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Douglas J.E. Schuerer, MD

Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Acute and Critical Care Surgery Section

Specialty Areas

Acute and Critical Care Surgery
Burn/Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
Emergency Surgery

Board Certifications

Burn/Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
General Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Surgical critical care, trauma, burns, multiple organ failure, pathophysiology of shock and sepsis, infection, ARDS, hemorrhage

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health

4901 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Floor: Ground Level
Office Phone: 314-362-5298
Fax: 314-362-5743

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-362-5298
Fax: 314-362-5743

Education

Education

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1999
Chief Residency: General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 2001
Residency: General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 1998
Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1995
B.S.: Chemistry and Biology, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania 1991

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Survey of American College of Surgeons Committee on trauma members on firearm injury: Consensus and opportunities.
Kuhls DA, Campbell BT, Burke PA, Allee L, Hink A, Letton RW, Masiakos PT, Coburn M, Alvi M, Lerer TJ, Gaines BA, Nance ML, Schuerer DJE, Palmieri TL, Davis JW, Geehan DM, Elsey JK, Sutton BH, McAndrew MP, Gross RI, Reed DN Jr, Van Boerum DH, Esposito TJ, Albrecht RM, Sarani B, Shapiro DS, Wiggins-Dohlvik K, Stewart RM, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 May; 82(5)877-886. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001405.

PMID:
    28240673
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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CT Appearance of Traumatic Inferior Vena Cava Injury.
Tsai R, Raptis C, Schuerer DJ, Mellnick VM
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Oct; 207(4)705-711. doi: 10.2214/AJR.15.15870.

PMID:
    27440520
    [PubMed]
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Imaging in blunt cardiac injury: Computed tomographic findings in cardiac contusion and associated injuries.
Hammer MM, Raptis DA, Cummings KW, Mellnick VM, Bhalla S, Schuerer DJ, Raptis CA
Injury. 2016 May; 47(5)1025-30. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.11.008.

PMID:
    26646729
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection: In Reply to Mermel.
Bonne S, Mazuski JE, Schuerer DJ
J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Oct; 221(4)892-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.07.003.

PMID:
    26364071
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effectiveness of Minocycline and Rifampin vs Chlorhexidine and Silver Sulfadiazine-Impregnated Central Venous Catheters in Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection in a High-Volume Academic Intensive Care Unit: A Before and after Trial.
Bonne S, Mazuski JE, Sona C, Schallom M, Boyle W, Buchman TG, Bochicchio GV, Coopersmith CM, Schuerer DJ
J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Sep; 221(3)739-47. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.05.013.

PMID:
    26199017
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Trauma in the older adult: epidemiology and evolving geriatric trauma principles.
Bonne S, Schuerer DJ
Clin Geriatr Med. 2013 Feb; 29(1)137-50. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2012.10.008.

PMID:
    23177604
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of low-molecular-weight heparin and a deep vein thrombosis protocol to prevent DVT in elderly patients with trauma.
Schuerer DJ, Borrelli J Jr
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2011 Aug; 40(8)E143-7.

PMID:
    22016873
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Platelet transfusion: an unnecessary risk for mild traumatic brain injury patients on antiplatelet therapy.
Washington CW, Schuerer DJ, Grubb RL Jr
J Trauma. 2011 Aug; 71(2)358-63. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e318220ad7e.

PMID:
    21825939
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Implementation of a mandatory checklist of protocols and objectives improves compliance with a wide range of evidence-based intensive care unit practices.
Byrnes MC, Schuerer DJ, Schallom ME, Sona CS, Mazuski JE, Taylor BE, McKenzie W, Thomas JM, Emerson JS, Nemeth JL, Bailey RA, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Coopersmith CM
Crit Care Med. 2009 Oct; 37(10)2775-81. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181a96379.

PMID:
    19581803
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The impact of a simple, low-cost oral care protocol on ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in a surgical intensive care unit.
Sona CS, Zack JE, Schallom ME, McSweeney M, McMullen K, Thomas J, Coopersmith CM, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Mazuski JE, Schuerer DJ
J Intensive Care Med. 2009 Jan-Feb; 24(1)54-62. doi: 10.1177/0885066608326972.

PMID:
    19017665
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: current clinical practice, coding, and reimbursement.
Schuerer DJ, Kolovos NS, Boyd KV, Coopersmith CM
Chest. 2008 Jul; 134(1)179-84. doi: 10.1378/chest.07-2512.

PMID:
    18628221
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Trauma rehabilitation outcome scoring.
Horwitz DA, Schuerer DJ
Curr Opin Crit Care. 2008 Aug; 14(4)445-50. doi: 10.1097/MCC.0b013e328307f25f.

PMID:
    18614910
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tracheostomy protocol: experience with development and potential utility.
Freeman BD, Kennedy C, Robertson TE, Coopersmith CM, Schallom M, Sona C, Cracchiolo L, Schuerer DJ, Boyle WA, Buchman TG
Crit Care Med. 2008 Jun; 36(6)1742-8. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e318174d9f6.

PMID:
    18496369
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine-impregnated central venous catheters in an intensive care unit with a low blood stream infection rate after implementation of an educational program: a before-after trial.
Schuerer DJ, Zack JE, Thomas J, Borecki IB, Sona CS, Schallom ME, Venker M, Nemeth JL, Ward MR, Verjan L, Warren DK, Fraser VJ, Mazuski JE, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Coopersmith CM
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2007 Aug; 8(4)445-54.

PMID:
    17883361
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A new safety event reporting system improves physician reporting in the surgical intensive care unit.
Schuerer DJ, Nast PA, Harris CB, Krauss MJ, Jones RM, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Coopersmith CM, Dunagan WC, Fraser VJ
J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Jun; 202(6)881-7.

PMID:
    16735201
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of the applicability, efficacy, and safety of a thromboembolic event prophylaxis guideline designed for quality improvement of the traumatically injured patient.
Schuerer DJ, Whinney RR, Freeman BD, Nash J, Prasad S, Krem MM, Mazuski JE, Buchman TG
J Trauma. 2005 Apr; 58(4)731-9.

PMID:
    15824649
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Extracorporeal life support for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome in adults.
Hemmila MR, Rowe SA, Boules TN, Miskulin J, McGillicuddy JW, Schuerer DJ, Haft JW, Swaniker F, Arbabi S, Hirschl RB, Bartlett RH
Ann Surg. 2004 Oct; 240(4)595-605; discussion 605-7.

PMID:
    15383787
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Percutaneous stent-graft treatment of superior mesenteric and internal iliac artery pseudoaneurysms.
Appel N, Duncan JR, Schuerer DJ
J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2003 Jul; 14(7)917-22.

PMID:
    12847200
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Extracorporal life support for pulmonary hemorrhage in children: a case series.
Kolovos NS, Schuerer DJ, Moler FW, Bratton SL, Swaniker F, Bartlett RH, Custer JR, Annich G
Crit Care Med. 2002 Mar; 30(3)577-80.

PMID:
    11990918
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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High-efficiency dialysis for carbamazepine overdose.
Schuerer DJ, Brophy PD, Maxvold NJ, Kudelka T, Bunchman TE
J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2000; 38(3)321-3.

PMID:
    10866333
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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