Chair, Surgery Institute and Department of General Surgery

Dr. Denise Torres became Chair of the Surgery Institute and the Department of Surgery for Geisinger in 2022.  Previously she had served as the Trauma Medical Director for Geisinger Medical Center.  She is the current Chair of the Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma and has been the Co-Director of the Pennsylvania TQIP Collaborative.  Dr. Torres obtained her Doctor of Medicine from Drexel University School of Medicine.  She completed her General Surgery residency at Temple University Hospital and her fellowship in Surgical Critical Care from University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.  She is an associate professor of Surgery for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.  Her clinical interests include all aspects of acute care surgery.