Dr. Schrager is a general surgeon specializing in gallbladder and hernia disease as well as complex abdominal surgical problems. He received his medical degree and general surgery residency training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in trauma and critical care at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Schrager is a sought-after consultant for patients with post-operative complications and receives referrals for these patients from throughout the region. He has been Director of the Acute Care Surgery service since 2015 and has expanded its reach throughout the region, with the goal that the UC Medical Center serves as the preeminent regional destination for the complex surgical patient. In addition, he also serves as an intensivist in the surgical ICU as well as specializing in surgery for the traumatically injured patient. He has been the driving focus of many institutional programs caring for the critically ill surgical patient.
Dr. Schrager has spearheaded the management of gastrointestinal bleeding at the UC Medical Center as well as in the greater Tri-State area. Prior to his appointment at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Schrager was a surgeon in the US Navy and served two tours in Afghanistan providing surgical support for the US Marine Corps, including serving as Officer-in-Charge of a forward deployed surgical team. He is certified in general surgery, with added qualifications in Surgical Critical Care as awarded by the American Board of Surgery. His primary practice sites are UC Medical Center and West Chester Hospital.