Trauma Critical Care Medicine

Patients who require a high level of monitoring and intervention either after trauma or during critical illness can benefit from Shock Trauma's critical care resources. The critical care faculty has immediate access to a wide array of sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Patient care areas are staffed by nurses with specialized training in critical care.

The complex nature of critical care often requires consultations with other clinical specialists such as infectious disease practitioners, pulmonologists, psychiatrists, and hyperbaricists. The intensivists coordinate subspecialty consultations and then implement integrated patient care plans in Shock Trauma's Multitrauma Critical Care (MTCC) and Neurotrauma Critical Care Critical Care (NTCC) units.

A clinical innovation that is being studied by the faculty in Trauma Critical Care is simplified extracorporeal lung assist (ECLA). ECLA minimizes the need for traditional ventilatory support (and its potential complications), using low blood flow, small vascular catheters, and relatively small extracorporeal blood volume. This system employs membrane oxygenation technology and shows great promise as a support for some patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome.

Specialists at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center are available for consultation and patient referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ambulatory patients are evaluated in Shock Trauma's Outpatient Clinic on a scheduled basis.

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Trauma Critical Care Faculty

Thomas M. Scalea, M.D., F.A.C.S., M.C.C.M.
Physician-in-Chief
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Francis X. Kelly/MBNA Professor of Trauma Surgery
Director, Program in Trauma
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Special Interests: Trauma Surgery; Surgical Critical Care; Geriatric Trauma
Medical Degree: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: Upstate Medical Center, General Surgery 
Fellowship: New York Medical College, Critical Care Medicine/Trauma 
Certifications: Surgery; Critical Care Medicine 
410-328-8976 / Academic Office

Deborah M. Stein, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, Neurotrauma Critical Care
Chief of Trauma
R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Special Interests: Management of Traumatic Brain Injury; Functional Outcomes After Trauma; Injury Control; Continual Renal Replacement Therapy in Trauma
Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Masters in Public Health: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, General Surgery
Fellowships: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care; R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Traumatology 
Certifications: Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
410-328-3495 / Academic Office


William C. Chiu, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
Chair, Shock Trauma Center Research Committee

Special Interests: Surgical Critical Care; Shock
Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, General Surgery
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Surgical Research, Trauma Research Training, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
Certification: Surgery
410-328-1205 / Academic office

Carnell Cooper, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: General and Trauma Surgery; Critical Care; Pancreatitis
Medical Degree: Duke University
Residencies: University of Minnesota, General Surgery; Yale-New Haven Medical Center, General Surgery
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Trauma/Critical Care Medicine
Certification: Surgery
410-328-1205 / Academic Office

Jose J. Diaz, M.D., C.N.S., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.
Chief of Acute Care Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Medical Degree: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Residency: Huron / Hillcrest Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Affiliated Health Systems
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Special Interests: Thoracic Trauma; Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction / Ventral Hernia; Re-do General Surgery; Intestinal Fistulas; Surgical Nutrition
410-328-3055 / Academic Office

Nader M. Habashi, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.
Co-Director, SECLA Program
Associate Professor of Medicine

Special Interests: Respiratory Failure; Post-Operative Cardiac Care; Total Parental Nutrition; Computer Applications in the PICU; Medical Informatics; Computerized Decision Support Systems: Nutrition
Medical Degree: American University
Residency: Temple University -- Conemaugh Valley Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowships: Wayne State University, Critical Care Medicine; University of Utah Medical Center, Pulmonary; University of Maryland Medical Center -- Shock Trauma Center; Critical Care Research
Certifications: Pulmonary Disease; Critical Care Medicine; Internal Medicine
410-328-2359 / Academic Office

Sharon M. Henry, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Wound Healing & Metabolism

Special Interests: Trauma and Critical Care Surgery; Complex Injury; Wound Healing and Metabolism; ATLS
Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: State University of New York -- Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, General Surgery
Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Critical Care Medicine
Certifications: Surgery; Surgical Critical Care
410-328-2399 / Academic Office

Daniel L. Herr, M.S., M.D., F.C.C.M
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Surgical Critical Care Services
Director, Cardiac Surgery Unit

Special Interests: Extracaporeal Devices (ECMO) for Lung and Heart Resuscitation, Avoidance and Treatment of Acute Confusional States in the ICU; Use of Hypothermia for Resuscitation
Medical Degree: St. George's School of Medicine, Grenada, WI
Residency: York Hospital, York, PA, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services (MIEMSS), Critical Care/Trauma; Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Cornell University, Critical Care
Certifications: Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine; Neuro-Critical Care
410-328 4469 / Academic Office

Jay Menaker, M.D., FACEP
Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Degree: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center
Certification: Emergency Medicine
410-328-2359 / Academic Office

Sarah B. Murthi, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Trauma/Critical Care

Special Interest: Cardiac Physiology
Medical Degree: University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
Residency: George Washington University Medical Center
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center
Certification: General Surgery
410-328-1205 / Academic Office

James V. O’Connor, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C., F.C.C.P.
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Chief of Critical Care, Chief of Thoracic and Vascular Trauma
R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Certification: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Surgical Critical Care

Jason Pasley, DO
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Complex Emergency General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Resuscitation
Medical Degree: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Keesler Air Force Base (Biloxi, MS), Wright Patterson Air Force Base/Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
Residency: Wright Patterson Air Force Base/Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
Fellowship: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine LAC + USC Medical Center, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery
Certification: General Surgery; Surgical Critical Care

Joseph Rabin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellowships: Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery; University of Maryland Medical Center/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Surgical Critical Care
Certifications: Surgery; Thoracic Surgery

Dr Ronald Tesoriero’s photoRonald B. Tesoriero, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Special Interests: Vascular & Thoracic Trauma; Traumatic Brain Injury; Resuscitation; Surgical Infections & Sepsis; Wound Healing & Surgical Nutrition
Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship: R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Surgical Critical Care; R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Trauma Surgery
Certifications: General Surgery; Surgical Critical Care
410-328-0398 / Academic Office

Megan Brenner, M.D., M.S., R.P.V.I., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Critical Care, Vascular Surgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Special Interests: Trauma Surgery, Vascular Trauma
Medical Degree: Medical College of Virginia
Residency: UCLA
Fellowship: Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center; Vascular Surgery, University of Maryland; Endovascular Surgery, Arizona Heart Hospital
Certifications: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation
410-328-9423 / R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

For all patient information, please call 410-328-9284.

This page was last updated: July 31, 2014

         
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