Paul A Kearney, MD, FACS

Bio / Education: 

Medical School
Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia, PA

Residency
Thomas Jefferson University – General Surgery
University of South Florida – General Surgery

Fellowship
University of Michigan Hospitals – Acute Care Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Surgical Interests
Nutrition and metabolism
Acute respiratory failure
Sepsis and MSOD
Blunt chest trauma

PubMed Publications: 

  • Cox, J.A.;Bernard, A.C.;Bottiggi, A.J.;Chang, P.K.;Talley, C.L.;Tucker, B.;Davenport, D.L.;Kearney, P.A. "Influence of in-house attending presence on trauma outcomes and hospital efficiency." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 218, 4 (2014): 734-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Procter, L.;Bernard, A.C.;Korosec, R.L.;Chipko, P.L.;Kearney PA, J.;Zwischenberger, J.B. "An acute care surgery service generates a positive contribution margin in an appropriately staffed hospital." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 216, 2 (2013): 298-301. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Hasenboehler, E.A.;Bernard, A.C.;Bottiggi, A.J.;Moghadamian, E.S.;Wright, R.D.;Chang, P.K.;Boulanger, B.R.;Kearney, P.A. "Treatment of traumatic flail chest with muscular sparing open reduction and internal fixation: description of a surgical technique." The Journal of trauma 71, 2 (2011): 494-501. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Stanley, M.D.;Davenport, D.L.;Procter, L.D.;Perry, J.E.;Kearney, P.A.;Bernard, A.C. "An acute care surgery rotation contributes significant general surgical operative volume to residency training compared with other rotations." The Journal of trauma 70, 3 (2011): 590-4. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Lee, C.Y.;Bernard, A.C.;Fryman, L.;Coughenour, J.;Costich, J.;Boulanger, B.;Chang, P.;Kearney, P.A. "Imaging may delay transfer of rural trauma victims: a survey of referring physicians." The Journal of trauma 65, 6 (2008): 1359-63. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Barnes, S.L.;Bernard, A.C.;Kearney, P.A.;Boulanger, B.R. "A rare case of HITTS following prophylactic LMWH therapy in a blunt trauma victim." Injury 36, 2 (2005): 347-51. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Tsuei, B.J.;Bernard, A.C.;Barksdale, A.R.;Rockich, A.K.;Meier, C.F.;Kearney, P.A. "Supplemental enteral arginine is metabolized to ornithine in injured patients." The Journal of surgical research 123, 1 (2005): 17-24. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Bernard, A.C.;Magnuson, B.;Tsuei, B.J.;Swintosky, M.;Barnes, S.;Kearney, P.A. "Defining and assessing tolerance in enteral nutrition." Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 19, 5 (2004): 481-6. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Tsuei, B.J.;Skinner, J.C.;Bernard, A.C.;Kearney, P.A.;Boulanger, B.R. "The open peritoneal cavity: etiology correlates with the likelihood of fascial closure." The American surgeon 70, 7 (2004): 652-6. [PubMed Link] |
  • Barksdale, A.R.;Bernard, A.C.;Maley, M.E.;Gellin, G.L.;Kearney, P.A.;Boulanger, B.R.;Tsuei, B.J.;Ochoa, J.B. "Regulation of arginase expression by T-helper II cytokines and isoproterenol." Surgery 135, 5 (2004): 527-35. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Tsuei, B.J.;Kearney, P.A. "Hypothermia in the trauma patient." Injury 35, 1 (2004): 7-15. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Tsuei, B.J.;Magnuson, B.;Swintosky, M.;Flynn, J.;Boulanger, B.R.;Ochoa, J.B.;Kearney, P.A. "Enteral nutrition in patients with an open peritoneal cavity." Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 18, 3 (2003): 253-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Griffen, M.;Boulanger, B.R.;Kearney, P.A.;Tsuei, B.;Ochoa, J. "Injury during contact with horses: recent experience with 75 patients at a level I trauma center." Southern medical journal 95, 4 (2002): 441-5. [PubMed Link] |
  • Tsuei, B.J.;Bernard, A.C.;Shane, M.D.;Shirley, L.A.;Maley, M.E.;Boulanger, B.R.;Kearney, P.A.;Ochoa, J.B. "Surgery induces human mononuclear cell arginase I expression." The Journal of trauma 51, 3 (2001): 497-502. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Schwarcz, T.H.;Quick, R.C.;Minion, D.J.;Kearney, P.A.;Kwolek, C.J.;Endean, E.D. "Enoxaparin treatment in high-risk trauma patients limits the utility of surveillance venous duplex scanning." Journal of vascular surgery 34, 3 (2001): 447-52. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Boulanger, B.R.;Kearney, P.A.;Tsuei, B.;Ochoa, J.B. "The routine use of sonography in penetrating torso injury is beneficial." The Journal of trauma 51, 2 (2001): 320-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Bernard, A.C.;Mistry, S.K.;Morris SM, J.;O'Brien, W.E.;Tsuei, B.J.;Maley, M.E.;Shirley, L.A.;Kearney, P.A.;Boulanger, B.R.;Ochoa, J.B. "Alterations in arginine metabolic enzymes in trauma." Shock (Augusta, Ga.) 15, 3 (2001): 215-9. [PubMed Link] |
  • Ochoa, J.B.;Bernard, A.C.;O'Brien, W.E.;Griffen, M.M.;Maley, M.E.;Rockich, A.K.;Tsuei, B.J.;Boulanger, B.R.;Kearney, P.A.;Morris Jr SM, J. "Arginase I expression and activity in human mononuclear cells after injury." Annals of surgery 233, 3 (2001): 393-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Boulanger, B.R.;Kearney, P.A.;Brenneman, F.D.;Tsuei, B.;Ochoa, J. "Utilization of FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) in 1999: results of a survey of North American trauma centers." The American surgeon 66, 11 (2000): 1049-55. [PubMed Link] |
  • Ochoa, J.B.;Bernard, A.C.;Mistry, S.K.;Morris SM, J.;Figert, P.L.;Maley, M.E.;Tsuei, B.J.;Boulanger, B.R.;Kearney, P.A. "Trauma increases extrahepatic arginase activity." Surgery 127, 4 (2000): 419-26. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Bernard, A.C.;Fitzpatrick, E.A.;Maley, M.E.;Gellin, G.L.;Tsuei, B.J.;Arden, W.A.;Boulanger, B.R.;Kearney, P.A.;Ochoa, J.B. "Beta adrenoceptor regulation of macrophage arginase activity." Surgery 127, 4 (2000): 412-8. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Kearney, P.A.;Griffen, M.M.;Ochoa, J.B.;Boulanger, B.R.;Tseui, B.J.;Mentzer RM, J. "A single-center 8-year experience with percutaneous dilational tracheostomy." Annals of surgery 231, 5 (2000): 701-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Griffen, M.M.;Kearney, P.A. "Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy as the preferred method of airway management." Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 57, 3 (1999): 316-20. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Klyachkin, M.L.;Rohmiller, M.;Charash, W.E.;Sloan, D.A.;Kearney, P.A. "Penetrating injuries of the neck: selective management evolving." The American surgeon 63, 2 (1997): 189-94. [PubMed Link] |
  • Hill, B.B.;Zweng, T.N.;Maley, R.H.;Charash, W.E.;Toursarkissian, B.;Kearney, P.A. "Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy: report of 356 cases." The Journal of trauma 41, 2 (1996): 238-43; discussion 243-4. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Johnson, S.B.;Kearney, P.A.;Smith, M.D. "Echocardiography in the evaluation of thoracic trauma." The Surgical clinics of North America 75, 2 (1995): 193-205. [PubMed Link] |
  • Toursarkissian, B.;Kearney, P.A.;Holley, D.T.;Cheung, R.;Fried, A.;Strodel, W.E. "Biliary sludging in critically ill trauma patients." Southern medical journal 88, 4 (1995): 420-4. [PubMed Link] |
  • Smith, M.D.;Cassidy, J.M.;Souther, S.;Morris, E.J.;Sapin, P.M.;Johnson, S.B.;Kearney, P.A. "Transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of traumatic rupture of the aorta." The New England journal of medicine 332, 6 (1995): 356-62. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Buckmaster, M.J.;Kearney, P.A.;Johnson, S.B.;Smith, M.D.;Sapin, P.M. "Further experience with transesophageal echocardiography in the evaluation of thoracic aortic injury." The Journal of trauma 37, 6 (1994): 989-95. [PubMed Link] |
  • Toursarkissian, B.;Fowler, C.L.;Zweng, T.N.;Kearney, P.A. "Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in children and teenagers." Journal of pediatric surgery 29, 11 (1994): 1421-4. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Greenberg, R.N.;Cayavec, P.;Danko, L.S.;Bowen, K.;Montazemi, R.;Kearney, P.A.;Johnson, S.B.;Strodel, W.E. "Comparison of cefoperazone plus sulbactam with clindamycin plus gentamicin as treatment for intra-abdominal infections." The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy 34, 3 (1994): 391-401. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Toursarkissian, B.;Zweng, T.N.;Kearney, P.A.;Pofahl, W.E.;Johnson, S.B.;Barker, D.E. "Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy: report of 141 cases." The Annals of thoracic surgery 57, 4 (1994): 862-7. [PubMed Link] |
  • Toursarkissian, B.;Holley, D.T.;Kearney, P.A.;McGrath, P.C.;Zweng, T.N. "Mirizzi's syndrome." Southern medical journal 87, 4 (1994): 471-5. [PubMed Link] |
  • Johnson, K.L.;Kearney, P.A.;Johnson, S.B.;Niblett, J.B.;MacMillan, N.L.;McClain, R.E. "Closed versus open endotracheal suctioning: costs and physiologic consequences." Critical care medicine 22, 4 (1994): 658-66. [PubMed Link] |
  • Gill, I.S.;Toursarkissian, B.;Johnson, S.B.;Kearney, P.A. "Traumatic ventral abdominal hernia associated with small bowel gangrene: case report." The Journal of trauma 35, 1 (1993): 145-7. [PubMed Link] |
  • Kearney, P.A.;Smith, D.W.;Johnson, S.B.;Barker, D.E.;Smith, M.D.;Sapin, P.M. "Use of transesophageal echocardiography in the evaluation of traumatic aortic injury." The Journal of trauma 34, 5 (1993): 696-701; discussion 701-3. [PubMed Link] |
  • Johnson, S.B.;Kearney, P.A.;Barker, D.E. "Early criteria predictive of prolonged mechanical ventilation." The Journal of trauma 33, 1 (1992): 95-100. [PubMed Link] |
  • Johnson, S.F.;Johnson, S.B.;Strodel, W.E.;Barker, D.E.;Kearney, P.A. "Brachial plexus injury: association with subclavian and axillary vascular trauma." The Journal of trauma 31, 11 (1991): 1546-50. [PubMed Link] |
  • Kearney, P.A.;Terry, L.;Burney, R.E. "Outcome of patients with blunt trauma transferred after diagnostic or treatment procedures or four-hour delay." Annals of emergency medicine 20, 8 (1991): 882-6. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Kearney, P.A.;Stallones, L.;Swartz, C.;Barker, D.E.;Johnson, S.B. "Unintentional injury death rates in rural Appalachia." The Journal of trauma 30, 12 (1990): 1524-32. [PubMed Link] |
  • Kearney, P.A.;Rouhana, S.W.;Burney, R.E. "Blunt rupture of the diaphragm: mechanism, diagnosis, and treatment." Annals of emergency medicine 18, 12 (1989): 1326-30. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
  • Kearney, P.A. "Blunt trauma to the abdomen." Annals of emergency medicine 18, 12 (1989): 1322-5. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
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