About Surgical Affiliates

The overarching intent of the surgical hospitalist
is the creation of a new model of
emergency surgical care that is patient-centered,
responsive and readily accessible to all.
The innovative efforts of Dr. Owens and his
colleagues in this new direction are admirable.

Surgical hospitalists changing the emergency surgery paradigm

Since 1996, Surgical Affiliates has partnered with hospitals nationwide to provide outsourced physician services helping them provide 24/7 acute care coverage.

A leader in the surgicalist movement, Surgical Affiliates builds and manages full acute care teams. Our local medical directors, emergency physicians, surgeons, and support staff integrate seamlessly with your existing team to improve the patient experience and boost productivity.

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What is a surgicalist program?

With a surgicalist (also called surgical hospitalist) program in place, hospitals have local emergency surgeons on site 24/7. Surgeons that specialize in trauma, general surgery, orthopedics, and/or neurosurgery are always available to treat acutely ill patients.

Hospitals with surgicalist programs don’t have to transfer patients to another hospital for care. Hospitals benefit from appropriate admissions, while the patient receives immediate, often lifesaving care

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Surgical Hospitalists: The Surgical Affiliates difference

Led by trauma surgeon Leon J. Owens, MD, FACS, Surgical Affiliates is the only surgeon-led integrated surgical hospitalist program in the United States.

Surgical Affiliates began when a local hospital system approached Owens to build a Level II Trauma Center from the ground up. For nearly 20 years, the company has helped other hospitals provide continuous emergency, orthopedic, and acute care surgery coverage.

With Surgical Affiliates as your surgery partner, your hospital improves workflow efficiency. Our clinicians enjoy regular schedules and increased professional satisfaction. Patients appreciate our “culture of yes”—24/7 acute care coverage no matter what.

Contact us to find out how we can help optimize your surgical coverage or to learn more about a surgical hospitalist career.


The Surgical Affiliates Management team includes
experienced board certified surgeons, executives and
healthcare providers who are committed to delivering the
highest quality of surgical care to every patient.