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Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Research


The Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas is required to publish at least 20 trauma-related, peer-reviewed journal articles every three years to maintain its designation as one of only three designated adult Level I Trauma Centers in Dallas. More than simply being able to maintain its designation, though, the division engages in research because it and its members are devoted to both better understanding their patients as well as improving the care the patients receive. This is evidenced by the fact that since 2013, the division has published an average of 18 peer-reviewed journal articles and 27 presentations annually.


Quick Facts

37 Institutional Review Board-approved ongoing studies

54 peer-reviewed journal publications in past 3 years

80 national and local conference presentations (both poster and podium) in past 3 years

Lead researchers:

    Michael Foreman, MD, Division Chief and Attending Surgeon

    Ann Marie Warren, PhD, Psychologist and Associate Investigator

    Geoffrey Funk, MD, Clerkship Director for Surgery and Attending Surgeon

    Laura Petrey, MD, Associate Program Director of Surgical Research and Attending Surgeon

    Brandon Rabeler, MD, Attending Surgeon in general, trauma, acute and critical care

10 trauma surgeons manage both the trauma service and critical care ICUs, as well as aiding general surgery



2015 Research Publications Overview


  • Nine manuscripts and 20 presentations on quality of life and psychological outcomes and interventions after traumatic injuries
  • Two manuscripts and six presentations on care and management of traumatic injuries
  • Two manuscripts and six presentations on the effects of caring for trauma patients
  • Two manuscripts and two presentations on factors influencing readmissions
  • One manuscript and six presentations on improving healthcare delivery and system improvement



Highlighted 2015 Publications


Warren AM, Boals A, Weddle RJ, Reynolds M, Holtz P, Trost Z, Foreman ML. Mild traumatic brain injury increases risk for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2015. In Press.


Petrey LB, Cook A, Gilder R, Bennett M, Reynolds M, Weddle R, Foreman ML. Trauma patient readmissions: Why do they come back for more? Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2015. In Press.


Fann JR, Bombardier CH, Richards S, Wilson C, Heinemann AW, Warren AM, Brooks L, et al. Venalfaxine Extended-Release for Depression Following Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online January 21, 2015.


Fox N, Schwartz D, Salazar JH, Haut ER, Dahm P, Petrey LB. Evaluation and management of blunt traumatic aortic injury: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Volume 78, Number 1.

Warren AM, Rainey EE, Bennett M, Reynolds M, Weddle RJ, Foreman ML. Predictors of PTSD and depression among family and friends of patients admitted to the ICU. Presented as poster presentation to Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, January, 2015. Abstract Award Finalist.


Garrett JS, Warren AM, Reynolds M, Bennett M, Foreman ML. The impact of providing care in the emergency department: Resilience and secondary traumatic stress in emergency medicine providers. Poster presented at the National Association of EMS Providers Annual Meeting. January 2015. New Orleans, Louisiana.


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