Dr. Juan Asensio on KETV Chronicle

Article Date: Sep 15, 2014

They're there when you need them the most: trauma workers on duty at all times. Now, there's a new man leading the effort at CHI Health.

Juan A. Asensio, MD, FACS, FCCM, FRCS (England), KM, and trauma medical director at Creighton University Medical Center, was profiled on KETV Chonicle on Newswatch 7.

Dr. Juan Asensio: “I know what it is to go hungry, I know what it is to be cold. I know what it is to work, to rise, to struggle. All those things are things that I’ve never forgotten. And never will.”

Rob McCartney : “And now he's leading chi health trauma center at Creighton University Medical Center, one of two trauma centers in Omaha. He is in charge of taking care of patients in the worst conditions. And he is guiding future doctors in the art of emergency care. Good morning, I’m Rob McCartney. Welcome to KETY Newswatch 7 Chronicle. This morning we're getting to know Dr. Juan Asensio took on the role in August. His expertise is studied, literally wrote the book on trauma care, coauthoring a trauma textbook that's used no country. He spoke with medical professionals and students in 80 countries, especially known for involvement in communities where trauma really takes root. All of the ills, all of our society's ills come through the doors of a trauma center, interpersonal violence, vehicular violence, drug, alcohol abuse, healthcare disparities.”

Reporter: “The doctor grew up in poverty in Cuba, Chicago, his younger brother was killed in a carjacking there. So helping people really is personal for him.”

Dr. Asensio: “ When we interact with young people at risk, from gang violence and -- so that opportunity to continue to serve is very, very exciting to me.”

Reporter: ‘The doctor Asensio officially started august 1st and comes here after stints in he's been published more than 476 times, is an internationally sought-after expert in trauma surgery. He's been the subject of a couple of documentaries and a 60 minutes report”…

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