Laura Harmon, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (2011)
Graduate School :
  • MF, Midwestern State University (2007)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSc, Midwestern State University (TX) (2005)
Internship:
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Program (2012)
Residency:
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2016)
Fellowships:
  • University of Maryland Program, Surgical Critical Care (2017)
  • University of Maryland Program, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Hero Award, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (2018)
  • R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Outstanding Research Fellow, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (2017)
  • Outstanding Young Investigator International Symposium on Endovascular Therapeutics (ISET, International Symposium on Endovascular Therapeutics (2012)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2018)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Harmon LA. Response to 'Letter to the Editor' -Infection after penetrating brain injury- An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter study oral presentation at the 32nd annual meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, January 15019, 2019, Austin, Texas. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31876690
  • Harmon L, Bilow R, Shanmuganathan K, Lauerman M, Todd SR, Cardenas J, Haugen CE, Albrecht R, Pittman S, Cohen M, Kaups K, Dirks R, Burlew CC, Fox CJ, Con J, Inaba K, Harrison PB, Berg GM, Waller CJ, Kallies KJ, Kozar RA. Delayed splenic hemorrhage: Myth or mystery? A Western Trauma Association multicenter study. Am J Surg. 2019 Sep;218(3):579-583. PubMed PMID: 31284948
  • Harmon L, Sukri L, Kufera JA, Nguyen A, Grunnagle M, Ramirez CL, Botwinick I, Cucher D, Feather CB, Scalea TM, Stein DM. Is Opioid Prescribing Driving Trauma Recidivism or Is Trauma Driving Opioid Use?. Am Surg. 2019 Jun 1;85(6):567-571. PubMed PMID: 31267895
  • Harmon LA, Haase DJ, Kufera JA, Adnan S, Cabral D, Lottenberg L, Cunningham KW, Bonne S, Burgess J, Etheridge J, Rehbein JL, Semon G, Noorbakhsh MR, Cragun BN, Agrawal V, Truitt M, Marcotte J, Goldenberg A, Behbahaninia M, Keric N, Hammer PM, Nahmias J, Grigorian A, Turay D, Chakravarthy V, Lalchandani P, Kim D, Chapin T, Dunn J, Portillo V, Schroeppel T, Stein DM. Infection after penetrating brain injury-An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter study oral presentation at the 32nd annual meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, January 15-19, 2019, in Austin, Texas. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jul;87(1):61-67. PubMed PMID: 31033883
  • Burlew CC, Sumislawski JJ, Behnfield CD, McNutt MK, McCarthy J, Sharpe JP, Croce MA, Bala M, Kashuk J, Spalding MC, Beery PR, John S, Hunt DJ, Harmon L, Stein DM, Callcut R, Wybourn C, Sperry J, Anto V, Dunn J, Veith JP, Brown CVR, Celii A, Zander TL, Coimbra R, Berndtson AE, Moss TZ, Malhotra AK, Hazelton JP, Linden K, West M, Alam HB, Williams AM, Kim J, Inaba K, Moulton S, Choi YM, Warren HL, Collier B, Ball CG, Savage S, Hartwell JL, Cullinane DC, Zielinski MD, Ray-Zack MD, Morse BC, Rhee P, Rutherford EJ, Udekwu P, Reynolds C, Toschlog E, Gondek S, Ju T, Haan JM, Lightwine KL, Kulvatunyou N, Coates B, Khouqeer AF, Todd SR, Zarzaur B, Waller CJ, Kallies KJ, Neideen T, Eddine SBZ, Peck KA, Dunne CE, Kramer K, Bokhari F, Dhillon TS, Galante JM, Cohen MJ. Time to stroke: A Western Trauma Association multicenter study of blunt cerebrovascular injuries. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Nov;85(5):858-866. PubMed PMID: 29847537
  • Ramirez CL, Pelekhaty S, Massetti JM, Galvagno S, Harmon L, Botwinick I, Scalea TM, Stein DM. Validation of predictive equations to assess energy expenditure in acute spinal cord injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Nov;85(5):984-991. PubMed PMID: 29787541
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Professional Memberships

  • Eastern Association of Trauma Surgery, Member
  • Southwest Surgical Congress, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Trauma Center
12505 E. 16th Avenue
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, First floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2711

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgical Critical Care, Board Certification (2017, 2017)
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2017, 2017)
  • Acute Care Surgery, Specialized Training (2018)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Critical Care
  • Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care
  • Surgery
  • Injuries and Wounds
Personal Interests
Cycling

Public Speaking
Yes
Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Education and clinical research

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (2011)
Graduate Schools:
  • MF, Midwestern State University (2007)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSc, Midwestern State University (TX) (2005)
Internships:
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Program (2012)
Residency Programs:
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine-Scott and White Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2016)
Fellowships:
  • University of Maryland Program, Surgical Critical Care (2017)
  • University of Maryland Program, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (2018)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
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