kathleen b. to, md

Assistant Professor, Surgery


Dr. Kathleen B. To is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego in 1998 with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She received her medical degree at Duke University in 2003, and completed her general surgery residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. To then completed a Critical Care Fellowship followed by an Acute Care Fellowship, both at Washington University in St. Louis. She joined the University of Michigan faculty in October, 2011.

Dr. To's clinical interests are in the areas of surgical critical care, trauma, and non-trauma emergency general surgery. Her research interests are in patient outcomes, sepsis, blood conservation, wound care, ICU mobility, morphomics and quality improvement initiatives. She is the recipient of the American College of Surgeons Thomas R. Russell MD FACS Faculty Research Award for 2015-2017. She also has a strong interest in education, simulation, and protocol development. She is an instructor of the Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) Course, as well as in the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS). Dr. To is board-certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care. She became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2013. She is also an active member of numerous other national societies, including the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS).