Professor Susan Brundage

Professor of Trauma Education

Professor Brundage joined C4TS in July 2013 recruited from the USA to direct the International Masters in Trauma Sciences. Prof Brundage is recognized as a global trauma expert based on her reputation as an outstanding trauma surgeon combined with prominent and practice-defining publications in outcomes research. Prof Brundage’s longstanding interest in dissemination of trauma knowledge and education has resulted in extensive presentations in America plus lectures throughout South Africa, West Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia and the UK

Professor Brundage has published > 90 peer reviewed high impact publications and book chapters in trauma outcomes research and surgical education. Prof Brundage was one of twelve surgeons in the USA selected to develop the educational material and instruct at the Comprehensive General Surgery Review Courses developed by the American College of Surgeons Division on Education. Professor Brundage has also been highly involved with international dissemination of the Association for Academic Surgery’s Fundamentals of Surgical Research and Career Development Courses.

Professor Brundage is actively involved in major Surgical Societies;  American College of Surgeons, American Association for the Surgery Of Trauma, Western Trauma Association, Society of University Surgeons, and the Association for Academic Surgeons.  Prof Brundage served as World Health Organization Advisor in Geneva, Switzerland co-editing the WHO “Guidelines for Trauma Quality Improvement Programmes.”  This document provides an important resource for developing effective Trauma QI Programmes particularly focusing on the capacities of resource limited environments and is freely available online (click here to view the document within the WHO website).


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  • Schyma BM, Cole E, Wren SM et al. (2019). Delivering trauma mastery with an international trauma masters. Injury 50, (4) 877-882.
  • Wohlgemut JM, Davies J, Aylwin C et al. (2018). Functional inclusivity of trauma networks: a pilot study of the North West London Trauma Network. Journal of Surgical Research 231201-209.
  • Adams RDF, Cole E, Brundage SI et al. (2018). Beliefs and expectations of rural hospital practitioners towards a developing trauma system: A qualitative case study. Injury 49, (6) 1070-1078.
  • Ali A, Brundage SI (2017). The Variables Affecting Decision-making Factors & Outcomes in Salvage versus Amputation for Complex Limb Injuries. Ir Med J 110, (10) 661-.
  • Crichton JCI, Naidoo K, Yet B et al. (2017). The role of splenic angioembolization as an adjunct to nonoperative management of blunt splenic injuries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 83, (5) 934-943.
  • Zhang GX, Fan JKM, Chan FSY et al. (2017). An Exploratory Analysis of the Geographical Distribution of Trauma Incidents in Shenzhen, China. World J Surg 41, (9) 2207-2214.
  • Roberts N, Lorencatto F, Manson J et al. (2016). What helps or hinders the transformation from a major tertiary center to a major trauma center? Identifying barriers and enablers using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2430-.
  • Hsia RY, Mahadevan SV, Brundage SI (2012). Penetrating cardiac injury from a wooden knitting needle. J Emerg Med 43, (1) 116-119.
  • Brundage SI (2012). Systematic review and meta-analysis of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infections from chest drains in blunt and penetrating thoracic injuries (Br J Surg 2012; 99: 506-513). Br J Surg 99, (4) 513-514.
  • Leow JJ, Brundage SI, Kushner AL et al. (2012). Mass casualty incident training in a resource-limited environment. Br J Surg 99, (3) 356-361.
  • Holcomb JB, Zarzabal LA, Michalek JE et al. (2011). Increased platelet:RBC ratios are associated with improved survival after massive transfusion. J Trauma 71, (2 Suppl 3) S318-S328.
  • Nadler EP, Krishnaswami S, Brundage SI et al. (2010). Assessing the efficacy of the fundamentals of research and career development course overseas. J Surg Res 163, (2) 197-200.
  • Melkun ET, Ford C, Brundage SI et al. (2010). Demographic and financial analysis of EMTALA hand patient transfers. Hand 5, (1) 72-76.
  • Maggio PM, Brundage SI, Hernandez-Boussard T et al. (2009). Commitment to COT verification improves patient outcomes and financial performance. Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care 67, (1) 190-194.
  • Riskin DJ, Tsai TC, Riskin L et al. (2009). Massive transfusion protocols: the role of aggressive resuscitation versus product ratio in mortality reduction. J Am Coll Surg 209, (2) 198-205.
  • Maggio PM, Brundage SI, Hernandez-Boussard T et al. (2009). Commitment to COT verification improves patient outcomes and financial performance. J Trauma 67, (1) 190-194.
  • Fisher JW, Brundage SI (2009). The challenge of eliminating cervical cancer in the United States: a story of politics, prudishness, and prevention. Women Health 49, (2-3) 246-261.
  • Williams DB, Raghunathan A, Spain DA et al. (2008). Nosocomial Pneumonia. 682-688.
  • Purtill M-A, Benedict K, Hernandez-Boussard T et al. (2008). Validation of a prehospital trauma triage tool: a 10-year perspective. J Trauma 65, (6) 1253-1257.
  • Brundage SI, Kirilcuk NN, Lam JC et al. (2008). Insulin increases the release of proinflammatory mediators. Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care 65, (2) 367-372.
  • Brundage SI, Kirilcuk NN, Lam JC et al. (2008). Insulin increases the release of proinflammatory mediators. J Trauma 65, (2) 367-372.
  • Peng PD, Spain DA, Tataria M et al. (2008). CT angiography effectively evaluates extremity vascular trauma. Am Surg 74, (2) 103-107.
  • Garland AM, Riskin DJ, Brundage SI et al. (2007). A county hospital surgical practice: a model for acute care surgery. Am J Surg 194, (6) 758-763.
  • Tataria M, Nance ML, Holmes JH et al. (2007). Pediatric blunt abdominal injury: age is irrelevant and delayed operation is not detrimental. J Trauma 63, (3) 608-614.
  • Spain DA, Bellino M, Kopelman A et al. (2007). Requests for 692 transfers to an academic level I trauma center: implications of the emergency medical treatment and active labor act. J Trauma 62, (1) 63-67.
  • Weissenfluh GM, Brundage SI, Spain DA (2006). Early enteral nutrition after abdominal trauma: effects on septic morbidity and practicality. Nutr Clin Pract 21, (5) 479-484.
  • Kozar RA, Moore FA, Cothren CC et al. (2006). Risk factors for hepatic morbidity following nonoperative management: multicenter study. Arch Surg 141, (5) 451-458.
  • Lebl DR, Dicker RA, Spain DA et al. (2006). Dramatic shift in the primary management of traumatic thoracic aortic rupture. Arch Surg 141, (2) 177-180.
  • Fang TD, Peterson DA, Kirilcuk NN et al. (2006). Endovascular management of a gunshot wound to the thoracic aorta. J Trauma 60, (1) 204-208.
  • Kirilcuk NN, Herget EJ, Dicker RA et al. (2005). Are temporary inferior vena cava filters really temporary?. Am J Surg 190, (6) 858-863.
  • Holmes JH, Wiebe DJ, Tataria M et al. (2005). The failure of nonoperative management in pediatric solid organ injury: a multi-institutional experience. J Trauma 59, (6) 1309-1313.
  • Tataria M, Dicker RA, Melcher M et al. (2005). Spontaneous splenic rupture: the masquerade of minor trauma. J Trauma 59, (5) 1228-1230.
  • Brundage SI, Lucci A, Miller CC et al. (2005). Potential targets to encourage a surgical career. J Am Coll Surg 200, (6) 946-953.
  • Boake C, McCauley SR, Pedroza C et al. (2005). Lost productive work time after mild to moderate traumatic brain injury with and without hospitalization. Neurosurgery 56, (5) 994-1003.
  • Levin HS, McCauley SR, Josic CP et al. (2005). Predicting depression following mild traumatic brain injury. Arch Gen Psychiatry 62, (5) 523-528.
  • Boake C, McCauley SR, Levin HS et al. (2005). Diagnostic criteria for postconcussional syndrome after mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 17, (3) 350-356.
  • Brundage SI, Zautke NA, Holcomb JB et al. (2004). Interleukin-6 infusion blunts proinflammatory cytokine production without causing systematic toxicity in a swine model of uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock. J Trauma 57, (5) 970-977.
  • Watters JM, Brundage SI, Todd SR et al. (2004). Resuscitation with lactated ringer's does not increase inflammatory response in a Swine model of uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock. Shock 22, (3) 283-287.
  • Kozar RA, Anderson KD, Escobar-Chaves SL et al. (2004). Preclinical students: who are surgeons?. J Surg Res 119, (2) 113-116.
  • Brundage SI, Zautke NA, Watters J et al. (2004). Lactated Ringer's does not increase inflammation after shock. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH WORLD CONGRESS ON TRAUMA, SHOCK, INFLAMMATION AND SEPSIS- PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, IMMUNE CONSEQUENCES AND THERAPY 151-155.
  • Boake C, McCauley SR, Levin HS et al. (2004). Limited agreement between criteria-based diagnoses of postconcussional syndrome. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 16, (4) 493-499.
  • Zautke NA, Lam JC, Holcomb JB et al. (2004). TNF-alpha levels do not increase in ileum in a swine model of uncontrolled hemorrhage. SHOCK 2152-52.
  • Nathens AB, Maier RV, Brundage SI et al. (2003). The effect of interfacility transfer on outcome in an urban trauma system. J Trauma 55, (3) 444-449.
  • Brundage SI, Schreiber MA, Holcomb JB et al. (2003). Amplification of the proinflammatory transcription factor cascade increases with severity of uncontrolled hemorrhage in swine. J Surg Res 113, (1) 74-80.
  • Kozar RA, Lucci A, Miller CC et al. (2003). Brief intervention by surgeons can influence students toward a career in surgery. J Surg Res 111, (1) 166-169.
  • Schreiber MA, Holcomb JB, Hedner U et al. (2003). The effect of recombinant factor VIIa on noncoagulopathic pigs with grade V liver injuries. J Am Coll Surg 196, (5) 691-697.
  • Schreiber MA, Holcomb JB, Hedner U et al. (2002). The effect of recombinant factor VIIa on coagulopathic pigs with grade V liver injuries. J Trauma 53, (2) 252-257.
  • Brill SA, Stewart TR, Brundage SI et al. (2002). Base deficit does not predict mortality when secondary to hyperchloremic acidosis. Shock 17, (6) 459-462.
  • Brundage SI, McGhan R, Jurkovich GJ et al. (2002). Timing of femur fracture fixation: effect on outcome in patients with thoracic and head injuries. J Trauma 52, (2) 299-307.
  • Brundage SI, Jurkovich GJ, Hoyt DB et al. (2001). Stapled versus sutured gastrointestinal anastomoses in the trauma patient: a multicenter trial. J Trauma 51, (6) 1054-1061.
  • Brundage SI, McGhan R, Jurkovich GJ et al. (2000). Incidence of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as a function of the timing of femur fracture fixation. 5TH WORLD CONGRESS ON TRAUMA, SHOCK, INFLAMMATION AND SEPSIS 113-118.
  • Brundage SI, Maier RV (2000). Trauma intensive care. Trauma 2, (1) 19-31.
  • Holmes JH, Brundage SI, Yuen P et al. (1999). Complications of surgical feeding jejunostomy in trauma patients. J Trauma 47, (6) 1009-1012.
  • Arbabi S, Brundage SI, Gentilello LM (1999). Near-infrared spectroscopy: a potential method for continuous, transcutaneous monitoring for compartmental syndrome in critically injured patients. J Trauma 47, (5) 829-833.
  • Brundage SI, Jurkovich GJ, Grossman DC et al. (1999). Stapled versus sutured gastrointestinal anastomoses in the trauma patient. J Trauma 47, (3) 500-507.
  • Keenan HT, Brundage SI, Thompson DC et al. (1999). Does the face protect the brain? A case-control study of traumatic brain injury and facial fractures. Arch Surg 134, (1) 14-17.
  • Mattox KL, Brundage SI, Hirshberg A (1999). Initial resuscitation. NEW HORIZONS-THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF ACUTE MEDICINE 7, (1) 4-9.
  • Brundage SI, Harruff R, Jurkovich GJ et al. (1998). The epidemiology of thoracic aortic injuries in pedestrians. J Trauma 45, (6) 1010-1014.

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