Joao Rezende-Neto




Dr. Rezende Neto is a General/Trauma Acute care surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital. He received his MD degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. After completing residency in General Surgery and Trauma in Brazil, Dr. Rezende undertook a Trauma/Critical Care Fellowship at Boston University in the United States. He received his PhD from the Federal University of Minas Gerais sandwich program with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center – Denver. He also completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto. He has performed over 10000 surgical procedures during his 27 years as a surgeon.

Dr. Rezende Neto has two main lines of research and several publications. His basic science focus is on the inflammatory response to traumatic injuries and hemorrhage. He developed several animal models aimed at maintaining clinical relevance in the investigation of inflammation and coagulopathy in hemorrhagic shock. In addition to his basic science focus, Dr. Rezende Neto is an inventor of medical devices. He currently holds nine patents on surgical devices. His device to perform abdominal wall closure is currently under consideration for commercialization.

Recent Publications

  1. Rezende-Neto, J, Doshi, S, Gomez, D, Camilotti, B, Marcuzzi, D, Beckett, A et al.. A novel inflatable device for perihepatic packing and hepatic hemorrhage control: A proof-of-concept study. Injury. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.08.027. PubMed PMID:34507832 .
  2. Rezende-Neto, JB, Camilotti, BG. New non-invasive device to promote primary closure of the fascia and prevent loss of domain in the open abdomen: a pilot study. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020;5 (1):e000523. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2020-000523. PubMed PMID:33225070 PubMed Central PMC7661352.
  3. Prakash, PS, Moore, SA, Rezende-Neto, JB, Trpcic, S, Dunn, JA, Smoot, B et al.. Predictors of retained hemothorax in trauma: Results of an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020;89 (4):679-685. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002881. PubMed PMID:32649619 .
  4. Rezende-Neto, JB, Rotstein, O. Letter to the editor: Concomitant resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta and the inferior vena cava. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020;88 (6):e151. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002669. PubMed PMID:32453258 .
  5. Rezende-Neto, JB, Ravi, A, Semple, M. Magnetically trackable resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta: A new non-image-guided technique for resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020;88 (2):e87-e91. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002437. PubMed PMID:31999658 .
  6. Tarulli, M, Rezende-Neto, J, Vlachou, PA. Focused CT for the evaluation of suspected appendicitis. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019;44 (6):2081-2088. doi: 10.1007/s00261-019-01942-3. PubMed PMID:30796478 .
  7. Pisano, M, Zorcolo, L, Merli, C, Cimbanassi, S, Poiasina, E, Ceresoli, M et al.. 2017 WSES guidelines on colon and rectal cancer emergencies: obstruction and perforation. World J Emerg Surg. 2018;13 :36. doi: 10.1186/s13017-018-0192-3. PubMed PMID:30123315 PubMed Central PMC6090779.
  8. Rezende-Neto, JB, Marcuzzi, D, Paskar, D, Sadler, E, Marshall, S, Nixon, K et al.. Multidisciplinary damage control management of life-threatening carotid blowout syndrome. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018;3 (1):e000166. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2018-000166. PubMed PMID:29766140 PubMed Central PMC5887775.
  9. Ley, EJ, Leonard, SD, Barmparas, G, Dhillon, NK, Inaba, K, Salim, A et al.. Beta blockers in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury: Results from a multicenter, prospective, observational American Association for the Surgery of Trauma study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018;84 (2):234-244. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001747. PubMed PMID:29251711 .
  10. Bagai, A, Lu, J, Al-Amro, B, Rezende-Neto, J, Prabhudesai, V, Ackery, AD et al.. Management of right coronary artery fistula caused by nail gun trauma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152 (6):e139-e141. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.07.086. PubMed PMID:27720262 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Surgeon, Division of General Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Program