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 Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor in Houston in 1999.

Dr. Notrica is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic Medical School and Associate Professor of Child Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.  He is the Associate Program Director for the Mayo Clinic/Phoenix Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery Fellowship program.  In addition, he trains general surgery residents from the Mayo Clinic Arizona,  Creighton/Dignity St Joseph’s Residency, Creighton/Maricopa Medical Center Residency, and HonorHealth Residency. He has served as a mentor for many University of Arizona College of Medicine medical students with interests in surgery or pediatric 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 College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Congreso Nacional de Cirugia Pediatrica (Mexican Pediatric Surgery Association) where he was the invited international guest, and famed upcoming “Mattox conference” in Las Vegas. He has guest-edited Seminars in Pediatric Surgery and the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

In additional to giving academic presentations at most of the major trauma and pediatric surgery conferences, he has been an invited discussant at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). Dr. Notrica has been identified multiple times as a Top Doc by Phoenix Magazine, Best Doctors, and was listed in the top 1% of pediatric surgeons by US News and World Reports when they previously published physician rankings.  He 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-founder and co-director of the Chest Wall Program with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic Arizona.

He is a member of multiple academic societies including the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, the Western Trauma Association, and the Arizona Trauma Association where he was past-president.

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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