Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Complex Trauma Care, Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-3813
Department: 336-716-7021


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Wittenberg University, 1996
  • M.D., West Virginia University, 2000
  • Residency, Surgery, St Joseph Hosp, 2002
  • Residency, Surgery, Indiana Univ Med Ctr & Hosps, 2005
  • Fellowship, Trauma Medicine, Louisiana State University Med, 2005
  • Fellowship, Trauma Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 2006
  • Fellowship, Trauma Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 2007

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery


  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Soc Of Am Gastro.Endoscopic Su
  • Soc Of Critical Care Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1295882009
Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.

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Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.

Associate Professor, Trauma Surgery

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7021 | Department: 336-716-7021


Recent Publications

Utter GH, Miller PR, Mowery NT, Tominaga GT, Gunter O, Osler TM, Ciesla DJ, Agarwal SK Jr, Inaba K, Aboutanos MB, Brown CV, Ross SE, Crandall ML, Shafi S. ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM mapping of the AAST Emergency General Surgery disease severity grading systems: conceptual approach, limitations, and recommendations for the future. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015;78(5):1059-1065.

Shafi S, Aboutanos M, Brown CV, Ciesla D, Cohen MJ, Crandall ML, Inaba K, Miller PR, Mowery NT. Measuring anatomic severity of disease in emergency general surgery. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(3):884-887.

Miller PR, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Mowery NT, Hildreth AN, Martin RS, Holmes JH, Meredith JW, Requarth JA. Prospective trial of angiography and embolization for all grade III to V blunt splenic injuries: nonoperative management success rate is significantly improved. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218(4):644-648.

Mowery NT, Miller PR, Chang MC, Meredith JW. Abdominal compartment syndrome and management of the open abdomen In: Cameron JL, Cameron AM, eds. Current surgical therapy. 11th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders;2014: 1088-1093.

Farrah JP, Lauer CW, Bray MS, McCartt JM, Chang MC, Meredith JW, Miller PR, Mowery NT. Stapled versus hand-sewn anastomoses in emergency general surgery: a retrospective review of outcomes in a unique patient population. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;74(5):1187-1194.

Mowery NT. Re: 'Firing' the stapler in emergency general surgery patients [letter]. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(5):923.

Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Kauffmann RM, Diaz JJ Jr, Collier BC, May AK. Duration of time on intensive insulin therapy predicts severe hypoglycemia in the surgically critically ill population. World J Surg. 2012;36(2):270-277.

Becher RD, Colonna AL, Enniss TM, Weaver AA, Crane DK, Martin RS, Mowery NT, Miller PR, Stitzel JD, Hoth JJ. An innovative approach to predict the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome in patients with blunt trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;73(5):1229-1235.

Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Collier BR, Diaz JJ Jr, Haut E, Hildreth A, Holevar M, Mayberry J, Streib E. Practice management guidelines for management of hemothorax and occult pneumothorax. J Trauma. 2011;70(2):510-518.

Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA Jr, May AK, Diaz JJ Jr. Failure to achieve euglycemia despite aggressive insulin control signals abnormal physiologic response to trauma. J Crit Care. 2011;26(3):295-302.

Mowery NT, Dougherty SD, Hildreth AN, Holmes JH IV, Chang MC, Martin RS, Hoth JJ, Meredith JW, Miller PR. Emergency department length of stay is an independent predictor of hospital mortality in trauma activation patients. J Trauma. 2011;70(6):1317-1325.

Becher RD, Hoth JJ, Miller PR, Mowery NT, Chang MC, Meredith JW. A critical assessment of outcomes in emergency versus nonemergency general surgery using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Am Surg. 2011;77(7):951-959.

Mowery NT, Morris JA Jr, Jenkins JM, Ozdas A, Norris PR. Core temperature variation is associated with heart rate variability independent of cardiac index: a study of 278 trauma patients. J Crit Care. 2011;26(5):534.e9-e17.

Mowery NT, Guillamondegui OD, Gunter OL, Diaz JJ Jr, Collier BR, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, May AK. Severe hypoglycemia while on intensive insulin therapy is not an independent predictor of death after trauma. J Trauma. 2010;68(2):342-347.

Diaz JJ Jr, Cullinane DC, Dutton WD, Jerome R, Bagdonas R, Bilaniuk JO, Collier BR, Como JJ, Cumming J, Mowery N, et al. The management of the open abdomen in trauma and emergency general surgery: part 1-damage control. J Trauma. 2010;68(6):1425-1438.

Hildreth AN, Enniss T, Martin RS, Miller PR, Mitten-Long D, Gasaway J, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Mowery NT, Meredith JW, et al. Surgical intensive care unit mobility is increased after institution of a computerized mobility order set and intensive care unit mobility protocol: a prospective cohort analysis. Am Surg. 2010;76(8):818-822.

Mowery NT, May AK, Collier BC, Dossett LA, Gunter OL, Dortch MJ, Diaz JJ Jr. Glucose metabolism, not obesity, predicts mortality in critically ill surgical patients. Am Surg. 2010;76(12):1377-1383.

Mowery NT, Gunter OL, Guillamondegui O, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA Jr, May AK. Stress insulin resistance is a marker for mortality in traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2009;66(1):145-153.

Cotton BA, Jerome R, Collier BR, Khetarpal S, Holevar M, Tucker B, Kurek S, Mowery NT, Shah K, Bromberg W, et al. Guidelines for prehospital fluid resuscitation in the injured patient. J Trauma. 2009;67(2):389-402.

Mowery NT, Carnevale RJ, Gunter OL, Norris PR, Dossett LA, Dortch MJ, Morris JA Jr, May AK. Insulin resistance heralds positive cultures after severe injury. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2009;10(6):503-509.

Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, Dossett LA, Norris PR, Diaz JJ Jr, Morris JA Jr, May AK. Insulin resistance despite tight glucose control is associated with mortality in critically ill surgical patients. J Intensive Care Med. 2009;24(4):242-251.

Dossett LA, Collier B, Donahue R, Mowery NT, Dortch MJ, Guillamondegui O, Diaz JJ, May AK. Intensive insulin therapy in practice: can we do it?. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2009;33(1):14-20.

Mowery NT, Norris PR, Riordan W, Jenkins JM, Williams AE, Morris JA Jr. Cardiac uncoupling and heart rate variability are associated with intracranial hypertension and mortality: a study of 145 trauma patients with continuous monitoring. J Trauma. 2008;65(3):621-627.

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Associate Professor, Trauma Surgery

Clinical Interests

Complex Trauma Care, Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery
Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.

Nathan T. Mowery, M.D.

Associate Professor, Trauma Surgery

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