Jeannette M Capella, MD, MEd, FACS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: The Iowa Clinic
  • Phone: (540) 589-6349
  • Cell: 540-589-6349
  • Website: jmcapella.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Critical Care Surgery and Trauma Surgery

Specialty Focus: Emergency General Surgery, Abdominal Trauma, Spleen Trauma, Liver Trauma, Rib Fracture, Pneumothorax, Fracture, Gunshot, Motor Vehicle Accident, Fall, Assault, Appendicitis, Gallbladder, Bowel perforation, Wrong Site Surgery, Wound Infection, Wound Dehiscence, Sepsis, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolism

Education: MD, University of South Florida; MEd, University of Georgia

Years in Practice: 19+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: <5


Additional Information

Jeannette Capella, MD, MEd, FACS is an Acute Care Surgeon practicing with The Iowa Clinic at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. It is the only ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center in Des Moines. She is Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and has nearly 20 years experience in Trauma Surgery, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She has experience as an ICU Medical Director and Assistant Director of Trauma. Currently, she is part of the Iowa Trauma System Verification Team which verifies Level 3 and 4 trauma centers. She also teaches medical students, surgery residents and practicing physicians, and she has numerous publications in trauma journals as well as book chapters. Currently, she is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Previous academic appointments included Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Creighton University. She is an ATLS Course Director and a certified instructor of DMEP, Stop the Bleed and DMAT 101.