Dr. Patrick L. Bosarge






Patrick L. Bosarge, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, General Trauma Division

Dr. Bosarge is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care. He joined the trauma faculty at UAB in June of 2012 following academic appointments at the University of South Alabama Medical Center and East Tennessee State University. Dr. Bosarge has served within the United States Army to Include three combat tours and rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel prior to resigning his commission in 2014. Dr. Bosarge serves as the state vice chair for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT), a member at large of the Alabama Chapter of the ACS executive council, in addition to serving as the Trauma/Burn ICU Medical Director, and Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at UAB.

Dr. Bosarge's clinical interests are related to trauma resuscitation, prehospital care, surgical critical care, and trauma translational research. Since joining UAB, he has participated in the NIH-funded Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) as an investigator and presently is the site PI for the Tranexamic Acid STudy for Traumatic Brain Injury. He was awarded the John W. Kirklin Research and Education Fellowship Award in January of 2015 to study the presence of a pulmonary parasympathetic inflammatory reflex that increases the injurious effect of bacteria in pneumonia.


Selected Publications:

  • Arterial embolization for pelvic fractures after blunt trauma: Are we all talk? Constantini TW, Bosarge PL, Fortlage D, Bansal V, Coimbra R. Am J Surg 2010 Dec;200(6):7521-7. (Peer reviewed)
  • Stress induced hyperglycemia: Is it harmful following trauma? Bosarge PL, Kerby JD. Advances in Surgery (Review Aticle). 2013 Sept;47:287-97.
  • Timing and type of surgical treatment of Clostridium difficile associated disease: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Ferrada P, Velopulos CG, Sultan S, Haut ER, Johnson E, Praba-Egge A, Enniss T, Dorion H, Martin ND, Bosarge P, Rushing A, Duane TM. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2014 Jun;76(6):1484-93. (Practice Management Guideline)
  • Transfusion of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 vs. a 1:1:2 ratio and mortality in patients with severe trauma: The PROPPR Randomized Clinical Trial. Holcomb JB, Tilley BC, Baraniuk S, Fox EE, Wade CE, Podbielski JM, del Junco DJ, Brasel KJ, Bulger EM, Callcut RA, Cohen MH, Cotton BA, Fabian TC, Inaba K, Kerby JD, Muskat P, O'Keefe T, Rizoli S, Robinson BRH, Scalea TM, Schreiber MA, Stein DM, Weinberg JA, Callum JL, Hess JR, Matijevic N, Miller CN, Pittet J-F, Hoyt DB, Pearson GD, Leroux B, van Belle G for the PROPPR Study Group. JAMA. Feb 2015;313(5):471-482 (Peer reviewed).
  • Prospective derivation of a clinical decision rule for a thoracolumbar spine evaluation after blunt trauma: An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multip-Institutional Trials Group STudy. Inaba K, Nosanov L, Menaker J, Bosarge P, Williams L, Turay D, Cachecho R, de Moya M, Bukur M, Carl J, Kobayashi L, Kaminski S, Beekley A, Gomez M, Skiada D; AAST TL-Spine Multicenter STudy Group. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Mar78(3):459-67 (Peer Reviewed).
  • Mesh wrapping for severe hepatic injury: A beneficial option in the trauma surgeon's armentarium. Kennedy R, Brevard SB, Bosarge P, Simmons JD, Frotan MA, Baker JA, Tuart L, Pritchett C, Gonzalez RP. Am J Surg. 2015 Mar;209(3):515-20 (Peer reviewed).
  • A controlled resuscitation strategy is feasible and safe in hypotensive trauma patients. Results of a prospective randomized pilot trial. Schreiber MA, Meier EN, Tisherman SA, Kerby JD, Newgard CD, Brasel K, Egan D, Witham W, Williams C, Daya M, Beeson J, McCully BH, Wheeler S, Kannas D, May S, McKnight B, Hoyt DB; ROC Investigators. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Apr;78(4):687-97 (Peer Reviewed).
  • Stress-induced hyperglycemia is associated with higher mortality in severe traumatic brain injury. Bosarge P, Schultz T, Griffin R, Kerby JD. Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Aug;79(2):289-94.
  • Utilizing social media for community consultation and public disclosure in exception from informed consent trials. Stephens SW, Williams CS, Gray R, Kerby JD, Wang HE, Bosarge PL. In Press.
  • Early initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation improves survival in adult trauma patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. Bosarge PL, Raff LA, McGwin G, Carroll SL, Diaz-Guzman E, Kerby JD. In Press.