Dessy Boneva, MD, FACS | Associate Professor, Physician | University of South Florida, Kendall Regional Medical Center

Having accrued nearly two decades of experience in her field, Dessy Boneva, MD, FACS is distinguished for her expertise in trauma surgery and teaching. Upon attaining a Doctor of Medicine, she excelled in her early years of training as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Baltimore VA Medical Center from 2003 to 2004 and as a resident in general surgery at the University of Maryland for two years until 2006. At Dartmouth College, she showed prowess as a clinical fellow and a resident in general surgery between 2006 and 2010 before heading to Johns Hopkins University. While there, Dr. Boneva had been a critical care fellow and surgical critical care fellow in 2009 and 2010, as well as a shock trauma fellow at the University of Maryland until 2011.

Today, Dr. Boneva takes on numerous feats as the surgery clerkship director and clinical assistant professor in the Division of Surgery at Nova Southeastern University, as well as psychology of leadership at Cornell University, all since 2020. Additionally, she has been a clinical professor at Florida International University since 2017 and an associate and assistant professor of surgery and attending trauma surgeon at the University of South Florida since 2011. Dr. Boneva has also served the Kendall Regional Medical Center as a core faculty member of the general surgery residency and surgical critical care fellowship since 2014 and trauma-attending surgeon since 2011.

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Boneva was notably listed as a Top Trauma Surgeon in 2020. Attributing her success to her mother, who was a doctor, and her mentors, she aims to continue practicing and seeing patients for years to come while also publishing some of her patients’ success stories and conducting research locally and internationally. Likewise, she strives to become more involved in volunteer work with missionaries. To remain abreast of her industry, Dr. Boneva maintains affiliation with the American Heart Association, American College of Surgeons, American Board of Surgery, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Panamerican Trauma Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine.

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