About Nathan Polite, D.O., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.O.S.
Nathan Polite, D.O., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.O.S., is an assistant professor within the Department of Surgery. Prior to joining the USA Health trauma program in 2021, he served in the trauma medical director role for three years at a level 2 trauma center in Marietta, GA.
He has spent much of his time from 2017-2019 collaborating with law enforcement in community education on the American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed initiative. This included developing Bleeding Control Kits for all K-12 public schools in the State of Georgia.
Polite has interest in faith-based surgical mission trips. He has provided surgical services and resident education in Galmi, Niger, in Africa with the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons team.
His medical interests include resuscitation and coagulopathy of the injured patient, quality improvement processes in trauma, trauma education, and injury prevention.
- Inducted as Fellow of The American College of Surgeons (2020)
- Featured in Cobb County (GA) Medical SocietyScripts Magazine (2019)
- Selected for Physician Leadership Academy-Wellstar Health System/ Kennesaw State University School of Business (2019)
- Inducted as Fellow of The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (2015)
- Annual Clinician of Excellence Award-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus (2015)
- Induction into Louisiana State University Isidore Cohn-James Rives Surgical Society (2014)
- Robert C. Erwin Literary Award-1st Place-American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (2013)
- 1st Place Podium Presentation Winner-Grant Medical Center Research Symposium (2013)
- Advanced Anatomical Services Mastery of Teaching Award -Surgery Resident Anatomy Instructor (2013)
- Power of One Recognition for Exceptional Patient Care -OhioHealth (2010, 2012)