WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital welcomes Carina Biggs, M.D., F.A.C.S. as Trauma Medical Director for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Biggs will ensure that the Level 2 Trauma program meets all necessary regulatory requirements and oversee Quality and Process Improvement for trauma care as well as serve as a liaison with local EMS, fire and police departments.
An important focus for Dr. Biggs includes educational opportunities for the community about safety issues in order to reduce trauma injuries.
Board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Biggs has extensive experience in trauma care and is passionate about sharing that knowledge within St. Mary’s residency programs.
She has spent significant time in New York as an attending surgeon and the Director of Trauma and Surgical Education in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Kings County Hospital. In addition, she was the Chief of Trauma Surgery and SICU, and Trauma Medical Director at South Nassau Communities Hospital and Chief of Trauma and SICU at Wickoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dr. Biggs received her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and conducted general surgery residencies at Boston University Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital.
She furthered her specialized education as a Fellow in Gastrointestinal Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, a Breast Fellow at memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
The fast-paced and intense nature of trauma and surgical critical care has always appealed to Dr. Biggs, saying “you can make a huge difference in a person’s life within an hour or two.” She is honored to at St. Mary’s Hospital to help lead the Trauma Program with the goal of expanding services and employing the latest technologies and procedures.