion of his residency, he was honored as the Lloyd Rader Outstanding Graduating Resident from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. After completing a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami in 2006, he returned to Oklahoma. He also completed a Surgical Education Research Fellowship through the Association of Surgical Education and Southern Illinois University in 2012.

His clinical focus has been in Acute Care Surgery at OU Medical Center, the only American College of Surgeons-verified Level One Trauma Center in Oklahoma. He serves on a variety of leadership and service committees, focusing on Administration and Education.

Dr. Lees is the Surgical Residency Program Director. His faculty honors include the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, Outstanding Trauma Team Member, and StAT Alumnus of the Year. Within OU Physicians he co-chairs the practice group's committee on wellness and collegiality. He is active in the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American College of Surgeons, Eastern Association for Surgery and Trauma, the Association for Surgical Education and Association for Program Directors in Surgery.

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