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John P. Kirby, MD, FCCWS, FACS

  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1993

Post Doctoral Education

General Surgery Residency: University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals Residency in General Surgery, 1999

Fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care Surgery: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Fellowship under Dr. Richard J. Fantus, 2000

Post-Graduate: eICU Training
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center—Visicu
Chicago and Oakbrook, Illinois
2004

Designated Organ Requestor
Gift of Hope (Regional Organ Bank)
Chicago, Illinois
2000

Board Certifications

Surgery--Certified

Surgical Critical Care--Certified

Certified Wound Care Specialist, American Academy of Wound Management

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine

Clinical Interests

Dr. Kirby specializes in trauma and acute care surgery with special interests in acute and chronic wound healing, necrotizing fasciitis, hyperbaric oxygen, system development for patient management, multisystem organ dysfunction and failure, sepsis, and shock.

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
314-362-5298
Fax: 314-362-5743

Contact Information

Barnes - Jewish Hospital
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Suite 6105
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 747-0556

Selected Publications

Duwayri Y, Vallabhaneni R, Kirby JP, Mueller MJ, Volshteyn O, Geraghty PJ, Sicard GA, Curci JA. Early protection and compression of residual limbs may improve and accelerate prosthetic fit: a preliminary study. Ann Vasc Surg. 2012 Feb; 26(2):242-9.

Gnerlich JL, Rutter JH, Kirby JP, Mazuski JE. Simultaneous necrotizing soft tissue infection and colonic necrosis caused by Clostridium septicum. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2011 Dec;12(6):501-6.

Diaz JJ Jr, Dutton WD, Ott MM, Cullinane DC, Alouidor R, Armen SB, Bilanuik JW, Collier BR, Gunter OL, Jawa R, Jerome R, Kerwin AJ, Kirby JP, Lambert AL, Riordan WP, Wohltmann CD. Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma: a review of the management of the open abdomen – part 2 “Management of the open abdomen”. J Trauma. 2011 Aug;71(2):502-12

Yi X, AuBachon J, Zeltwanger S, Kirby JP. Necrotic arachnidism and intractable pain from recluse spider bites treated with lumbar sympathetic block: a case report and review of literature. Clin J Pain. 2011 Jun;27(5):457-60.

Keune JD, Melby S, Kirby JP, Aft RL. Shared management of a rare necrotizing soft tissue infection of the breast. Breast J. 2009 May-Jun; 15(3):321-3

Kirby JP, Gunter OL. Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers in the surgical intensive care unit. Curr Opin Crit Care 2008;Aug 14(4):428-31

Cable ML, Kirby JP, Sorasaenee K, Gray HB, Ponce A, Bacterial Spore Detection By [Tb3+(Macrocycle)(Dipicolinate)]Luminescence. J Am Chem. Soc. 2007 Feb 14;129(6) 1474-5 Epub 2007 Jan 23

Adkesson MJ, Travis EK, Weber MA, Kirby JP, Junge RE.  Vacuum-assisted closure for treatment of deep shell abscess and osteomyelitis in a tortoise.  J Am Vet Med Association 2007 Oct 15;231(8):1249-54.

Fantus RJ, Mellett MM, Kirby JP. Use of controlled fascial tension and an adhesion preventing barrier to achieve delayed primary fascial closure in patients managed with an open abdomen. American Journal of Surgery. 2006;192(2):243-247.

Kirby J, Fantus R, Ward S, Sanches O, Walker E, Mellett M, Maltz S. Novel uses of a closed suction wound care system. J of Advocate Health Care. 2002:4:1:49.

Kirby J, Fantus R, Ward S, Sanchez O, Walker E, Mellett M, Maltz S. Novel uses of a negative-pressure wound care system. Journal of Trauma. 2002;53:1:117-121.

Fantus R, Ward S, Mellett M, Kirby J, Maltz S, Maker V. End of life: The intensivist as a designated organ requestor. Critical Care Medicine. 2000:28:12s:A58.

Fantus R, Kirby J, Horn J, Maker V. Impact of surgical intensive care unit design on patient outcomes. J of Advocate Health Care. 2002:4:1:44.

Fantus R, Atwal M, Mellett M, Ward S, Maltz S, Kirby J, Joseph N, Maker V. Blood sampling from peripheral venous catheters, applicability for the trauma patient and evolving technique to decrease patient discomfort. J of Advocate Health Care. 2002:4:1:43.

Maltz S, Fantus R, Mellett M, Kirby J. Surgical complications of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Trauma. 2001;51:587.

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Editorial Positions

Journal Reviewer

1999-Present, Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Chapters

Wiersema-Bryant LA, Stamm LA, Barry JA, Kirby JP. The Outpatient Wound Clinic. In: Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials; Krasner DL, ed. HMP Communications, LLC. 2014; pp. 331-340

Kirby JP, Mazuski JE, Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, Surg. Clin.  North America 2009 Apr;89(2):365-89