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Steven Nicholas Vaslef, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology
Office: Room 1557, Duke South - Blue Zone, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 2837 Med Ctr, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710

Current research interests include: The development of an implantable artificial lung; design and evaluation of membrane oxygenators; evaluation of blood substitutes; treatment and physiology of shock; gastrointestinal tonometry.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1990
  • M.D., University of Virginia, 1984

Selected Grants

Publications

Nobuhara, Chloe K., W Michael Bullock, Thomas Bunning, Brian Colin, Mary Cooter, Michael J. Devinney, Michael N. Ferrandino, et al. “A protocol to reduce self-reported pain scores and adverse events following lumbar punctures in older adults.” J Neurol 267, no. 7 (July 2020): 2002–6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-020-09797-1.

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Berger, Miles, David M. Murdoch, Janet S. Staats, Cliburn Chan, Jake P. Thomas, Grant E. Garrigues, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, et al. “Flow Cytometry Characterization of Cerebrospinal Fluid Monocytes in Patients With Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: A Pilot Study.” Anesth Analg 129, no. 5 (November 2019): e150–54. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000004179.

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Sigurdsson, Martin I., Benjamin Brockbank, John C. Haney, Jon Andrews, David B. MacLeod, Steven N. Vaslef, Kelli R. Brooks, Erin L. Manning, and Alina Nicoara. “Abdominal Gunshot Causing Ventricular Septal Injury Without Perforation into the Pericardium.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 33, no. 3 (March 2019): 772–75. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2018.02.038.

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Giattino, Charles M., Jacob E. Gardner, Faris M. Sbahi, Kenneth C. Roberts, Mary Cooter, Eugene Moretti, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, et al. “Intraoperative Frontal Alpha-Band Power Correlates with Preoperative Neurocognitive Function in Older Adults.” Front Syst Neurosci 11 (2017): 24. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2017.00024.

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Darrabie, Marcus D., Jaewoo Lee, Jennifer Cheeseman, Alexander T. Limkakeng, Steven N. Vaslef, Bruce A. Sullenger, and Allan D. Kirk. “Toll-Like Receptor Signaling as a Prognostic Tool in Trauma Patients.” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 223:S159–60. Elsevier BV, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.06.346.

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Keenan, Jeffrey E., Brian C. Gulack, Daniel P. Nussbaum, Cindy L. Green, Steven N. Vaslef, Mark L. Shapiro, and John E. Scarborough. “Optimal timing of tracheostomy after trauma without associated head injury.” J Surg Res 198, no. 2 (October 2015): 475–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2015.03.072.

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Christie, Jason D., Steven Vaslef, Philip K. Chang, Addison K. May, Scott R. Gunn, Shuying Yang, Kelly Hardes, et al. “A Randomized Dose-Escalation Study of the Safety and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of the p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Inhibitor Dilmapimod in Severe Trauma Subjects at Risk for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.” Crit Care Med 43, no. 9 (September 2015): 1859–69. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000001132.

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McCoy, Christopher Cameron, Brian R. Englum, Jeffrey E. Keenan, Steven N. Vaslef, Mark L. Shapiro, and John E. Scarborough. “Impact of specific postoperative complications on the outcomes of emergency general surgery patients.” J Trauma Acute Care Surg 78, no. 5 (May 2015): 912–18. https://doi.org/10.1097/TA.0000000000000611.

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Brooks, Kelli R., John E. Scarborough, Steven N. Vaslef, and Mark L. Shapiro. “No need to wait: an analysis of the timing of cholecystectomy during admission for acute cholecystitis using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.” J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74, no. 1 (January 2013): 167–73. https://doi.org/10.1097/TA.0b013e3182788b71.

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Sarraf-Yazdi, Shiva, Michelle Sharpe, Kyla M. Bennett, Tim L. Dotson, Deverick J. Anderson, and Steven N. Vaslef. “A 9-Year retrospective review of antibiotic cycling in a surgical intensive care unit.” J Surg Res 176, no. 2 (August 2012): e73–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2011.12.014.

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