Trauma Leadership


Our Trauma Leadership Team will work closely with the Trauma staff and Emergency Medical Services/First Responders in the community to coordinate patient care from the accident scene to our doors.

Meet Chandler Regional's Trauma Medical Director


Charles Hu 

Charles Hu, MD

Dr. Charles Hu is the Medical Director of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery for Chandler Regional Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Hu’s expertise includes management of critically injured patients and emergency general surgery.  He is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.  He is a member of The American College of Surgeons, The American Board of Surgery, Society of Critical Care Medicine and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Dr. Hu received his medical degree and General Surgery training from Wayne State University.  He completed his fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Washington University, St. Louis.

Dr. Hu’s philosophy is that “excellent patient care starts with compassion, patience, and attention to detail – the cornerstone of high quality care ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.”

Trauma Leadership Team Contacts:

Dr. Charles Hu, MD
Trauma Medical Director 480.284.1703

Wendy Otten
Director of Trauma Services and Emergency Preparedness 480.728.3636

Merideth Gradowski
Trauma Program Manager 480.728.3557

Jennifer Larson
Trauma Registry Supervisor 480.728.3558

The Trauma Team at Chandler Regional Includes

  • Anesthesiologists
  • CT techs
  • Emergency physicians
  • Nurses
  • Radiologists
  • Trauma critical care/acute care surgeons 

Our trauma surgeons include specialists in orthopedicsneurosurgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, hand surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, obstetric and gynecologic surgery, ophthalmology and urology.

More Information on Trauma Care

If you have any questions about our trauma care services, please call 480.728.3557.