David Notrica, MD, General Surgery, Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix Children's Hospital

DavidMorrisNotricaMDFACS FAAP

General Surgery Phoenix, AZ

Pediatric General Surgery

Professor of Child Health and Surgery, U of AZ College of Medicine Phoenix; Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic; Program Director, Mayo Clinic/Phoenix Children's Ped Surgery Fellowship; Trauma Medical Director, Phoenix Children's Hospital; Board Member, Arizona Trauma Association

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  • Trauma Medical Director, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital
    Pediatric Surgeon at Pediatric Surgeons of Phoenix
    Associate Professor, U of AZ Phoenix
    Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic
    Chair, Western Pediatric Trauma Conference
    Co-Chair Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium
    Co-Chair Nuss Procedure Course - Phoenix May 2014
    Chair, Phoenix Children's Care Network Finance Committee

Education & Training

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineFellowship, Pediatric Surgery, 1997 - 1999
  • Emory University
    Emory UniversityResidency, General Surgery, 1992 - 1997
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Emory University School of MedicineClass of 1992
  • Duke UniversityB.S., Cum Laude, 1984 - 1988

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 1999 - 2022
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 1995 - 1999
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Pediatric Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctor Phoenix Magazine, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2017-2021
  • Healthcare Hero Phoenix Business Journal, 2014
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2012-2014
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Reimaging in Pediatric Blunt Spleen and Liver Injury  
    David Notrica, MD, Journal of Pediatric Surgery
  • Severe pectus excavatum with tracheal compression presenting with chronic cough  
    Donato BB, Linnaus ME, Velazco CS, McMahon LE, Towbin R, Notrica DM, J Pediatr Surg Case Reports, 1/1/2018
  • Pectus excavatum repair after sternotomy: the Chest Wall International Group experience with substernal Nuss bars  
    Jaroszewski DE, Gustin PJ, Haecker F-M, Pilegaard H, Park HJ, Tang S-T, Li S, Li Y, Uemura S, Ribas, De Campos J, Obermeyer R, Frantz F, Torre M, McMahon L, Hebra A, C..., Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 1/1/2017
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Massive transfusion in pediatric trauma: an ATOMAC perspective.
    Noland, D.K., Apelt, N., Greenwell, C. BSN RN, Tweed, J., Notrica, DM., Garcia, N. M., Maxson, R. T., Eubanks III, J. W., Alder, A. C., 7th annual meeting of the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference, Park City, UT, 1/1/2018
  • Pectus excavatum repair and cosmetic surgery in women.
    Ma I, Notrica D, Rebecca A, McMahon L, Jaroszewski D, J Womens Health, 1/1/2012
  • Reliability of the Color Analog Scale and Agreement between Parent and Child Scores in traumatic and non-traumatic pain.
    McConahay T, Garcia-Filion P, Notrica D, Bryson M, Bulloch B, Child Life Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 1/1/2010


  • Laparoscopic intervention in pediatric blunt liver and spleen injury a useful approach to avoid laparotomy. 
    Santiago, Chile - 1/22/2019
  • Downward trends in pancreatectomy of moderate and severe blunt pancreatic trauma in children. 
    Boston, MA - 1/22/2019
  • Caustic Ingestions. 
    Las Vegas, NV - 1/15/2019
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  • Media Campaign: Phoenix Children�s Hospital �Best Children�s Hospital� 
    Notrica DM, US News
  • Media Campaign: Phoenix Children�s Hospital �100% for Children� 
    Notrica DM, Print, TV, internet; other
    Multiple Locations, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 - 1/1/2015
  • More ER space helps hospital care for kids. Interview 
    Notrica DM, Arizona Republic
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Authored Content

  • Reimaging in Pediatric Blunt Spleen and Liver InjuryOctober 2018
  • Severe Pectus Excavatum with Tracheal Compression Presenting with Chronic CoughMay 2018
  • The Incidence of Delayed Splenic Bleeding in Pediatric Blunt Trauma☆☆☆October 2017

Press Mentions

  • Teens Involved in More Than One-Third of Serious-Injury or Deadly Crashes in Arizona, AAA Says
    Teens Involved in More Than One-Third of Serious-Injury or Deadly Crashes in Arizona, AAA SaysOctober 17th, 2015

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