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Gerald R. Fortuna, MD, Col, USAF, SFS, MC

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Director, USAF St. Louis C-STARS (Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills) Program

Medical School

University of South Carolina School of Medicnine, Columbia, South Carolina, 1999

Graduate School

MBA, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2014

Post Doctoral Education

Intern, General Surgery: Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Charleston,  1999-2000

Resident, General Surgery: Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi, 2005-2005

Resident/Chief Resident, General Surgery: University Hospital, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2005-2009

Fellow, Trauma/Critical Care: University Hospital, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2009-2011

Fellow, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery: Memorial Hermann Hospital, University of Texas at Houston, 2014-2016

Board Certifications

Board Certified – General Surgery
Board Certified – Surgical Critical Care

Honors and Awards

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States 2004 Donald F. Hagen Young Physician Award

Clinical Interests

Blunt thoracic aortic injuries, venous thromboembolism and prevention, REBOA, ECMO, and enroute patient transport care

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Burn/Trauma/Surgical Critical Care
Campus Box 8109, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-1272

Selected Publications

Branco BC, Linnebur M, Boutrous ML, Leake SS, Inaba K, Charlton-Ouw KM, Azizzadeh A, Fortuna G, DuBose JJ. The Predictive Value of Multidetector CTA on Outcomes in Patients with Below-the-Knee Vascular Injury. Injury June 2015.

Lloyd BA, Weintrob AC, Hinkle M, Fortuna GR, Murray CK, Bradley W, Millar EV,Shaikh F, Vanderzant K, Gregg S, Lloyd G, Stevens J, Carson ML, Aggarwal D, Tribble DR, the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Porgram Trauma disease Outcomes Study Investigation Team. Adherence to Published Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Guidelines for Wounded Service Members in the Ongoing Conflicts in Southwest Asia. Military Medicine. 2014;179(3):324-328.

Palm K, Apodaca A, Spencer D, Costanzo G, Bailey J, Fortuna GR, Blackbourne LH, Spott MA, Eastridge BJ. Evaluation of Military Trauma System Practices Related to Complications After Injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec;73(6 Suppl):S465-71.

Callcut RA, Hanseman DJ, Solan PD, Kadon KS, Ingalls NK, Fortuna GR, Tsuei BJ, Robinson BR. Early Treatment of Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury with Concomitant Hemorrhagic Neurologic Injury is Safe and Effective. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Feb;72(2): 338-45.

Downey DM, Monson B, Butler KL, Fortuna GR Jr, Saxe JM, Dolan JP, Markert RJ, McCarthy MC. Does Platelet Administration Affect Mortality in Elderly Head-Injured Patients Taking Antiplatelet Medications? The American Surgeon. 2009 Nov;75(11):1100-3.

Fortuna GR, Mueller EW, James LE, Shutter LA, Butler KL. The Impact of Pre-Injury Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Pharmacotherapy on Outcomes in Elderly Patients with Hemorrhagic Brain Injury. Surgery. 2008 Oct, 144(4):598-603.