Dr. Nace is an Attending Pediatric Surgeon with the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, and the Trauma Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a Center for Violence Prevention Associate at CHOP. In addition to advancing pediatric trauma care, his academic and research interests are also focused on education and improving quality within surgical care.
Dr. Gary W. Nace, Jr., MD, FACS, FAAP is an Attending Pediatric Surgeon with the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, and the Trauma Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a Center for Violence Prevention Associate at CHOP. Dr. Nace is also the Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Nace conducts clinical research focusing on pediatric firearm injuries and other aspects of pediatric trauma care. He is committed to teaching pediatric trauma care and is a frequently invited to gives lectures and provide other educational activities.
Dr. Nace completed his bachelor’s degree in biology and molecular biology/biochemistry from Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA. He completed his medical training at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Surgery residency was completed at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA and fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.
MD, Temple University School of Medicine, 2007
General Surgery Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2014
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 2016
Certificate in Health Care Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
Associate, Center for Violence Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Attending Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, and the Trauma Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Member, Pediatric Trauma Society
Member, American Pediatric Surgical Association
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
Top Physicians, South Jersey Magazine, 2018
Association for Academic Surgery Foundation Fellowship Research Award, 2010
W. Emory Burnett Prize in Surgery, 2007
Augustin Peale Award for Excellence in Pathology, 2005
Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation Medical Student Scholarship, 2004
John Franklin Huber Award in Anatomy, 2004
Swendiman RA, Hatchimonji JS, Allukian M, Blinman TA, Nance ML, Nace GW. Pediatric Firearm Injuries: Anatomy of an Epidemic. Surgery. 2020;168(3):381-384.
Hatchimonji JS, Swendiman RA, Goldshore MA, et al. Pediatric Firearm Mortality in the United States, 2010 to 2016: A National Trauma Data Bank Analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020;88(3):402-407.