david machado, md

Assistant Professor, Surgery



Dr. Machado-Aranda is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the University of Michigan. Originally from Caracas, he received his MD from Luis Razetti School of Medicine of Universidad Central de Venezuela, in 1998 achieving Magna Cum Laude honors and receiving the Dean's Medal and Award. Dr. Machado-Aranda completed his General Surgery residency at St. John Providence Hospital and Medical Centers in Southfield, MI. He previously completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL conducting basic science research in lung gene therapy and lung molecular biology. He has just finished his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at University of Michigan in July 2011.
Dr. Machado-Aranda's clinical interests are in the areas of general surgery, trauma, acute care surgery, surgical critical care, lung contusion and ALI/ARDS. He is the recipient of the 2011 American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Award to support his research in the areas of Gene Therapy for the acutely injured lung. He is currently studying the application of non-viral gene delivery, using electroporation mediated gene transfer in models of lung contusion.
Dr. Machado-Aranda is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Thoracic Society, the International College of Surgeons and the American Society for Gene Therapy. He is also an Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor.
Dr. Machado-Aranda is fluent in Spanish and works as a mentor for the Latin American and Native American Medical Association (LANAMA). He is Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.