Karen J. Brasel, MD, MPH
Investigator, Children's Research Institute; director of Surgical Critical Care Fellowship; professor, Trauma/Critical Care, Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Population Health, The Medical College of Wisconsin.
Quality of life, PTSD, prehospital care, palliative care.
Medical degree, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1991; master's degree, Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1996; residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1998; fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1999.
American Board of Surgery/ General Surgery, 2007; Surgical Critical Care, 2009; ATLS, 1995.
Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award, 2002; Peter C. Canizaro Award, outstanding oral and written presentation by a new member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2002; Paper of the Year,. Department of Family and Community: Patient Safety Efforts Should Focus on Medical Injuries, JAMA, 2003; Learning Resources Innovative Educational Project Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 and 2005; Outstanding Teacher Award, Association of Surgical Education, 2006; Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2006; MCW Society of Teaching Scholars, 2006; Professionalism Award, Department of Surgery, 2007; Ernest O. Henschel Clinical Teaching Award, Class of 2008; Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2008; Teacher of the Year, Department of Surgery, 2009; Association of Women Surgeons Foundation Visiting Professor, 2009; Best Doctors in America, 2007-2011; Outstanding Teacher, Surgical Clerkship, 2009; Barney Becker Golden Cane Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, 2010; Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2010.
- Bulger E, May S, Brasel K, et al. Out-of-Hospital Hypertonic Resuscitation Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury; A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 2010; 304(13):1455-1464.
- Scudday T, *Brasel KJ, Webb T, Codner P, Somberg L, Weigelt JA, Herrmann D, Peppard W. Safety and Efficacy of Prophylatic Anticoagulation in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. J Am Coll Surg. 2011:Vol. 213(1):148-154.
- Kaye D*, Brasel KJ, Neideen T, Weigelt JA. Screening for Blunt Carotid Injuries is Cost-Effective. J Trauma. 2011;70:1051.57.
- Codner PC, deRoon-Cassini T, Brasel KJ, Staged Abdominal Repairs Reduce Long-term Quality of Life. Injury. 2011; Feb. 8.
- Geiger A, Brasel KJ, & deRoon-Cassini TA. Considering the Patient's Perspective in the Injury Severity Score. Journal of Surgical Research. 2011; April 12.
- Peschman J, Neideen T, Brasel KJ. The Impact of Discharging Minimally Injured Trauma Patient: Does Age Play a Role in Trauma Admission? J Trauma. 2011;70:1331-1336.
- Effects of Family Presence During Resuscitation after Trauma, National Institutes of Health (NIH), principal investigator, Jane S. Leske, PhD.
- Initial Development of a Trauma-Specific Quality of Life Instrument, Center of Disease Control (CDC), Injury Research Center, principal investigator.
- Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, National Institutes of Health (NIH), principal investigator, Tom Aufderheide, MD, role, co-investigator.
- CIREN, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), principal investigator, Dennis Maiman, MD, PhD, role, co-investigator.
- Injury Research Center - Research Core, HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Stephen Hargarten/Dr. Peter Layde, principal investigators, role, Core co-director.
- Prospective Observational Multi-Center Transfusion Study, US Army, principal investigator.
Children's Research Institute
9200 W. Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 805-8624
Fax: (414) 805-8641
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