2022 Trauma Symposium

                                   Registration opens July 1, 2022

                                                                        EMBASSY SUITES 
                                                                         1823 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL  60563

Friday September 16, 2022




Welcome and opening remarks


“Things That Make You Go ‘Huh…’ The Art of Improv in Facial Trauma”  –  Leah Tatebe MD, FACS


“Bad Things Happen to Good People”   –   Peter Petratos MD, FACS


Break and Vendor Walk


“Baby + Mama = Double Trouble Trauma: Obstetric Trauma”   –    Teri Campbell  MSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, PHRN


Lunch and vendor walk


“Treating the Whole: Mitigating Psychological Injury Through Trauma-Informed Care”   –   Leah Tatebe MD, FACS


“Neck & Chest Trauma Cases”   –   Thomas Cartolano DO, FACOS


“Burnt to a Crisp: The Crisis of Toasted Nurses”   –   Teri Campbell  MSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, PHRN


Closing remarks and evaluations








This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-009-91).  Criteria for successful completion of this event to receive nursing CE credits include attendance at the entire event, attendance at all question and answer periods, and completion of an evaluation.


Learn more about our speakers..........

Dr. Leah Carey Tatebe, MD, FACS


Dr. Tatebe is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Northwestern University Division of Acute Care Surgery. She serves as the Associate Trauma Medical Director and as an Associate Program Director for the General Surgical Residency with a focus on resident autonomy. She was named the 2022 Association of Women Surgeons Kim Ephgrave Visiting Professor. Before joining Northwestern, she was the Director of Clinical Research at the Cook County Trauma Unit and was able to push the boundaries of prehospital research within Chicago and promote collaborative projects between institutions for the good of all Chicago trauma patients. She is Chair of the AWS Grants and Fellowship committee, Chair of Advocacy for the Chicago Committee on Trauma, and actively serves on several national injury prevention committees. She has won numerous research, teaching, and service awards over her career. She has spoken nationally on her research interests including injury prevention, trauma-informed care, prehospital trauma care, posttraumatic stress, resilience, and palliative care. 

Dr. Thomas J. Cartolano, DO, FACOS


Dr. Cartolano graduated from Benedictine University in 2004 earning his Bachelor of Science degree. He later attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, completing his medical degree in 2008.

With more than 15 years of diverse experience, Dr. Cartolano is currently a Trauma Surgeon at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Prior to this position, he completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He went on to complete his fellowship in Surgical Critical care followed by a fellowship in trauma surgery at the University of Miami/Ryder Trauma Center.  He is affiliated with multiple hospitals, including Advocate Good Samaritan Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Medical Center, and The University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center.

Fueling his dedication to education, Dr. Cartolano is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois Chicago and Midwestern University. He is also the former President of the Chicago Metropolitan Trauma Society.

Dr. Peter Petratos, MD, FACS


Dr Petratos is a board certified general surgeon since 2006, currently practicing at Edward Hospital, a level II trauma center, and also serves as the medical director for trauma.  He completed his general surgery residency at New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  He has previously practiced at Good Samaritan Hospital, a level I trauma center.  He has professional memberships in the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the IL Chapter ACS, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.  He is fluent is Greek and French and is conversational in Spanish.  When he is not performing professional duties, his interest include reading, traveling, skiing, fly fishing, and playing piano / percussion.



Teri Campbell has been a flight nurse for over 20 years and currently flies with the University of Chicago UCAN program. She has extensive clinical experience in high-risk obstetrics, cardiac, emergency medicine, critical care, and pediatrics. She has the varied experiences of flying trauma patients from the scenes of highways and cornfields to managing critically ill patients while flying hours over oceans to get them home or to the tertiary care that they need.

Teri has been an instructor in numerous critical care classes including BLS, NRP, PALS, ACLS, TNCC, TPATC, CATN and EN CARE. She has also authored critical care articles for the Journal of Emergency Nursing and has written Obstetric and Pediatric chapters in numerous critical care text books.  She has also been blessed to lecture regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Teri has a passion for traveling, and she, her husband, and all 5 kids have visited and stayed in all 50 states.  She has even climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.