Jill Cherry-Bukowiec, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Health System
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5033
Jill R. Cherry-Bukowiec, M.D., M.S. is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Section of General Surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She provides clinical coverage in trauma, non-trauma emergency, general surgery and surgical critical care.
Dr. Cherry received her BA in Zoology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She graduated from the Medical College of Ohio at the University of Toledo and completed General Surgery residency at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. She received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan. She is board certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and by the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists.
Dr. Cherry's clinical interests focus on Surgical Critical Care, Trauma, Non-Trauma Emergency and General Surgery. She is the Medical Director of the University of Michigan Trauma Burn ICU and provides surgical care for injured patients and patients with acute general surgery problems. She has a special interest in patients with severe infection and sepsis, and challenging nutrition problems.
Dr. Cherry is the President of the Michigan Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She is also a recipient of the Nestle Nutrition Institute Enteral Nutrition Fellowship. She is the Founder and Co-Chair of the Nutrition Advisory Committee for the University of Michigan Hospital and is one of the Physician Advisors to the HomeMed Parenteral Nutrition Care Coordination Committee.
Dr. Cherry's clinical research is focused on critical care of the surgical patient with particular focus on nutrition, iron metabolism and infection in critically ill patients. She also has a strong interest in teaching medical students and residents. She is the Education Coordinator and the Medical Student Facilitator for the Division of Acute Care Surgery and the Director for the Senior Medical Student Elective in Trauma Burn Intensive Care. Dr. Cherry-Bukowiec participates in multiple University GME Committees and is also an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor.
Dr. Jill Cherry-Bukowiec student shadowing opportunity will consist of approximately 1-2 hours in the Trauma, Burn ICU Unit observing the daily rounds. This could also include shadowing the TBICU Fellow in the Unit. Students will not be allowed to shadow Dr. Cherry in the Operating room or in Clinic. As most traumas usually happen at night, it is very unlikely you will experience a new trauma activation while shadowing her in the ICU. Shadowing will happen intermittently as her very hectic schedule will allow. If you are still interested in student shadowing with Dr. Cherry-Bukowiec, please feel free to contact the Department of Surgery Education Office.