Dr. Davis is Professor of Surgery and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery. She is the Chief of the Division of General Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Yale, as well as the Trauma Medical Director for Yale New Haven Hospital, an American College of Surgeons verified and Connecticut Department of Health designated Level One Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Davis also serves as the Surgical Director of Quality and Performance Improvement for Yale-New Haven Hospital and formerly as the NSQIP Surgeon Champion. After earning a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, she attended Albany Medical College and received her surgical training from the Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital program. Following a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Tennessee - Memphis, she spent eight years on the faculty at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois prior to returning to Yale in 2006. Dr. Davis received her MBA from the Yale School of Management Leadership in Healthcare program in 2012. She serves on the Board of Governors, Committee on Trauma as the Chief of Region I and is President of the Connecticut chapter for the American College of Surgeons. She is the immediate past chairman of the Acute Care Surgery committee of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and Past President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. She has held leadership positions in several other regional and national organizations. She has published extensively in medical literature, with over 150 peer reviewed publications. She is an Associate Editor of Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open, serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, the Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation and Current Trauma Reports, and is an ad hoc reviewer for 10 other critical care and surgical journals.
Dr. Davis is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care. Her research interests are in the fields of performance improvement and quality, inflammation and sepsis, and trauma resuscitation.