Stephen Luk, Medical Director of Emergency General Surgery Services
Stephen S. Luk, M.D., is a Professor in the at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in emergency general surgery, trauma, surgical critical care and complex wound wound care management.
Dr. Luk earned his medical degree at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery at Baylor Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. He also completed a residency in general surgery at Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, Penn., and an integrated surgery residency at the University of Connecticut. He received advanced training in trauma surgery through a fellowship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., where he also completed an aeromedical and trauma/surgical critical care fellowship.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgery critical care, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009.
Dr. Luk is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and a member of the prestigious ACS Master Surgeon Educators. He is the past Chair of the American College of Surgeons North Texas Chapter Committee on Trauma. He is also a site reviewer for the American College of Surgeons Education Committee and a consultant for the group’s Committee on Trauma Surgical Skills. In addition, he is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Trauma Society, and the Pan-American Trauma Society, among many others.
Dr. Luk has delivered scores of presentations, published a variety of academic articles, and was co-editor of the book Advanced Trauma Operative Management: Surgical Strategies for Penetrating Trauma. He has traveled extensively nationally and internationally delivering talks on acute care surgery and teaching operative techniques in penetrating trauma. He has also developed and participated in the development of the ATOM, ASSET and DMEP courses. He participates and has initiated multiple quality improvement initiatives and currently serves as the ACS NSQIP surgeon champion at Clements University Hospital.
In 2009, he earned the Hartford Hospital Medical Staff Humanitarian Award. The following year, he received the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Outstanding Achievement in Student Teaching Award.
Dr. Luk serves as the Medical Director of the Willed Body program at UTSW and as the Medical Director of the Emergency General Surgery Service, and as the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Wound Care Center Parkland Memorial Hospital. He has served as the interim Medical Director of Trauma Services at The Rees Jones Trauma center at Parkland Memorial Hospital