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Trauma, Emergency General Surgery
& Surgical Critical Care Research

David J. Ciesla, MD
dciesla@health.usf.edu

System

  • Trauma system performance (outcomes and resource utilization)
  • Triage and patient distribution within trauma systems
  • Care delivery models in trauma and emergency general surgery
  • Trauma Quality Measures
  • Implementation and adoption of Evidence based approaches to care

Clinical

  • Host inflammatory response to severe injury
  • Epidemiologic changes in postinjury multiple organ failure over time
  • The effect of age on the postinjury inflammatory response
  • Shock resuscitation and patient outcome
  • Endocrine response to injury, shock, and reperfusion
  • Chest wall trauma and mechanical deformity effects on pulmonary function
  • Severe hepatic trauma and hemorrhage control
  • Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury

Basic Science

  • Intracellular inflammatory signal transduction
  • Cytoskeletal structure/function relationships
  • Protein kinase signaling cascade modules
  • Inter-cellular metabolism and signaling between leukocytes and platelets
  • Innate-immune system and indiscriminate tissue damage

John Y. Cha, MD
jcha@health.usf.edu

Basic Science

  • Myocardial protection mechanisms against ischemia-reperfusion injury
  • Cellular signaling of ischemia-reperfusion injury
  • Cross-reactivity of innate immunity and heat-shock chemistry

David H. Shapiro, MD
dshapiro@health.usf.edu

System

  • Epidemiology and choice of therapy for breast cancer in underserved populations
  • Surgical education

Clinical

  • Intraoperative temperature control using external warming devices
  • Treatment of hemorrhoidal disease using galvanic currents
  • Surgical treatment of inguinal hernia