Lutheran trauma director urges motorcycle riders to prevent serious injury by wearing helmets
WHO: Donald Reed, MD, medical director of the verified Level II adult trauma center at Lutheran Hospital
WHAT: Reed will speak to his passion for motorcycle helmet safety and about a surge in these preventable injuries.
WHEN: 4 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2016
WHERE: Lutheran Hospital Helipad closest to the hospital
7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.
WHY: Helmets reduce riders’ risk of death and serious injury during crashes.
In 2003, Reed accepted a commission as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves. In 2004, he was deployed as a trauma surgeon to northern Iraq, where he served 100 days in Mosul and Kirkuk.
In 2008, Reed completed a three-month tour in Tikrit, Iraq. He served as a trauma surgeon at the 325th Combat Support Hospital at COB Speicher, Salahad Din Province, Tikrit, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Reed earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan. He interned at St. Joseph Hospital, in Flint, Mich., and completed a general surgical residency at McLaren Hospital, also in Flint. He completed a trauma fellowship at Allegheny Hospital in Pittsburg in 1986 and a second at the University of Louisville in 1999.