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Stephen Barnes

Stephen Barnes, MD

Fields of Interest

  • Micro RNA regulation of post injury inflammation
  • High Fidelity Simulation/Virtual Reality Medical Training

Stephen Barnes, MD, is a professor and chief of the division of acute care surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Before joining the faculty in MU's Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., MD, Department of Surgery in 2008, Dr. Barnes served as a major in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, where he directed the Critical Air Transport Advanced Training Program at the U.S. Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. In 2006, he served in Iraq as Chief of Critical Care and Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad Air Base.

Dr. Barnes also serves as the principal investigator for the Combat Casualty Training Consortium, a coalition of nationally recognized experts in trauma and combat casualty care, established to further research in the area of combat medic training through simulation. Funded by the U.S. Army and led by a team at MU's Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, the consortium is performing collaborative multi-institutional research to investigate the comparative effectiveness of combat casualty care training across the spectrum of training platforms.

Dr. Barnes received his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1997. He completed residency training followed by fellowships in both trauma surgery and critical care at the University of Kentucky. He also received advanced laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery training at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Barnes attained board certification from the American Board of Surgery for general surgery in 2003 and for critical care in 2004.

Published Work

  1. Bartels A, Brock C, Barnes SL. Spontaneous Rupture of a Splenic Hamartoma: Case Report and Review of Literature. American Surgeon, in press 2013.
  2. Quick J, Coughenour J, Kessel J, Barnes SL. Provider X-ray exposure in the Trauma Bay. Results of a radiation field analysis. Emergency Radiology, in press 2013.
  3. Quick JA, Meyer JM, Coughenour JP, Barnes SL. Less is More: Low-dose prothrombin complex concentrate is effective in acute care surgery patients. Journal of Thrombosis Research, submitted 2013.
  4. Quick JA, MacIntyre AD, Barnes SL Emergent Surgical Airway: Comparison of the 3-Steph Method and Conventional Cricothyrodotomy Utilizing High-Fidelity Simulation. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, in press 2013.
  5. Alexander MS, Nelson CS, Coughenour JP, Barnes SL. Acute Care Surgery Practice Model: Targeted Growth for Fiscal Success. Surgery, in press 2013.
  6. Quick JA, Bartles A, Coughenour J, Barnes SL. Trauma Transfers and Definitive Imaging: Patient Benefit but at What Cost? American Surgeon, in press 2013.
  7. Farooqui A, Hiser B, Litofsky N, Barnes SL. Early Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis is Safe and Efficacious after Intracranial Hemorrhage from Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Neurosurgery, in press 2013.
  8. Cooper CJ, Kraatz JJ, Kubiak DS, Kessel JW, Barnes SL. Utility of prehospital quantitative end tidal CO2? Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013; 28(2):1-6
  9. Quick J, Coughenour J, Nelson C, Barnes SL. Experience with Prothrombin Complex for the Emergent Reversal of Anticoagulation in Rural Geriatric Trauma Patients. Surgery. 2012 Oct;152(4):722-6; discussion 726-8. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2012.07.024. Epub 2012 Sep 1.
  10. Notrica DM, Moore FO, Goslar PW, Stevens LR, Petersen SR, Coimbra R, Brown CV, Foulkrod KH, Coopwood TB, Lottenberg L, Phelan HA, Bruns B, Sherck JP, Norwood SH, Barnes SL, Matthews MR, Hoff WS, deMoya MA, Velmahos G, Bansal V, Hu CK, Karmy-Jones RC, Vinces F, Pembaur K, Haan JM. Management of pediatric occult pneumothorax in blunt trauma: a subgroup analysis of the AAST multicenter prospective observational study. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Mar;47(3):467-72.
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