Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Aaron Strumwasser

Aaron Strumwasser

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Part-Time)
2051 Marengo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Comparison of trauma resuscitation practices by critical care anesthesiologists and non-critical care anesthesiologists J Clin Anesth. 2020 Oct; 65:109890. . View in PubMed

A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Damage Control Laparotomy in Elderly Trauma Patients: Do Geriatric Trauma Protocols Matter? Am Surg. 2020 Sep; 86(9):1135-1143.. View in PubMed

Autotaxin inhibition attenuates endothelial permeability after ischemia-reperfusion injury Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2020 May 04. . View in PubMed

Adjunctive use of hepatic angioembolization following hemorrhage control laparotomy J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 05; 88(5):636-643. . View in PubMed

Percutaneous drainage for hinchey Ib and II acute diverticulitis with abscess improves outcomes Turk J Gastroenterol. 2019 Nov; 30(11):976-983. . View in PubMed

Motocross versus motorcycle injury patterns: A retrospective National Trauma Databank analysis J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug; 87(2):402-407. . View in PubMed

Hit by a Train: Injury Burden and Clinical Outcomes J Emerg Med. 2019 Jul; 57(1):6-12. . View in PubMed

Pediatric firearm injuries in Los Angeles County: Younger children are more likely to be the victims of unintentional firearm injury J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Feb; 54(2):350-353. . View in PubMed

Endothelial cell dysfunction during anoxia-reoxygenation is associated with a decrease in adenosine triphosphate levels, rearrangement in lipid bilayer phosphatidylserine asymmetry, and an increase in endothelial cell permeability J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 12; 87(6):1247-1252. . View in PubMed

World J Surg. 2019 11; 43(11):2797-2803. . View in PubMed

J Am Coll Surg. 2019 10; 229(4):383-388. e1. . View in PubMed

Complicated appendicitis: Immediate operation or trial of nonoperative management? Am J Surg. 2019 04; 217(4):713-717.. View in PubMed

Initial evaluation of the efficacy and safety of in-hospital expandable hemostatic minisponge use in penetrating trauma J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 03; 86(3):424-430. . View in PubMed

Management of adhesive small bowel obstruction: A distinct paradigm shift in the United States J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 03; 86(3):383-391. . View in PubMed

Surgical Trends in the Management of Duodenal Injury J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 02; 23(2):264-269. . View in PubMed

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in trauma: A single institution experience and review of the literature Int J Artif Organs. 2018 Dec; 41(12):845-853. . View in PubMed

Early FAST Examinations during Resuscitation May Compromise Trauma Outcomes Am Surg. 2018 Oct 01; 84(10):1705-1709. . View in PubMed

Internal Iliac Artery Embolization versus Silastic Loop Ligation for Control of Traumatic Pelvic Hemorrhage Am Surg. 2018 Oct 01; 84(10):1696-1700. . View in PubMed

Role of Laparoscopic Surgery in the Current Management of Mirizzi Syndrome Am Surg. 2018 May 01; 84(5):667-671. . View in PubMed

Nonoperative management of penetrating abdominal solid organ injuries in children J Surg Res. 2018 08; 228:188-193. . View in PubMed

The contemporary timing of trauma deaths J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 06; 84(6):893-899. . View in PubMed

Attenuation of endothelial phosphatidylserine exposure decreases ischemia-reperfusion induced changes in microvascular permeability J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 06; 84(6):838-846. . View in PubMed

Effect of door-to-angioembolization time on mortality in pelvic fracture: Every hour of delay counts J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 05; 84(5):685-692. . View in PubMed

Balanced blood product transfusion during liver transplantation Clin Transplant. 2018 03; 32(3):e13191. . View in PubMed

A pilot registry of trauma surgeons willing and ready to respond to disasters J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 02; 84(2):393-396. . View in PubMed

Isolated iliac vascular injuries and outcome of repair versus ligation of isolated iliac vein injury J Vasc Surg. 2018 01; 67(1):254-261. . View in PubMed

A Novel, Perfused-Cadaver Simulation Model for Tourniquet Training in Military Medics J Spec Oper Med. 2018 Winter; 18(4):97-102. . View in PubMed

The Dangers of Equivocal FAST in Trauma Resuscitation Am Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 83(10):1127-1131. . View in PubMed

Delta Shock Index in the Emergency Department Predicts Mortality and Need for Blood Transfusion in Trauma Patients Am Surg. 2017 Oct 01; 83(10):1059-1062. . View in PubMed

The impact of helmet use on outcomes after a motorcycle crash Injury. 2017 May; 48(5):1093-1097. . View in PubMed

Outpatient Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Feasible in a Public County Hospital? J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Mar 13.. View in PubMed

Injuries sustained during contact with law enforcement: An analysis from US trauma centers J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 12; 83(6):1124-1128. . View in PubMed

Outcomes after traumatic injury in patients with preexisting psychiatric illness J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 11; 83(5):882-887. . View in PubMed

Splenic artery embolization versus splenectomy: Analysis for early in-hospital infectious complications and outcomes J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 09; 83(3):356-360. . View in PubMed

Treatment algorithm and management of retrohepatic vena cava injuries J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 08; 83(2):340-344. . View in PubMed

Surgical outcomes after trauma pneumonectomy: Revisited J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 05; 82(5):927-932. . View in PubMed

Severe injuries associated with skiing and snowboarding: A national trauma data bank study J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 04; 82(4):781-786. . View in PubMed

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 03; 82(3):470-480. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of Single- versus Dual-Tube Thoracostomy after Thoracotomy for Trauma Am Surg. 2017 10 01; 83(10):1142-1146. . View in PubMed

Loss of muscle mass: a significant predictor of postoperative complications in acute diverticulitis J Surg Res. 2017 05 01; 211:39-44. . View in PubMed

Maintaining the Critical Care Continuum in Resuscitation Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2017; 55(3):130-146. . View in PubMed

Non-iatrogenic esophageal injury: a retrospective analysis from the National Trauma Data Bank World J Emerg Surg. 2017; 12:19. . View in PubMed

Intraosseous Infusion as a Bridge to Definitive Access Am Surg. 2016 Oct; 82(10):876-880. . View in PubMed

Thoracic computed tomography is an effective screening modality in patients with penetrating injuries to the chest Injury. 2016 Sep; 47(9):2000-5. . View in PubMed

Hemodynamic monitoring of the injured patient: From central venous pressure to focused echocardiography J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar; 80(3):499-510. . View in PubMed

The role of computed tomography after emergent trauma operation J Surg Res. 2016 12; 206(2):286-291. . View in PubMed

Long-term follow-up of Fournier's Gangrene in a tertiary care center J Surg Res. 2016 11; 206(1):175-181. . View in PubMed

High-Density Free Fluid on Computed Tomography: a Predictor of Surgical Intervention in Patients with Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 11; 20(11):1861-1866. . View in PubMed

The impact of acute coagulopathy on mortality in pediatric trauma patients J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 08; 81(2):312-8. . View in PubMed

A high-volume trauma intensive care unit can be successfully staffed by advanced practitioners at night J Crit Care. 2016 06; 33:4-7. . View in PubMed

Emergent operation for isolated severe traumatic brain injury: Does time matter? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Nov; 79(5):838-42.. View in PubMed

2015 Aug; 79(2):188-92; discussion 192-3. . View in PubMed

The peril of thoracoabdominal firearm trauma: 984 civilian injuries reviewed J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Nov; 77(5):684-691. . View in PubMed

Am Surg. 2013 Jan; 79(1):96-100. . View in PubMed

Does gastric volume in trauma patients identify a population at risk for developing pneumonia and poor outcomes? J Surg Res. 2012 Dec; 178(2):874-8.. View in PubMed

Bedside thoracic ultrasonography of the fourth intercostal space reliably determines safe removal of tube thoracostomy after traumatic injury J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1568-73. . View in PubMed

Emergency uncrossmatched transfusion effect on blood type alloantibodies J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jan; 72(1):48-52; discussion 52-3. . View in PubMed

Timing is everything: delayed intubation is associated with increased mortality in initially stable trauma patients J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):286-90. . View in PubMed

Sonographic optic nerve sheath diameter as an estimate of intracranial pressure in adult trauma J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):265-71. . View in PubMed

Correlation between IVC dimensions and volume status on CT scan J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):291-6. . View in PubMed

A novel CT volume index score correlates with outcomes in polytrauma patients with pulmonary contusion J Surg Res. 2011 Oct; 170(2):280-5. . View in PubMed

The case against BRCA 1 and 2 testing Surgery. 2011 Jun; 149(6):731-4. . View in PubMed

Endothelin-1 attenuates increases in hydraulic conductivity due to platelet-activating factor via prostacyclin release J Appl Physiol (1985). 2011 Mar; 110(3):717-23. . View in PubMed

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