Two Trauma Team Members

Dr. Brian Brewer

Dr. Brian Brewer joined the trauma team at IU Health Methodist Hospital in March of 2014. He is the Medical Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Methodist, acute care surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Indiana University School of Medicine. He enjoys mentoring and supporting residents and medical students, serving as the Medical Student Mentor Program Director.

Dr. Brewer spent much of his education in the warmth of the south before moving to Maryland and now home of Indianapolis. He received his undergraduate degree at Hendrix College in Arkansas, then attended medical school in Nashville at Meharry Medical College. He prepared in Atlanta with fellowships in trauma surgery and surgical critical care at Grady Memorial Hospital with Emory University School of Medicine. In Atlanta’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center he practiced in company with now Methodist colleagues, Dr. Jamie Coleman and Dr. Grace Rozycki. Prior to moving to Indianapolis he practiced surgery as faculty at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland.

His research interests concern helmet use, specifically helmet type in relation to craniofacial injuries in motorcycle collisions. He has also examined injury prevention interventions such as risk taking behaviors and safety themes with all-terrain vehicles. He was honored with the prestigious Cox-Templeton Injury Prevention Award by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma for his efforts in research to decrease risk of facial fractures and traumatic brain injuries with full-face helmet usage.

Chelsea McCormick, RN, BSN

I have been a Registered Nurse for Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital for five years, with experience in the Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center and on the renal and metabolic unit. I graduated from Purdue University where I received my Bachelor of Science. I am currently in a Master’s of Science, Nursing Education program at the University of Indianapolis. I am excited about this new role and opportunity to work with the Emergency Response Training Institute and Trauma Services as an educator. I am passionate about continued learning, as it brings the newest and most advanced information to the patient for improved outcomes.

Partnerships are highly valued with the first responders, EMS crews, nurses, physicians and surgeons as developing improved connections benefits quality of patient care. The influences of teamwork and professional collaboration with all those interacting with the trauma patient forge my passion for knowledge as the patients and families trust the care we provide to be the best.