Trauma Services at Northside Hospital

Northside Hospital Gwinnett is one of 10 hospitals in the State of Georgia that is designated as a Level II Trauma Center. A trauma center at a hospital has teams of trauma surgeons and other specialists that provide care 24/7 and handle the most severely injured patients within the “Golden Hour.” This is the first hour after the traumatic injury has occurred and skilled intervention begins, and often means the difference between life and death or life-long disability. Our trauma program averages more than 1,900 trauma patients a year.

Meet Our Trauma Services Team

The trauma services program at Northside Hospital Gwinnett is comprised of expert surgeons, advanced practice providers and a team of specialists that manage the program behind the scenes.

Trauma Surgeons

  • Naila Avery, MD
  • Romeo Massoud, MD
  • Patrick McGann, MD
  • Jeff Nicholas, MD
  • Luttrell Toussaint, MD
  • Uy Vu, MD

Advanced Practice Providers

  • Nurin Ghazzawi, PA-C
  • Yelitza Guzman, NP-C
  • Krystal Knight, NP-C
  • Rahul Kapoor, PA-C
  • Stephen Lewis, PA-C
  • Jannette Lord, NP-C
  • Sarah Nash, PA-C
  • Katy Steele, PA-C

Trauma Program Operations 

  • Nadirah Burgess, RN, MSN, ONC, Trauma Program Manager
  • Sharon Grason, PhD, RN, Trauma Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator
  • Rayma Stephens, BSN, RN, PI Coordinator
  • Sarah Holcombe, RN, BSN, MS, MBA, CFRN, Trauma Clinician
  • Barlynda Bryant, Trauma Registrar
  • Dana Davis, Trauma Registrar
  • Tracy Harris, Trauma Registrar
  • Colleen Horne, Trauma Registrar

Meet Our Surgeons

Naila Avery, MD, trauma surgeon
Naila Avery, MD Specialties: Medical Director, General Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care
Romeo Massoud, MD, trauma surgeon
Romeo Massoud, MD Specialties: General Surgery, Trauma
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Patrick McGann, MD Specialties: General Surgery, Trauma
Jeff Nicholas, MD, trauma surgeon
Jeff Nicholas, MD Specialties: General Surgery, Trauma
Luttrell Toussaint, MD, trauma surgeon
Luttrell Toussaint, MD Specialties: General Surgery, Trauma
Uy Vu, MD, trauma surgeon
Uy Vu, MD Specialties: General Surgery, Trauma

Northside Trauma Surgical Specialists
631 Professional Drive
Suite 360
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
678-312-3290 Get Directions Specialty Care Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.