David M. Notrica, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

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 of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He completed his general surgery residency training at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in 1997 and his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston in 1999.

Dr. Notrica is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is board certified in both Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Additionally, he is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, and Associate Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic Medical School. He enjoys training general surgery residents from the Mayo Clinic, and St. Joseph’s Hospital/Creighton Residency. He has served as a mentor for several University of Arizona College of Medicine medical students with interests in surgery as a career.

Dr. Notrica was Chairman of Surgery at Phoenix Children’s Hospital before becoming Chief of Staff in 2006. He has given presentations at the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, and has been an invited discussant at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), and American College of Surgeons. Locally, he as has lectured at Surgical Grand Rounds at Mayo Clinic, Banner Good Samaritan, Maricopa Medical Center, as well as John C Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Notrica has also been identified multiple times as a Top Doc by Phoenix Magazine, Best Doctors, and is listed in the top 1% of pediatric surgeons by US News and World Reports and was named a Healthcare Hero by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2014.

Dr. Notrica developed and continues to direct the Level 1 Trauma Center for Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This program is the only ACS-Verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in the state of Arizona. Additionally, he is co-director of the joint chest wall program with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic Arizona.

He is a member of multiple academic societies including the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and Endoscopic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, and the Michael E. DeBakey Society.

Dr. Notrica lives in Phoenix with his wife, Michelle, and son, Michael. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, fly-fishing, and running. His special interests are in Biliary Atresia, Diaphragm Pacers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Pectus Excavatum repair.

Duke University, NC

Medical School:
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

General Surgery:
Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA.

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship:
Texas Children’s Hospital

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