Eric Ferguson, MD, General Surgery, Altoona, PA, UPMC Altoona

EricJFergusonMDPhD, FACS

General Surgery Altoona, PA

Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Trauma and Emergency General Surgeon, Critical Care Surgeon

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  • Trauma and Emergency General Surgeon. Board-Certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. Certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. Physician Licensure in Pennsylvania and Florida.

Skills & Expertise

  • Performance improvement, Patient safety, Acute care surgery, Trauma and surgical critical care, Trauma

Education & Training

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical College of WisconsinClass of 2000, MD, PhD

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2018 - 2019
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2017 - 2023
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2016 - 2017
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2016 - 2022
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2016 - 2017
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2007 - 2021
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 2004 - 2020
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, IncCertified in Healthcare Quality Management

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Greenfield Research Award University of Michigan, 2006
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • US Patent 6,589,751July 2003

Grant Support

  • Trauma Data Validation: Northwest Ohio Trauma RegistryState of Ohio Department of Transportation2011


  • Physician Liaison for ProMedica Toledo Hospital, ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Project 2014 - 2016
  • District Council Member, American College of Surgeons, Ohio Chapter 2014 - 2016
  • Board Member, Ohio Regional Physician Advisory Board (State of OH EMS Board, Region 4) 2011 - 2016
  • Board Member, Northern Ohio Trauma Registry Board, Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio 2010 - 2016

Research History

  • Site Investigator at the Toledo Hospital, Level-1 Trauma CenterVentilator-associated pneumonia rates at major trauma centers compared to a national benchmark: A multi-institutional study of the AAST. (2012 J. Trauma 72, 1165-1173)2011 - 2012
  • Graduate Student/Doctoral CandidateMechanisms of lipid peroxidation. Role of thiol groups in the prevention of lipid peroxidation. Generation and characterization of novel polyclonal antibody directed against homocysteine thiolactone adduct. Electron spin resonance spectroscopy, spin trapping. Low density lipoprotein. Homocysteine1995 - 1999

Professional Memberships

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
    Senior Member
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Blair Co Medical Society
  • American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations