William Fulton, DO

William Fulton, DO, FACOS

General Surgery,Robotic Surgery
Accepting new patients


General Surgeon Profile

I am an acute care surgical hospitalist, which means I'm a hospital-based surgeon who cares for patients who enter the hospital through the emergency room or who don't have a surgeon assigned to their case.

I honed my trauma skills in the U.S. Army as a surgeon at Fort Polk, La.; Fort Riley, Kan.; and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, caring for soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Every day I would see injuries I'd never seen before: blast wounds, penetrating wounds and burns, sometimes all on one patient. And we often received six or seven serious injuries at a time. I cared for many young men with life-altering injuries.

Ernest Moore, M.D., a surgeon who wrote the comprehensive text on trauma care, was at Landstuhl while I was there. He would come in to my surgeries because he too was seeing things he'd never seen before - not in 35 years as a surgeon. Unfortunately, that's war.

Now, I can transfer the medical techniques I learned in war to benefit the civilian population. For example, I started a rapid transfusion protocol at NorthBay Medical Center that has already helped patients in our trauma center.

I credit the mentoring I received when I was young with steering me into medicine. My neighbor was a gastroenterologist, and my mom and sister are nurses. In college I shadowed surgeons to learn more about the profession.

When not at work, my wife and I are busy with our baby daughter. I enjoy golf and travel.

Locations:

1860 Pennsylvania Ave.
Fairfield, CA 94533

Education:

Medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo.  Surgical internship completed at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Peninsula Hospital, Far Rockaway, N.Y. Residency in general surgery completed at Michigan State University, Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Certifications:

  • Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

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