Department of Surgery Faculty
Daniel L Dent, M.D.
Distinguished Teaching Professor,
General Surgery Residency Program Director, and
Professor of Surgery
MD, University of South Florida, 1990
BS, Duke University, Durham, NC
Residency and Surgical Nutrition Research Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn.
Trauma and surgical infection
Smith, W.Z., Harrison, H.B., Salhanick, M.A., Higgins, R.A., Oritz, A., Olson, J.D., Schwacha, M.G., Harrison, C.R., Aydelotte, J.D., Stewart, R.M., Dent, D.L. (2013) A small amount can make a difference: a prospective human study of the paradoxical coagulation characteristics of hemothorax. American Journal of Surgery 206:904-909.
Willis RE, Richa J, Oppeltz R, Nguyen P, Wagner K, Van Sickle KR, Dent DL. Comparing three pedagogical approaches to psychomotor skills acquisition. Am J Surg. 2012 Jan;203(1):8-13. Epub 2011 Nov 16.
Salhanick M, Corneille M, Higgins R, Olson J, Michalek J, Harrison C, Stewart R, Dent D. Autotransfusion of hemothorax blood in trauma patients: is it the same as fresh whole blood? Am J Surg. 2011 Dec;202(6):817-22.
Corneille MG, Gallup TM, Bening T, Wolf SE, Brougher C, Myers JG, Dent DL, Medrano G, Xenakis E, Stewart RM. The use of laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy: evaluation of safety and efficacy. The American Journal of Surgery 2010 Sep;200(3):363-367.
Willis RE, Coverdill JE, Mellinger JD, Collins JC, Potts JR 3rd, Dent DL. Views of surgery program directors on the current ACGME and proposed IOM duty-hour standards. J Surg Educ. 2009 Jul-Aug;66(4):216-21.e1-10.
Price MA, Cohn SM, Love J, Dent DL, Esterl R. Educational debt of physicians-in-training: determining the level of interest in a loan repayment program for service in a medically underserved area. J Surg Educ. 2009 Jan-Feb;66(1):8-13.
Cohn SM, Price MA, Stewart RM, Corneille MG, Myers JG, McCarthy J, Jonas RB, Hargis SM, Dent DL. Surgical Critical Care and Private Practice Surgeons: A Different World Out There! J.AmCollSurg, 2008 Mar;206(3):419-425. Epub 2007 Dec 11.
Corneille MG, Steigelman MB, Myers JG, Jundt J, Dent DL, Lopez PP, Cohn SM, Stewart RM. Laparoscopic appendectomy is superior to open appendectomy in obese patients. American Journal of Surgery 194 (2007) 877-881.
Alley JB, Corneille MG, Stewart RM, Dent DL. Pneumoperitoneum after Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in Patients in the Intensive Care Unit. American Surgeon, Aug2007, Vol. 73, Issue 8, p765-768, 4p; (AN 26325546)
Cohn SM, Price MA, Stewart RM, Pruitt BA Jr, Dent DL. Perceptions and attitudes of critical care training and careers amount United States surgical residents: Who wants to be a surgical intensivist? American Surgeon. 2007;73:433-437.
Dent, Daniel MD. Splenic Injury: Angio vs. Operation. The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care: Vol62(6) Supplement - June 2007p S26
Reed CC, Stewart RM, Sherman M, Myers JG, Corneille MG, Larson N, Gerhardt S, Beadle R, Gamboa C, Dent DL, Cohn SM, Pruitt BA Jr. Intensive Insulin Protocol Improves Glucose Control and Is Associated with a Reduction in Intensive Care Unit Mortality. J Am Coll Surg 2007;204:1048-1055.
Cohn SM, Price MA, Stewart RM, Michalek JE, Dent DL, McFarland MJ, Pruitt BA. A Crisis in the Delivery of Care to Patients with Brain Injuries in South Texas. J Trauma; 2007;62:951-963.
Dent DL. Still searching for the magic food. Critical Care Medicine 2007 Mar;35(3)951-951.
Corneille MG, Larson S, Stewart RM, Dent D, Myers JG, Lopez PP, McFarland MJ, Cohn SM. A large single-center experience with treatment of patients with crotalid envenomations: outcomes with and evolution of antivenin therapy. The American Journal of Surgery 192(2006) 848-852.
Stewart RM, Corneille MG, Johnston J, Geoghegan K, Myers JG, Dent DL, McFarland M, Alley J, Pruitt BA Jr, Cohn SM. Transparent and Open Discussion of Errors Does Not Increase Malpractice Risk in Trauma Patients (Annals of Surgery 2006;243: 645-651)
Stewart RM, Johnston JE, Geoghegan K, Anthony T, Myers JG, Dent DL, Corneille MG, Danielson DS, Root HD, Pruitt BA Jr, Cohn SM. Trauma Surgery Malpractice Risk: Perception Versus Reality Ann Surg 2005 Jun;241(6):969-977.
Percutaneous tracheostomy: one center's experience with a new modality. Lillian Liao, MD, MPH, John Myers, MD, Joe Johnston, MD, Michael Corneille, MD, Daren Danielson, MD, Daniel Dent, MD, Ronald Stewart, MD, Basil Pruitt, MD, H. David Root, MD, Stephen Cohn, MD. Manuscript recd April 8, 2005, revised manuscript Aug 8, 2005. Presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Surgical Congress, San Antonio, Texas, April 10-12, 2005. American Journal of Surgery.
Dent DL, Alsabrook G, Erickson BA, Myers JG, Wholey MH, Stewart RM, Root HD, Ferral H, Postoak DW, Napier DH, Pruitt Jr BA. Blunt splenic injuries: high nonoperative management rate can be achieved with selective embolization J Trauma 2004 Jan;56(5):1063-1067.
Mejia A, Myers JG, Stewart RM, Dent DL, Root HD, Pruitt Jr BA. Air gun injuries to the abdominal aorta: report of two cases and review of the literature. J Trauma 2003 Jun;54(6):1235-1238.
Stewart RM, Myers JG, Dent DL, Ermis P, Gray GA, Villarreal R, Blow O, Woods BJ, McFarland M, Garavaglia J, Root HD, Pruitt Jr BA. Seven hundred fifty-three consecutive deaths in a level I trauma center: the argument for injury prevention. J Trauma 2003;54(1):66-70.
DeArmond GM, Dent DL, Myers JG, Chopra S, Mumbower AL, Kumar A, Stewart RM. Appendicitis: selective use of abdominal CT reduces negative appendectomy rate. Surg Infect 2003 Jan;4(2):213-218.
Stewart RM, Dent DL, Myers JG. Wounds, Bites and Stings. In: Moore EE, Mattox K, Feliciano D (ed.). Trauma 5th Edition. Appleton & Lange Publishers. 2003, pp 1059-1080.
Dr. Dent completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Duke University and obtained his medical degree at the University of South Florida. He subsequently completed his residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis; his residency included an additional year of research in Trauma and Nutrition Support. He joined the faculty in 1996 and has received numerous teaching excellence awards. As a result of his commitment to surgical and medical education he was named a Distinguished Teaching Professor. Dr. Dent's research focus is in trauma, autotransfusion, surgical infection, and surgical education. He is the Program Director for the UTHSCSA Surgery Residency. He is the President-Elect of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery. He serves on Editorial Board of the Journal of Surgical Education and on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons where he is the Vice-Chair of the Continuing Education Workgroup.
2013, Executive Committee, Association of Program Directors in Surgery
2012-2013, Program Chair, Association of Program Directors in Surgery
2011, Board of Directors, Association of Program Directors in Surgery
2010, San Antonio Magazine 'Best Doctors'
2010, induction into UTHSCSA Academy of Master Teachers
Scene in SA 'Top Doc' 2009
Chair, UTHSCSA Committee on Committees, 2007
Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the Surgery Residents, UTHSCSA Department of Surgery, 2006
Nominee, UTHSCSA School of Medicine, Piper Professor Award, 2005
Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by the Surgery Residents, UTHSCSA, Department of Surgery, 2004
Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Surgery 2003
Outstanding Faculty Member, presented by the Medical Class, UTHSCSA, 2003
Outstanding Faculty Member, presented by the Medical Class, UTHSCSA, 2001
Outstanding Faculty Member, presented by the Medical Class, UTHSCSA, 1998
J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society
Texas Surgical Society
Surgical Infection Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Harwell Wilson Surgical Society
Southwestern Surgical Congress