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Kareem Reda Abdelfattah, MD $$

Burn and Trauma Surgery Specialist

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
University of South Florida College of Medicine (2007)
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2014), General Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2015), Surgical Critical Care
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery/Surgical Critical Care
  • Research Interests

    • Metabolism and Nutrition in Critical Illness
    • Surgical Education
  • Publications

    • Estrone is neuroprotective in rats after traumatic brain injury.
    • Gatson JW, Liu MM, Abdelfattah K, Wigginton JG, Smith S, Wolf S, Simpkins JW, Minei JP Journal of neurotrauma 2012 Aug 29 12 2209-19
    • A prospective evaluation of the use of routine repeat cranial CT scans in patients with intracranial hemorrhage and GCS score of 13 to 15.
    • AbdelFattah KR, Eastman AL, Aldy KN, Wolf SE, Minei JP, Scott WW, Madden CJ, Rickert KL, Phelan HA The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2012 Sep 73 3 685-8
    • Resveratrol decreases inflammation in the brain of mice with mild traumatic brain injury.
    • Gatson JW, Liu MM, Abdelfattah K, Wigginton JG, Smith S, Wolf S, Minei JP The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2013 Feb 74 2 470-5
    • 17?-Estradiol reappropriates mass lost to the hypermetabolic state in thermally injured rats.
    • Abdelfattah KR, Gatson JW, Maass DL, Wolf SE, Minei JP, Wigginton JG The Journal of surgical research 2013 May 181 1 136-41
    • Detection of ?-amyloid oligomers as a predictor of neurological outcome after brain injury.
    • Gatson JW, Warren V, Abdelfattah K, Wolf S, Hynan LS, Moore C, Diaz-Arrastia R, Minei JP, Madden C, Wigginton JG Journal of neurosurgery 2013 Mar
  • Professional Activities

    • Parkland Surgical Society (2015)
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Doctor 2021-2022
    • American College of Surgeons - North Texas Chapter Best Trauma Paper Award 2013
    • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Resident Scholarship Award 2012
    • Department of Surgery Research Forum Best Poster Award 2011
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member
    • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society Member

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