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Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS

Stephanie Bonne is an Assistant Professor of surgery in the division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ and practices trauma and critical care surgery at University Hospital.  She is the medical director of the center’s Hospital Based Violence Intervention Program, initiated in July of 2017.  Dr. Bonne is the surveillance core director of the New Jersey Center for Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University. 

Dr. Bonne has served in the AWS council as the communications committee co-chair and as the senior editor of the American Journal of Surgery issue. She serves as the co-director of the Hospital Based Violence Intervention workgroup of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, the multidisciplinary Firearm Injury Research strategy group (FIRES) and the Improving Social Determinants to Attenuate Violence (I-SAVE) working groups of the injury prevention committee of the COT and advocacy pillar member, the co-chair of the American Medical Women’s Association Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, co-chair of the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Partnership for the Prevention of Firearm Violence and participates in the APHA’s Interdisciplinary Gun Violence Prevention Workgroup.  She is on the research advisory board and the steering committee of the American Foundation for Firearm Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM). . In October of 2019, she was awarded a 3 year clinical fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, to study how legal and health exchanges can improve social determinants of health in urban populations.

Dr. Bonne has previously been awarded the Claude Organ Traveling Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, which she used to travel to do a field study of violence reduction initiatives.  She is a graduate of the Future Leaders in Trauma Program from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and is now a state vice-chair for New Jersey. She has been awarded the Eastern Association for the Surgery Templeton Injury Prevention Scholarship, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma junior faculty multicenter research scholarship, and all for her work in best practice development for Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs.  In addition to her work in violence prevention she serves as a director of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma equity task force, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma equity taskforce, the New Jersey state chapter American College of Surgeons chapter board as the women in surgery liaison, is part of a presidential workgroup on Intimate partner violence in the American College of Surgeons. 

Dr. Bonne holds a BA in psychology and biochemistry from Kalamazoo College, an MD from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, completed general surgery residency at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group and fellowships in surgical critical care and trauma at Washington University in St. Louis.  She is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Medical Women’s Association.  She has an active social media presence and can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag @scrubbedin.