Gerard Baltazar, DO, FACOS, FACS
Dr. Baltazar is an academic surgeon at NYU Langone Hospital Long Island and assistant professor of surgery at the NYU Long Island School of Medicine. After obtaining degrees in biology and art from Georgetown University, he graduated with a D.O. from Touro University California. Dr. Baltazar’s post-doctorate training and practice in inner city communities and global surgery work in the developing world have deeply informed Dr. Baltazar’s empathetic practice of trauma and critical care surgery. Since matriculating to NYU, Dr. Baltazar has studied the psychoemotional and physical effects of PTSD and burnout including how osteopathic principles and practice may provide benefit. His recent work focuses on scientific and personal experiences on the COVID-19 frontline.