David M. Notrica, MD, FACS, FAAP

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 Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston in 1999.

Dr. Notrica is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is board certified in both Pediatric Surgery and General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. Additionally, he is a Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Associate Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic Medical School. He enjoys training general surgery residents from the Mayo Clinic, Creighton/St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center and Creighton/Maricopa County Medical Center General Surgery Residency programs. He has served as a mentor for many medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine throughout their 4 years. Academically, he has given presentations in Europe, South America, Central America, Asia, and North American. He has presented at the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Western Trauma Association, Western Pediatric Trauma Conference, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons, and has been an invited discussant numerous times.

Dr Notrica currently co-chairs the Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium (STACS), the Western Pediatric Trauma Conference (WPTC), Trauma Conference International (TCI), and the Advanced Pectus Course. He has been a guest editor for several journals. At Phoenix Children's Hospital he has been Chairman of Surgery, and served on the hospital Board of Directors from 2005-2008, and served on the Phoenix Children's Care Network Board of Managers.

Dr. Notrica has also 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 in their only year of physician rankings. In 2014, he was named a Healthcare Hero by the Phoenix Business Journal.

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-director of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Mayo Clinic Arizona Pectus Program.

He is a member of multiple academic societies including the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, and the Michael E. DeBakey Society.

Dr. Notrica lives in Phoenix with his wife, Michelle, and son, Michael. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, scuba diving, skiing, hiking, fly-fishing, and running. His special interests are in Trauma, Biliary Atresia, Diaphragm Pacers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Pectus Excavatum.