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Department of Surgery

Faculty:  


Sharmila Dissanaike, M.D.

Professor, Department of Surgery

Patient Appointments:
Surgery Clinic : 806-743-2373
Clinic Location:
Surgery Clinic: Pavillion 4th Floor

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Education:

  • Fellowship:
    Surgical Critical Care / Trauma
  • Residency:
    General Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2006
  • Medical School:
    University of Sydney, Australia, 2000

Certifications:

Board certified in General Surgery
Board certified for Surgical Critical Care

Research:

Research Interests:

  • Burn care, including resuscitation, sepsis, and pain management using virtual reality technology
  • Pediatric burns, with a focus on child abuse
  • Breast cancer, specifically health care disparities and the utilization of newer technology such as MRI and partial breast irradiation
  • Trauma and burns outcomes research
  • Use of Radio-frequency identification (RFID) for monitoring and ensuring handwashing compliance

Current Research Projects:

Recent Funding:

Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia Management, Special Session at North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. 2014

Principal Investigator, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health /UMC Women’s Health Research Scholar Grant “Gender Disparity in Burn Injury Survival”. 2013-2015

Co-Investigator, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant, Access to Breast Care for West Texas (ABC 4 WT) 2010 - 2013

Co-Investigator, TTUHSC QEP Inter-professional Teamwork Sustainability Grant “Optimizing the Communication Skills of Inter-professional Healthcare Teams during Patient Handoffs to reduce Medical Errors”. 2011- 2012

Co-Principal Investigator, Texas Tech University – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Joint Initiative Grant, Adaptable and evolvable computer vision for image guided medicine 2009 – 2010

Co-Investigator, National Institutes of Health NIH R 21 award # CA133597-1A1 The utility of Abi proteins as a biomarker for breast cancer metastasis, 2009 - 2011

Co-Investigator, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul Foster School of Medicine seed grant: Characterization of breast cancers from Hispanic and non-Hispanic White patients, 2009 - 2010

Reynolds Grant for Geriatrics Education in subspecialty training, 2008 – 2009

National Highway Traffic Safety and Administration (NHTSA) Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) cooperative agreement DTNH22-05-H-11001, 2006 – 2007

Surgical Education Research Fellowship – Association of Surgical Educators 2005

National Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders Summer Research Scholarship 1998

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Publications and Presentations:

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Abdul-Hamed S, Griswold JA, Dissanaike S. Variations in Burn Perfusion Over Time as Measured by Portable ICG Fluorescence: A Case Series. Accepted Burns and Trauma September 2014

Kashefi N, Nathan J, Dissanaike S. Does the Use of Nebulized Heparin and N-acetylcysteine Improve Outcomes in Adults with Smoke Inhalation? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open 2014 June (2) 6: 125 Featured article in MDLinx

Trivedi U, Parameswaran S, Armstrong A, Burgueno-Vega D,. Griswold JA, Dissanaike S, Rumbaugh K. Prevalence of Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Infections in Diabetic versus Non-Diabetic Wounds. Journal of Pathogens, June 2014 :173053. doi: 10.1155/2014/173053

Sartor Z, Kesey J, Dissanaike S. The Effects of Intravenous Vitamin C on Point-of-Care Glucose Monitoring. Accepted Journal of Burn Care and Research June 2014

Doctor N, Woller E, Dissanaike S. Treatment of chest burn contracture causing respiratory compromise with island release and grafting using cross-link collagen and Integra™ bilayer dressing. Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2014 April 2(6)

Foster C, Dissanaike S. Prevalence and Consequences of Positive Blood Alcohol among Patients Injured at Work. Accepted Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock January 2014

Temesgen W, Wachtel M, Dissanaike S. Osteoclastic Giant Cell Carcinoma of the Pancreas. International Journal of Surgical Case Reports 2014 Feb 21;5(4):175-179

Hall M, Trivedi U, Rumbaugh K, . Contamination of Unused, Nonsterile Gloves in the Critical Care Setting: A Comparison of Bacterial Glove Contamination in Medical, Surgical and Burn Intensive Care Units. Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, 2014 Jan 2(5)

Wang JC, Allen SJ, Rodriguez, AI, Zahner C, Dissanaike S, Zupancic S, Marchbanks J. Measurement of the Sound Intensity During Suction of Middle Ear Fluid Following Myringotomy. Accepted J Laryngol Otol November 2013

Venable A, Long J, Dissanaike S. Is automated electronic surveillance for healthcare associated infections accurate in the burn unit? J Burn Care Res. 2013 Nov-Dec;34(6):591-7

Fisher BM, Cowles S, Matulich JR, Evanson B, Vega D, Dissanaike S. Is MRI In Addition to a CT scan Necessary to Identify Clinically Significant Cervical Spine Injuries in Obtunded Blunt Trauma Patients? Am J Surg. 2013 Oct 10. doi:pii: S0002-9610(13)00517-5. 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.08.021

Kesey J, Dissanaike S. A protocol of early aggressive tube feeding increases ileus without perceptible benefit in severely burned patients. J Burn Care Res. 2013 Sep-Oct;34(5):515-20

Soledad T, Folwell J, Schonenweiss A, Dissanaike S. Development of a Novel CT Tool to Identify Cholecystitis. Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging June 2013 1(1): 3-9

Schutt C, Dissanaike S, Marchbanks J. Case report: Inadvertent carotid artery injury during myringotomy as a result of carotid artery dehiscence. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013: 92(7):E35-37

Witt C, Dissanaike S. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: Case report. Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2013 1(1)

Witt C, Dissanaike S. Demographics, microbiology and outcomes of necrotizing soft tissue infections. Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles 2013 1(1) 4-10

Kutlu O, Garcia S, Dissanaike S. The successful use of simple tube duodenostomy in large duodenal perforations from varied etiologies. International Journal of Surgical Case Reports. 4 (2013), pp. 279-282 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2012.11.025

Dissanaike S, Cox S, Arrieta S. The association of pneumonia with clinical outcome in patients with inhalation injury. Surgical Science, 2013 4(1):7-14 DOI: 10.4236/ss.2013.41002

Evans J, Vandiver L, Morrow C, Hunt J, Dissanaike S. The increased use of CT scanning for diagnosing superficial soft tissue infections: a disturbing trend of increased radiation with no benefit. American Journal of Surgery. 2012 Dec;204(6):988-95

Garcia S, Dissanaike S. Treatment of rectovaginal fistula with bioglue. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 2012 (3)7: 327-9

Zhuang C, Tang H, Dissanaike S, Cobos E, Tao Y, Dai Z. CDK1-mediated phosphorylation of ABI1 attanuates BCR-ABL-induced F-actin assembly and tyrosine phosphorylation of wave complex during mitosis. J Biol Chem. 2011 Nov 4;286(44):38614-26

Von Bergen V, Dissanaike S, Jurkovich GJ. Pneumomediastinum in blunt trauma: a review. Trauma 2011 July 13(3):199-211

Wachtel M, Dissanaike S, Haldorsson A. Nottingham grades for lobular cancer lack the prognostic implications they bear for ductal cancer. J Surg Res. 2011 Mar; 166(1):19-27. Epub 2010 Jun 3. (Epub ahead of print)

Schutt CA, Dissanaike S, Marchbanks J. Case report: Carotid artery injury due to anatomical variant during myringotomy. Accepted ENT Journal January 2011

Von Bergen V, Dissanaike S, Jurkovich GJ. Pneumomediastinum in blunt trauma: a review. Accepted Trauma October 2010.

Dissanaike S, Wishnew J, Rahimi M, Zhang Y, Hester C, Griswold J. Burns as Child Abuse: Risk Factors, and Legal Issues in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. J Burn Care Res. 2010 Jan-Feb;31(1):176-83.

Dissanaike S, Pham T, McMurray K, Cuschieri J. The value of prior endotracheal aspirates in guiding empiric therapy for ventilator associated pneumonia in trauma patients. Accepted Surgical Infections January 2009.

Dissanaike S, Boshart K, Coleman A, Wishnew J, Hester C. Cooking related pediatric burns: risk factors and the role of differential cooling rates among commonly implicated substances. J Burn Care Res. 2009 Jul-Aug;30(4):593-8.

Shalhub S, Junker CE, Imahara SD, Mindrinos MN, Dissanaike S, O'Keefe GE. Variation in the TLR4 gene influences the risk of organ failure and shock post trauma: a cohort study. J Trauma 2009 Jan;66(1):115-22

Arentz C, Griswold J, Dissanaike S. The accuracy of surgery resident versus radiologist interpretation of trauma CT scans. Am J Surg 2008 Dec;196(6):809-12

Dissanaike S, Pham T, Shalhub S, Warner K, O'Keefe GE, Cuschieri J. The effect of immediate enteral feeding on trauma patients with an open abdomen: protection from nosocomial infections. J Am Coll Surg 2008 Nov;207(5):690-7

Dissanaike S, Berry M, Ginos J, McNabb W, Griswold JA. Variations in perception of trauma related complications among attending surgeons, surgery residents, critical care nurses and medical students. Am J Surg. 2009 Jun;197(6):764-8.

Dissanaike S, Shalhub S, Jurkovich GJ. The evaluation of pneumomediastinum in blunt trauma patients. J Trauma 2008 Dec;65(6):1340-5

Dissanaike S, Kaufman R, Mack CD, Mock C, Bulger E. The effect of reclined seats on mortality in motor vehicle collisions. J Trauma 2008 Mar;64(3):614-9

Book Chapters:

Evans J, Ahmad S, Dissanaike S. Procedural Ultrasound for Surgeons. Published in Critical Care Ultrasound. Philip Lumb and Dimitros Karakitsos. Elsevier Publishing 2012

Hirsch B, Dissanaike S. Geriatric trauma. Published in Case Files: Geriatrics. Andrew Dentino. McGraw-Hill Publishing, 2011

Dissanaike S, Jurkovich GJ. Pelvic trauma. Published in Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for General Surgeons. Vicente Gracias, Mark McKenney, George Velmahos and Patrick Reilly. McGraw-Hill Publishing, August 2008

Book Reviews:

Acute and Chronic Wounds, Current Management Concepts 4th Ed. Critical Care Medicine December 2011

Trauma 6th Edition. Annals of Surgery November 2008; 248 (5): 893

Scientific Presentations:

Armstrong A, Tsaio S, Dissanaike S, Rumbaugh K. Disparity in male and female responses to infection after burn injury. 3rd Annual Gender and Women’s Health Symposium, TTUHSC, Lubbock TX October 24th 2014

Puckett Y, Dissanaike S. Hemostatic agents in Trauma. International College of Surgeons US chapter meeting, Memphis TN June 12th 2014

Hanna M, Dissanaike S. Mesh ingrowth with concomitant bacterial infection resulting in inability to explant. 16th Annual Hernia Repair Symposium, Las Vegas, NV March 12-15, 2014

Abdul-Hamed S, Dissanaike S, Griswold JA. Snake bite in the pediatric population: is Crofab safe? North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21st, 2014

Kashefi N, Dissanaike S. Does the cost of air transfer and over-triage justify a modification in ABA transfer criteria? North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21st, 2014

Nathan J, Kashefi N, Halldorsson A, Griswold JA, Dissanaike S. Can operative case time be used to evaluate resident technical efficiency? North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21st, 2014

Foster C, Dissanaike S. Prevalence and consequences of positive blood alcohol among patients injured at work. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 22nd, 2014

Nathan J, Kashefi N, Halldorsson A, Griswold JA, Dissanaike S. Does performing surgery after-hours significantly increase procedure time? North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21-22nd, 2014

Flores J, Dissanaike S. Colon adenocarcinoma presenting as abdominal wall abscess. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21-22nd, 2014

Ladha P, Dissanaike S. Management of low-output fistula with multimodality approach. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21-22nd, 2014

Puckett Y, Dissanaike S. Management of tissue defect after massive scalp melanoma excision. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21-22nd, 2014

Leal A, Dissanaike S. Doxorubicin extravasation leading to mastectomy. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21-22nd, 2014

Temesgen M, Dissanaike S. Osteoclastic giant cell tumor of the pancreas. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21-22nd, 2014

Puckett Y, Abdul-Hamed S, Dissanaike S. Comparison of kaolin based hemostatic dressing to epinephrine in hemostasis in burn surgery. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21-22nd, 2014 and Annual Meeting of the Texas Medical Association Fort Worth TX May 3rd, 2014

Abdul-Hamed S, Griswold J, Dissanaike S. Indocyanine green fluorescence as a non-invasive means to assess burn severity. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21-22nd, 2014

Kutlu O, Wachtel M, Dissanaike S. Tumor Size independently predicts survival in hepatocellular carcinoma. Americas HepatoPancreatic Biliary Association, Miami FL February 21st 2014 and the North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 21st 2014

Sartor Z, Kesey J, Dissanaike S. 17. The Effects of Vitamin C on Point-of-Care Glucose Monitoring. American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Boston March 26th 2013

Abdul-Hamed S, Griswold J, Dissanaike S. Use of Indocyanine Green (ICG) fluorescence as a noninvasive means to assess burn wound severity as a guide for surgery. American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Boston March 26th 2013

Parameswaran S, Trivedi U, Dissanaike S, Rumbaugh K. Antibiotic resistance in diabetic and non-diabetic wounds. American College of Surgeons Annual Congress, Chicago IL October 7th 2013

Kutlu O, Wachtel M, Dissanaike S. Metastatic Lymph Node Ratio successfully predicts prognosis in western gastric cancer patients. Western Surgical Association, Salt Lake City UT November 3rd 2013

Phillips L, Dissanaike S. Impact of a liberal visitation policy on nurse satisfaction. Southern Region Burn Conference, Tampa FL November 15th 2013

Venable A, Long J, Dissanaike S. Is electronic surveillance equivalent to manual surveillance for healthcare associated infections? Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis IN Nov 17th 2013

Edwards DS, Dissanaike S. Abdominal pain after basketball. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego CA April 17th 2013

Wang, JC, Allen SJ, Rodriguez AI, Zahner C, Dissanaike S, Zupancic S, Marchbanks J. Measurement of the Sound Intensity during suction of middle ear fluid following myringotomy. Combined Otolaryngology and the Triological Society Spring Meeting 2013, Orlando, FL. April 12th 2013.

Levy B, Witt C, Dissanaike S. Factors associated with poor outcome in necrotizing soft tissue infections. American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Palm Springs CA April 25th 2013

Development of a computed tomography tool for diagnosing cholecystitis. Soledad T, Falwell J, Dissanaike S. Southwestern Surgical Congress Meeting March 24th, 2013

Fisher B, Cowles S, Matulich J, Evanson BG, Vega D, Dissanaike S. Is MRI necessary to clear the cervical spine in obtunded blunt trauma patients? North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 16th 2013 and Southwestern Surgical Congress Meeting March 24th, 2013

Ahmad S, Dissanaike S. Are characteristics and outcome of Fournier’s Gangrene different from other necrotizing soft tissue infections? North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 16th 2013

Ahmad S, Dissanaike S. Case report of synchronous necrotizing pneumonia and Fournier’s gangrene. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 16th 2013

Falwell J, Soledad T, Dissanaike S. Computed tomography versus ultrasound in acute cholecystitis: does a surgeon’s interpretation differ from a radiologist’s? North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 16th 2013

Sallee C, Dissanaike S. Ureteroinguinal hernia – a potential trap for general surgeons. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 16th 2013

Woller E, Dissanaike S. Necrotizing infections in the super obese: challenges and outcomes. North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 16th 2013

Kashefi N, Dissanaike S. Nebulized Heparin – N Acetylcysteine does not improve outcomes in inhalation injury. American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Palm Springs CA April 25th 2013 and North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons Meeting Dallas TX February 16th 2013

Martin H, Dissanaike S. Complications of virtual reality for pain control in the burn population. American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Palm Springs CA April 25th 2013

Venable A, Dissanaike S. Infection Surveillance Techniques in the burn ICU. American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Palm Springs CA April 25th 2013

Kesey J, Dissanaike S. Ileus as an outcome of aggressive nutrition in burn patients. Society for Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, January 23rd 2013 and American Burn Association Annual Meeting, Palm Springs CA April 25th 2013

Kesey J, Dissanaike S. Aggressive nutrition protocol using early initiation and high gastric residual volume in severely burned patients. Southern Region Burn Meeting, Norfolk VA November 16th 2012

Kesey J, Dissanaike S, Griswold JA. The ups and downs of glycemic control in adult burn patients. Southern Region Burn Meeting, Norfolk VA November 16th 2012

Kara M, Dissanaike S, Laski M. Acute kidney injury is a major determinant of mortality in burn patients. American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, San Diego CA November 1st 2012

Kutlu O, Vega D, Dissanaike S. Percutaneous gastrostomy placement in the obese population. SAGES Meeting San Diego, CA March 10th 2012

Evans J, Morrow C, Vandiver L, Hunt J, Dissanaike S. The increased use of CT scans in diagnosing superficial soft tissue infections: a disturbing trend. South Western Surgical Congress, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA March 27th 2012

Vega D, Patel D, Evans J, Dar R, Dissanaike S. Should trauma patients at high risk for cervical spine injury routinely be evaluated with MRI as well as CT? South Western Surgical Congress, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA March 27th 2012

Coleman A, Skillern C, Dissanaike S. Characteristics of oilfield burn injuries. American Burn Association, Seattle WA April 27th, 2012

Dissanaike S, Griswold JA. Utilization of Molecular Sequencing Methods to Characterize the Microflora of Burn Wounds During Initial Hospital Admission. American Burn Association, Seattle WA April 27th, 2012

Melton D, Salinas K, Mclanahan C, Mcnabb W, Griswold JA, Dissanaike S. Kids At Risk Every Second (KARES): A Review Process of Pediatric Burns to Assess Likelihood of Intentional Injury. American Burn Association, Seattle WA April 27th, 2012

Winn R, Desai V, Woller E, Dissanaike S. Eumycotic mycetoma of the conus.

Dissanaike S, Arreata S, Schaffer B, Griswold J. Pneumonia does not increase mortality in burned patients with inhalation injury. American College of Surgeons, San Francisco CA October 26th 2011

Dissanaike S. Inhalation injury: immediate management and late complications. Annual Meeting of the International College of Surgeons, Portland OR, June 8th 2011

Von-Bergen V, Dissanaike S. Pneumomediastinum: a systematic review. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dallas TX, February 18th 2011

Vega DB, Garcia J, Griswold JA, Halldorsson AO, Dissanaike S. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG): more complicated than it looks? North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dallas TX, February 18th 2011

Arreata S, Shaeffer B, Dissanaike S. Risk factors for ARDS and pneumonia in burned patients with inhalation injury. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dallas TX, February 18th 2011

Mane S, Lopez J, Jain S, Lie DY, Dissanaike S, Banister R and Griswold J. An intelligent RFID-based hand-washing compliance monitoring system for the reduction of nosocomial infections. International Conference of System Science and Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan July 1-3, 2010

Marks R, Carter J, Brooks S, Dissanaike S. EKG monitoring used to detect intra-operative entrapment of the Ilioinguinal nerve during femoral hernia repair. American Society of Anesthesiology, New Orleans, LA October 17, 2009 and Gulf Atlantic resident poster competition, Puerto Rico April 30th 2010

Fitzwater J, Dissanaike S, White R. Endoscopic and surgical management of esophageal cancer in Kenya. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February 12th 2010

Brooks S, Hodges D, Dissanaike S. Use of bioglue in treatment of rectovaginal fistula. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February 12th 2010

Witt C, Dissanaike S. Factors affecting mortality in necrotizing soft tissue infections. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February 12th 2010

Rahimi M, Dissanaike S. Cooling curve analysis of substances commonly involved in pediatric scald burns. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February 12th 2010

Fitzwater J, Rahimi M, Dissanaike S. Primary breast sarcoma � case report of a rare malignancy. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February 12th 2010.

Brooks S, Dissanaike S, Halldorsson AO. Traumatic lung herniation � a case report. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February 12th 2010

Wachtel M, Dissanaike S, Halldorsson S. A single grading system for lobular and ductal carcinoma misinforms surgeons. Academic Surgical Congress, San Antonio February 3-5, 2010

Dissanaike S, Schmitz B, Hirsch B et al. Intern Survivor: A multidisciplinary interactive series aimed at interns in acute care specialties. American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Boston MA November 6-9th 2009

Dissanaike S, Pham T, McMurray K, Cuschieri J. The value of prior endotracheal aspirates in guiding empiric therapy for ventilator associated pneumonia in trauma patients. Surgical Infection Society, Chicago IL May, 2009.

Moreland A, Dissanaike S. Lack of insurance is the strongest predictor of receiving mastectomy versus breast conservation surgery. Southwest Surgical Congress, San Diego CA, March, 2009

Markarian M, Dissanaike S, Marks R, Banister M, Halldorsson A. The use of subcutaneous local anesthesia (OnQ pump) in treating trauma patients with rib fractures. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February, 2009

Deleon K, Hamood A, Griswold J, Sreedharan S, Dissanaike S, Rumbaugh K. Gallium maltolate treatment eradicates lethal Pseudomonas aeroginosa infection in a thermally injured mouse model. International Society for Burn Injuries, Montreal Canada September, 2008

Dissanaike S, Boshart K, Coleman A, Wishnew J, Hester C. Cooking injuries in children: risk factors and outcomes. International Society for Burn Injuries, Montreal Canada September, 2008

Lewis R, McNabb W, Sassin J, Griswold J, Dissanaike S. Emergency medical services accuracy at determining level of trauma activation. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February, 2008

Fitzwater J, Kruse I, Roumeliotis P, Sperry N, Dissanaike S. Rising incidence of fatal motorcycle crashes since amendment of the helmet use law. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February, 2008 and World Congress of the International College of Surgeons, December, 2008

Fitzwater J, Griswold J, Halldorsson A, Dissanaike S. The use of high frequency ventilation as first line therapy in inhalation injury. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February, 2008

Arentz C, Griswold J, Dissanaike S. Comparison of general surgery resident versus radiologist interpretation of trauma CT scans. Southwestern Surgical Congress, Acapulco Mexico March, 2008 and North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February, 2008

Brooks S, Dissanaike S, Cline C, McNabb W, Griswold J. Difference in perception of complications in trauma patients among attending physicians, residents and nurses. Southwestern Surgical Congress, Acapulco Mexico March, 2008 and North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February, 2008

Wishnew J, Griswold J, Hester C, Dissanaike S. Incidence and factors associated with child abuse in a large pediatric burn population. American Burn Association 40th Annual Meeting, Chicago IL April, 2008 and North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February, 2008

Halldorsson A, Shannon J, Warren T, Dissanaike S, Couch M, Ford R,Griswold JA. Asynchronous Independent Lung Ventilation Using High Frequency Oscillator in the Management of Tracheal Injury. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February, 2008 and XXXVI Biennial World Congress of the International College of Surgeons, Vienna, Austria, December, 2008

Halldorsson A, Ford R, Parapudi S, Dissanaike S, Hodges J, Frezza EE, Griswold JA. Extensive Portal Venous Gas and Pneumatosis Intestinalis in the Absence of Bowel Ischemia. North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas TX February, 2008

Pham T, Dissanaike S, mcMurray KM, Cuschieri J. Empiric therapy and ventilator-associated pneumonia outcomes in the surgical intensive care unit. Society of Critical Care Medicine 37th Critical Care Congress, Honolulu, HI February 2008

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  Personal Interests  
  Clinical Interests  

My outpatient clinical interests focus on skin and soft tissue reconstruction for defects arising from large wounds or cancers, resection of redundant tissue such as excessive fat after weight loss, skin cancers, and hernia repair. I also perform routine general surgery, and have an inpatient practice focused on trauma, burns and critical care.

  Educational Interests  

Research interests include all aspects of trauma, burns and the management of critically ill patients. I have a focus on injury prevention and the relationship between substance abuse and injury. I also have an interest in nutrition and surgical healing.

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