Gary Alan Bass, MD MSc MBA MRCSI FEBS(Em Surg)

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Surgeon and Intensivist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital
Billing and Documentation Improvement Committee, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Division of Trauma Representative to UPHS Airway Safety Committee, UPHS Airway Safety Committee
Senior Scholar, Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation (CPORT) at the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Program Director, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery
Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Pennsylvania Hospital
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Division of Traumatology, Emergency Surgery & Surgical Critical Care
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Medical Office Building Suite 120, 51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8819
Fax: 215-243-4679
BSc (Physiology)
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2001.
MSc (Physiology )
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2005.
MD (Medicine)
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2008.
PgDip (Trauma Sciences)
Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom, 2016.
PGCert (Healthcare Management)
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2017.
eMBA (Business Administration)
Quantic School of Business, Washington, DC, 2019.
CCEB (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2021.
PhD (Surgical Sciences)
Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden, 2024.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Surgical Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery, and Trauma Surgery

Description of Other Expertise

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Description of Research Expertise

Prospective multi-center observational cohort studies, randomized control trials and retrospective surgical outcomes observational studies in Emergency General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery. Leveraging this surgical outcomes research, as it intersects with mixed-methods implementation science to better inform data-driven clinician decision support and patient outcomes.

Selected Publications

Bath MF, Bashford T; GOAL‐Trauma Collaborative.: The trauma laparotomy-A key procedure that lacks global data. World J Surg Apr 2024.

Feather CB, Rehrig S, Allen R, Barth N, Kugler EM, Cullinane DC, Falank CR, Bhattacharya B, Maung AA, Seng S, Ratnasekera A, Bass GA, Butler D, Pascual JL, Srikureja D, Winicki N, Lynde J, Nowak B, Azar F, Thompson LA, Nahmias J, Manasa M, Tesoriero R, Kumar SB, Collom M, Kincaid M, Sperwer K, Santos AP, Klune JR, Turcotte J.: To close or not to close? Wound management in emergent colorectal surgery, an EAST Multicenter prospective cohort study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg Mar 2024.

Bass GA, Kaplan LJ, Gaarder C, Coimbra R, Klingensmith NJ, Kurihara H, Zago M, Cioffi SPB, Mohseni S, Sugrue M, Tolonen M, Valcarcel CR, Tilsed J, Hildebrand F, Marzi I.: European society for trauma and emergency surgery member-identified research priorities in emergency surgery: a roadmap for future clinical research opportunities. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg Feb 2024.

Bass GA, Chang CWJ, Sorce LR, Subramanian S, Laytin AD, Somodi R, Gray JR, Lane-Fall M, Kaplan LJ.: Gamification in Critical Care Education and Practice. Crit Care Explor 6: e1034, Jan 2024.

Bass GA, Chang CWJ, Winkle JM, Cecconi M, Kudchadkar SR, Akuamoah-Boateng K, Einav S, Duffy CC, Hidalgo J, Rodriquez-Vega GM, Gandra-d'Almeida AJ, Barletta JF, Kaplan LJ.: Concise Definitive Review: In-Hospital Violence and Its Impact on Critical Care Practitioners. Crit Care Med Jan 2024.

Naumann DN, Bhangu A, Brooks A, Martin M, Cotton BA, Khan M, Midwinter MJ, Pearce L, Bowley DM, Holcomb JB, Griffiths EA; BEACON Collaborative.: Novel Textbook Outcomes following emergency laparotomy: Delphi exercise. BJS Open 8: zrad145, Jan 2024.

Hynes AM, Murali S, Bass GA, Kheirbek T, Qasim Z, George N, Yelon JA, Chreiman KC, Martin ND, Cannon JW.: Effectiveness of Sternal Intraosseous Device in Patients Presenting with Circulatory Shock: A Retrospective Observational Study. J Spec Oper Med 23: 81-86, Dec 2023.

Haddad, D, Meredyth, N, Hatchimonji, J, Merulla, E, Matta, A, Saucier, J, Sharoky, CE, Bass, GA, Pascual-lopez, JL, Martin, ND: Does Provider-Assessed Futility at ICU Admission Result in a More Patient-Centric Code Status at Time of Death? Journal Of The American College Of Surgeons 237(5 S): S272, NOV 2023.

Duffy CC, Bass GA, Yi W, Rouhi A, Kaplan LJ, O'Sullivan E.: Teaching Airway Management Using Virtual Reality: A Scoping Review. Anesth Analg 138: 782-793, Jul 2023.

Donnelly, M, Ryan, OK, Ryan, J, Bass, GA, Kelly, ME, McNamara, D, Whelan, M, Neary, PC, O'Riordan, JM, Kavanagh, DO: Comparison of Restorative Proctocolectomy with and Without Defunctioning Loop Ileostomy in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal Of Crohns & Colitis 17(6): 876-895, JUN 16 2023.

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