The Section of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Surgical Emergencies is actively involved in both clinical and basic science research in trauma and critical care-related issues as follows:
Kimberly A. Davis, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM
Dr. Davis' research interests are in the fields of performance improvement and quality, inflammation and sepsis, and trauma resuscitation.
Michael F. Ditillo, DO
Dr. Ditillo is interested in geriatric trauma outcomes, reversal of hypothermia in trauma, postcardiac arrest hypothermia in surgical patients, and reversal of coagulopathy in trauma.
Dirk C. Johnson, MD
Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include bowel obstructions, mechanical ventilation, and solid organ injuries.
Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP
Dr. Kaplan’s research interests include the significance of unmeasured ions in critically ill patients, the clinical testing of resuscitation fluids including the oxygen-carrier HBOC, and the development of strategies to reduce transfusion. Additionally, he is designing a study to test the efficacy of procoagulant dressings for intra-operative use. Dr. Kaplan also investigates the effect of different antibiotic regimens on the emergence of resistant pathogens in the Intensive Care Unit.
Felix Y. Lui, MD, FACS
Dr. Lui's research interests include shock physiology, resuscitation in trauma, pediatric trauma, and surgical infections, including necrotizing soft tissue infections.
Linda Maerz, MD
Dr. Maerz is interested in quality improvement in the surgical intensive care unit, clinical outcomes in sepsis, and glycemic control in critically ill.
Adrian Maung, MD
Dr. Maung's research interests include mechanical ventilation, ventilator weaning, and improvements in trauma care.
Melissa Perkal, MD
Dr. Perkal is interested in outcomes in surgical intensive care, particularly for the veteran and geriatric patient populations.
Greta L. Piper, MD
Dr. Piper’s research interests include abdominal compartment syndrome and the management of open abdomens in the intensive care unit.
Stanley H. Rosenbaum, MD
Dr. Rosenbaum is interested in the incidence and detection of perioperative myocardial injury. In particular, he is examining the efficacy of troponin I (TnI) and CK-MB levels for the diagnosis of perioperative ischemia. Dr. Rosenbaum has also set out to determine the sedative and analgesic sparing effect of music in the ICU.
John T. Schulz, PhD, MD
Dr. Schulz's research interests include various aspects of burn and trauma care.
Kevin Schuster, MD, FACS
Dr. Schuster's research interests include continuous glucose monitoring, long-term outcomes in trauma and emergency surgery, closure of abdominal wall defects, ultrasound in trauma and critical care, and optimizing care in emergency surgery.
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