Martin D. Zielinski, M.D.
Martin D. Zielinski, M.D., as the medical director of trauma clinical research, has the responsibility to study methods of improving outcomes in injured and acute surgical patients. To this end, he has multiple active projects in the realms of acute general surgery and trauma.
Specifically, he studies blood product transfusion for injured patients, the appropriate management of small bowel obstruction and improving the closure rates of patients who have a damage control laparotomy after major abdominal operations.
Dr. Zielinski's team consists of research fellows and staff who perform chart review studies as well as prospective clinical trials. His ultimate goal is to have the nation's first warm, fresh whole blood transfusion program for hemorrhaging patients.
Significance to patient care
Dr. Zielinski has a focus on clinical research in all of his studies. His intellectual curiosity aims to ensure that practices will change for the better in each study he performs. This was the driving force behind the development of the small bowel obstruction model as well as design of his damage control laparotomy clinical trial.
In addition, with further research in hemorrhage resuscitation, he believes that more lives can be saved through the use of new blood transfusion paradigms.
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship,
Division of Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgery
Gastrointestinal and General Surgery Residency
Gastrointestinal and General Surgery Internship
Major - Biology/Physiology
Minor – Anthropology
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