David Gomez

MD, PhD

Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Biography

Dr. David Gomez is an acute care and trauma surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Surgery as well as an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. His research interests include the evaluation of enablers and barriers of access to timely and quality emergency surgery.

Recent Publications

  1. Dare, AJ, Irving, H, Guerrero-López, CM, Watson, LK, Kolpak, P, Reynales Shigematsu, LM et al.. Geospatial, racial, and educational variation in firearm mortality in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia, 1990-2015: a comparative analysis of vital statistics data. Lancet Public Health. 2019;4 (6):e281-e290. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30018-0. PubMed PMID:31126800 .
  2. Gomez, D, Larsen, K, Burns, BJ, Dinh, M, Hsu, J. Optimizing access and configuration of trauma centre care in New South Wales. Injury. 2019;50 (5):1105-1110. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2019.02.018. PubMed PMID:30846283 .
  3. Skelhorne-Gross, G, Gomez, D. Perforated appendicitis in the setting of a massive ventral hernia, morbid obesity, and multiple severe comorbidities: challenges in acute management. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019;4 (1):e000243. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2018-000243. PubMed PMID:30740533 PubMed Central PMC6347851.
  4. Gomez, D, Sarrami, P, Singh, H, Balogh, ZJ, Dinh, M, Hsu, J et al.. External benchmarking of trauma services in New South Wales: Risk-adjusted mortality after moderate to severe injury from 2012 to 2016. Injury. 2019;50 (1):178-185. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2018.09.037. PubMed PMID:30274757 .
  5. Gomez, D, Byrne, JP, Alali, AS, Xiong, W, Hoeft, C, Neal, M et al.. Inclusion of Highest Glasgow Coma Scale Motor Component Score in Mortality Risk Adjustment for Benchmarking of Trauma Center Performance. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2017;225 (6):755-762. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.08.020. PubMed PMID:28912029 .
  6. Gomez, D, Cox, MR. Laparoscopic Transcystic Stenting and Postoperative ERCP for the Management of Common Bile Duct Stones at Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. Ann. Surg. 2018;267 (5):e86-e88. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002426. PubMed PMID:28704232 .
  7. Byrne, JP, Nathens, AB, Gomez, D, Pincus, D, Jenkinson, RJ. Timing of femoral shaft fracture fixation following major trauma: A retrospective cohort study of United States trauma centers. PLoS Med. 2017;14 (7):e1002336. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002336. PubMed PMID:28678793 PubMed Central PMC5497944.
  8. Alali, AS, McCredie, VA, Mainprize, TG, Gomez, D, Nathens, AB. Structure, Process, and Culture of Intensive Care Units Treating Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Survey of Centers Participating in the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program. J. Neurotrauma. 2017;34 (19):2760-2767. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.4997. PubMed PMID:28437224 .
  9. Alali, AS, Gomez, D, McCredie, V, Mainprize, TG, Nathens, AB. Understanding Hospital Volume-Outcome Relationship in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurosurgery. 2017;80 (4):534-542. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyw098. PubMed PMID:28362914 .
  10. Byrne, JP, Geerts, W, Mason, SA, Gomez, D, Hoeft, C, Murphy, R et al.. Effectiveness of low-molecular-weight heparin versus unfractionated heparin to prevent pulmonary embolism following major trauma: A propensity-matched analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82 (2):252-262. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001321. PubMed PMID:27906870 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Surgeon, Division of General Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Scientist, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences
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