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Trauma

Cestero, Ramon, M.D., MBA, FACS, FCCM

Associate Professor | Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program Director | Executive Development Program Director | Executive Health EMBA Program Director | Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit Medical Director

Personal Statement:

Dr. Cestero received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco – East Bay in 2003, followed by fellowships in Trauma Surgery in 2009 and Surgical Critical Care in 2010 at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California. Dr. Cestero is board certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care. During his time at Los Angeles County/USC, Dr. Cestero was awarded two commendations from the County of Los Angeles for his efforts as team leader of the LAC/USC Haiti Trauma/Critical Care Task Force after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. From 2003 to 2013, Dr. Cestero served as an active duty Navy surgeon and served as Department Head, Combat Casualty Care Research at the US Naval Medical Research Unit in San Antonio. Throughout his Navy career, Dr. Cestero has completed multiple combat surgical deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and served as the Chief of Trauma for the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2012. His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Medical Director of the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit, and Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care fellowship as well as the Trauma Surgery fellowship. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and he has been selected as Vice Chair of the South Texas American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He is also the Program Director of the UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine Executive Leadership Program which includes the Executive MBA for Health Professionals and the Executive Development Program for Emerging Health Leaders. His research interests include clinical trauma care, critical care diagnostics, surgical device development, and medical leadership and management.

Board Certifications:

  • Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Education

M.D., University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, 1996

Postgraduate Training:

- Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, University of Southern California/Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA, 2009-2010
- Fellowship, Trauma Surgery, University of Southern California/Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-2009
- Surgical Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, 1999-2001
- Residency, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco – East Bay, Oakland, CA, 1997-2003
- Internship, General Surgery, University of California, San Francisco – East Bay, Oakland, CA, 1996-1997

Research

Research:

  • 04/2014-Present Increase in Data Volume for Rounding in Surgical ICU: A 10-Year Comparison, Mentoring a surgical PGY2 resident (Antonio Covarrubias) and UTHSCSA MS1
  • 12/2012-Present Impact of ROTEM on Damage Control Resuscitation in Combat Casualties, Associate Investigator
  • 09/2012-07/2013 Evaluation of Hemoglobin-based Oxygen Carriers and Perfluorocarbons, Co-Investigator
  • 09/2011-Present: Exsanguination Shock in the Combat Zone: A Prospective Study, Principal Investigator
  • 09/2011-Present: Exsanguination Shock in the Combat Zone: A Retrospective Study, Principal Investigator
  • 08/2011-Present: Life Saving Interventions Performed by Medics in the Combat Zone, Associate Investigator
  • 07/2011-Present: Remote Trauma Outcomes Research Network (RemTORN), Associate Investigator

Research Grants:

Funding Agency: The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
Title: National Research Service Award Training Grant, Surgical Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Status: Complete
Period: 07/1999 – 06/2001
Role: Principal Investigator
% Effort: 100
Grant Detail: Research Emphasis: Cellular Signaling and Activation in Sepsis.
Abstract: “LPS Tolerance in Endothelial Cells is Induced in 6 Hours and is Dependent on Inhibition of the NF-KB Pathway”

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health Research Grant
Title: University of California San Diego Medical School Research Project
Status: Complete
Period: 07/1995 – 06/1996
Role: Co-Investigator
% Effort: 100
Grant Detail: Effect of cyclosporine on early renal allograft function.

Funding Agency: US Army, Medical Research & Materiel Command (MRMC), Defense Medical Research & Development Program
Title: Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carriers (HBOCs) and Perfluorocarbons – Shock and Resuscitation Studies
Status: Active
Period: 09/2012 – Present
Role: Co-Investigator
% Effort: 25
Total Costs: $1,100,000.00
Grant Detail: Evaluation and testing of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers and perfluorocarbons in a rat hemorrhage model.
Project #: D10IARJ61024

Funding Agency: US Army, Medical Research & Material Command (MRMC), Defense Medical Research & Development Program
Title: Use of an Optimized Model for Exploratory Testing of Hemorrhage and Life Support Strategies in a Porcine Model
Status: Active
Period: 10/2010 – Present
Role: Principal Investigator
% Effort: 50
Total Costs: $550,000.00
Grant Detail: Evaluation and testing of hemostatic agents in standardized model of arterial hemorrhage.

Funding Agency: Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Title: Efficacy of an Advanced Hemostatic Agent in a Swine Model of Junctional Hemorrhage
Status: Active
Period: 10/2010 – Present
Role: Principal Investigator
% Effort: 100
Total Costs: $250,000.00
Grant Detail: Comparison of novel expandable hemostatic agent to current military hemostatic standard in a porcine subclavian arterial injury model.

 

Awards & Accomplishments

Honors and Awards:

  • 06/2016, Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine: Accepted by American College of Critical Care Medicine as Fellow. Fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) is meant to recognize individuals who have demonstrated significant contributions and have made an impact on the profession at a regional, state, or national level
  • 10/2015, Grant Recipient, UTHSCSA Presidential Technology Entrepreneurlal Funds: Awarded $15,000 for prototype development – Adjustable Locking Surgical Retractor. Patent pending.
  • 03/2015, 2015 Alternate Health Policy Scholar, ACS/AAST Health Policy Scholarship: Selected as the 2015 Alternate Health Policy Scholar, American College of Surgeons/American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Health Policy Scholarship
  • 11/2014, Certificate of Appreciation, Project Medishare: 5th Anniversary of January 12, 2010 Earthquake in Haiti, in recognition of volunteer surgical support at Port-Au-Prince Field Hospital in immediate aftermath of earthquake
  • 09/2014, AAST Honorary Medal for Combat Surgical Care: Presented during the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma & Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery, September 2014.
  • 08/2014, Certificate of Appreciation, St. Philip’s College Respiratory Care Program
  • 07/2013, Commendation Medal, United States Navy: Awarded by Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio for serving as Department Head and Lead Scientist of the Expeditionary and Trauma Medicine Department, 06/2010 to 07/2013
  • 2012, Meritorious Service Medal, United States Navy: Chief of Trauma, NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • 2012, NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Medal
  • 2012, Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • 2010, Commendation, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles, CA: Team Leader, Haiti Task Force/Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
  • 2010, Commendation, 5th District, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA: Team Leader, LAC+USC Medical Response Team, Haiti Earthquake
  • 2009, Commendation, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles, CA: Trauma Surgeon, 2nd Annual Trauma Survivor Reunion
  • 2008, Winner, US Navy Trauma Research Paper Competition
  • 2008, Iraq Campaign Medal
  • 2007, Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Warfare Officer Designation
  • 2006, Overseas Service
  • 2005, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • 2005, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • 2005, Humanitarian Service Medal
  • 2005, Sea Service Deployment
  • 2005, Joint Service Commendation Medal, United States Navy: Awarded for contributions during Indonesian tsunami relief efforts; served as US Navy medical liaison to United Nations, CDC, World Health Organization
  • 2004, Sea Service Deployment
  • 2004, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • 2004, Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • 2004, Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer Designation
  • 2004, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • 2004, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • 2004, Humanitarian Service Medal
  • 2004, Sea Service Deployment
  • 2003, Rifleman Medal (Expert)
  • 2003, Pistolshot Medal (Expert)
  • 2003, National Defense Medal
  • 1997, Intern of the Year, University of California, San Francisco – East Bay: Department of Surgery
  • 1995, California Medical Association Leadership Award

Publications

Book Chapters:

  • Cestero RF. Acute and Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia In: Cohn, S; Dolich, M; Inaba K. Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidence-Based Practice, 2nd edition. CRC Press; 2015.
  • Cestero RF. Ogilvie’s Syndrome and Colonic Volvulus In: Cohn S; Dolich M; Inaba K. Acute Care Surgery and Trauma: Evidence-Based Practice, 2nd edition. CRC Press; 2015.
  • Cestero RF, Plurad D, Demetriades D.
  • Ballistics and Military Injuries In: Demetriades D and Newton E.
  • Color Atlas of Emergency Trauma, 2nd Ed.. Cambridge University Press; 2011.

Book/Monograph:

  • Cestero RF (Navy Surgical Editor), et al. First to Cut – Trauma Lessons Learned in the Combat Zone, 2nd Ed. 2012.
  • Cestero RF (Navy Surgical Editor), et al. Emergency War Surgery, 4th Ed. (in print) 2012.
  • Cestero RF (Navy Surgical Editor), et al.. First to Cut – Trauma Lessons Learned in the Combat Zone 2007.

Journal Articles:

  • AQ Alarhayem, JG Myers, D Dent, L Liao, M Muir, V Mueller, S Nicholson, R Cestero, MC Johnson, R Stewart, BJ Eastridge. Time is the Enemy: Mortality in Trauma Patients with Hemorrhage from Torso Injury Occurs Long Before the “Golden Hour” The American Journal of Surgery 2016 Oct
  • Abdul Q Alarhayem, John G Myers, Daniel Dent, Daniel Lamus, Jorge Lopera, Lily Liao, Ramon Cestero, Ronald Stewart, Brian J Eastridge. “Blush at first sight”: significance of computed tomographic and angiographic discrepancy in patients with blunt abdominal trauma Am J Surg 2015 Dec;210(6):1104-1111.
  • Saif F Hassan, Stephen M Cohn, John Admire, Olliver Nunez-Cantu, Yousef Arar, John G Myers, Daniel L Dent, Brian J Eastridge, Ramon F Cestero, Mark Gunst, Helen Markowski, Natasha Keric, Lillian Liao, and Deborah L Mueller. Natural History and Clinical Implications of Non-Depressed Skull Fracture in Young Children Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2014 Jul;77(1):166-169.
  • Gerhardt R, Berry J, Mabry RL, Flournoy L, Arnold RG, Hults C, Robinson JB, Thaxton RA, Cestero RF, Heiner JD, Koller AR, Cox KN, Patterson JN, Dalton WR, McKeague AL, Gilbert G, Manemeit C, Adams BD. Evaluation of Contingency Telemedical Support to Improve Casualty Care at a Simulated Military Intermediate Resuscitation Facility: The EM-ANGEL Study. Journal of Special Operations Medicine 2013 Dec;14(1):50-57.
  • Gerhardt R, Cap A, Cestero R, Dubick M, Heiner J, Koller A, Lairet J, McClinton A, Manifold C, Stewart R, Convertino V, Blackbourne L. The Remote Trauma Outcomes Research Network (RemTORN): Rationale and Methodology for the Study of Prolonged Out-of-Hospital Transport Intervals on Trauma Patient Outcome Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2013 Aug;75(2):S137-S141.
  • Jason M Rall, Jennifer M Cox, Adam G Songer, Ramon F Cestero, James D Ross. Comparison of novel hemostatic dressings with QuikClot combat gauze in a standardized swine model of uncontrolled hemorrhage Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2013 Aug;75(2): S150-S156.
  • Ray JM, Cestero RF. Initial management of the trauma patient. Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am 2013 Mar;21(1):1-7.
  • Pusateri AE, Weiskopf RB, Bebarta V, Butler F, Cestero RF, Chaudry IH, Deal V, Dorlac WC, Gerhardt RT, Given MB, Hansen DR, Hoots WK, Klein HG, Macdonald VW, Mattox KL, Michael RA, Mogford J, Montcalm-Smith EA, Niemeyer DM, Prusaczyk WK, Rappold JF, Rassmussen T, Rentas F, Ross J, Thompson C, Tucker LD. Tranexamic acid and trauma: current status and knowledge gaps with recommended research priorities. Shock 2013 Feb;39(2):121-126.
  • Blackbourne LH, Baer DG, Eastridge BJ, Renz EM, Chung KK, Dubose J, Wenke JC, Cap AP, Biever KA, Mabry RL, Bailey J, Maani CV, Bebarta V, Rasmussen TE, Fang R, Morrison J, Midwinter MJ, Cestero RF, Holcomb JB. Military medical revolution: deployed hospital and en route care. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2012 Dec;73(6):S378-87.
  • Lairet J, Bebarta V, Burns C, Lairet K, Rasmussen T, Renz E, King B, Fernandez W, Gerhardt B, Butler F, DuBose J, Cestero R, Salinas J, Torres P, Minnick J, Blackbourne L. Prehospital interventions in the combat zone – a prospective multicenter study of 1003 combat wounded. J Trauma 2012 Aug;73(2):S38-S42.
  • Bukur M, Castelo Branco B, Inaba K, Cestero R, Kobayashi L, Tang A, Demetriades D. The impact of American College of Surgeons trauma center designation and outcomes after early thoracotomy: a National Trauma Databank analysis. Am Surg 2012 Jan;78(1):36-41.
  • Blackbourne LH, Baer DG, Eastridge BJ, Evan M, Chung KK, Dubose JJ, Bagley SA, Wenke JC, Hale RG, Kragh JF, Butler FK, Cap AP, Biever KA, Mabry RL, Bailey JA, Dubick MA, Kotwal RS, Maani CV, Brosch LR, Bebarta VS, Rasmussen TE, Fang R, Morrison JJ, Midwinter MJ, Cestero RF, Ficke JR, Jenkins D, Knudson MM, Holcomb JB. Military medical revolution – 2010-2011 (In press). J Trauma 2012
  • Sullivan M, Yates K, Clark R, Green D, Tang A, Cestero RF, Plurad D, Lam L, Inaba K. The effectiveness of a cognitive task analysis informed curriculum to increase self-efficacy and improve performance for an open cricothyrotomy. J Surg Educ 2011 Sep;68(5):403-407.
  • Branco BC, Plurad D, Green DJ, Inaba K, Lam L, Cestero RF, Bukur M, Demetriades D. Incidence and clinical predictors for tracheostomy after cervical spinal cord injury: a National Trauma Databank review. J Trauma 2011 Jan;70(1):111-115.
  • Eberle BM, Schnuringer B, Inaba K, Cestero R, Kobayashi L, Barmparas G, Oliver M, Demetriades D. Thromboembolic prophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin in patients with blunt solid abdominal organ injuries undergoing non-operative management: current practice and outcomes. J Trauma 2011 Jan;70(1):141-147.
  • Benfield R, Plurad DS, Lam L, Talving P, Green DJ, Putty B, Inaba K, Cestero R, Demetriades D. The epidemiology of dog attacks in an urban environment and the risk of vascular injury. Am Surg 2010 Feb;76(2):203-205.
  • Cestero R, Plurad D, Green DJ, Inaba K, Putty B, Benfield R, Lam L, Talving P, Demetriades D. Iliac artery injuries and pelvic fractures: a national trauma database analysis of associated injuries and outcomes. J Trauma 2009 Oct;67(4):715-718.

Presentations:

  • 01/2017 Rapid Decay of Transthoracic Echocardiography Skills at One Month: A Prospective Observational Study, Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Honolulu, HI (Co-Author)
  • 10/2016 Resuscitation Endpoints, TRISAT Videoteleconference, San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 09/2016 Shock, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Loma Linda, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 09/2016 Musculoskeletal Injuries, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Loma Linda, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 08/2016 A Review of Severe Shock Present at Admission in Combat Surgical Facilities, Military Health System Research Symposium 2016, United States Army, FL (Co-Author)
  • Details: Poster Presentation
  • 07/2016 Thoracic Trauma, University Hospital Nursing Fellowship Program, San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 06/2016 Shock, Advanced Trauma Life Support, San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 12/2015 Independent Predictors of Battlefield Mortality: Analysis of 1703 Hypotensive Combat Casualties in Shock, AMSUS Society of Federal Health Professionals Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (Co-Author)
  • 12/2015 Border Violence: Threat or Hyperbole?, 16th Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference & Pediatric Update, El Paso, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 12/2015 Endpoints of Resuscitation, 16th Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference & Pediatric Update, El Paso, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 10/2015 Current Endpoints of Resuscitation, TRISAT Critical Care Lecture Series (Invited Speaker)
  • 06/2015 Military Trauma: Civilian Applications in Age of Terrorism, J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society 41st Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 05/2015 Border Violence, Austin Trauma and Critical Care Conference 2015, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 05/2015 Diagnosis and Management of Alcohol Withdrawal, Austin Trauma and Critical Care Conference 2015, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 05/2015 Challenging Trauma and Critical Care Cases, Austin Trauma and Critical Care Conference 2015, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX (Panel)
  • 05/2015 Perfecting Your Craft, Austin Trauma and Critical Care Conference 2015, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX (Invited Speaker)

 

Details: Moderator

  • 04/2015 Endpoints of Resuscitation – Have We Progressed Beyond Lactate?, Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio (Invited Speaker)
  • 04/2015 Characterization of Exsanguination Shock in the Combat Zone, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), Poster Session, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX (Co-Author)
  • Details: Presented by Michelle Buehner, MD; PGY-3 General Surgery Resident
  • 01/2015 ICU Management of Potential Organ Donors, TRISAT Critical Care Lecture Series, San Antonio, TX (Sole Presenter)
  • 10/2014 Practical Applications in Disaster Relief, UTHSCSA Wilderness Medicine and Surgical Society Meeting, San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 08/2014 Lessons Learned: Disaster Relief and War Surgery, Grand Rounds, Broward Health Trauma Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Invited Speaker)
  • 08/2014 Thoracic Trauma, Trauma Nursing Fellowship Lecture Series, San Antonio, TX (Sole Presenter)
  • 07/2014 Disaster Relief Operations: Applications for Emergency Medicine Physicians, Grand Rounds, UTHSCSA Department of Emergency Medicine, San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 05/2014 “Man Down” in the Oil Fields, South Texas Regional Advisory Council Annual Conference, Trauma Section, San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 05/2014 Panel Discussion: Current Issues in South Texas Trauma System, South Texas Regional Advisory Committee Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (Panel)
  • 02/2014 Disaster Medicine and Combat Surgery: Practical Applications for First Responders, Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, UTHSCSA, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (Sole Presenter)
  • 08/2013 ICU Management of Potential Organ Donors, TRISAT, Critical Care Lecture Series, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (Sole Presenter)
  • 06/2013 Comparison of a Novel Sponge-Based Hemostatic Dressing and Combat Gauze in a Porcine Model of Exsanguinating Hemorrhage, J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society 40th Annual Meeting, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (Invited Speaker
  • 01/2012 – Prehospital Interventions Performed in a Combat Zone: A Prospective Multicenter Study of 1,003 Combat Wounded, Annual Meeting of the National Association of EMS Physicians, Tucson, AZ (Co-Author)
  • 10/2011- Extracorporeal Life Support Improves Survival in Adult Trauma Patients with Severe Respiratory Failure: A Multi-Center Retrospective Cohort Study, CHEST 2011 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI
  • 06/2011 – Shotgun Injuries, 2011 Austin Trauma and Critical Care Conference, University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Austin, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 06/2011 – Military Research Initiatives, 2011 Austin Trauma and Critical Care Conference, University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Austin, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 03/2011 – The Use of Cognitive-Task-Analysis to Reveal the Instructional Limitations of Experts in the Teaching of Surgical Skills, Association for Surgical Education, Boston, MA
  • 06/2010 – LAC+USC and the Earthquake in Haiti, 2010 Austin Trauma and Critical Care Conference, University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Austin, TX (Invited Speaker)
  • 06/2010 – Disaster in Haiti, Young Rotarians Club, Upland, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 05/2010 – The Los Angeles County and USC Response to the Haiti Earthquake, Rotary Club, Upland, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 05/2010 – Haiti: The USC Experience, University of Southern California 17th Annual Trauma, Emergency Medicine, and Surgical Critical Care Symposium, Pasadena, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 05/2010 – Los Angeles County Medical Response to the Haiti Earthquake, Los Angeles County Legislative Day, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 03/2010 – Responding to an International Disaster, Institute for Global Health, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 03/2010 – On the Grounds in Haiti: Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Medical Disaster Response Conference 2010, Las Vegas, NV (Invited Speaker)
  • 02/2010 – Response to an International Disaster: The LAC+USC Experience, Combined Grand Rounds, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 02/2010 – The USC Response to the Earthquake in Haiti, Board of Trustees, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 02/2010 – The Keck School of Medicine USC’s Response to the Earthquake in Haiti, Town Hall, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 02/2010 – USC’s Response to the Earthquake in Haiti, Town Hall, Undergraduate Campus, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 02/2010 – the University of Southern California and the Earthquake in Haiti, Office of Development, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 02/2010 – The Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Response to an International Disaster, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 02/2010 – The Haiti Earthquake and the LAC+USC International Response, Grand Rounds, Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 01/2010 – Life as a Trauma Surgeon, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 01/2010 – Earthquake in Haiti: The USC Response, Keck School of Medicine, Dean and Department Chair Meeting, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 01/2010 – Failure of Non-operative Management in Blunt Splenic Injuries After Use of Low Molecular Weight Heparins, 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting, Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 03/2009 – The Integrated Operating Room and ICU, University of Southern California 16th Annual Trauma/Critical Care Symposium, Pasadena, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 09/2008 – Iliac Artery Injuries and Pelvic Fractures: A National Trauma Database Analysis of Associated Injuries and Outcomes, 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Maui, HI
  • 08/2008 – Iliac Artery Injuries and Pelvic Fractures: A National Trauma Database Analysis of Associated Injuries and Outcomes, 23rd Surgery for Trauma Day, Uniformed Services, Bethesda, MD
  • 05/2008 – A Year of Trauma in Iraq, University of Southern California 15th Annual Trauma Symposium, Pasadena, CA (Invited Speaker)
  • 06/2001 – LPS Tolerance in Endothelial Cells is Induced in 6 Hours and is Dependent on Inhibition of the NF-KB Pathway, 24th Annual Conference on Shock, Marco Island, FL (Co-Author)