Laurie J. Punch, MD

Assistant Professor; Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, School of Medicine
children & adolescents, community health, disparities, access to care, suicide & suicidality, prevention, community-engaged research & practice, trauma & injury prevention, interpersonal violence & assault

Dr. Punch’s focus is on resident education in gun violence management and prevention, as well as community engagement with organizations focused on limiting the impact of gun violence. She has participated in a number of educational sessions to share the perspective of her experience as a trauma surgeon providing care to victims of gun violence. In addition, Dr. Punch has organized several educational sessions to teach medical trainees about the impact and nature of gun violence.