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Robert D. Winfield, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 2004

Post Doctoral Education

NIH/NRSA T32 Research Fellow, Surgical Oncology, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL, 2008

General Surgery Resident, University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL, 2011

Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellow, University of California - San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2012

Board Certifications

Surgery – Certified

Surgical Critical Care – Certified

Honors and Awards

Co-Covener, "Structural Injustice, Inequalities, and Interpersonal Violence," (Winfield RD, Hayward C, Rosenbury L),2015 "Bring Your Own Idea" Grant ($1,000.00), Office of the Provost of Washington University, 2015

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery STAR Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Trauma Services, 2015

Service Excellence STAR Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Trauma Services, 2015

Louis C. Argenta Faculty Research Fellowship, American College of Surgeons, 2014

AAST Research and Education Foundation Scholarship, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2013

Leadership Development Scholarship Award, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2013

Honorable Mention, Oriens Essay Contest, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2011

Young Investigators Travel Award Recipient, 32nd Annual Conference on Shock, Shock Society, 2009

Clinical Interests

Dr. Winfield's clinical interests include trauma surgery, surgical critical care, general surgical emergencies, and general surgery.

Research Interests

Principal Investigator: "Adipose tissue and post-injury immune dysfunction in the obese," American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Research and Education Foundation Scholarship, 2013-2014.

Principal Investigator: "Adipose tissue and post-injury dysfunction," American College of Surgeons Louis C. Argenta Faculty Research Fellowship, 2014.



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

Selected Publications

Winfield RD, Southard RE, Turnbull IR, Bochicchio K, Reese S, Freeman BD, Bochicchio GV. Angiotensin inhibition decreases multiple organ failure in obese trauma patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2015. (In Press)

Glass NE, Kulaylat AN, Zheng F, Glarner C, Economopoulos KP, Hamed OH, Bittner JG, Sakran JV, Winfield RD. A National Survey of Educational Resources Utilized by the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) Membership. Am J Surg. 2015 Jan;209(1):59-64.

Winfield RD. Caring for the Critically Ill Obese Patient: Challenges and Opportunities. Nutr Clin Pract. 2014 Dec;29(6):747-750.

Cuenca AG, Cuenca AL, Winfield RD, Joiner DN, Gentile L, Delano MJ, Kelly-Scumpia KM, Scumpia PO, Matheny MK, Scarpace PJ, Vila I, Efron PA, LaFace DM, Moldawer LL. Novel Role for Tumor-Induced Exapnsion of Myeloid-Derived Cells in Cancer Cachexia. J Immunol. 2014 Jun 15;192(12):6111-9.

Winfield RD. How surgeons deal with complications: introductory remarks. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jan;99(1):10.

Winfield RD.  Autoimmune Pancreatitis.  Multimedia module for the American Board of Surgery Score Curriculum, on line July 2013.

Winfield RD, Bochicchio GV.  The Critically Injured Obese Patient: A Review and a Look Ahead. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jun;216(6):1193-206.

Costantini TW, Min E, Box K, Tran V, Winfield RD, Fortlage D, Doucet J, Bansal V, Coimbra R.  Dose adjusting enoxaparin is necessary to achieve adequate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jan;74(1):128-35.

Goldberg RF, Kaafarani H, Smith J, Winfield RD. Surgical Leadership and Political Advocacy. Bull Am Coll Surg. 2012 Aug;97(8):14-8.

Baird A, Coimbra R, Dang X, Lopez N, Lee J, Krzyzaniak M, Winfield R, Potenza B, Eliceiri B. Cell Surface Localization and Release of the Candidate Tumor Suppressor Ecrg4 from Polymorphonuclear Cells and Monocytes Activates Macrophages. J Leukoc Biol. 2012 May;91(5):773-81. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

Winfield RD, Delano MJ, Cuenca AG, Cendan JC, Lottenberg L, Efron PA, Maier RV, Remick DG, Moldawer LL, Cuschieri J. Obese Patients Show a Depressed Cytokine Profile Following Severe Blunt Injury. Shock. 2012 Mar; 37(3):253-256.

Delano MJ, Kelly-Scumpia KM, Thayer TC, Winfield RD, Scumpia PO, Cuenca AG, Harrington PB, O'Malley KA, Warner E, Gabrilovich S, Mathews CE, Laface D, Heyworth PG, Ramphal R, Strieter RM, Moldawer LL, Efron PA. Neutrophil mobilization from the bone marrow during polymicrobial sepsis is dependent on CXCL12 signaling. J Immunol. 2011 Jul 15;187(2):911-8.

Delano MJ, Thayer T, Gabrilovich S, Kelly-Scumpia KM, Winfield RD, Scumpia PO, Cuenca AG, Warner EA, Wallet SM, Wallet MA, O’Malley KA, Ramphal R, Clare-Salzer M, Efron PA, Mathews CE, Moldawer LL. Sepsis Induces Early Alterations in Innate Immunity that Impact Mortality to Secondary Infection. J Immunol. 2011 Jan 1;186(1):195-202.

Winfield RD, Mozingo DW, Armstrong JH, Hollenbeck JI, Richards WT, Martin L, Beierle EA, Lottenberg L. ATV Safety in Florida: Is Legislation Really the Answer? Am Surg. 2010 Feb:76(2):149-53

Winfield RD, Delano MJ, Lottenberg L, Cendan JC, Moldawer LL, Maier RV, Cuschieri J. Traditional Resuscitative Practices Fail to Resolve Metabolic Acidosis in Morbidly Obese Patients After Severe Blunt Trauma. J Trauma. 2010 Feb;68(2):317-30.

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Editorial Positions

Journal Reviewer

2010-Present, Surgical  Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
2010-Present, Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
2012-Present, Journal of the American College of Surgeons
2014-Present, PLOS One

Journal Editorial Positions

2013-2014, Member, Editorial Advisory Board, ACS Surgery News
2015-Present, Member, Editoral Board, Surgery

Social Media Editor

2014-Present, Surgery


Winfield RD, Lottenberg L. Recovery and Rehabilitation. Acute Care Surgery – Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition. (in press)

Winfield RD, Moldawer LL. Gene Therapy in Critical Illness: Past Applications and Future Potential. Civetta, Taylor, and Kirby – Critical Care, 4th Edition, 2009.

Winfield RD, Lottenberg L. The Secondary and Tertiary Survey in Acute Trauma. Civetta, Taylor, and Kirby – Critical Care, 4th Edition, 2009.