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David Ciesla, MD

Director, College Of Medicine Surgery

Professor, College Of Medicine Surgery

Professor, Coph Health Policy & Management

Director Acute Care Surgery Division, Dept Surgery, College of Medicine, University of South FLorida

Director Surgical Critical Care Trainain Program, Dept Surgery, College of Medicine, University of South Florida

Medical Director, Regional Trauma Program, Tampa General Hospital

Contact Info 1 Tampa General Cir
G417
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: dciesla@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 844-7968

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Education

  • MD, University Of Colorado Health Science Center, 1995

Memberships

  • Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society (Member, 2008 - Present)
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (Member, 2007 - Present)
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow, 2006 - Present)
  • Association of Academic Surgery (Member, 2006 - Present)
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (Fellow, 2006 - Present)
  • Shock Society (Member, 2003 - Present)
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress (Member, 2003 - Present)
  • Western Trauma Association (Member, 2002 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Shafi, S.Aboutanos, M.Brown, CV.Ciesla, D.Cohen, MJ.Crandall, ML.Inaba, K.Miller, PR.Mowery, NT. Measuring anatomic severity of disease in emergency general surgery. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 76(3) : 884-7, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24553565
  • Ciesla, DJ.Pracht, EE.Tepas, JJ.Cha, JY.Langland-Orban, B.Flint, LM. The injured elderly: a rising tide. Surgery. 154(2) : 291-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23889955
  • Ciesla, DJ.Tepas, JJ.Pracht, EE.Langland-Orban, B.Cha, JY.Flint, LM. Fifteen-year trauma system performance analysis demonstrates optimal coverage for most severely injured patients and identifies a vulnerable population. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 216(4) : 687-95; discussion 695-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23415551
  • Ciesla, DJ.Pracht, EE.Cha, JY.Langland-Orban, B. Geographic distribution of severely injured patients: implications for trauma system development. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 73(3) : 618-24, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22710789
  • Ciesla, DJ.Cha, JY.Smith, JS.Llerena, LE.Smith, DJ. Implementation of an acute care surgery service at an academic trauma center. American journal of surgery. 202(6) : 779-85; discussion 785-6, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22137137
  • Sauaia, A.Moore, EE.Johnson, JL.Ciesla, DJ.Biffl, WL.Banerjee, A. Validation of postinjury multiple organ failure scores. Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 31(5) : 438-47, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18838942
  • Ciesla, DJ.Sava, JA.Street, JH.Jordan, MH. Secondary overtriage: a consequence of an immature trauma system. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 206(1) : 131-7, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18155578
  • Ciesla, DJ.Sava, JA.Kennedy, SO.Levinson, K.Jordan, MH. Trauma patients: you can get them in, but you can't get them out. American journal of surgery. 195(1) : 78-83, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18082546
  • Sava, J.Ciesla, D.Williams, M.Street, J.White, P.Wang, D. Is informed consent in trauma a lost cause? A prospective evaluation of acutely injured patients' ability to give consent. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 205(3) : 405-8, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17765155
  • Ciesla, DJ. Trauma systems and access to emergency medical care. The Journal of trauma. 62(6 Suppl) : S51, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17556971
  • Ciesla, DJ. The acute care surgeon and emergency specialty procedures. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 205(1) : 187-9, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17617350
  • Ciesla, DJ.Moore, EE.Cothren, CC.Johnson, JL.Burch, JM. Has the trauma surgeon become house staff for the surgical subspecialist? American journal of surgery. 192(6) : 732-7, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17161084
  • Ciesla, DJ.Moore, EE.Johnson, JL.Cothren, CC.Banerjee, A.Burch, JM.Sauaia, A. Decreased progression of postinjury lung dysfunction to the acute respiratory distress syndrome and multiple organ failure. Surgery. 140(4) : 640-7; discussion 647-8, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17011912
  • Ciesla, DJ.Moore, EE.Johnson, JL.Burch, JM.Cothren, CC.Sauaia, A. Obesity increases risk of organ failure after severe trauma. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 203(4) : 539-45, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17000399
  • Cothren, CC.Lutfiyya, WL.Kim, FJ.Ciesla, DJ. Image of the month: Schwannoma. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 141(9) : 941-2, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16983038
  • Sheppard, FR.Cothren, CC.Moore, EE.Orfanakis, A.Ciesla, DJ.Johnson, JL.Burch, JM. Emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy for nontorso injuries. Surgery. 139(4) : 574-6, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16627069
  • Moore, EE.Moore, FA.Harken, AH.Johnson, JL.Ciesla, D.Banerjee, A. The two-event construct of postinjury multiple organ failure. Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 24 Suppl 1: 71-4, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16374376
  • Ciesla, DJ.Moore, EE.Moore, JB.Johnson, JL.Cothren, CC.Burch, JM. The academic trauma center is a model for the future trauma and acute care surgeon. The Journal of trauma. 58(4) : 657-61; discussion 661-2, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15824639
  • Ciesla, DJ.Moore, EE.Johnson, JL.Burch, JM.Cothren, CC.Sauaia, A. A 12-year prospective study of postinjury multiple organ failure: has anything changed? Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 140(5) : 432-8; discussion 438-40, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15897438
  • Cothren, CC.Moore, EE.Ray, CE.Ciesla, DJ.Johnson, JL.Moore, JB.Burch, JM. Carotid artery stents for blunt cerebrovascular injury: risks exceed benefits. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 140(5) : 480-5; discussion 485-6, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15897444
  • Ciesla, DJ.Moore, EE.Johnson, JL.Burch, JM.Cothren, CC.Sauaia, A. The role of the lung in postinjury multiple organ failure. Surgery. 138(4) : 749-57; discussion 757-8, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16269305
  • Cothren, CC.Moore, EE.Ray, CE.Ciesla, DJ.Johnson, JL.Moore, JB.Burch, JM. Screening for blunt cerebrovascular injuries is cost-effective. American journal of surgery. 190(6) : 845-9, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16307932
  • Cothren, CC.Moore, EE.Johnson, JL.Moore, JB.Ciesla, DJ.Burch, JM. Can we afford to do laparoscopic appendectomy in an academic hospital? American journal of surgery. 190(6) : 950-4, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16307952
  • Cothren, CC.Moore, EE.Ciesla, DJ.Johnson, JL.Moore, JB.Haenel, JB.Burch, JM. Postinjury abdominal compartment syndrome does not preclude early enteral feeding after definitive closure. American journal of surgery. 188(6) : 653-8, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15619479
  • Cothren, CC.Moore, EE.Biffl, WL.Ray, CE.Ciesla, DJ.Johnson, JL. Radiographic characteristics of postinjury splenic autotransplantation: avoiding a diagnostic dilemma. The Journal of trauma. 57(3) : 537-41, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15454799
  • Powell, DW.Moore, EE.Cothren, CC.Ciesla, DJ.Burch, JM.Moore, JB.Johnson, JL. Is emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy futile care for the critically injured patient requiring prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation? Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 199(2) : 211-5, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15275875
  • Barsness, KA.Bensard, DD.Ciesla, D.Partrick, DA.Hendrickson, R.Karrer, FM. Blunt diaphragmatic rupture in children. The Journal of trauma. 56(1) : 80-2, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14749570
  • Ciesla, DJ.Moore, EE.Johnson, JL.Sauaia, A.Cothren, CC.Moore, JB.Burch, JM. Multiple organ dysfunction during resuscitation is not postinjury multiple organ failure. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 139(6) : 590-4; discussion 594-5, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15197083
  • Cothren, CC.Moore, EE.Biffl, WL.Ciesla, DJ.Ray, CE.Johnson, JL.Moore, JB.Burch, JM. Anticoagulation is the gold standard therapy for blunt carotid injuries to reduce stroke rate. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 139(5) : 540-5; discussion 545-6, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15136355
  • Ciesla, DJ.Moore, EE.Moore, JB.Johnson, JL.Cothren, CC.Burch, JM. Intubation alone does not mandate trauma surgeon presence on patient arrival to the emergency department. The Journal of trauma. 56(5) : 937-41; discussion 941-2, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15179230
  • Cothren, CC.Moore, EE.Long, JS.Haenel, JB.Johnson, JL.Ciesla, DJ. Large volume polymerized haemoglobin solution in a Jehovah's Witness following abruptio placentae. Transfusion medicine (Oxford, England). 14(3) : 241-6, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15180817
  • Biffl, WL.Carnaggio, R.Moore, EE.Ciesla, DJ.Johnson, JL.Silliman, CC. Clinically relevant hypertonicity prevents stored blood- and lipid-mediated delayed neutrophil apoptosis independent of p38 MAPK or caspase-3 activation. Surgery. 134(1) : 86-91, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12874587
  • Cothren, CC.Moore, EE.Biffl, WL.Ciesla, DJ.Ray, CE.Johnson, JL.Moore, JB.Burch, JM. Cervical spine fracture patterns predictive of blunt vertebral artery injury. The Journal of trauma. 55(5) : 811-3, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14608149