jill r. cherry-bukowiec, md, ms, facs

Assistant Professor, Surgery, Acute Care Surgery
Director, Trauma Burn ICU, Acute Care Surgery


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. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

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. She also serves the health system as a voting member for the Executive Council of Clinical Affairs (ECCA).

Dr. Cherry has a strong interest in clinical nutrition. She was a recipient of the Nestle Nutrition Institute Enteral Nutrition Fellowship. She serves on the National Board for Nutrition Physician Specialists representing the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). She is a Past-President of the Michigan Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and currently serves on the society’s physician director. She is the founder of the Nutrition Advisory Committee for the University of Michigan Hospital and currently acts as physician advisor for the committee.

Dr. Cherry also has a strong interest in teaching medical students and residents. She is the Assistant Scientific Trunk  Director for the Medical School, Doctoring Faculty for the Medical School Doctoring Course, and Faculty for the Chief Concerns Medical Student Course. She is also the Faculty Lead for the new University of Michigan medical student curriculum M1 Nutrition Course, and is heavily involved in Surgical Resident Education as acts as the Acute Care Surgery Education Coordinator.

Dr. Cherry's clinical research is focused on critical care of the surgical patient with particular focus in nutrition and infection. Her education research focuses on medical student education.