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Brian Smith, M.D.
Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellow


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
The Trauma Center at Penn
3400 Spruce Street, 5 Maloney
Philadelphia PA 19104

Administrative Telephone: 215-662-7320

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Dr. Brian Smith is a Philadelphia native. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Biology at Ursinus College before attending medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital. During that time he earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Research and Translational Medicine. He won the 2009 American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident Research Paper Competition for Region 3, and he has twice been awarded first place in the Temple University Surgical Research Symposium (2010 & 2012). In 2012, Brian received the H. Taylor Caswell Award from the Temple University Department of Surgery for outstanding teaching as Chief Surgical Resident. His research interests include management strategies of traumatic injuries and genetic determinants of the inflammatory response.

Peer Reviewed Publications:
  1. Seamon MJ, Feather C, Smith BP, Kulp H, Gaughan JP, Goldberg AJ. Just one drop: the significance of a single hypotensive blood pressure reading during trauma resuscitations. J Trauma. 2010;68(6)1289-1294.
  2. Seamon MJ, Franco MJ, Stawicki SP, Smith BP, Kulp H, Goldberg AJ, Santora TA, Gaughan JP. Do chronic liver disease scoring systems predict outcomes in trauma patients with liver disease? A comparison of MELD and CTP. J Trauma. 2010;69(3)568-573.
  3. Smith BP, Adams RC, Doraiswamy VA, Nagaraja V, Seamon MJ, Wisler J, Cipolla J, Sharma R, Cook CH, Gunter OL, Stawicki SP. A Review of Abdominal Damage Control and Open Abdomens: Focus On Gastrointestinal Complications. Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. 2010;19(4)425-435.
  4. Silviera ML, Smith BP, Powell J, Sapienza C. Epigenetic differences in normal colon mucosa of cancer patients suggest altered dietary metabolic pathways. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Mar;5(3)374-384.
  5. Smith BP, Fox NF, Fakhro A, LaChant M, Pathak AS, Ross SE, Seamon MJ. “SCIP"ping Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines in Trauma: The Consequences of Non-Compliance. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Accepted for publication.

Dr. Brian Smith


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