Dr. Megan Quintana is currently a trauma surgeon at George Washington University Hospital. A native of Colorado, Megan graduated with honors from Yale University with a degree in the History of Science and Medicine, specifically studying World War II German medicine. She then attended the University of Colorado for Medical School followed by a seven year general surgery residency at the University of North Carolina. During her residency, she completed a two year research fellowship in cardiovascular pathology. After residency, Megan completed a fellowship in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Quintana is now an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University. She served as interim Trauma Medical Director at Virginia Hospital Center where she helped establish a level 2 trauma center. She currently serves as the Director for Acute Care Education at George Washington University Hospital. She enjoys teaching and training pre-hospital providers, nursing, and other hospital staff, medical students, and residents of different disciplines in current trauma practices. She has been honored to present at the Virginia State EMS Symposium and for the Society of Trauma Nurses. Her most treasured awards are her "Off-Service Attending of the Year Awards" from the GW Department of Emergency Medicine in 2020 and 2022. She has served on the Online Education Committee for EAST and is currently the Subcommittee Vice Chair for Communication and Education for the AAST’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Her research interests include tactical medicine, pre-hospital medicine, and medical education.