Faculty Profile

Dr. Rondi Gelbard

Rondi B. Gelbard, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Grady Memorial Hospital

Telephone: 404.251.8745

Email: rondi.beth.gelbard@emory.edu

Certification: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2013


Dr. Gelbard received her medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, after which she completed a general surgery residency at NY Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. Her postgraduate training also included a clinical fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Miami/Ryder Trauma Center and a clinical fellowship in trauma at the LAC + USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Since joining the Emory Department of Surgery at Grady in 2013, she has been involved in the creation of policies and interdisciplinary guidelines in support of standardization of practices in the surgical ICU. She was appointed associate director of the SICU in 2016 and associate program director of the surgical critical care fellowship in 2017.

Dr. Gelbard is also interested in surgical education and surgical education research. She completed a surgical education research fellowship through the Association for Surgical Education, and currently co-chairs the Emory University Surgical Education Research Subcommittee, teaching faculty and trainees about education research, assisting with review of specific projects, and facilitating interdisciplinary research within Emory and Grady.


  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Camden, NJ, Class of 2006

  • General Surgery Residency, NY Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2006-2012

  • Clinical Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, University of Miami/Ryder Trauma Center, 2009-2010

  • Clinical Fellowship, Trauma, LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2012-2013

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Trauma surgery

  • Emergency general surgery

  • Surgical critical care

Research Interests

  • Use of ultrasound in trauma

  • Surgical education

  • Surgical education research

  • Effect of diabetes mellitus on outcomes in trauma and emergency general surgery