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Obeid N. Ilahi, M.D.

  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Medical School

MBBS, Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1992

Post Doctoral Education

Rotating Intern, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, 1992-93

General Surgery Intern, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, 1994-95

General Surgery Resident, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA, 1995-99

Surgical Critical Care Fellow, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1999-2000

Trauma andCritical Care Fellow, Deparment of Surgery, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and Univeristy of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2000-01

Board Certifications

General Surgery -- Certified

Surgical Critical Care -- Certified

Honors and Awards

Shock Trauma Gala, "Hero Award," 2009

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Research and Eduction Fuondation Scholarship award, 2004

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Outstanding Laparoscopic Resident Surgeon, 1999

Research Interests

Co-Principal Investigator: "Team Vista," Department of Veterans Affairs - Greenfield Project, 2010-2012 

Principal Investigator: "Evaluate the rate and time of recruitment strategies in ventilator induced lung injury," Association for the Surgery of Trauma Research Scholarship, 2004-2005

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

Bochicchio GV, Jain A, Turner D, Ilahi O, Bochicchio K. Biologic vs Synthetic Inguinal Hernia Repair: 1-Year Results of Randomized Double-Blinded Trial. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr; 218(4): 751-7.

Brenner M, Bochicchio G, Ilahi O, Scalea T. Long-term impact of damage control laparotomy: a prospective study. Arch Surg. 2011; 146(4): 395-9.

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

Haan JM, Ilahi ON, Getting LS, Scalea TM. Protocol driven non-operative management of patients with blunt splenic trauma and minimal associated injury reduces lenght of stay. Journal of Trauma. 2003; 55(2): 317-22.

Bochicchio GV, Ilahi O, Joshi M, Scalea TM. Endotracheal inubation in the field does not improve outcome  in trauma patients presenting without an acutely lethal injury. Journal of Trauma. 2003; 54(2): 307-311.

Ilahi O, Bochicchio G, Scalea TM. Efficacy of Computed Tomography (CT) in the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Injury in Adult Blunt Trauma Patients. A Single Institution Study. American Surgeon. 2002; 68(8): 704-7.

Bochicchio G, Napolitano L, Knorr K, Ilahi O, Scalea TM. Persistent systemic inflammatory response syndrome is predictive of nosocomial infection in Trauma. Journal of Trauma. 2002; 53(2): 245-51.

Stehenson ER Jr., Ilahi O, Koltun WA. Stoma creation thorugh the stoma site: a rapid, safe technique. Disease of the Colon & Rectum. 1997; 40(1): 112-5.

Kultun WA, Bloomer MM, Tilberg AF, Ilahi O, Kauffman GL Jr. Awake epidural anesthesia is associated with improved natural killer cell cytotoxicity and a reduced stress response. American Journal of Surgery. 1996; 171(1): 68-72.

Pub Med page for Obeid N. Ilahi, MBBS


Ilahi O, Gahtan V, Kersteind MD. Appleton & Lange's Practice Test for the USMLE Step 2, Third Edition. Surgery Questions. Goldberg JS (editor), 2006.