Daniel N Holena, MD MCSE

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Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
Department: Surgery
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 North 39th St., Suite 120
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-7323
Fax: 215-243-3221
B.Sc. (Biology)
McGill University, Montreal , 1995.
M.D. (Medicine)
State University of New York at Stony Brook , 2002.
R.C. (Clinical Research)
University of Pennsylvania Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2011.
MSCE (Epidemiology)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Daniel Holena is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He received his General Surgery training at Cornell, and completed is fellowship in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Holena specializes in the treatment of traumatic injury, emergency general surgery conditions, and surgical critical care. His research interests include outcomes after emergency general surgery and triage biomarkers in acute trauma.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Holena's research interests encompass the study of quality of care after injury. He has a specific interest in the methodology used for risk-adjusting trauma morbidity, mortality, and failure to rescue.

Selected Publications

Peden CJ, Aggarwal G, Aitken RJ, Anderson ID, Bang Foss N, Cooper Z, Dhesi JK, French WB, Grant MC, Hammarqvist F, Hare SP, Havens JM, Holena DN, Hübner M, Kim JS, Lees NP, Ljungqvist O, Lobo DN, Mohseni S, Ordoñez CA, Quiney N, Urman RD, Wick E, Wu CL, Young-Fadok T, Scott M: Guidelines for Perioperative Care for Emergency Laparotomy Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendations: Part 1—Preoperative: Diagnosis, Rapid Assessment and Optimization. World J Surg Mar. 2021.

Ma L, Hatchimonji J, Kaufman E, Scantling D, Stoecker J, Xiong A, Holena D: The Impact of Socially Stigmatized Pre-Existing Conditions on Outcomes after Injury. Journal of Surgical Research Jan. 2021.

Scantling D, Hatchimonji J, Kaufman E, Orji W, Holena D: Firearm violence, access to care and gentrification: a moving target for American trauma systems. Annals of Surgery 2021.

Hatchimonji J, Bader A, Ma L, Chreimen K, Byrne J, Reilly P, Braslow B, Seamon M, Holena D: Pain Interference and Decreased Physical Function After Emergency General Surgery: Measuring Patient-Reported Outcomes. World Journal of Surgery 2021.

Bass G, Seamon M, Martin N, Holena D, Braslow B: Timing of surgery in SARS-CoV-2 positive patients. Anaesthesia 2021.

Hatchimonji J, Kaufman E, Dowzicky P, Scantling D, Holena D: Efficient Evaluation of Center-Level Emergency Surgery Performance Using a High-Yield Procedure Set: A Step Towards an EGS Registry   The American Journal of Surgery 2021.

Hynes A, Geng Z, Young A, Holena D, Scantling D, Fox E, Wade C, Meador C, Abella B, Holland S, Cacchione P, Cannon J: Staying on target: maintaining a balanced resuscitation during damage control resuscitation improves survival. Western Trauma Association 2021 Meeting 2021.

Bass G, Seamon M, Martin N, Holena D, Braslow B: Benefits of preoperative vaccinations. British Journal of Surgery 2021.

Hatchimonji J, Holena D: A Contemporary Analysis of Delayed Diagnoses After Traumatic Injury: The Role of Operative Therapy The American Surgeon Sept. 2020.

Hatchimonji J, Holena D: Multiple Complications in Emergency Surgery: Identifying Risk Factors for Failure-to-Rescue. The American Surgeon Jul. 2020.

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Last updated: 03/19/2021
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