Charles M. Richart, MD, FACS, FCCM
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Medical Director, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Co-Director, Surgical Critical Care
Education & Certifications
Medical School: Augusta University
Residency: Loma Linda University
Fellowship: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Certifications: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Dr. Richart received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA in 1987. He completed his internship at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, and continued his residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital-Yale University in Waterbury, CT. He completed his surgical residency at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA, in 1993 before continuing on to a Trauma Critical Care Fellowship at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD, in 1994.
Dr. Richart started his career in private practice in Fort Worth, TX, at Harris Methodist Hospital, and Tyler, TX, at the East Texas Medical Center. He then chose to move to academia and joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in June of 1998, where he was the Director of the Trauma and Surgical ICUs. In June 2004, he joined the University of Missouri-Kansas City Saint Luke’s Hospital as Medical Director of Surgical Critical Care and Surgical Director of Blood Management and Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution. In 2010, Dr. Richart joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS, as Surgical Director of Patient Blood Management and Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pathology.
As a result of his commitment to surgical education, he was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award presented by the Surgical Housestaff of Erlanger Health System at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, TN, and the Leonard R. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation while at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a National Course Consultant for the Fundamental Critical Care Support Course offered through the Society of Critical Care Medicine and has been honored as a Kanas City Super Doctor on multiple occasions. Dr. Richart is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, Surgeons as Educators course, and served on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management.