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Vishal Bansal, MD, FACS


Curriculum Vitae



Address Department of Surgery
UCSD Medical Center
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103-8896


Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
2007-present


Professional and Administrative Appointment

Assistant Director of Trauma Services, Division of Trauma, University of California, San
Diego. 2008-present

Clerkship Director, Surgery Core Clerkship (Surg. 401), University of California, San
Diego. 2010-present

State Vice-Chair, American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma. 2011-present


Certification and Licensure

California Medical License 2006-Present
Pennsylvania Medical License 1999-2006
Drug Enforcement Agency 2002-Present
ATLS Instructor Certification 2000-Present
ABS General Surgery Certification 2006-2017
ABS Critical Care Certification 2007-2018


Education

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo MI 1991-1995
B.A. Music, Biology (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Universitaet Muenster, Muenster, Germany 1993-1994
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Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1995-1999
M.D. (High Honors, Alpha Omega Alpha)

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1999-2006
General Surgery Residency, Timothy R. Billiar-Chairman

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2002-2004
Research Fellowship, Dr. Juan B. Ochoa, Dr. Timothy R. Billiar

University of California San Diego. San Diego, CA 2006-2007
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Raul S. Coimbra-Director


Post-Undergraduate Honors and Fellowships

Phi Beta Kappa 1995

Wayne State University Research Scholarship and Grant 1995

Wayne State University Year End Honors Scholarship 1996, 1998

Alpha Omega Alpha 1998

Wayne State University Honors Medical Student Distinguished Service Award 1999

Wayne State University Graduation with High Honors 1999

Association of Academic Surgery Medical Student Research
Award 1999

University of Pittsburgh NIH Trauma Training Grant Fellowship
2002-2004

Japanese Surgical Society International Travel Scholarship and Grant 2004

University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery Excellence in Teaching Award 2002

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Little Apple Most Outstanding Resident
Teacher Award 2006

University of Pittsburgh Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in
Teaching Award 2006

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American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Region IX 1
st
Place: Clinical Paper
Competition 2006

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) John B. Davis Scholarship and
Grant 2007-2008

American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship Award. 2011-2013



Extramural/Grant Support

National Research Service Award. NIH 5T32GM8516-10. Trauma Training Grant
7/2004-6/2006

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) John B. Davis Scholarship,
Scholarship and Grant 7/2007-6/2008

PTSD/TBI. Clinical Consortium Coordinating Center-Admin Core. DoD Grant #USAMRAA
W81XWH0820159, 9/2008-6/2012

The San Diego TBI Clinical Research Center: Study Site for Clinical Consortium. DoD
Grant #USAMRAA W81XWH0820159, 09/2008-08/2013

American Surgical Association Foundation Fellowship Award. 7/2011-6/2013


Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Medical Society 2001-Present
Society of Critical Care Medicine 2006-Present
American College of Surgeons (Initiate Fellow) 2008-2010
San Diego Chapter, American College of Surgeons 2008-Present
Association for Academic Surgery 2008-Present
Shock Society 2009-Present
American College of Surgeons (Fellow) 2010-Present
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 2011-Present


Outside Professional Activities

Reviewer

American Journal of Preventative Medicine 2008-Present
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Journal of Organ Dysfunction 2008-Present
Journal of Surgical Endoscopy 2009-Present
Journal of Trauma 2009-Present
Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention 2010-Present
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced 2010-Present
Surgical Techniques
Journal of Case Reports in Medicine 2010-Present
Journal of Surgical Research 2010-Present
British Journal of Nutrition 2011-Present
Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) 2011-Present
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) 2011-Present
Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE) 2012-Present
The International Journal of Neuroscience 2012-Present

Committees

Member Medical Audit Committee (MAC) 2009-Present
Member- ACS Committee on Trauma 2010-Present
Judge Committee on Trauma Residents Paper Competition 2011-2013
Member - Association for Academic Surgery Education Comm. 2011-2013


University Service

Member - Academic Senate Committee 2007-Present
Member - Independent Student Project Committee 2007-Present
Member - University of California, San Diego, 2008-Present
School of Medicine General Surgery 401
Clerkship Champion Committee
Member - Medical Nutrition Therapy Committee 2008-Present
Member - Critical Care Committee 2009-Present
Member - Residency Review Committee 2009-Present
Director Surgery 401 Core Clerkship 2010-Present
Member - Core Curriculum Committee 2011-Present


Mentor

Fraternity Mentor

UCSD Phi Delta Epsilon 2009-Present


Meeting Participant
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1. Moderator, Trauma/Critical Care. Association for Academic Surgery, San
Antonio, TX 2/2010
2. Moderator, Inflammation and immunology. Association for Academic Surgery,
San Antonio, TX 2/2010
3. Moderator, The epidemic of anti-coagulated trauma patients. 33
rd
Annual
Postgraduate Assembly in Surgery, San Diego, CA 2/2010
4. Session Co-Chair, Pattern recognition receptors. Annual Shock Society Meeting,
Portland, OR 6/2010
5. Director, 2010 Region IX American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
Residents Paper Competition, San Diego, CA 12/2010
6. Panel Discussant, Case Management Session. San Diego Day of Trauma, Scripps
Mercy Health Center. San Diego, CA 10/2011
7. Panel Discussant, Core Controversies - Hemorrhage Shock Resuscitation: Less or
More? Permissive Hypotension Debate: Pro. 2
nd
Annual California Trauma and
Resuscitation Conference, San Diego, CA 2/2012
8. Moderator, Preinjury/pre-surgery anticoagulants: What general surgeons should
know! 35
th
Annual San Diego Postgraduate Assembly in Surgery, San Diego, CA
4/2012
9. Moderator, Perforated viscus Avoiding disaster. 35
th
Annual San Diego
Postgraduate Assembly in Surgery, San Diego, CA 4/2012


Invited Lectures

1. Bansal V. APRV and other ventilatory tricks. Trauma Day Away Conference. San
Diego, CA 8/2007
2. Bansal V. ATV Injuries: A trauma surgeons bane. Kern County Medical Center,
Bakersfield, CA 12/2007 (Grand Rounds)
3. Bansal V. Colon and rectal injury. 31
st
Annual Assembly in Surgery, San Diego,
CA 3/2008
4. Bansal V. SIRS-systemic inflammatory response syndrome. San Diego Society of
General Surgeons. San Diego, CA 5/2008
5. Bansal V. Mass transfusion and fluids. Critical Care Session, San Diego, CA
7/2008
6. Bansal V. Nutrition support in the ICU. Critical Care Session, San Diego, CA
7/2008
7. Bansal V. Antiplatelet agents and Trauma. Trauma Day Away, San Diego, CA
8/2008
8. Bansal V. Immune modulation. Kaiser Hospital & Health Center, San Diego, CA
8/2008
9. Bansal V. Advances in surgical critical care nutrition. American Society of
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. (ASPEN). New Orleans, LA 2/2009
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10. Bansal V. Early detection of acute renal failure in the trauma population. Critical
Care Session, San Diego, CA 7/2009
11. Bansal V. Traumatic brain injury and the neuroenteric axis. Hillcrest Biomedical
and Clinical Research Center Seminar. UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA
10/2009
12. Bansal V. Using radiology in diagnosis and treatment of trauma patients: A
trauma surgeons perspective. 2
nd
Annual Imaging & Intervention: Future Trends
in Healthcare Conference, San Diego, CA 1/2010
13. Bansal V. Toll like receptors in burn Injury. 33
rd
Annual Conference on Shock,
Shock Society, Portland, OR 6/2010
14. Bansal V. Full body CT: Friend or foe. 34
th
Annual Assembly in Surgery. San
Diego, CA 3/2011
15. Bansal V. Acute appendicitis: Do all patients need an operation? 34
th
Annual
Assembly in Surgery. San Diego, CA 3/2011
16. Bansal V. Proposed ROC trauma studies. 1st Annual San Diego Resuscitation
Conference, San Diego, CA 4/2011
17. Bansal V. Resuscitation fluids: When/What? 1st Annual San Diego Resuscitation
Conference, San Diego, CA 4/2011
18. Bansal V. Traumatic brain injury: Why should the rest of the body Care?
Consortium on Traumatic Brain Injury Research and Care Lecture Series. UCSD
Garren Auditorium, San Diego, CA 4/2011
19. Bansal V. Placement devices + protocol = better nutrition (Cortrak). Critical Care
Summer Session. San Diego, CA 7/2011
20. Bansal V. The utility of the pan-man CT scan in trauma: Friend or foe. Advanced
Trauma Symposium, Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego, CA 7/2011
21. Bansal V. The Golden Hour Revisited. Southern California Trauma Conference
presented by REACH Air Medical Services. Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm
Springs, CA 9/2011
22. Bansal V. Hemorrhagic shock in children: Priorities for adult trauma surgeons.
The 2011 San Diego Day of Trauma. Scripps Health Conference, San Diego, CA
10/2011
23. Soft tissue infection What lurks beneath? 35
th
San Diego Postgraduate
Assembly in Surgery, San Diego, CA 4/2012
24. Update on resuscitation. 35
th
San Diego Postgraduate Assembly in Surgery, San
Diego, CA 4/2012


Presentations

1. Bansal V, Endean E, Harbrecht B, Ochoa JB. Arginine depletion alone decreases
Jurkat cell proliferation and -chain dysfunction. Society of University Surgeons:
Houston TX, 2/2003 (Presentation)
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2. Bansal V, Seyers KM, Harbrecht B, Ochoa JB. The effect of fatty acids on RAW cell
arginase and NO production. Association of Academic Surgery: Sacramento, CA,
11/2003 (Presentation)
3. Bansal V, Taheri F, Zabelata, J, Wu, G, Eichler, D, Ochoa JB. Citrulline preserves
proliferation and prevents the loss of CD3- chain under conditions of low
arginine. Japanese Surgical Society: Osaka, Japan 4/2004 (Presentation)
4. Matta B, Makarenkova V, Bansal V, Ochoa JB. Arginine depletion by myeloid cells
is a cause of T-cell dysfunction after trauma. American Society for Parenteral and
Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN): Clinical Nutrition Week, Orlando, FL 2/2005 Parenter
Enteral Nutr abstract 29(1): S23, 2005 (Presentation)
5. Makarenkova V, Bansal V, Matta B, Wolen JM, Ochoa JB. CD11B
+
/GR-1
+
myeloid
suppressor cells cause splenic T-cell dysfunction after trauma. Society of
University Surgeons: Nashville, TN 2/2005 (Presentation)
6. Bansal V, Fortlage D, Lee JG, Potenza B, Coimbra R. Causes of early death as
determined by autopsy. Does the Golden Hour still apply? American College of
Surgeons Committee on Trauma Paper Competition Region IX: Palo Alto, CA
12/2006 (Presentation)
7. Bansal V, Fortlage D, Lee JG, Potenza B, Coimbra R. A 21 year history of ATV
trauma: Has anything changed? Southwestern Surgical Congress: Palm Springs,
CA 3/2007(Poster)
8. Deree J, Fortlage D, Bansal V, Lee J, Potenza B, Coimbra R. Methamphetamine
use by trauma patients: Current trends and consequences. American College of
Surgeons. Surgical Forum: New Orleans, LA 10/2007 JACS abstract 205(3):S67
2007 (Presentation)
9. Bansal V., Fortlage D., Lee, J., Potenza, B., Coimbra R. Hemorrhage is more
prevalent than brain injury is early trauma deaths: The golden six hours. Session
IV, Poster #76, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma: Las Vegas, NV
9/2007 (Poster)
10. Lee J, Bansal V, Fortlage D, Potenza B., Coimbra R. Hypotension following
penetrating torso trauma: OR resuscitation improves outcomes. Session IV,
Poster 59, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Las Vegas, NV
9/2007 (Poster)
11. Costantini TW, Deree J, Loomis W, Bansal V, Eliceiri B, Coimbra R.
Phosphodiesterase inhibition decreases breakdown of the tight junction proteins
occludin and ZO-1 in immunostimulated Caco-2 intestinal monolayers. Annual
Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society: Hilton Head, SC 5/2008 (Presentation)
12. Potenza B, Noordenbos J, Lew G, Danquah G, Tenenhaus M, Lee J, Bansal V,
Coimbra R, Ridgway C, McSweeney J: Venous thromboembolism in a burn
population Is it time to prevent the clot? Western Trauma Society, Squaw
Creek, CA 2/2008 J Trauma abstract 64(1):250, 2008 (Presentation)
13. Costantini TW, Loomis W, Drusinsky D, Choi S, Putnam J, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Bansal V, Coimbra R: Phosphodiesterase inhibition modulates intestinal tight
junction signaling after burn injury: Effects on myosin light chain kinase. 67th
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Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Maui, HI
9/2008 (Presentation)
14. Bansal V, Costantini TW, Fraga G, Fortlage D, Fraga A, Lee J, Doucet J, Coimbra R:
Redefining renal dysfunction in trauma: Implementation of network. 67th
Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Maui, HI
9/2008 (Presentation)
15. Bansal V, Conroy C, Lee J, Schwartz A, Tominaga G, Coimbra R.: Is bigger better?
The effect of obesity on pelvic fractures following side impact motor vehicle
crashes. 67th Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
Maui, HI 9/2008 (Poster)
16. Doucet J, Galarneau M, Manookian P, Potenza B, Bansal V, Lee J, Schwartz S,
Wade A, Dye J, Hollingsworth-Fridlund P, Fortlage D, Coimbra R. Combat versus
civilian open tibia fractures - The effect of blast mechanism on outcomes.
Session IV, Poster #SI-10, 67th Meeting of the American Association for the
Surgery of Trauma. Maui, HI 9/2008 (Poster)
17. Ylagan M, Trivedi N, Basu T, Fortlage D, Ramos G, Bansal V, Kelly T, Coimbra R.
Radiation exposure in the pregnant trauma patient: Implications for fetal risk
counseling. 29th Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. San Diego, CA 2/2009
(Poster)
18. Bansal V, Choi S, Costantini T, Loomis W, Coimbra R. Arginine is essential in
reversing prostaglandin E2 induced T-Cell suppression by hypertonic saline. 4th
Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Fort Myers, FL 2/2009; abstract J Surg Res,
151(2):221-222, 2009 (Presentation)
19. Costantini TW, Peterson CY, Kroll L, Loomis W, Putnam J, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Bansal V, Coimbra R. Role of p38 in MAPK signaling in burn induced intestinal
barrier breakdown. 4th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Fort Myers, FL
2/2009 J Surg Res 15(2):212 (Presentation)
20. Costantini TW, Peterson CY, Putnam J, Sawada R, Loomis W, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Bansal V, Coimbra R. Utilizing phage display technology to identify peptide
sequences targeting the burn injured intestinal barrier. 4th Annual Academic
Surgical Congress. Fort Myers, FL 2/2009 J Surg Res., 151(2):212-213
(Presentation)
21. Costantini TW, Peterson CY, Kroll LM, Loomis WH, Putnam J, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Bansal V, Coimbra R. Burns, inflammation, and intestinal Injury: Protective
effects of an anti-inflammatory resuscitation strategy. 39th Western Trauma
Association. Crested Butte, CO 2/2009 (Presentation)
22. Costantini TW, Peterson CY, Kroll LM, Loomis WH, Putnam J, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Bansal V, Coimbra R. Gut barrier injury is associated with activation of enteric
glia cells. 29th Surgical Infection Society. Chicago, Il 5/2009, J Surg Inf abstract
10(2):194, 2009 (Presentation)
23. Peterson CY, Costantini TW, Loomis WH, Putnam J, Eliceiri B, Baird A, Bansal V,
Coimbra R. Toll-like receptor-4 mediated intestinal injury after burns. 29th
Surgical Infection Society. Chicago, Il 5/2009, Surg Inf abstract 10(2):212-213,
2009 (Presentation)
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24. Nwakanma L, Box K, Fortlage D, Sylwesterzak M, Lane J, Doucet J, Bansal V,
Coimbra R. Implementation of a safe and effective computerized glycemic
protocol in a surgical intensive care unit. Southwestern Surgical Congress, San
Diego, CA 3/2009 (Poster)
25. Costantini T, Bansal V, Peterson CY, Loomis WH, Putnam J, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Coimbra R. Vagal nerve stimulation attenuates burn-induced intestinal barrier
injury. Poster 24, 32nd Shock Society. San Antonio, TX 6/2009 (Poster)
26. Bansal V, Costantini TW, Peterson CY, Loomis W, Putnam J, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Coimbra R. Ghrelin prevents intestinal dysfunction following traumatic brain
injury through the vagus nerve. 2nd Joint Symposium of the International and
National Neurotrauma Society. Santa Barbara, CA 9/2009 (Poster)
27. Costantini TW, Bansal V, Peterson CY, Loomis W, Putnam J, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Coimbra R. Efferent vagal nerve signalling improves intestinal barrier integrity
following severe burn. 68
th
Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery
of Trauma. Pittsburgh, PA 10/2009 (Presentation)
28. Bansal V, Costantini TW, Peterson CY, Loomis W, Putnam J, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Coimbra R. Harnessing the central nervous system to prevent intestinal injury
following traumatic brain injury. 68
th
Meeting of the American Association for
the Surgery of Trauma. Pittsburgh, PA 10/2009 (Presentation)
29. Bansal V, Costantini TW, Ryu S, Peterson CY, Loomis W, Blow C, Eliceiri B, Baird
A, Coimbra R. Ghrelin decreases TNF-a following traumatic brain injury through a
vagus nerve independent mechanism. 5
th
Annual Academic Surgical Congress,
Association for Academic Surgery, San Antonio, TX 2/2010 (Presentation)
30. Krzyzaniak M, Cheadle G, Peterson C, Loomis W, Putnam J, Loomis W, Eliceiri B,
Baird A, Bansal V, Coimbra R. Burn induced acute lung injury requires a
functional toll-like receptor 4. 33
rd
Annual Conference on Shock, Shock Society,
Portland OR 6/2010 (Poster)
31. Bansal V, Ryu S, Blow C, Krzyzaniak M, Peterson C, Loomis W, Eliceiri B, Baird A,
Coimbra R. Vagal stimulation decreases inflammation through a ghrelin
mediated mechanism in traumatic brain injury. 33
rd
Annual Conference on
Shock, Shock Society, Portland, OR 6/2010 Shock abstract 33(7)(Suppl 1):12,
2010 (Presentation)
32. Krzyzaniak MJ, Peterson CY, Reys L, Cheadle G, Putnam JG, Loomis WH, Eliceiri
BP, Baird A, Bansal V, Coimbra R. Post-injury vagal nerve stimulation protects
against intestinal epithelial barrier breakdown. 69
th
Meeting of the American
Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Boston, MA 9/2010 (Presentation)
33. Bansal V, Fortlage D, Costantini T, Lee J, Doucet J, Potenza B, Coimbra R. A new
clopidergrel (Plavix) point-of-care assay: Rapid determination of antiplatelet
activity in trauma patients. 69
th
Meeting of the American Association for the
Surgery of Trauma, Boston, MA 9/2010 (Presentation)
34. Moore FO, Goslar PW, Stevens LR, Petersen SR, Coimbra R, Brown CVR, Foulkrod
KH, Coopwood Jr TB, Lottenberg L, Phelan HA, Bruns B, Sherck JP, Norwood SH,
Barnes SL, Matthews MR, Hoff WS, deMoya MA, Velmahos G, Bansal V, Hu CKC,
Karmy-Jones RC, Vinces F, Pembaur K, Notrica DM, Haan JM. Management of
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blunt traumatic occult pneumothorax: Is observation harmful? Results of a
prospective multicenter study. 69th Annual Association for the Surgery of
Trauma, Boston, MA 9/2010 (Presentation)
35. Lopez N, Krzyzaniak MJ, Blow C, Allexan S, Hageny A, Eliceiri B, Coimbra R, Bansal
V. The hormone ghrelin prevents disruption of the blood brain barrier following
traumatic brain injury. 6
th
Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Association for
Academic Surgery, Huntington Beach, CA 2/2011 JSR abstract 165(2):239, 2011
(Presentation)
36. Krzyzaniak MJ, Cheadle G, Reys L, Ortiz-Pomales Y, Lopez N, Hageny A, Putnam J,
Eliceiri B, Baird A, Bansal V, Coimbra R. The role of the vagus nerve In preventing
acute lung injury: Uncovering the gut-lung axis. 6
th
Annual Academic Surgical
Congress, Association for Academic Surgery, Huntington Beach, CA 2/2011 JSR
abstract 165(2):317, 2011 (Presentation)
37. Patel CB, Moore FO, Goslar PW, Petersen SR, Coimbra R, Velmahos G, Brown
CVR, Coopwood Jr. TB, Lottenberg L, Phelan HA, Bruns BR, Sherck JP, Norwood
SH, Barnes SL, Matthews MR, Hoff WS, de Moya MA, Bansal V, Hu CKC, Karmy-
Jones RC, Vinces F, Pembaur K, Notrica DM, Haan JM. Factors predicting
immediate tube thoracostomy in blunt traumatic occult pneumothorax: A
prospective multicenter study. Southwest Surgical Congress, Ko Olina, HI 4/2011
(Poster)
38. Lopez NE, Krzyzaniak MJ, Ortiz-Pomales Y, Hageny A, Putnam J, Eliceiri B,
Coimbra R, Bansal V. Early treatment with ghrelin prevents disruption of blood
brain barrier and apoptosis following traumatic brain injury. Neurotrauma
Symposium 2011, Hollywood, FL 8/2011 (Poster)
39. Kim DY, Kobayashi L, Costantini T, Chang D, Fortlage D, Wynne L, Bansal V,
Coimbra R. Is contrast exposure safe among the highest risk trauma patients?
Paper 69, 70th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of
Trauma, Chicago, IL 9/2011 (Presentation)
40. Krzyzaniak M, Ortiz Pomales Y, Lopez N, Cheadle G, Reys L, Hageny AM, Eliceiri B,
Baird A, Bansal V, Coimbra R. Get on the nerve: Preventing organ dysfunction by
pharmacologically increasing vagal output. Paper 2, 70
th
American Association
for the Surgery of Trauma, Chicago, IL 9/2011 (Presentation)
41. Lee J, Bansal V, Doucet J, Kobayashi L, Fortlage D, Coimbra R; Does dedicated
surgeon led trauma care in a standalone trauma center improve outcomes in
traumatic brain injury? The answer is yes! Poster #123, 70th Annual Meeting of
the American Association for Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute
Care Surgery, Chicago, IL 9/2011 (Poster)
42. Lopez NE, Krzyzaniak MJ, Ortiz-Pomales Y, Hageny AM, Baird A, Elicieri B,
Coimbra R, Bansal V; Dysfunction following traumatic brain injury. Poster #126,
70th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma and
Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery, Chicago, IL 9/2011 (Poster)
43. Bansal V, Reid C, Kobayashi L, Lee J, Doucet J, Coimbra R; Determining injuries
from posterior stab wounds using CT tractography. Poster #14, 70th Annual
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Meeting of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress
of Acute Care Surgery, Chicago, IL 9/2011 (Poster)
44. Cheadle GA, Costantini TW, Hageny A, Putnam JG, Lopez N, Eliceiri B, Bansal V,
Coimbra R; Enteric glia cells attenuate cytomix-induced intestinal epithelial
barrier breakdown. Association for Academic Surgery and Society of University
Surgeons. Las Vegas, NV 2/2012 (Presentation)
45. Kim D, Regner J, Doucet J, Kobayashi L, Lee J, Talamini M, Coimbra R, Bansal V;
The value of abdominal ultrasonography to prevent iatrogenic injury in
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Society of American
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, San Diego, CA 3/2012 (Poster)


Publications

1. Bansal V, Ochoa JB; Arginine availability, arginase, and the immune response.
Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, 2003 Mar; 6(2):223-8. Article
2. Bansal V, Rodriguez P, Wu G, Eichler DC, Zabelata J, Taheri F, Ochoa JB; Citrulline
can preserve proliferation and prevent the loss of CD3 chain under conditions
of low arginine. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 2004 Nov; 28(6):423-430. Article
3. Ochoa JB, Makarenkova V, Bansal V; A rational use of immune enhancing diets:
When should we use dietary arginine supplementation? Nutri Clinical Pract, 2004
Jun; 19:216-225. Article
4. Bansal V, Syers KM, Makarenkova V, Brannon R, Matta B, Harbrecht BG, Ochoa
JB; Interactions between fatty acids and arginine metabolism: Implications for
the design of immune-enhancing diets. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr, 2005 Jan;
29:S75-S80. Article
5. Bansal V, Ochoa JB; Ileus. In: Textbook of Critical Care Medicine 5
th
Edition. Fink
MP, Abraham E, Vincent J-L, Kochanek PM (Eds), Philadelphia, Elsevier W.B.
Saunders Co., 2005 Chapter 24, pp 109-110. Chapter
6. Bansal V, Ochoa JB; Ileus and mechanical small bowel obstruction. In: Textbook
of Critical Care Medicine 5
th
Edition. Fink MP, Abraham E, Vincent J-L, Kochanek
PM (Eds.), Philadelphia, Elsevier W.B. Saunders Co., 2005 Chapter 124, pp 1049-
1054. Chapter
7. Ochoa JB, Bansal V; Diarrhea. In: Textbook of Critical Care Medicine 5
th
Edition.
Fink MP, Abraham E, Vincent J-L, Kochanek PM (Eds.), Philadelphia, Elsevier W.B.
Saunders Co., 2005 Chapter 25, pp 111-112. Chapter
8. Makarenkova VP, Bansal V, Matta BM, Perez LA, Ochoa JB; CD11b
+
/Gr-1
+

myeloid suppressor cells cause T cell dysfunction after traumatic stress. J
Immunol, 2006 Feb; 176(4):2085-2094. Article
9. Bansal V, Schuchert VD; Jaundice in the intensive care unit. Elsevier W.B.
Saunders Co., Surgical Clin N Am, 2006 Dec 86: pp 1495-1502. Chapter
10. Sinz EH, Wilson WC, Bansal V; Immunity and immunodeficiency in trauma and
critical care. In: Trauma: Resuscitation, Perioperative Management and Critical
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Care. Philadelphia, Taylor and Francis Co., 2006, Chapter 52, pp 907-926.
Chapter
11. Neal M, Bansal V, Alarcon L; A wrench in the OR aided our amputation. Contemp
Surg, 2007 63(1):39-41. Case Report
12. Coimbra R, Lee J, Bansal V, Hollingsworth-Fridlund P; Recognizing /accepting
futility: Pre-hospital, emergency center, operating room, and intensive care unit.
J Trauma Nursing, 2007 14(2):73-76. Article
13. Bansal V, Fortlage D, Lee JG, Hill L, Potenza B, Coimbra R; Significant injury in
cruise ship passengers. A case series. Amer J Prev Med 2007 33(3):219-221.
Article
14. Bansal V, Lee J, Coimbra R; Current diagnosis and management of blunt
traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. J Vasc Bras, 2007 6(1):64-73. Article
15. Coimbra R, Bansal V, Filho AR; Lesao traumatica da aorta toracica. In: DeBrito CJ,
ed., Duque A, Merlo I, Murilo R, Filho VLF, co-eds. Cirurgia Vascular-Cirurgia
Endovascular-Angiologia 2
nd
Ed., Vol 2, Rio de Janeiro, 2007 Chapter 63: pp
1150-1158. Chapter
16. Coimbra R, Doucet JJ, Bansal V; Resuscitation strategies in hemorrhagic shock -
Hypertonic saline revisited. In: Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Review.
McKenna J, Hughes T, Brewerton A, et al. (Eds); Published by Touch Briefings,
London. pp R1-9, 2007. Epub Chapter
17. Coimbra R, Hoyt DB, Bansal V, Trochez JP; Sistemas de indices de trauma. In:
Ferrada R, Rodriguez A, (eds). Trauma Sociedad Panamericana de Trauma, 2
nd

Ed. Bogota, Columbia: Distribuna Editorial Medica; 2008 Chapter 3, pp 29-32.
Chapter
18. Bansal V, Wu EC, Compton C, Forsythe RM, Schuchert VD, Harbrecht BG,
Dillavou ED; Successful endovascular repair of a ruptured aortic pseudoaneurysm
after swallowing sulfuric acid. J Trauma, 2008 65(2):470-472. Case Report
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21. Costantini TW, Loomis W, Putnam JG, Drusinsky D, Deree J, Choi S, Wolf P, Baird
A, Eliceiri B, Bansal V, Coimbra R; Burn-induced gut barrier injury is attenuated
by phosphodiesterase inhibition: Effects on tight junction structural proteins.
Shock, 2009 31(4):416-422. Article
22. Bansal V, Fortlage D, Lee JG, Costantini T, Potenza B, Coimbra R; Hemorrhage is
more prevalent than brain injury in early trauma deaths: The golden six hours.
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23. Fraga GP, Bansal V, Fortlage D, Coimbra R; A 20-year experience with portal and
superior mesenteric venous injuries: Has anything changed? Eur J Vasc Endovasc
Surg, 2009 37(1):87-91. Article
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24. Costantini TW, Deree J, Loomis W, Putnam JG, Choi S, Baird A, Eliceiri BP, Bansal
V, Coimbra R; Phosphodiesterase inhibition attenuates alterations to the tight
junction proteins occludin and ZO-1 in immunostimulated Caco-2 intestinal
monolayers. Life Sciences; 2009 84:18-22. Article
25. Costantini TW, Loomis WH, Putnam JG, Kroll L, Eliceiri BP, Baird A, Bansal V,
Coimbra R; Pentoxifylline modulates intestinal tight junction signaling after burn
injury: Effects on myosin light chain kinase. J Trauma, 2009 66(1); 17-25.
Article
26. Costantini TW, Fraga G, Fortlage D, Winn S, Fraga A, Lee J, Doucet J, Bansal V,
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kidney injury network staging system. J Trauma, 2009 67(2):283-288. Article
27. Costantini TW, Peterson CY, Kroll L, Loomis WH, Eliceiri BP, Baird A, Bansal V,
Coimbra R; Role of p38 MAPK signaling in burn-induced intestinal barrier
breakdown. J Surg Res, 2009 156(1):64-69. Article
28. Choi SH, Bansal V, Costantini T, Putnam J, Loomis W, Coimbra R; Arginine is
essential in reversing prostaglandin E
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T-Cell suppression by hypertonic saline. J
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29. Bansal V, Costantini T, Kroll L, Peterson C, Loomis W, Eliceiri B, Baird A, Wolf P,
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30. Bansal V, Conroy C, Lee J, Schwartz A, Tominaga G, Coimbra R; Is bigger better?
The effect of obesity on pelvic fractures after side impact motor vehicle crashes.
J Trauma, 2009 67(4):709-714. Article
31. Bansal V, Conroy C, Tominaga GT, Coimbra R; The utility of seat belt signs to
predict intra-abdominal injury following motor vehicle crashes. Traffic Inj Prev,
2009 10(6):567-572. Article
32. Costantini TW, Putnam JG, Sawada R, Baird A, Loomis WH, Eliceiri BP, Bansal V,
Coimbra R; Targeting the gut barrier: Identification of a homing peptide
sequence for delivery into the injured intestinal epithelial cell. Surgery 2009
146:206-212. Article
33. Potenza B, Deligencia M, Estigoy B, Faraday E, Snyder A, Angle N, Schwartz A,
Chang L, Hackett J, Minokadeh A, Madani M, MacAulay K, Ramamoorthy S,
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the surgical care improvement project at a teaching medical center. Am J Surg,
2009 198:881-888. Article
34. Costantini TW, Petersen CY, Kroll LM, Loomis WH, Putnam JG, Eliceiri BP, Baird A,
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effects of an anti-inflammatory resuscitation strategy. J Trauma 2009
67(6):1162-1168. Article
35. Costantini TW, Eliceiri BP, Peterson CY, Loomis WH, Putnam JG, Baird A, Wolf P,
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vivo, near-infrared imaging technique. Mol Imaging, 2010 9(1):30-39. Article
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36. Peterson CY, Costantini TW, Loomis WH, Putnam JG, Wolf P, Bansal V, Eliceiri BP,
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after thermal injury. Surg Infect 2010 11(2):137-144. Article
37. Costantini TW, Deree J, Martins JO, Loomis WH, Bansal V, Coimbra R;
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activation through inhibition of mitogen-activated protein kinases. J
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38. Costantini TW, Deree J, Peterson CY, Putnam JG, Woon T, Loomis WH, Bansal V,
Coimbra R; Pentoxifylline modulates p47phox activation and downregulates
neutrophil oxidative burst through PKA-dependent and independent
mechanisms. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol, 2010 32(1):82-91. Article
39. Coimbra R, Conroy C, Tominaga GT, Bansal V, Schwartz A; Causes of scapula
fractures differ from other shoulder injuries in occupants seriously injured during
motor vehicle crashes. Injury, Int J Care Injured 2010 41:151-155. Article
40. Fraga G, Bansal V, Coimbra R; Transfusion of blood products in trauma: An
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43. Bansal V, Costantini T, Ryu SY, Peterson C, Loomis W, Putnam J, Elicieri B, Baird
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45. Costantini TW, Bansal V, Peterson CY, Loomis WH, Putnam JG, Rankin F, Wolf P,
Eliceiri BP, Baird A, Coimbra R; Efferent vagal nerve stimulation attenuates gut
barrier injury after burn: Modulation of intestinal occludin expression. J Trauma
2010 68(6):1349-1356. Article
46. Moon SW, Choi SH, Cho HJ, Yun YH, Kim JY, Hong YS, Costantini T, Bansal V;
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T-Cell dysfunction. J Surg Res 2010 163 No.1 September, e17-e22
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47. Costantini TW, Bosarge PL, Fortlage D, Bansal V, Coimbra R; Arterial
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48. Costantini TW, Bansal V, Krzyzaniak M, Putnam JG, Peterson CY, Loomis WH,
Wolf P, Baird A, Eliceiri BP, Coimbra R; Vagal nerve stimulation protects against
burn-induced intestinal injury through activation of enteric glia cells. Am J
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49. Bansal V, Ryu SY, Blow C, Costantini T, Loomis W, Eliceiri B, Baird A, Wolf P,
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50. Bansal V, Conroy C, Chang D, Tominaga GT, Coimbra R; Rib and sternum
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51. Bansal V, Fortlage D, Lee J, Doucet J, Potenza B, Coimbra R; A new clopidogrel
(Plavix) point-of-care assay: Rapid determination of antiplatelet activity in
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52. Doucet JJ, Galarneau MR, Potenza BM, Bansal V, Lee JG, Schwartz AK, Dougherty
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53. Doucet JJ, Hill L, Stout P, Bansal V, Lee J, Fortlage D, Potenza B, Workman P,
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54. Herrera FA, Hassanein AH, Bansal V; Atraumatic spontaneous rupture of the
non-gravid uterus. JETS 2011 Jul; 4(3):439. Case Report
55. Krzyzaniak M, Cheadle G, Peterson C, Loomis W, Putnam J, Wolf P, Baird A,
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56. Moore RO, Goslar PW, Stevens LR, Petersen SR, Coimbra R, Brown CVR, Foulkrod
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mechanism in traumatic brain injury. Inflammation 2011 DOI: 10.1007/s10753-
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58. Krzyzaniak M, Peterson C, Loomis W, Hageny A-M, Wolf P, Reys L, Putnam J,
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61. Yoon Y-H, Choi S-H, Hong Y-S, Lee S-W, Moon S-W, Cho H-J, Han C, Cheon Y-J,
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62. Coufal NG, Kansagra AP, Doucet J, Lee J, Coimbra R, Bansal V; Gastric
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66. Kim DY, Kobayashi L, Costantini TW, Chang D, Fortlage D, Curry T, Wynn S,
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JM; Management of pediatric occult pneumothorax in blunt trauma: a subgroup
analysis of the AAST multicenter prospective observational study. J Ped Surg
2011 . Article (Accepted)
69. Lopez NE, Kryzyzniak MJ, Costantini TW, Putnam J, Hageny AM, Eliceiri B,
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prevents gut barrier failure after severe injury. Am J Pathol. 2012 Article (In
Press)
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