Grant Bochicchio

Grant V. Bochicchio, MD, MPH

  • Chief, Acute and Critical Care Surgery
  • Edison Professor of Surgery

Medical School

MD, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 1993

Graduate School

MPH, Health Administration and Epidemiology,
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989

Post Doctoral Education

Intern in Surgery, Pennsylvania State University Hospital, Hershey, PA, 1993-94

Resident in Surgery, Pennsylvania State University Hospital, Hershey, PA. 1994-98

Fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD, 1998-99

Board Certifications

General Surgery and Surgery Critical Care

Honors and Awards

University of Maryland, Baltimore, “Inventor of the Year,” “Nanotechnology,” 2009

Surgical Infection Society Faculty Award for Research on Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, competitive national award, 2004-2005

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Gala Hero Award, 2001, ‘04, ‘10

US Army Special Operations Command Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000-2004

International Sepsis Forum Traveling Fellowship Award, 2000

Clinical Interests

Trauma and emergency surgery, minimally invasive and hepatobiliary surgery, surgical critical care

Research Interests

Principal Investigator: “A Prospective Observational Study Evaluating FLEX-HD in Complicated Ventral Hernia Repair,” Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, 2007-2010

Co-Principal Investigator: “Blast Injury in Traumatic Brain Injury: Animal Model and Human Volunteer Safety Study,” United States Congressional TBI Fund, 2008-2011.

Principal Investigator: “Biomarkers as a Predictor of Wound Closure,” Office of Naval Research, 2011-2012.

Principal Investigator: “Team Vista”, Department of Veterans Affairs, Greenfield Project, 2010-2012.

Principal Investigator: “Clotfoam Non-Compressible Hemostat,” Department of Defense CDRMP, 2010-2012.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Surgical and Wound Care Clinic
Barnes Center for Outpatient Health
4901 Forest Park Ave.
Floor 3, Suite 340
St. Louis, MO 63108
Fax: 314-362-5743

Selected Publications

De Castro GP, MacPhee MJ, Driscoll IR, Beall D, Hsu J, Zhu S, Hess JR, Scalea TM, Bochicchio GV. New hemostatic dressing (FAST Dressing) reduces blood loss and improves survival in a grade V liver injury model in noncoagulopathic swine. J Trauma. 2011 Jun;70(6):1408-12.

Stein DM, Lindell A, Murdock KR, Kufera JA, Menaker J, Keledjian K, Bochicchio GV, Aarabi B, Scalea TM. Relationship of serum and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers with intracranial hypertension and cerebral hypoperfusion after severe traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2011 May;70(5):1096-103.

Dowling MB, Kumar R, Keibler MA, Hess JR, Bochicchio GV, Raghavan SR. A self-assembling hydrophobically modified chitosan capable of reversible hemostatic action. Biomaterials. 2011 May;32(13):3351-7.

Ferrada P, Murthi S, Anand RJ, Bochicchio GV, Scalea T. Transthoracic focused rapid echocardiographic examination: real-time evaluation of fluid status in critically ill trauma patients. J Trauma. 2011 Jan;70(1):56-62; discussion 62-4.

Stein DM, Kufera JA, Lindell A, Murdock KR, Menaker J, Bochicchio GV, Aarabi B, Scalea TM. Association of CSF biomarkers and secondary insults following severe traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2011 Apr;14(2):200-7.

Anand RJ, Ferrada PA, Darwin PE, Bochicchio GV, Scalea TM. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is an effective treatment for bile leak after severe liver trauma. J Trauma. 2011 Aug;71(2):480-5.

Bochicchio GV, Bochicchio KM, Joshi M, Ilahi O, Scalea TM. Acute glucose elevation is highly predictive of infection and outcome in critically injured trauma patients. Ann Surg. 2010 Oct;252(4):597-602.

Bochicchio GV, Kilbourne MJ, Keledjian K, Hess J, Scalea T. Evaluation of a new hemostatic agent in a porcine grade V liver injury model. The American Surgeon. 2010 Mar;76(3):317-320.

Kilbourne M, Kuehn R, Tosun C, Caridi J, Keledjian K, Bochicchio G, Scalea T, Gerzanich V, Simard JM. Novel model of frontal impact closed head injury in the rat. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2009 Dec;26(12):2233-43.

Simard JM, Kilbourne M, Tsymbalyuk O, Tosun C, Caridi J, Ivanova S, Keledjian K, Bochicchio G, Gerzanich V. Key role of sulfonylurea receptor 1 in progressive secondary hemorrhage after brain contusion. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2009 Dec;26(12):2257-67.

Bochicchio GV, Kilbourne MJ, R, Kuehn Keledjian K, Hess J, Scalea T. Use of a modified chitosan dressing in hypothermic coagulopathic grade V liver injury model. American Journal of Surgery. 2009 Nov;198(5):617-22.

May AK, Stafford RE, Bulger EM, Heffernan D, Guillamondegui O, Bochicchio G, Eachempati SR; Surgical Infection Society. Treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections. Surgical Infections. 2009 Oct.10(5):467-499.

Stansbury LG, Dutton RP, Stein DM, Bochicchio GV, Scalea TM, Hess JR. Controversy in trauma resuscitation: do ratios of plasma to red blood cells matter? Transfusion Medicine Reviews. 2009 Oct;23(4):247-54.

Kilbourne M, Keledjian K, Hess JR, Scalea T, Bochicchio GV. Hemostatic efficacy of modified amylopectin powder in a lethal porcine model of extremity arterial injury. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jun;53(6):804-10. Epub 2009 Mar 25.

Lissauer ME, Johnson SB, Bochicchio GV, Feild CJ, Cross AS, Hasday JD, Whiteford CC, Nussbaumer WA, Towns M, Scalea TM. Differential expression of toll-like receptor genes: sepsis compared with sterile inflammation 1 day before sepsis diagnosis. Shock. 2009 Mar;31(3):238-44.

Pub Med page for Grant V. Bochicchio, MD, MPH

Editorial Positions

Journal Reviewer

2002-present, Journal of Surgical Research
2003-present, Critical Care Medicine
2003-present, Infections in Medicine
2003-present, Surgical Infections
2005-present, Journal of Trauma
2005-present, Journal of the American College of Surgeons
2007-present, Transfusion
2008-present, Archives of Surgery


Bochicchio G, Nehman S. Total Parenteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill. In: Wilson's Trauma: Resuscitation, Anesthesia and Critical Care; 2007.

Bochicchio G. Retroperitoneal Injury in Trauma. In: Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. In press, 2007.

Bochicchio G, Scalea T. Hyperglycemia in Surgery. In: Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care; 2008.

Bochicchio G. Unique Trauma Populations: Obese, Elderly, Pregnant, Adolescent. In: Trauma Surgical Critical Care and Surgical Emergencies; 2008.