Wayne State | Department of Surgery (313) 745-8778

Samantha Tarras, MD FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Associate Program Director General Surgery Residency

Medical Director, Surgical ICU 
Harper University Hospital and Karmanos Cancer Institute

Position: Full-Time

Office Address:

Harper University Hospital
4160 John R., HPOB, Suite 400

Email: starras@med.wayne.edu
Phone: (313) 577-3310
Fax: 313-745-2965

Administrative Assistant: Cindy Luiz
Administrative Email: cluiz@med.wayne.edu

SPECIALTY:   Acute Care Surgery Trauma; Surgical Critical Care

PRIMARY SITE: Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital, and Sinai Grace Hospital

OTHER AFFILIATIONS:  Hutzel Women’s Hospital, and Karmanos Cancer Center, and Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

CLINICAL INTERESTS:  Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care

– American Board Surgery (Sub: Critical Care Surgery)
– Board Certified American Board Surgery – Board Certified

–  M.D.,  Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
–  B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

– Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor,  MI
– General Surgery Residency. Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. Detroit, MI

Pharmacologic stimulation of the nicotinic anti-inflammatory pathway modulates gut and lung injury after hypoxia-reoxygenation injury.
Tarras SL, Diebel LN, Liberati DM, Ginnebaugh K.
Surgery. 2013 Oct;154(4):841-7; discussion 847-8. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2013.07.018.

Akt2 negatively regulates assembly of the POSH-MLK-JNK signaling complex.
Figueroa C, Tarras S, Taylor J, Vojtek AB.
J Biol Chem. 2003 Nov 28;278(48):47922-7. Epub 2003 Sep 21.

Medical students – general surgery clerkship, teaching rounds, outpatient clinic, OR, didactic presentations and oral exams for 3rd year medical students
Residents – Teaching rounds, outpatient clinic, OR, anatomy course, mock surgery oral board exams