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About Laura Godat, MD, FACS

Laura Godat, MD, is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. She cares for patients who have experienced traumatic injuries, such as motor vehicle collisions or falls, or severe burn injuries. She also provides surgical critical care to patients with acute surgical needs, such as the emergency removal of the appendix or gallbladder, or those coping with surgical complications.

Dr. Godat is the medical director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UC San Diego Health where she serves on several committees including the Trauma Multidisciplinary Committee and the Quality Improvement Committee.

An academic surgeon, Dr. Godat's research is focused on clinical outcomes in trauma and general surgery patients. She is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery and program director of the surgical critical care fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she trains medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Godat is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). She is also certified as an instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Trauma Operative Management and Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma.

She completed her fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Godat completed her residency in general surgery and earned her medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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For more information, see Burn Center, Trauma Center and Surgical Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Residency

  • Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Internship

  • Wake Forest University, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-09-01

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Conditions and Treatments

  • General Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Traumatic Injuries
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted