Recognized as an international leader and pioneer in expanding the role of surgery in public health, Dr. Price’s work highlights the dramatic impact surgery can have on communities, economies
Dr. Price served as a member of the Intermountain Trauma Team for 24 years, a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (co-author of the Rural Trauma Team Development Course 3rd and 4th editions), and has been a leader in improving trauma care regionally, nationally, and internationally. He served on the Federal International Medical and Surgical Response Team and was the director of the Haiti disaster response medical team for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2010.
Dr. Price received his BS from the University of Utah, MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed his surgical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Price co-founded and serves as the director of the Center for Global Surgery at the University of Utah and directs the graduate surgical education at Intermountain Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare.
Dr. Price is a Clinical Professor (Department of Surgery) at the University of Utah. He has participated in or led medical and surgical expeditions to Asia, Latin America, and Africa. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books including co-authoring the seminal book “Global Surgery and Public Health: a New Paradigm.” He serves (or has served) in many leadership positions with the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care, the Society of American and Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and the American College of Surgeons.
Honors received include: Utah Medical Association 2017 Physician of the Year; Presidential Friendship Medal, Mongolia; American College of Surgeons-Pfizer International Volunteerism Award; a Medal of Honor from the Minister of Health of Mongolia; and multiple teaching awards.
His greatest work, however, is with his wonderful wife Anne and their 7 daughters and one son who also volunteer internationally and at home.