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Joseph Cuschieri, MD, FACS

Joseph Cuschieri, MD, FACS

  • Division of General Surgery
  • Interim, Chief of Surgery Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
  • Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
  • Trauma Medical Director at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

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35 Medical Center Way
San Francisco, CA 94143
Orchid: Orchid 0000-0003-1456-6841
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Joseph Cuschieri M.D. earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, and his Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residence and surgical critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Upon completion of his clinical training, he completed a 2-year NIH T32 Fellowship in the field of Trauma/Burn/Inflammation.

Dr. Cuschieri is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery with subspecialty certification in Surgical Critical Care.

Upon completion of his fellowship in 2002, Dr. Cuschieri joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. After a couple of years he left Cincinnati and returned to Seattle, joining the faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine where he served as the Medical Director of Surgical Critical Care, Interim Associate Medical Director of Critical Care, Associate Medical Director of Surgical Services, and Program Director of Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Cuschieri left Washington and came to UCSF in 2021 to join the faculty in the Department of Surgery as Professor and Trauma Medical Director at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Dr. Cuschieri currently serves as Principal Investigator, Co-Principle investigator, or Co-Investigator on 3 federally funded grants and has authored or co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed articles and more than 10 book chapters. His national service includes active participation in major trauma, critical care, and surgical societies including the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Society of Surgical Critical Care Program Directors. He also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
  Institution  
  Degree    
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  • Henry Ford Hospital Medical Center
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • 6/1998
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • MD
  • Medicine
  • 6/1994
  • University of Michigan
  • BS
  • Biochemistry
  • 6/1990
  • University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
  • 09/2021
  • University of Washington
  • T32 Trauma/Burn/Inflammation
  • 6/2002
  • Henry Ford Hospital Medical Center
  • General Surgery
  • 6/2000
  •   Award  
      Confired By    
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  • John K. Stevenson Faculty Teaching Award in Surgery
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • 2019
  • CDC HA-VTE Prevention Challenge Champion
  • Centers of Disease Control
  • 2015
  • Castle Connelly Top Doctors
  • Castle Connelly Inc.
  • 2006 - 2021
  • Joseph Sussman Memorial Award
  • Surgical Infection Society
  • 2006
    • Multiple Organ Failure
    • Polytrauma
    • Hemorrhagic shock
    • Chronic Critical Illness
    • Immune Dysfunction

    Dr. Cuschieri is a clinical and translational researcher who has worked to decipher the effects of initial injury on subsequent alterations immune function, and development of evidence based practices to improve care of injured and septic patients.  His main research focus is in the fields of polytrauma, hemorrhagic shock and neurotrauma with a specific interest in long-term outcomes following injury. From a critical care perspective, his main focus has been on organ support in the critically ill and septic patient.

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    • Surgery Research Training Program
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      Jun 2022
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    • Validation of a Genomics Based Prognostic in Severe Trauma
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      Jun 2013
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      Apr 2017
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    • A Randomzied Phase II Trial of CMV Prevention in Acute Lung Injury
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      Jun 2010
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      Dec 2016
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    • POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
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      Jun 2015
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    • Bedside Genomics in Severe Trauma
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      Sep 2012
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      Aug 2014
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    • Planning a Multi-Center Trial of Interferon-gamma in Trauma Patients
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      Sep 2012
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      Aug 2014
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    • SIS multicenter study of duration of antibiotics for intraabdominal infection
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      Sep 2007
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    • Inflammation and the Host Responses to Injury
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      Sep 2000
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    • TRAUMA &SEPSIS INDUCED CHANGES IN IMMUNE CELL MEMBRANE RECEPTOR TRAFFICKING
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    • Hypertonic Modulation of Inflammation following Injury
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    MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM A TOTAL OF 181
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    1. Herrera-Escobar JP, Reidy E, Phuong J, Brasel KJ, Cuschieri J, Fallat M, Potter BK, Price MA, Bulger EM, Haider AH, NTRAP Long-term Outcomes Panel. Developing a National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP): Results from the Long-term Outcomes Research Gap Delphi Survey. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 Aug 16. View in PubMed
    2. Lui JL, Hakam N, Shaw NM, Cuschieri J, Abbasi B, Breyer BN. Alcohol Intoxication Is Associated with Bladder Injury and Bladder Surgical Repair in Patients Sustaining Motor Vehicle Collisions. J Urol. 2022 Aug 02; 101097JU0000000000002831. View in PubMed
    3. Seshadri A, Appelbaum R, Carmichael SP, Cuschieri J, Hoth J, Kaups KL, Kodadek L, Kutcher ME, Pathak A, Rappold J, Rudnick SR, Michetti CP. Management of Decompensated Cirrhosis in the Surgical ICU: an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Critical Care Committee Clinical Consensus Document. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2022; 7(1):e000936. View in PubMed
    4. Thompson CM, Voldal EC, Davidson GH, Sanchez SE, Ayoung-Chee P, Victory J, Guiden M, Bizzell B, Glaser J, Hults C, Price TP, Siparsky N, Ohe K, Mandell KA, DeUgarte DA, Kaji AH, Uribe L, Kao LS, Mueck KM, Farjah F, Self WH, Clark S, Drake FT, Fischkoff K, Minko E, Cuschieri J, Faine B, Skeete DA, Dhanani N, Liang MK, Krishnadasan A, Talan DA, Fannon E, Kessler LG, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, Monsell SE, Lawrence SO, Flum DR, Lavallee DC, Writing Group for the CODA Collaborative:. Perception of Treatment Success and Impact on Function with Antibiotics or Appendectomy for Appendicitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial with an Observational Cohort. Ann Surg. 2022 Jul 11. View in PubMed
    5. Writing Group for the CODA Collaborative, Talan DA, Moran GJ, Krishnadasan A, Monsell SE, Faine BA, Uribe L, Kaji AH, DeUgarte DA, Self WH, Shapiro NI, Cuschieri J, Glaser J, Park PK, Price TP, Siparsky N, Sanchez SE, Machado-Aranda DA, Victory J, Ayoung-Chee P, Chiang W, Corsa J, Evans HL, Ferrigno L, Garcia L, Hatch Q, Horton MD, Johnson J, Jones A, Kao LS, Kelly A, Kim D, Kutcher ME, Liang MK, Maghami N, McGrane K, Minko E, Mohr C, Neufeld M, Patton JH, Rog C, Rushing A, Sabbatini AK, Salzberg M, Thompson CM, Tichter A, Wisler J, Bizzell B, Fannon E, Lawrence SO, Voldal EC, Lavallee DC, Comstock BA, Heagerty PJ, Davidson GH, Flum DR, Kessler LG. Analysis of Outcomes Associated With Outpatient Management of Nonoperatively Treated Patients With Appendicitis. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 07 01; 5(7):e2220039. View in PubMed
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