Meet The Team
Teresa D Bell, MD
Dr Bell received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX, and completed her general surgery residency and her surgical critical care fellowship with the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. After her training she stayed in Tennessee where she advanced to the rank of Associate Professor of Surgery with the James H. Quillen College of Medicine and also directed the surgical intensive care unit at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Johnson City, TN. Dr Bell has been in Tacoma practicing acute care surgery and critical care since the inception of the Trauma Trust in 2000, and is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical care. She has additional special interests in minimally invasive surgery as well as medical acupuncture, and is an avid cyclist, mountaineer, SCUBA diver and sailor.
Megan M Cecchini, MD FACS
Dr. Cecchini received her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in General Surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She became board certified in General Surgery in 2016. She is currently an attending surgeon for the Trauma Trust Acute Care Surgery Service at both Tacoma General Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cecchini enjoys taking care of patients with acute surgical issues. Her outside interests include traveling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and supporting local sports teams.
Albert Hsu, MD
Dr. Hsu is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He completed his General Surgery residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. During his residency, he also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL. He joins the Trauma Trust from UF Health Jacksonville Division of Acute Care Surgery where he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine teaching numerous medical students, residents, and fellows.
John K. Lam, MD
Dr. Lam joined Trauma Trust in 2018. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and is an attending physician on the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery services.
Jamison S. Nielsen, DO, MBA, FACS
Dr Nielsen obtained his undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He obtained his medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his general surgery residency at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i. A Surgical Critical Care fellowship was then obtained at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. Dr Nielsen most recently completed a burn surgery preceptorship at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, TX. He also obtained an MBA degree from the Rockhurst University Helzberg School of Management in Kansas City, MO. He has distinguished himself with multiple military awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal for his military service in the Middle East, to where he has been deployed as a trauma surgeon on multiple occasions. Dr. Nielsen is the Associate Trauma Medical Director for St. Joseph Medical Center