"Know what to fix and what to leave alone."
- McSwain Rules for Patient Care

Lance Stuke

Lance Stuke, MD

Medical Director – McSwain Trauma Education Project

Dr. Lance Stuke is a trauma surgeon at the Norman E. McSwain, Jr Spirit of Charity Trauma Center at University Medical Center, is a Professor of Surgery at the LSU School of Medicine and serves as the Program Director for the LSU General Surgery residency. Prior to attending medical school, he worked the night shift for several years as a paramedic for the City of New Orleans and volunteered for the Tulane Emergency Medical Service (TEMS). He attended medical school at Tulane University, completed a general surgery residency at the University of Texas-Southwestern/Parkland Hospital in Dallas, and returned to New Orleans for his trauma/critical care fellowship at LSU. He is a member of the EMS Committee of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and serves on the State of Louisiana EMS Certifying Commission. He is Vice-Chairman of the Louisiana American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He is the former international medical director for the PreHospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) and founding member of the International PreHospital Medicine Institute (IPHMI). He has a research interest in prehospital trauma, has written numerous textbook chapters on prehospital trauma care, and lectured at numerous national and international prehospital conferences.