Sachwani Daswani Gul Raj Trauma surgeon and faculty Hurley Medical Center 2

Gul Raj Sachwani-Daswani


  • Director of Trauma Surgery & Trauma Research Fellowships, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
  • Director, Pediatric Trauma, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
  • Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Surgery, East Lansing, Mich.

Dr. Sachwani-Daswani was well liked and respected during his trauma fellowship at Hurley Medical Center, and his colleagues were sorry to see him go when he graduated in 2014 and pursued a surgical critical fellowship. They were happy to hear that he returned to Hurley in 2015 as a trauma surgeon and fellowship faculty member, with even more experience. He was happy to be back, too. He and his wife have two children and enjoy Michigan’s many recreational opportunities.

He was appointed director of the Trauma Surgery & Trauma Research fellowships at Hurley Medical Center Feb. 1, 2023.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: University of the Virgin Islands, Division of Science and Mathematics, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Residency and Chief Residency in General Surgery: St. John Providence Health System (Macomb-Oakland), Warren, Mich.
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Trauma Surgery Fellowship: Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
  • Sugery Critical Care Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.


  • Surgery
  • Advanced Truama Life Services
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Fundamentals of Critical Care Society - Instructor
  • Basic Life Support


This native Spanish-speaker not only is fluent in English but also speaks Hindi and Sindhi.


Dr. Sachwani-Daswani has compiled many honors over the years, beginning with undergraduate awards for chemistry, biology, science, mathematics, and other honors. As he continued his graduate medical education, the awards continued to fly in, such as several “Surgery Resident of the Year” awards during residency, and seven first-place prizes for research presentations in regional and national conferences.

Research Experience

  • Recent papers were published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery (long-term results of iliac stenting and aortofemoral grafting for iliac artery occlusions) and the European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (role of computed tomography in determining delayed intervention for gunshot wounds through the liver).
  • Recent regional and national presentations (oral and poster) focused on topics such as:
    • The association between blood glucose and MMP9 in early severe sepsis and septic shock
    • The role of nucleated red blood cells as an early marker for ICU admission
    • Atraumatic splenic rupture following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - a non-vascular complication
    • Point-of-care ultrasound - diagnosis of sepsis-induced cardiac calcification
    • Complex intracardiac injury after gunshot wound to the heart - a case for early mitral-valve repair
    • Sequential pancreatic debridement for infected necrotizing pancreatitis - a 5-year single institution experience
    • ICU family anger and anxiety - a pilot project in self-reported outcomes by patient families

All of this academic and clinical work may look as if Dr. Sachwani-Daswani is all work and no play - but that’s not the case! When he’s not working, you may just find him on a soccer field, tennis or basketball court, or playing table tennis.