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Stanislaw Stawicki, MD, General Surgery, Bethlehem, PA, St. Luke's Anderson Campus


General Surgery Bethlehem, PA

Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Chair, Department of Research & Innovation; Associate Professor, Temple University School of Medicine

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  • Dr. Stawicki is the Chair of the Department of Research & Innovation at St Luke's University Health Network. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with added qualifications in Surgical Critical Care and Neurocritical Care. His research portfolio includes over 550 manuscripts, chapters, abstracts, and editorials. He is also a co-editor of 14 books. Dr Stawicki gave over 350 local, regional, national, and international presentations over the past few years. His areas of expertise include patient safety, academic leadership, medical education, international health security, as well as a variety of topics related to trauma and surgical critical care. Dr Stawicki serves on Editorial Boards of numerous journals, including Chief and Section Editor positions.

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
    University of Pennsylvania Health SystemFellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 2006 - 2008
  • St Luke's University Hospital
    St Luke's University HospitalResidency, Surgery, 2001 - 2006
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
    University of Louisville School of MedicineClass of 2001
  • University of Louisville
    University of LouisvilleBA, Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 1994 - 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2008 - 2026
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2017 - 2025
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2001 - 2024
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care
  • United Council for Neurologic SubspecialtiesNeurocritical Care Certification

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Poster Presentation Department of Surgery Research Conference, 2013
  • Senator The Ohio State University, 2013
  • Visiting Professor St Luke's University Health Network, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Sonographic evaluation of intravascular volume status: Can internal jugular or femoral vein collapsibility be used in the absence of IVC visualization?  
    Kent A, Patil P, Davila V, Bailey JK, Jones C, Evans DC, Boulger CT, Adkins E, Balakrishnan J, Valiyaveedan S, Galwankar SC, Bahner DP, Stawicki SP, Annals of Thoracic Medicine, 1/1/2015
  • Comorbidity-polypharmacy score predicts in-hospital complications and the need for discharge to extended care facility in older burn patients  
    Justiniano CF, Coffey RA, Evans DC, Jones LM, Jones CD, Bailey JK, Miller SF, Stawicki SP, Journal of Burn Care & Research, 1/1/2015
  • Two methods of hemodynamic and volume assessment in critically ill patients: A study of disagreement  
    Eiferman DS, Davido HT, Howard JM, Gerckens J, Evans DC, Cook CH, Stawicki SP, J Intensive Care Med, 1/22/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Death after near-death: Risk factors for mortality among H1N1 victims who survived to be successfully weaned from ECMO. International Registry Insights.
    Firstenberg MS, Hejal R, Shenoy RS, Espinal E, Stawicki SP, Papadimos TJ, European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery (ESCVS), Istanbul, Turkey, 1/26/2015
  • Will I miss an aneurysm? The role of CTA in traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage.
    Balinger KJ, Elmously A, Hoey BA, Stehly CD, Stawicki SP, Portner ME, American Surgical Congress Abstracts, 1/1/2015
  • Inappropriate warfarin use in trauma: Time for a safety initiative.
    Hon HH, Elmously A, Stehly CD, Stoltzfus JC, Stawicki SP, Hoey BA, American Surgical Congress Abstracts, 1/1/2015
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  • "Transforming St Luke's University Health Network into clinical research powerhouse: The time is now!" 
    Bethlehem, PA - 1/15/2014
  • "Nuts & Bolts of Acute Appendicitis." 
    Mansfield, OH - 1/1/2013
  • "Patient safety grand rounds: Retained surgical items." 
    The Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium, Columbus, OH - 1/1/2012
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  • "ICUWiki" 
    Stawicki SP (Principal Editor)
  • "TraumaWiki" 
    Stawicki SP (Principal Editor)
  • "RNWiki & NPPAWiki" 
    Stawicki SP (Principal Editor)
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Press Mentions

  • Modern Sonology and the Bedside Practitioner: Evolution of Ultrasound from Curious Novelty to Essential Clinical Tool
    Modern Sonology and the Bedside Practitioner: Evolution of Ultrasound from Curious Novelty to Essential Clinical ToolNovember 4th, 2014

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