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Joseph DuBose, M.D., FACS


University of Virginia School of Medicine


Fellowship, Vascular Surgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma
University of Southern California


Joseph “Joe” DuBose , M.D., is a professor in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School. He is a general surgeon with specialty training trauma surgery, surgical critical care and vascular surgery. He specializes in the management of traumatic injury, vascular injury and vascular disease.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in biology from Virginia Military Institute, DuBose completed his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Virginia and a fellowship in trauma surgery and surgical critical care at the University of Southern California and a fellowship in vascular surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

DuBose served for 20 years in the United States Air Force as a trauma and vascular surgeon, retiring in 2021 after 20 years of service, including seven deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Joint Special Operations Command.

At Dell Med, DuBose is crucial to the coordination of optimal trauma and vascular surgery care and research. As the author of more then 290 peer-reviewed publications and numerous textbook chapters, DuBose’s research will continue to elucidate the optimal care of the traumatically injured and those with vascular disease.

He currently serves as a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Society for Vascular Surgery. DuBose is committed to improving health care delivery and access through research and by educating future generations of academic thought leaders.

Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • Society for Vascular Surgery