G. Paul Dabrowski, MD, FACS
Dr. Dabrowski is a native of Southern California and joined the full-time faculty and staff of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in 2008. He is currently the medical director of Banner Good Samaritan’s Level I Trauma Center.
He received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. in 1990 and completed his general surgery training along with two additional years of fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La.. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
Dr. Dabrowski has many years of experience in trauma leadership. He is a member of state and national organizations to include the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Arizona Trauma & Acute Care Consortium, and is State Faculty for the Advanced Trauma Life Support program.
He is a captain (select) in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy and has served an active duty tour with the Marines in Fallujah, Iraq in 2007-2008. He is presently the chief of Professional Services for the 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, U.S. Marine Corps.
Ara Feinstein, MD, MPH
Dr. Feinstein joined the staff of Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in 2009 as attending surgeon in the Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Division.
He is an Arizona native who received a B.A., summa cum laude from the University of Arizona. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut and completed his General Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in affiliation with Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Feinstein completed his Trauma/Critical Care fellowship at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and has published several papers and book chapters on traumatic injury.
He is currently a team surgeon with a Federal Disaster Team and a member of state and national organizations. Dr. Feinstein serves as the Surgical Clerkship Director for The College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Phoenix Campus. Vafa Ghaemmaghami, MD., FACS
Vafa Ghaemmaghami, MD., FACS
He was recruited directly out of his fellowship to take on the duties of a trauma surgeon and a critical care specialist at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. He is now the director of Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the interim director of the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program.
He is a member of multiple state and national organizations, including the American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Southwest Surgical Congress, and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Dr. Ghaemmaghami is married with one son and enjoys running, traveling with his family, and snowboarding.
Christopher Salvino, MD
Dr. Salvino joined Banner Good Samaritan in 2009. Prior to taking on the role as a trauma physician at Banner Good Samaritan, he was a physician at John C. Lincoln Hospital, where he served as the medical director of the Trauma Center.
With more than 13 years of experience at ACS Level I trauma centers, Dr. Salvino brings a great deal of expertise to the Banner Good Samaritan Trauma Services team. Previously, Dr. Salvino developed a new ACS Level I trauma center in Illinois, and remained at the hospital as medical director of the center for 10 years.
Dr. Salvino has also led research in trauma and aerospace medicine, with published work appearing in various books, trade magazines and journals. He has done pioneering work in the field of trauma laparoscopy, including clinical research and teaching. In addition, Dr. Salvino has sat on several editorial advisory boards, including: Air Ambulance, The Journal of Emergency Care, Rescue and Transportation, Rescue Technology, Air Medical Journal and Aviation and Space and Environmental Medicine.
In addition to the work he does in the States, Dr. Salvino has been on three surgical medical missions—to Somalia with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), and Bolivia and Kenya with Joliet Diocese.
Dr. Salvino is a board-certified general surgeon. He earned his MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He also holds three Master’s degrees in aerospace medicine, flight test engineering and space studies, and two Bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and biology. In addition, he is an ACS Fellow.
Kumash Patel, MD, FACS
Dr. Patel received his Bachelors in Biochemistry at Binghamton University, and his Medical Doctorates Degree from American University of the Caribbean. He completed his general surgery residency at St. John’s Hospital and Medical Center, and his fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Patel is board-certified for General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, along with medical licenses in three states. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Arizona Medical Association, Phoenix Surgery Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.