Chairman, Department of Surgery, IMED | Surgery – Trauma | Steven Granger, MD, FACS, is serving as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Intermountain Medical Center (IMED) and is a practicing surgeon in the disciplines of trauma surgery, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care. Dr. Granger has served in various IMED leadership roles, including trauma program improvement, Division of General Surgery Chair, Medical Staff President and now as the Department of Surgery Chairman. He is double board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. He serves as Chair for the Utah Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Applicants and is a clinical adjunct faculty at the University of Utah.
Dr. Granger attended the University of Utah where he completed an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. During that time, he worked in the Kolff Artificial Heart Research Lab, as well as the Utah Eye Bank in tissue procurement. He remained at the University of Utah for medical school and general surgery residency and was recognized with the Intern of the Year Award and later the Best Resident Research Award. During his chief surgical year at the University of Utah, he presented a Grand Rounds Conference on acute care surgery and was involved in the development and subsequent creation of that service at the University of Utah.
Dr. Granger then completed a trauma surgery and surgical critical fellowship at the University of Texas San Antonio. His interest in acute care surgery program development, as well as additional acute care surgery experience in his fellowship, were instrumental in the eventual creation of IMED’s own acute care surgery service, where emergency general surgeries are managed by an in-house service dedicated to those patients. He has published multiple book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and national podium presentations. He joined Intermountain Healthcare during Intermountain Medical Center’s inaugural year in 2008.