Brittany Bankhead, MD
Brittany K Bankhead, MD, MSemail: Brittany.Bankhead-Kendall@ttuhsc.edu
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Acute Surgical Care
Surgery Clinic : 806-743-2373
Surgery Clinic: Texas Tech Physicians Pavilion, 4th floor
Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Med, 2020
General Surgery, University of Texas at Austin, 2019
Residency, General Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, 2016
Ross University School of Medicine, 2013
American Board of Surgery
"Rib Fractures & Mortality: Breaking the Causal Relationship"
"Surgical Patients Display an Unconscious Bias Against Female Surgeons"
"Risk Factors for Failure of Nonoperative Management After Splenic
Bankhead-Kendall B, Teixeira P, Musonza T, Donahue T, Regner J, Harrell K, Brown CVR; Texas Trauma Study
Group. Risk Factors for Failure of Splenic Angioembolization: A Multicenter Study
of Level I Trauma Centers. J Surg Res. 2020 Aug 26;257:227-231. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2020.07.058.
Online ahead of print.
Bankhead-Kendall B, Slama EM, Robinson RB, Teixeira PG. Vaccination Practices in Trauma Patients Undergoing Splenic Artery Embolization : A Split Practice. Am Surg. 2020 Aug 4:3134820942176. doi: 10.1177/0003134820942176. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32749143
van Erp IA, Mokhtari AK, Moheb ME, Bankhead-Kendall BK, Fawley J, Parks J, Fagenholz PJ, King DR, Mendoza AE, Velmahos GC, Kaafarani HM,
Krijnen P, Schipper IB, Saillant NN. Comparison of outcomes in non-head injured trauma
patients using pre-injury warfarin or direct oral anticoagulant therapy. Injury.
2020 Aug 1:S0020-1383(20)30652-5. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2020.07.063. Online ahead
Bankhead-Kendall B, Teixeira P, Roward S, Ali S, Ryder A, Sahi S, Cardenas T, Aydelotte J, Coopwood
B, Brown C. Narrow pulse pressure is independently associated with massive transfusion
and emergent surgery in hemodynamically stable trauma patients. Am J Surg. 2020 Jul
20:S0002-9610(20)30396-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.06.042. Online ahead of print.
Slama EM, Bankhead-Kendall B, Robinson RB. Emphysematous Cholecystitis: A Brief Report Demonstrating the Pertinence
of Timely Diagnosis. Am Surg. 2020 Jul 31:3134820940253. doi: 10.1177/0003134820940253.
Online ahead of print.
Bankhead-Kendall B, Fong ZV, Kaafarani H, Parks J. A COVID-19 Positive Trauma Patient With Stab Wound to the Neck. Am Surg. 2020 Jun;86(6):562-564. doi: 10.1177/0003134820926691. PMID: 32683959
CovidSurg Collaborative [Bankhead-Kendall B, Writing Group / USA Dissemination Committee / Collaborator]. “Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study.” The Lancet. June 2020.
Bankhead-Kendall B, Brown CV, Gerola R, Slama E, Ryder A, Uecker J, Falcone J. Case logging habits
among general surgery residents are discordant and inconsistent. Am J Surg. 2020
Jun;219(6):937-942. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.09.001. Epub 2019 Oct 10.
CovidSurg Collaborative [Bankhead-Kendall B, Writing Group / USA Dissemination Committee / Collaborator]. “Elective surgery cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic: global predictive modelling to inform surgical recovery plans.” British Journal of Surgery. May 2020.
Kaafarani HMA, El Moheb M, Hwabejire JO, Naar L, Christensen MA, Breen K, Gaitanidis A, Alser O, Mashbari H, Bankhead-Kendall B, Mokhtari A, Maurer L, Kapoen C, Langeveld K, El Hechi MW, Lee J, Mendoza AE, Saillant NN, Parks J, Fawley J, King DR, Fagenholz PJ, Velmahos GC. Gastrointestinal Complications in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19. Ann Surg. 2020 May 1:10.1097/SLA.0000000000004004. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004004. Epub 2020 May 1. PMID: 32404678
CovidSurg Collaborative [Bankhead-Kendall B, Writing Group / USA Dissemination Committee / Collaborator]. “Global guidance for surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.” British Journal of Surgery. Apr 2020.
Zipple MK, Bankhead-Kendall B, Roy MD, Yaldo B. Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Barbed Suture after Minimally Invasive Inguinal Hernia Repair. Am Surg. 2020 Jan 1;86(1):e14-e16. PMID: 32077425
Bankhead-Kendall B, Radpour S, Luftman K, Guerra E, Ali S, Getto C, Brown CVR. Rib Fractures and Mortality: Breaking the Causal Relationship. Am Surg. 2019 Nov 1;85(11):1224-1227. PMID: 31775963
Bankhead-Kendall B. Item writer for "Transfusion and Coagulation Quiz". The SCORE Portal.
http://www.surgicalcore.org/curriculumSchedule.aspx?currID=1. 2017 Jul 9.
Jackson T, Provencio A, Bentley-Kumar K, Pearcy C, Cook T, McLean K, Morgan J, Haque Y, Agrawal V, Bankhead-Kendall B, Taubman K, Truitt MS. “PTSD and surgery residents: Everybody hurts…sometimes.” American Journal of Surgery. 2017 Dec;;214(6):1118-1124.
Bankhead-Kendall B, Gutierrez T, Murry J, Holland D, Agrawal V, Almahmoud K, Pearcy C, Truitt MS. “Antibiotics and open fractures of the lower extremity: less is more.” European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2017 Dec (6):1-5.
Bankhead-Kendall B, Slama E, Truitt MS. “Common attributes of high/low performing general surgery programs as they relate to QE/CE pass rates.” American Journal of Surgery. 2016 Dec;;212(6):1248-1250.
Al Fayyadh M, Foote C, Rawlings J, Bankhead-Kendall B, Truitt MS, Willis R, Dent D. “Impact of Surgical Fellowships on American Board of Surgery Pass Rates for General Surgery Programs.” Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2016 Oct;; 223(4):S127-S128.
Bankhead-Kendall B, Patel S, Saad J, Jeyarajah DR. Elevated fluid CEA levels in a pancreatic lymphoepithelial
cyst. Am Surg. 2015 May;81(5):E228-9.
Watkins J, Soto J, Bankhead-Kendall B, Rappa PJ, Holland D, Truitt MS. “What’s the hold up? Factors contributing to delays in discharge of trauma patients after medical clearance.” American Journal of Surgery. 2014 Dec;;208(6):969-73.
Bankhead-Kendall B, Teixeira PGR. (2018) ‘Acute Appendicitis’ in Brown C, Inaba K, Martin M, Salim A (eds). Emergency General Surgery. Springer Link. pp 257-266.
Bankhead-Kendall B, Aydelotte J. (2018) ‘Feeding Gastrostomy Tubes’ in Salim A, Brown C, Inaba K, Martin M (eds). Surgical Critical Care Therapy. Springer. pp 645-648.
Bankhead-Kendall B, Teixeira P, et al. Risk Factors for Failure of Nonoperative Management of Splenic Angioembolization. Oral presentation, Academic Surgical Congress. 2020
Bankhead-Kendall B, Teixeira P, Musonza T, et al. Current Vaccination Practices of Trauma Patients After Splenic Angioembolization: Results of a Multicenter Study of Level 1 Trauma Centers. Oral presentation, Southwestern Surgical Congress (*not held secondary to Covid19). 2020
Bankhead-Kendall B, *Slama E, Robinson R. Emphysematous Cholecystitis: A Brief Report Demonstrating the Pertinence of Timely Diagnosis. Poster presentation / Case Report, Southeastern Surgical Congress. 2020
Bankhead-Kendall B, *Slama E, Robinson R. Vaccination Practices in Trauma Patients Undergoing Splenic Artery Embolization: A Split Practice. Oral presentation, Southeastern Surgical Congress. 2020
Inge, Bankhead-Kendall B, Saillant N. Comparison of Outcomes in Non-Head Injured Trauma Patients Using Pre-Injury Warfarin or Direct Oral Anticoagulant Therapy. Oral presentation, Massachusetts Committee on Trauma Resident & Fellow Competition. 2019
Bankhead-Kendall B, Kortlever J, Teixeira P, et al. Surgical Patients Display an Unconscious Bias Against Female Surgeons. Oral presentation, American College of Surgeons. 2019
“How to Become a Surgeon” / invited speaker
Ross University Women in Surgery Group
Bridgetown, Barbados. 2019
“Narrow Pulse Pressure is Independently Associated with Massive Transfusion and
Emergent Surgery in Hemodynamically Stable Trauma Patients.” / selected abstract
American Association for Surgery in Trauma
San Diego, CA. 2018
“Case Logging Habits Amongst General Surgery Residents are Discordant and
Inconsistent.” / selected abstract
Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Austin, TX. 2018
“How to use SCORE in your program.” / invited speaker
Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Austin, TX. 2018
“Does the Trauma Bay Traumatize our Residents?” / selected abstract
South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons annual meeting
Houston, TX. 2018
“But do we vaccinate them? Assessment of current vaccination practices after splenic angioembolization
in trauma patients.” / selected abstract
American College of Surgeons annual meeting. 2017
“Back to the Basics: Predictors of Operative Intervention for Surgical Consults for
Lactic Acidosis.” / selected abstract
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honolulu, HI. 2017
“PTSD and surgery residents: Everybody hurts … sometimes.” / selected abstract
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Lahaina, HI. 2017
“Forget Me Not: A rare case of concomitant upper and lower extremity compartment syndromes.”
South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Austin, TX. 2017
Bankhead-Kendall B, Slama E, Isanaka P, Parker V, Braddock A. “Back to the basics: Predictors of operative intervention in patients with lactic acidosis.” Critical Care Medicine. 2016 Dec;;44(12):455.
“Program Factors as they relate to high/low QE/CE pass rate.” / selected abstract
Association of Program Directors in Surgery. 2016
“Impact of Surgical Fellowships on American Board of Surgery Pass Rates for General Surgery
Programs.” / selected abstract
American College of Surgeons annual meeting
Washington, DC. 2016
Bankhead-Kendall B, Capron G, Dunn E, Truitt MS. “Five Year Qualifying and Certifying Exams Perfection: The Surgical Unicorn?” Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2015 Oct;;221(4):S45.
In The News:
Trauma surgeons are trained to help you during your darkest hour. The trauma team’s job (made up of surgeons, emergency physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, blood bank personnel and hospital staff), on what is often the worst day of your life, is to take every action to keep you or your loved ones alive. . More
In the heart of the pandemic, a trauma surgeon travels to the edge and back. Today in the NewYorker, I share a story that is raw & vulnerable- mostly in hopes that it will help someone who has been through the same, & that possibly, some day, it will help my kids to understand what it all meant.. More
Texas trauma surgeon Dr. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, who has used her social media platform during the pandemic to give insight into what is happening behind-the-scenes with patients and COVID-19 units across the country, shared her experience with NewsNation. . More
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