About Us

Learn more about the ATOMAC Pediatric Trauma Research Network.

What is ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network?

The ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network was originally founded by physician researchers from the trauma programs at Phoenix Children’s, Dell Children’s, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, the Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma University, Le Bonheur Children’s, and Arkansas Children’s Hospitals. These visionaries recognized that pediatric trauma clinical research is limited when hospitals conduct research independently. They knew that multicenter collaborative research networks have the ability to provide higher-quality pediatric clinical research that can be used at pediatric trauma centers anywhere. With that in mind, they created the ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network. Since then, several additional trauma centers have partnered with the network to conduct clinical research, hence the “+” in ATOMAC+. The research network continues to pioneer clinical research answers to the most challenging questions in pediatric trauma.

Our Mission

The mission of the ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network is to facilitate high-quality clinical research in the field of pediatric trauma and surgery by leveraging multicenter collaboratives with proven research teams at the nation’s best pediatric trauma centers.


Meaningful research at multiple major pediatric trauma centers takes skilled leadership. Meet the physician leadership team of the ATOMAC+ Pediatric Trauma Research Network.

David Notrica, MD
David Notrica, MD Phoenix Children's Hospital
Dr. David Notrica is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated Cum Laude from Duke University in 1988 and Emory University School of Medicine in 1992 where he was class president and a member... Read More
James W. “Trey” Eubanks, III, MD, FACS
James W. “Trey” Eubanks, III, MD, FACS Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Dr. James “Trey” Eubanks, III serves as the Surgeon-in-Chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery. He’s a professor of surgery and pediatrics... Read More
Robert Maxson, M.D.
Robert Maxson, M.D. Arkansas Children's Hospital
Dr. Maxson received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and completed a surgical residency at UAMS in 1996... Read More
Jeremy Johnson, MD, FACS, FAAP
Jeremy Johnson, MD, FACS, FAAP Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health
Jeremy Johnson, MD, FACS, FAAP, is an Associate Professor in the Pediatric Surgery section of the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He is the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director... Read More
Jessica Ann Naiditch, MD
Jessica Ann Naiditch, MD Dell Children’s Medical Center
Dr. Naiditch is a board certified pediatric surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She has a focus on pediatric trauma care and is the Trauma Medical Director at Dell Children’s... Read More
Mark Ryan, MD, MSPH, FACS
Mark Ryan, MD, MSPH, FACS Children's Medical Center Dallas / University of Texas Southwestern
Mark L. Ryan, M.D., M.S.P.H., FACS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Assistant Director of Pediatric Trauma at UT Southwestern Medical Center... Read More
Dr. Karla A. Lawson, PhD, MPH, RD
Dr. Karla A. Lawson, PhD, MPH, RD Dell Children’s Medical Center
Dr. Karla A. Lawson, PhD, MPH, RD is the Research Scientist and Director of the Trauma and Injury Research Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University... Read More

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