Dr. Alain Corcos is the Chief, Division of Multisystem Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Mercy. He also serves as the Trauma Medical Director at Mercy, the Academic Chief of Surgical Residency, and Head of the Section of Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Corcos is an active staff member at Mercy and UPMC Presbyterian Hospitals. At the University of Pittsburgh, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Corcos received a BA in biology and psychology cum laude with high honors from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. He received his MD from Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon. At St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York, he completed an internship and his residency in general surgery followed by a fellowship in the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. At the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California, he participated in a fellowship in surgical critical care and a research fellowship as well as a clinical instructor.
Dr. Corcos is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons--SWPA Chapter, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and Western Trauma Association.
Along with Jörg Gerlach, MD, PhD, Dr. Corcos has been involved in the use of a procedure to treat severe burns by spraying the burns with the patient’s own cells. Using a skin cell gun invented by Dr. Gerlach, the device sprays cells onto burned areas in a fine mist which expedites healing and reduces scaring. Studies here and abroad suggest that this approach reduces the time to recovery and the extent of full restoration of the burned area.
View a list of Dr. Corcos’s publications here.