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UPMC Altoona

UPMC Altoona is a fully accredited Level II Trauma Center located in West Central Pennsylvania. The Trauma Center is staffed 24/7 with in-house board-certified trauma surgeons and a team of experienced professionals to assure life-saving care is available within minutes of the trauma patient’s arrival. The board-certified trauma surgeons are supported by the health system’s experienced emergency medicine physicians, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and many other trauma trained health professionals. This team works together to deliver more help and more hope to trauma patients and families. The Trauma Center also provides trauma prevention, outreach, and education programs for health professionals and community members and organizations.

UPMC Altoona
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
814-889-2011 UPMC Altoona

Meet the Staff

Denise Gdula, RN, BSN

Administrative Director Altoona Trauma/Emergency General Surgery


Simon D. Lampard, MD, FACS

Surgical and Medical Director Altoona Trauma/Emergency General Surgery


Cathy McCloskey, RN, BSN

Trauma PI Coordinator


Amy Stayer, RN

Trauma Educator/Prevention Coordinator


Pauline Reese, RN, BSN

Trauma Registrar