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John E. Mazuski, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Surgery

Medical School

University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1981

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: Surgery, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota , 1989

Chief Residency: Surgery, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1990

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1991

Ph.D.: Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1993

Board Certifications

Surgery--Certified
Surgical Critical Care--Certified

Clinical Interests

Dr. Mazuski specializes in burn, trauma and surgical critical care. Other areas of clinical interest include surgical infections; nutrition support; pathophysiology of shock, sepsis, and multiple organ failure; and clinical guidelines for surgical infections and for critically ill patients.

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

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) 362-5307

Selected Publications

Solomkin JS, Mazuski JE, Bradley JS, Rodvold KA, Goldstein EJ, Baron EJ, O'Neill PJ, Chow AW, Dellinger EP, Eachempati SR, Gorbach S, Hilfiker M, May AK, Nathens AB, Sawyer RG, Bartlett JG. Diagnosis and management of complicated intra-abdominal infection in adults and children: guidelines by the Surgical Infection Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2010 Feb;11(1):79-109.

Solomkin JS, Mazuski JE, Bradley JS, Rodvold KA, Goldstein EJ, Baron EJ, O'Neill PJ, Chow AW, Dellinger EP, Eachempati SR, Gorbach S, Hilfiker M, May AK, Nathens AB, Sawyer RG, Bartlett JG. Diagnosis and management of complicated intra-abdominal infection in adults and children: guidelines by the Surgical Infection Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jan 15;50(2):133-64.

Byrnes MC, Schuerer DJ, Schallom ME, Sona CS, Mazuski JE, Taylor BE, McKenzie W, Thomas JM, Emerson JS, Nemeth JL, Bailey RA, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Coopersmith CM. Implementation of a mandatory checklist of protocols and objectives improves compliance with a wide range of evidence-based intensive care unit practices. Crit Care Med. 2009 Oct;37(10):2775-81.

Efron PA, Mazuski JE. Clostridium difficile colitis. Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;89(2):483-500, x.

Mazuski JE, Solomkin JS. Intra-abdominal infections. Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;89(2):421-37, ix. Review.

Kirby JP, Mazuski JE. Prevention of surgical site infection. Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;89(2):365-89, viii. Review.

Mazuski JE. Preface. Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;89(2):xvii-xix.

Byrnes MC, Mazuski JE. Antimicrobial therapy for acute colonic diverticulitis. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2009 Apr;10(2):143-54. Review.

Mazuski JE. Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus: risk factors, surveillance, infections, and treatment. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2008 Dec;9(6):567-71.

Sona CS, Zack JE, Schallom ME, McSweeney M, McMullen K, Thomas J, Coopersmith CM, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Mazuski JE, Schuerer DJ. The impact of a simple, low-cost oral care protocol on ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in a surgical intensive care unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;24(1):54-62.

Mazuski JE. Feeding the injured intestine: enteral nutrition in the critically ill patient. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2008 Aug;14(4):432-7. Review.

Mazuski JE. Antimicrobial treatment for intra-abdominal infections. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2007 Dec;8(17):2933-45. Review.

Schuerer DJ, Zack JE, Thomas J, Borecki IB, Sona CS, Schallom ME, Venker M, Nemeth JL, Ward MR, Verjan L, Warren DK, Fraser VJ, Mazuski JE, Boyle WA, Buchman TG, Coopersmith CM Effect of chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine-impregnated central venous catheters in an intensive care unit with a low blood stream infection rate after implementation of an educational program: a before-after trial. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2007 Aug;8(4):445-54.

Taylor BE, Schallom ME, Sona CS, Buchman TG, Boyle WA, Mazuski JE, Schuerer DE, Thomas JM, Kaiser C, Huey WY, Ward MR, Zack JE, Coopersmith CM. Efficacy and safety of an insulin infusion protocol in a surgical ICU. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2006;202(1):1-9. Epub 2005 Nov 18.

Schuerer DJ, Whinney RR, Freeman BD, Nash J, Prasad S, Krem MM, Mazuski JE, Buchman TG. Evaluation of the applicability, efficacy, and safety of a thromboembolic event prophylaxis guideline designed for quality improvement of the traumatically injured patient. Journal of Trauma. 2005;58(4):731-739.

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