Joseph Ibrahim, M.D. currently serves as trauma medical director at Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), where he oversees Central Florida’s only Level I Trauma Center. Dr Ibrahim joined Orlando Health’s Department of Surgical Education in 2012 as an associate program director of the General Surgery Residency. He is also a member of the Orlando Health Physicians Surgical Group, and is board certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care.
Dr Ibrahim earned his medical degree from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in 2003, where he served as Vice President of his class and was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr Ibrahim completed a general surgery residency at East Tennessee University, and was recognized with the Outstanding Surgical Resident Award. He then completed a surgical critical care fellowship at Orlando Health.
Following his residency and fellowship, Dr Ibrahim remained at East Tennessee University as an assistant professor, with the division or trauma/critical care/acute care surgery. He found success working with surgical residents, first as an assistant professor, then as an interim vice chair of the surgery department. Dr Ibrahim also worked as a general surgeon in a private practice.
In his capacity as a surgical educator, Dr Ibrahim holds academic appointments with Florida State University and the University of Central Florida. He is a certified course director for the Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, and regularly facilitates lectures and skill stations for the Advanced Trauma Life Support course. Dr Ibrahim’s passion for laudable patient care was recognized in 2013, where he received the Orlando Health ORMC Physician Exemplar Award.
Dr Ibrahim is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. His most recent research includes articles, abstracts and publications on ultrasound simulation training for residents, vitamin D use in the critically ill patient population and new ICU protocols to reduce catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates.