Barbara Anne Gaines, MD $$

Pediatric Surgeon

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Surgeon-in-Chief at Children's Health

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

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Education and Training

Medical School
University of Virginia School of Medicine (1990)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center GME (1997), General Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center GME (1993), General Surgery
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - UPMC (2000), Pediatric Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center GME (1998), Surgical Critical Care
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery


    • Research Interests

      • Post-traumatic coagulopathy
      • The use of whole blood for resuscitation of injured children
      • Primary pediatric injury prevention research
      • Surgical education
    • Publications

      • Shock in the pediatric trauma patient in Pediatric Trauma Care Rinehardt HN, Gaines BA (2023), Cham, Switzerland, Springer
      • Trauma pediatrico in Trauma. Sociedad Panamericana De Trauma (3rd ed.) Gaines BA, Emr B (In press)
      • Pediatric thoracic trauma in Pediatric Trauma Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment (2nd ed.) Leeper CM, Gaines BA (2017), Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press.
      • Abdominal and renal trauma in Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery (6th ed.) Austin KM, Gaines BA (2014), Philadelphia, PA, Saunders
      • Pediatric injury in The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (3rd ed.). Gaines BA, Scheidler MG, Lynch JM, Ford HR (2007), Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    • Professional Activities

      • American Academy of Pediatrics
      • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
      • American College of Surgeons
      • American Medical Association
      • American Pediatric Surgical Association
      • American Surgical Association
      • Association for Academic Surgery
      • Association of Women Surgeons
      • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
      • Injury Free Coalition for Kids
      • Pediatric Trauma Society
      • Society of Critical Care Medicine
      • Society of University Surgeons
      • Southern Surgical Association
    • Awards and Honors

      • Eugene S. Wiener Award for Excellence 2016, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
      • Inaugural Medical Student Research Mentoring Merit Award 2013, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
      • Top Doctors Award in Pediatric Surgery 2010-2023, Pittsburgh Magazine
      • Research and Education Foundation Scholarship 2007, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
      • Four-Star Customer Service Award 2007, Professional Research Consultants, Inc.
      • Outstanding Surgeon, Critical Care Staff, 2000-2004, 2006, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
      • Alfred E. Blalock Award, Surgical Research 1997, Vanderbilt University
      • Young Investigator Award 1991, American Motility Society

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