Dr. Scherer is an internationally recognized, fellowship-trained trauma surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and trauma/critical care. She joined Surgical Affiliates from her most recent position as professor of surgery and chief of trauma and emergency surgery at UC Davis Medical Center. After joining Surgical Affiliates, Dr. Scherer took on the role of trauma medical director at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center that has continuously achieved verification from the American College of Surgeons since 2000.
Dr. Scherer received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston where she graduated with honors. She completed her general surgery residency and trauma/critical care fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. In addition to being board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Scherer is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is an active member in the largest national trauma society, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
During her tenure at UC Davis, Dr. Scherer was recognized with several teaching and staff recognition awards. While at UC Davis, Dr. Scherer assisted the Air Force in training trauma surgeons to treat soldiers wounded on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, and traveled to Afghanistan for on-site evaluation as part of this assignment.
Dr. Scherer’s primary interests center on the management of trauma and emergency surgery patients. Some of her most recent work published in the Annals of Surgery focuses on the choice of fluid resuscitation during the first 24-hours after injury. In addition, her work in evaluating the life-saving effects of administering transexamic acid (TXA) was recently presented at the Western Trauma Association and has been published in the Journal of Trauma and Treatment. She is committed to standardizing care for severely injured patients while advancing Surgical Affiliates’ clinical and administrative model to current and future client partners.