Health Night Out—Geriatric Trauma—January 22

Dr. Christina Colosimo

Phyllis Ketring

Join us for Health Night Out on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the DesertView Theatre.

Falls are the most common cause of injury in patients older than 65. They account for 75% of serious injuries at this stage of life. It’s not just about age. A 90-year-old may be physiologically healthier than a 60-year-old. There are ways to lower your biological age (the rate at which you’re aging physically) by preventing the trauma that may lead to complications and surgery.

Learn about exercise, medications, balance issues, and other factors that can impact trauma.

Dr. Christina Colosimo is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery with the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her credentials are impressive. She completed her general surgery residency at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Colorado. She followed that with the completion of her trauma surgical care fellowship at Cooper University Hospital in New Jersey.

She received a Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University Arizona.

Throughout her training, Dr. Colosimo has received accolades. They include winning the New Jersey Committee on Trauma paper competition, the ACOS Resident Achievement Award, the Sky Ridge General Surgery Research Award, and the Sky Ridge General Surgery Intern of the Year.

Dr. Colosimo is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Health Night Out is honored to present Dr. Christina Colosimo to the SaddleBrooke community. Whether you are concerned about yourself or a neighbor or relative, you will find valuable facts on geriatric trauma. We welcome her presentation at the DesertView Theatre on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.