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Benjamin M. Braslow, M.D.
Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

 
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Administrative/Clinical Offices:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
The Trauma Center at Penn
3400 Spruce Street
5 Maloney
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Linda Laska
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-7323
Administrative Fax: 215-349-5917

Patient Appointments: 215-662-7320

Contact Information (internal use only)

benjamin.braslow@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Benjamin M. Braslow, MD is a clinical surgeon trained at Jefferson Medical College with specialized fellowship training in trauma and surgical critical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Braslow is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine in the Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery. Within the division he is the Section Chief of the Emergency Surgery and also serves as the Outpatient Coordinator and International Trauma Curriculum Coordinator.

 
Appointments
2011 - present Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2003 - 2009 Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2001 - 2003 Instructor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2005 - present Attending Physician
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Reading, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - present Telemedicine/EICU privileges,
Pennsylvania Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2003 - present Attending Physician, St. Luke’s Hospital
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
 
2002 - present Attending Physician
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1992 - 1996 M.D. Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1985 - 1989 B.A. Haverford College
Haverford, PA
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2001 - 2003 Fellow, Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1996 - 2001 Resident, General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Military/Government  Service
2009 - present Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Philadelphia Branch
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team Support
Physician
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National and International Societies
2008 - present Fellow American College of Surgeons
 
2003 - present Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
 
2002 - present  Society of Critical Care Medicine
 
2001 - present  Jefferson Medical College Alumni Association Executive Committee
 
1999 - present Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
 
Local and Regional Societies
2010 - pPresent Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter of American College of Surgeons
 
2008 - present J. Aitken Meigs Medical Association
 
2005 - present Philadelphia Academy of Surgery
 
Scientific Committees
2009 - present Practice Management Guidelines Ad Hoc Committee of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
 
Research
 
Interests
  1. Emergency surgery outcomes
  2. Recurrent systemic inflammatory response syndrome in trauma patients
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Non-Peer-Reviewed
  1. Gracias VH, Braslow B, Johnson J, Pryor J, Gupta R, Reilly P, Schwab CW. Abdominal com-partment syndrome in the open abdomen. Archives of Surgery 137(11):1298-1300, Nov. 2002.
  2. Pryor JP, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Kauder DR, Dabrowski GP, Gracias VH, Braslow B, Gupta R. Integrating emergency general surgery with a trauma service: Impact on the care of injured patients. [Review] Journal of Trauma 57(3):467-473, Sept. 2004.
  3. Moise MA, Hsu V, Braslow B, Woo YJ. Inominant artery transaction in the setting of a bovine arch. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 128(4):632-634, Oct 2004.
  4. Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Kauder DR, Dabrowski GP, Gracias VH, Gupta R, Pryor JP, Braslow B, Kim P, Wiebe DJ. The invisible trauma patient: Emergency department discharges. Journal of Trauma 58(4):675-685, Apr. 2005.
  5. Pryor JP, Braslow B, Reilly PM. The evolving role of interventional radiology in trauma care. Journal of Trauma 59(1):102-104, July 2005.
  6. Fitzpatrick MK, Reilly PM, Laborde A, Braslow B, et al. Maintaining Patient Throughput on an Evolving Trauma/Emergency Surgery Service. The Journal of Trauma 60(3): 481-488, 2006.
  7. Braslow B. Damage control: Managing problems in abdominal trauma. Contemporary Surgery 2006.
  8. Stawicki SP, Braslow B, Gracias VH. Exploring measurement biases associated with esophageal doppler monitoring in critically ill patients in intensive care unit. Annals of Thoracic Medicine Vol 2 (4): 148-153, 2007.
  9. Braslow B, Stawicki SP, Dickinson ET. Traumatic Asphyxia. Annals of Emergency Medicine. Accepted for Publication.
  10. Stawicki SP, Braslow B, Panebianco NL, et al. Intensivist use of hand-carried ultrasonography to measure IVC collapsibility in estimating intravascular volume status: Correlations with CVP. Journal of the American College of Surgeons Vol 209 (1): 55-61, July 2009.
  11. Liao GP, Braslow B, Schwab CW, Woo YJ. Cavopulmonary bypass to facilitate infrahepatic vena cava gunshot wound repair. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 89(6): 2026-8, 2010.
  12. Liao GP, Braslow B, Schwab CW, Woo YJ. Cavopulmonary bypass to facilitate infrahepatic vena cava gunshot wound repair. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 89(6): 2026-8, 2010.
  13. Holena DN, Mills AM, Carr BG, Wirtalla C, Sarani B, Kim PK, Braslow BM, Kelz RR. Transfer status: A risk factor for mortality in patients with necrotizing fasciitis.  Surgery. 150: 363-370, 2011.
  14. Fischer JP, Shang, EK, Nelson JA, Braslow BM, Serletti JM, Kovach SJ. Validated Model for Predicting Postoperative Respiratory Failure (PRF) - Analysis of 1,706 Abdominal Wall Reconstructions. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 132(5):826e-835e, Nov 2013.
  15. Datta J, Caplow JA, Lewis RT, Braslow BM. Novel emergency management of descending colon cancer presenting with retroperitoneal perforation. J Emerg Trauma Shock 7:55-6. 2014.
  16. Fischer JP, Wes AM, Nelson JA, Braslow BM, Chen L, Kovach SJ. The benefit of epidurals in abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR): an analysis of outcomes and cost. Plast Reconstr Surg. 133:687-699, 2014.
  17. Fischer JP, Wes AM, Wink BA, Nelson JA, Braslow BM, Kovach, SJ. Analysis of risk factors, morbidity, and cost associated with respiratory complications following abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). Plast Reconstr Surg. 133:147-156, 2014.
  18. Fischer JP, Cleveland,EC, Nelson JA, Braslow BM, Serletti JM, and Kovach, SJ. Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in the obese: results from a nationwide examination. Accepted to American Surgeon Journal.
Reviews in Peer Reviewed Research Publications (print or other media)
  1. Braslow B, Zager EL: Review of Danan D, Winfree C, McKhann II GM: Intra-abdominal vascular injury during trocar-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunting: Case report Neurosurgery 2008;63(3):613.
Research Publications, Non-Peer-Reviewed
  1. Dickinson ET, Braslow B. Acute abdominal eviscerations. Journal of Emergency Medical Services 31(1):70-81, Jan. 2006.
  2. Dippolito A, Braslow BM, Lombardo G, Hoddinot KM, Nace G, Stawicki SP. How David beat Goliath: History of physicians fighting frivolous lawsuits. OPUS 12 Scientist 2(1), Jan 2008.
  3. Stawicki SP, Braslow BM. Absite Corner: Gastrointestinal Fistula. OPUS 12 Scientist 2(1): 22-24, Jan 2008.
  4. Holena DN, Braslow B. Cecal bleeding as a complication of conservative management of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction. The Internet Journal of Emergency Medicine. Volume 5 (2), 2009
Abstracts, last three years
  1. Braslow B, Scaff D, Doll S, Reilly PM, Gracias VH, Pryor JP, Schwab CW. Trauma, The shallow end of the donor pool? Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Jan 2006 Accepted for Poster Presentation.
  2. Braslow B, Reilly PM, Pryor JP, Gracias VH, Kim P, Datner EM, Kauder DR, Schwab CW. Trauma Bay Extubations. Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Jan 2006 Accepted for poster presentation.
  3. Kim PK, Pryor JP, Braslow B, Reilly PM, Schwab CW. The acute care surgeon and the MICU: Room for improvement Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Jan 2007 Accepted for Poster Presentation.
  4. Braslow B, Holena D, Kim P, Sims C, Pascual JL, Allen S, Martin N, Petetti C, Schwab CW, Reilly PM. Financial Implications of the Addition of an Acute Care Surgery Service: A Ten Year Experience. Academic Surgical Congress. Feb 2014.   Podium presentation.
Editorials, Chapters & Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Braslow B, Gracias VH, Gupta R, Schwab CW. Response to letter to the editor. Archives of Surgery 138(5):565, May 2003.
  2. Braslow B, Schwab CW, Brooks AJ. Damage control. In Mahoney PF, Ryan JM, Brooks AJ, Schwab CW (eds): Ballistic Trauma: A Practical Guide. London: Springer-Verlag London, 2005, 180-208.
  3. Brooks AJ, Civil I, Schwab CW, Braslow B. Abdomen and pelvis. In Mahoney PF, Ryan JM, Brooks AJ, Schwab CW (eds): Ballistic Trauma: A Practical Guide. London: Springer-Verlag London, 2005, 299-324.
  4. Braslow B. Be cautious in using antibiotics for uninfected pancreatitis. In Marcucci L, et al. (eds): Avoiding Common Errors in the ICU. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2007, 364-368.
  5. Braslow B, Kauder DR, Schwab CW. Trauma in the elderly. In Trunkey DD, Asensio JA (eds): Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders/Elsevier, 2008.
  6. Braslow B, Molino B, Gracias VH. Damage control; Abdominal closures. In Evans SR (ed): Surgical Pitfalls. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences. 2008.
  7. Braslow B, Koenig G. Injuries to the duodenum and pancreas. In Flint L, Meredith JW, Schwab CW, Taheri PA,Trunkey DD(eds): Trauma: Contemporary Principles and Therapy. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2008.
  8. Rodrigues JA, Roses RE, and Braslow B. Appendectomy. In Roses RE, Paulson EC, Kanchwala S, Morris JB (eds.): Gowned and Gloved Surgery: Introduction to Common Procedures. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders/Elsevier. 2008.
  9. Ellis JC, Fitzpatrick MK, Braslow B. Soft-tissue lesions. In Pryor JP, Todd BA, Dryer M (eds): Clinician’s Guide to Surgical Care. McGraw- Hill, 2008.
  10. Braslow B, Chojnacki KA, Rosato EL. Biliary Surgery. In Gracias VH, McKenney P, Reilly PM, and Velmahos G (eds): Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for General Surgeons. McGraw- Hill, 2009.
  11. Parsons R, Braslow B. Trauma Evaluation, Resuscitation, and Surgical Critical Care. In Porrett P, Frederick, J Roses R, Kaiser LR (eds): The Surgical Review, Third Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia, PA. 2010.
  12. Braslow B. Know the zones of the neck and how the workup is different for penetrating injuries in each zone. In Haut ER, et al. (eds): Avoiding Common Emergency Medicine Errors. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia, PA. 2010.
  13. Braslow B, Schwab CW. Phase III:Second Operation:Repair of All Injuries (General Surgery). In Pape H-C, Peitzman A, Schwab CW, Giannoudis, PV (eds): Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient. New York: Springer. 2010.
  14. Braslow B, Stawicki SP. What is abdominal compartment syndrome and how should it be managed? In Clifford S. Deutschman, MS, MD, FCCM and Patrick J. Neligan, MA, MB, FRCARCSI (eds): Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care. Chapter 81, pages 573-576. Philadelphia, Saunders/Elsevier Inc, 2010.
  15. Braslow B, Brooks AJ and Schwab CW.  Damage control.  In Brooks AJ, Clasper J, Midwinter MJ, Hodgetts, Mahoney PF (eds): Ryan’s Ballistic Trauma: A Practical Guide. London: Springer-Verlag London, 2011, 419-439.
  16. Braslow B, Grabo D, Schwab CW. Trauma in the Elderly. In Trunkey DD, Asensio JA (eds): Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care (2nd ed). Philadelphia: W.B. Elsevier, 2012 (in Press).
  17. Braslow B, Biliary Tract Disease. In Peitzman AB, Rhoads M, Schwab CW, Yealy DM, and Fabian TC (eds): The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (4th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Wolters Kluwer Health. Philadelphia, PA.  2013.
  18. Tariq N, Holena DN, Braslow B, and Kohl B.  Major Abdominal Surgery:Postoperative Consideration..  In Lanken PN, Manaker S, Kohl BA, Hanson CW. Intensive Care Unit Manual: Expert Consult - Online and Print. Elsevier Science Health Science Division; 2013.
Alternative Media
  1. Sept 2010- Present (Annually) ‘Docs on Call’ television program aired on KYW-TV (CBS3) sponsored by Pennsylvania Medical Society…Fielding area resident’s telephone calls toll-free and providing general medical guidance.
 
Awards, Honors and Memberships in Honorary Societies
2013 Ernest F. Rosato PENN Surgical Faculty Teaching Award 2012-2013
 
2013   Penn Pearls Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 
2012 Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Fellows Trauma Teaching Award
 
2011 2010-2011 PENN Surgical Resident’s Faculty Teaching Award
 
2009 2009 Penn Pearls Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
 
2001 Gorracci Award, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Surgery
for excellence in teaching as a chief surgical resident
 
1999 Induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
 
1997 Walker- Boot Award, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Department of Surgery
 
1996 Surgical Department Prize Runner Up, Jefferson Medical College
 
1992 - 1999 Jeff Hope Volunteer: Active participant in this Jefferson Medical
College-sponsored clinic and homeless shelter

Dr. Benjamin Braslow

 
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