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Our Physicians

 

G. Paul Dabrowski, MD, FACS
Dr. Paul DabrowskiDr. 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. Ara FeinsteinDr. 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
Dr. Vafa GhaemmaghamiDr. Ghaemmaghami graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Texas. He attended medical school At the University of Texas Health Science Center where he graduated in 2000 with his Doctorate of Medicine degree. Dr. Ghaemmaghami completed his General Surgical Residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. He completed a one-year fellowship in Trauma/Burns/Critical Care at University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center in 2007.

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.


Steven B. Johnson, MD, FACS, FCCM
Dr. Steven B. JohnsonA graduate of University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr. Johnson completed his residency and internship at University of Rochester Surgical Residency Program in Rochester, New York.

Board certified in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Dr. Johnson specializes in the treatment of critically ill surgical patients, severe acute pancreatitis, abdominal sepsis, trauma, and general surgical conditions.

 

 


 


Kumash Patel, MD, FACS
Dr. Kumash PatelDr. Patel joined the Banner Good Samaritan staff in 2007, as a member of the General Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Surgical Care staff.

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.


Corey Detlefs, MD, FACS
Dr. Corey DetlefsDr. Detlefs is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. He completed an internship and residency at the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program and a trauma surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley Medical Education Program.

He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and is active in a number of professional organizations.

 

 


Nirav Patel, MD, FACS
Dr. Nirav PatelDr. Patel received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health before completing his residency at Gundersen Medical Foundation-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care from the University of California, San Diego. He speaks English, Gujarati and Swahili.


 

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2000
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