Vik Bebarta, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine-Medical Toxicology and Pharmacology

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Medical School:
  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (1998)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, United States Air Force Academy (CO)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (1999)
Residency:
  • Denver Health Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine (2002)
Fellowships:
  • The Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (RMPDC), Medical Toxicology (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine-Medical Toxicology and Pharmacology

Publications

  • Maddry JK, Mora AG, Perez CA, Reeves LK, Paciocco JA, Clemons MA, Sheean A, Kester NM, Bebarta VS. Characterization of Long-range Aeromedical Transport and Its Relationship to the Development of Traumatic Extremity Compartment Syndrome: A 7-year, Retrospective Study. Mil Med. 2021 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33433584
  • Hatzfeld JJ, Hildebrandt G, Maddry JK, Rodriquez D, Bridges E, Ritter AC, Gardner CL, Bebarta VS, Cap AP. Top 10 Research Priorities for U.S. Military En Route Combat Casualty Care. Mil Med. 2021 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33399866
  • Schauer SG, Ng PC, April MD, Hill GJ, Arana AA, Bebarta VS. Pediatric Prehospital Intraosseous Access During Combat Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021 Jan 1;37(1):e21-e24. PubMed PMID: 30893227
  • Douin DJ, Anderson EL, Dylla L, Rice JD, Jackson CL, Wright FL, Bebarta VS, Schauer SG, Ginde AA. Association Between Hyperoxia, Supplemental Oxygen, and Mortality in Critically Injured Patients. Crit Care Explor. 2021 May;3(5):e0418. PubMed PMID: 34036272
  • Paulson MW, Hesling JD, McKay JT, Bebarta VS, Flarity K, Keena S, Naylor JF, Fisher AD, April MD, Schauer SG. A Descriptive Analysis of Battlefield First Responder and Combat Lifesaver Interventions during the Role 1 Phase of Care. Med J (Ft Sam Houst Tex). 2021 Jul-Sep;(PB 8-21-07/08/09):25-30. PubMed PMID: 34449857
  • Mould-Millman NK, Mata L, Schauer SG, Dixon J, Keenan S, Holcomb JB, Tobin JM, Moore E, de Vries S, Bedard A, Bebarta VS, Ginde AA. Defining Combat-Relevant Endpoints for Early Trauma Resuscitation Research in a Resource-Constrained Civilian Setting. Med J (Ft Sam Houst Tex). 2021 Jul-Sep;PB 8-21-07/08/09(PB 8-21-07-08-09):3-14. PubMed PMID: 34449854
  • Lauby RS, Cuenca CM, Borgman MA, Fisher AD, Bebarta VS, Moore EE, Spinella PC, Bynum J, Schauer SG. An analysis of outcomes for pediatric trauma warm fresh whole blood recipients in Iraq and Afghanistan. Transfusion. 2021 Jul;61 Suppl 1:S2-S7. PubMed PMID: 34269463
  • Ng PC, Hendry-Hofer TB, Brenner M, Mahon SB, Boss GR, Maddry JK, Bebarta VS. Efficacy of oral administration of sodium thiosulfate in a large, swine model of oral cyanide toxicity. J Med Toxicol. 2021 Jul;17(3):257-264. PubMed PMID: 33821433
  • Bhadra S, Bebarta VS, Hendry-Hofer TB, Lippner DS, Winborn JN, Rockwood GA, Logue BA. Analysis of the Soil Fumigant, Dimethyl Disulfide, in Swine Blood by Dynamic Headspace Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy. J Chromatogr A. 2021 Feb 8;1638:461856. PubMed PMID: 33485031
  • Dylla L, Anderson EL, Douin DJ, Jackson CL, Rice JD, Schauer SG, Neumann RT, Bebarta VS, Wright FL, Ginde AA. A quasiexperimental study of targeted normoxia in critically ill trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 Aug 1;91(2S Suppl 2):S169-S175. PubMed PMID: 33797494
  • Klausner MJ, McKay JT, Bebarta VS, Naylor JF, Fisher AD, Isherwood KD, Bynum J, Schauer SG. Warfighter Personal Protective Equipment and Combat Wounds. Med J (Ft Sam Houst Tex). 2021 Apr-Jun;(PB 8-21-04/05/06):72-77. PubMed PMID: 34251669
  • Hendry-Hofer TB, Witeof AE, Ng PC, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Boss GR, Bebarta VS. Intramuscular sodium tetrathionate as an antidote in a clinically relevant swine model of acute cyanide toxicity. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020 Jan;58(1):29-35. PubMed PMID: 31008657
  • Bebarta VS, Mora AG, Bebarta EK, Reeves LK, Maddry JK, Schauer SG, Lairet JR. Prehospital Use of Ketamine in the Combat Setting: A Sub-Analysis of Patients With Head Injuries Evaluated in the Prospective Life Saving Intervention Study. Mil Med. 2020 Jan 7;185(Suppl 1):136-142. PubMed PMID: 32074369
  • Wray JP, Bridwell RE, Schauer SG, Shackelford SA, Bebarta VS, Wright FL, Bynum J, Long B. The diamond of death: Hypocalcemia in trauma and resuscitation. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 28;41:104-109. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33421674
  • Fisher AD, Paulson MW, McKay JT, Bynum J, Flarity KM, Howell M, Bebarta VS, Schauer SG. Blood Product Administration During the Role 1 Phase of Care: The Prehospital Trauma Registry Experience. Mil Med. 2020 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33367697
  • Hendry-Hofer TB, Ng PC, McGrath AM, Soules K, Mukai DS, Chan A, Maddry JK, White CW, Lee J, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Boss GR, Bebarta VS. Intramuscular cobinamide as an antidote to methyl mercaptan poisoning. Inhal Toxicol. 2020 Dec 26;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33356664
  • Bedard AF, Mata LV, Dymond C, Moreira F, Dixon J, Schauer SG, Ginde AA, Bebarta V, Moore EE, Mould-Millman NK. A scoping review of worldwide studies evaluating the effects of prehospital time on trauma outcomes. Int J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 9;13(1):64. PubMed PMID: 33297951
  • Maddry JK, Arana AA, Mora AG, Perez CA, Cutright JE, Kester BM, Ng PC, Schauer SG, Bebarta VS. Advancing Prehospital Combat Casualty Evacuation: Patients Amenable to Aeromedical Evacuation via Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Mil Med. 2020 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33200779
  • Nguyen HN, Chenoweth JA, Bebarta VS, Albertson TE, Nowadly CD. The Toxicity, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Acute Hydrazine Propellant Exposure: A Systematic Review. Mil Med. 2020 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33175959
  • Maddry JK, Paredes RM, Paciocco JA, Castaneda M, Araña AA, Perez CA, Reeves LK, Newberry RK, Bebarta VS, Kester N, Mason PE. Development and Evaluation of An Abbreviated Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Course for Nonsurgical Physicians and Nurses. AEM Educ Train. 2020 Oct;4(4):347-358. PubMed PMID: 33150277
  • Maddry JK, Arana AA, Clemons MA, Medellin KL, Shults NM, Perez CA, Savell SC, Gutierrez XE, Reeves LK, Mora AG, Bebarta VS. Impact of a Standardized EMS Handoff Tool on Inpatient Medical Record Documentation at a Level I Trauma Center. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2020 Oct 9;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32940577
  • Torres AC, Bebarta VS, April MD, Maddry JK, Herson PS, Bebarta EK, Schauer S. Ketamine Administration in Prehospital Combat Injured Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury: A 10-Year Report of Survival. Cureus. 2020 Jul 17;12(7):e9248. PubMed PMID: 32821594
  • Finley EP, Schneegans S, Curtis ME, Bebarta VS, Maddry JK, Penney L, McGeary D, Potter JS. Confronting challenges to opioid risk mitigation in the U.S. health system: Recommendations from a panel of national experts. PLoS One. 2020;15(6):e0234425. PubMed PMID: 32542028
  • Oyama Y, Shuff S, Maddry JK, Schauer SG, Bebarta VS, Eckle T. Intense Light Pretreatment Improves Hemodynamics, Barrier Function and Inflammation in a Murine Model of Hemorrhagic Shock Lung. Mil Med. 2020 Sep 18;185(9-10):e1542-e1550. PubMed PMID: 32515788
  • Maddry JK, Araña AA, Reeves LK, Mora AG, Gutierrez XE, Perez CA, Ng PC, Griffiths SA, Bebarta VS. Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury Transported by Critical Care Air Transport Teams: The Influence of Altitude and Oxygenation during Transport. Mil Med. 2020 Sep 18;185(9-10):e1646-e1653. PubMed PMID: 32515785
  • Anderson KL, Morgan JD, Castaneda MG, Boudreau SM, Araña AA, Kohn MA, Bebarta VS. The Effect of Chest Compression Location and Occlusion of the Aorta in a Traumatic Arrest Model. J Surg Res. 2020 Oct;254:64-74. PubMed PMID: 32417498
  • Chong S, Long B, Maddry JK, Bebarta VS, Ng P. Acute C4 Ingestion and Toxicity: Presentation and Management. Cureus. 2020 Mar 16;12(3):e7294. PubMed PMID: 32313735
  • Maddry JK, Paredes RM, Rebeles J, Olson G, Castaneda M, Canellis K, Ng PC, Bebarta VS. Efficacy of Intravenous Hydroxocobalamin for Treatment of Sodium Methanethiolate Exposure in a Swine Model (Sus scrofa) of Severe Methanethiol Toxicity. J Med Toxicol. 2020 Oct;16(4):388-397. PubMed PMID: 32239422
  • Hendry-Hofer TB, Ng PC, McGrath AM, Mukai D, Brenner M, Mahon S, Maddry JK, Boss GR, Bebarta VS. Intramuscular aminotetrazole cobinamide as a treatment for inhaled hydrogen sulfide poisoning in a large swine model. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2020 Nov;1479(1):159-167. PubMed PMID: 32233102
  • Bebarta VS, Mora AG, Bebarta EK, Reeves LK, Maddry JK, Schauer SG, Lairet JR. Prehospital Use of Ketamine in the Combat Setting: A Sub-Analysis of Patients With Head Injuries Evaluated in the Prospective Life Saving Intervention Study. Mil Med. 2020 Jan 7;185(Suppl 1):136-142. PubMed PMID: 32074369
  • Deatherage Kaiser BL, Jacobs JM, Schepmoes AA, Brewer HM, Webb-Robertson BM, Valtier S, Bebarta VS, Adkins JN. Assessment of the Utility of the Oral Fluid and Plasma Proteomes for Hydrocodone Exposure. J Med Toxicol. 2020 Jan;16(1):49-60. PubMed PMID: 31677050
  • Hendry-Hofer TB, Witeof AE, Ng PC, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Boss GR, Bebarta VS. Intramuscular sodium tetrathionate as an antidote in a clinically relevant swine model of acute cyanide toxicity. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020 Jan;58(1):29-35. PubMed PMID: 31008657
  • Heard K, Bebarta VS, Hoppe JA, Monte AA. Does administration of haloperidol or ketorolac decrease opioid administration for abdominal pain patients? A retrospective study. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Mar;38(3):517-520. PubMed PMID: 31138518
  • Domanski K, Kleinschmidt KC, Greene S, Ruha AM, Bebarta VS, Onisko N, Campleman S, Brent J, Wax P. Cottonmouth snake bites reported to the ToxIC North American snakebite registry 2013-2017. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020 Mar;58(3):178-182. PubMed PMID: 31190571
  • Maddry JK, Arana AA, Perez CA, Medellin KL, Paciocco JA, Mora AG, Holder WG, Davis WT, Herson PS, Bebarta VS. Influence of Time to Transport to a Higher Level Facility on the Clinical Outcomes of US Combat Casualties with TBI: A Multicenter 7-Year Study. Mil Med. 2020 Feb 13;185(1-2):e138-e145. PubMed PMID: 31334769
  • Hardy G, Maddry JK, Ng PC, Savell SC, Arana AA, Kester A, Bebarta VS. Impact of prehospital airway management on combat mortality. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Feb;37(2):349-350. PubMed PMID: 29958744
  • Mould-Millman NK, Dixon J, Lamp A, de Vries S, Beaty B, Finck L, Colborn K, Moodley K, Skenadore A, Glasgow RE, Havranek EP, Bebarta VS, Ginde AA. A single-site pilot implementation of a novel trauma training program for prehospital providers in a resource-limited setting. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2019;5:143. PubMed PMID: 31844551
  • Deatherage Kaiser BL, Jacobs JM, Schepmoes AA, Brewer HM, Webb-Robertson BM, Valtier S, Bebarta VS, Adkins JN. Assessment of the Utility of the Oral Fluid and Plasma Proteomes for Hydrocodone Exposure. J Med Toxicol. 2019 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31677050
  • Morningstar J, Lee J, Hendry-Hofer T, Witeof A, Lyle LT, Knipp G, MacRae CA, Boss GR, Peterson RT, Davisson VJ, Gerszten RE, Bebarta VS, Mahon S, Brenner M, Nath AK. Intramuscular administration of hexachloroplatinate reverses cyanide-induced metabolic derangements and counteracts severe cyanide poisoning. FASEB Bioadv. 2019 Feb;1(2):81-92. PubMed PMID: 31355359
  • Maddry JK, Arana AA, Perez CA, Medellin KL, Paciocco JA, Mora AG, Holder WG, Davis WT, Herson P, Bebarta VS. Influence of Time to Transport to a Higher Level Facility on the Clinical Outcomes of US Combat Casualties with TBI: A Multicenter 7-Year Study. Mil Med. 2019 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31334769
  • Domanski K, Kleinschmidt KC, Greene S, Ruha AM, Bebarta VS, Onisko N, Campleman S, Brent J, Wax P. Cottonmouth snake bites reported to the ToxIC North American snakebite registry 2013-2017. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Jun 13;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31190571
  • Douin DJ, Schauer SG, Anderson EL, Jones J, DeSanto K, Cunningham CW, Bebarta VS, Ginde AA. Systematic review of oxygenation and clinical outcomes to inform oxygen targets in critically ill trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Oct;87(4):961-977. PubMed PMID: 31162333
  • Schauer SG, April MD, Naylor JF, Mould-Millman NK, Bebarta VS, Becker TE, Maddry JK, Ginde AA. Incidence of Hyperoxia in Combat Wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan: A Potential Opportunity for Oxygen Conservation. Mil Med. 2019 Dec 1;184(11-12):661-667. PubMed PMID: 31141134
  • Heard K, Bebarta VS, Hoppe JA, Monte AA. Does administration of haloperidol or ketorolac decrease opioid administration for abdominal pain patients? A retrospective study. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 May 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31138518
  • Ng PC, Hendry-Hofer TB, Witeof AE, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Boss GR, Bebarta VS. Efficacy of Oral Administration of Sodium Thiosulfate and Glycine in a Large, Swine Model of Oral Cyanide Toxicity. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Sep;74(3):423-429. PubMed PMID: 31080026
  • Ng PC, Hendry-Hofer TB, Witeof AE, Brenner M, Mahon SB, Boss GR, Haouzi P, Bebarta VS. Hydrogen Sulfide Toxicity: Mechanism of Action, Clinical Presentation, and Countermeasure Development. J Med Toxicol. 2019 Oct;15(4):287-294. PubMed PMID: 31062177
  • Lairet J, Bebarta VS, Maddry JK, Reeves L, Mora A, Blackbourne L, Rasmussen T. Prehospital Interventions Performed in Afghanistan Between November 2009 and March 2014. Mil Med. 2019 Mar 1;184(Suppl 1):133-137. PubMed PMID: 30901391
  • Schauer SG, Ng PC, April MD, Hill GJ, Arana AA, Bebarta VS. Pediatric Prehospital Intraosseous Access During Combat Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30893227
  • Schauer SG, Naylor JF, April MD, Fisher AD, Cunningham CW, Fernandez JRD, Shreve BP, Bebarta VS. The Prehospital Trauma Registry Experience With Intraosseous Access. J Spec Oper Med. Spring 2019;19(1):52-55. PubMed PMID: 30859527
  • Anderson KL, Mora AG, Bloom AD, Maddry JK, Bebarta VS. Cardiac massage for trauma patients in the battlefield: An assessment for survivors. Resuscitation. 2019 May;138:20-27. PubMed PMID: 30825551
  • Savell SC, Arana AA, Medellin KL, Bebarta VS, Perez CA, Reeves LK, Mora AG, Maddry JK. Descriptive Analysis of Cardiac Patients Transported by Critical Care Air Transport Teams. Mil Med. 2019 Jul 1;184(7-8):e288-e295. PubMed PMID: 30811531
  • Betz ME, Bebarta VS, DeWispelaere W, Barrett W, Victoroff M, Williamson K, Abbott D. Emergency Physicians and Firearms: Effects of Hands-on Training. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Feb;73(2):210-211. PubMed PMID: 30661538
  • Lee J, Rockwood G, Logue B, Manandhar E, Petrikovics I, Han C, Bebarta V, Mahon SB, Burney T, Brenner M. Correction to: Monitoring Dose Response of Cyanide Antidote Dimethyl Trisulfide in Rabbits Using Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy. J Med Toxicol. 2019 Apr;15(2):139. PubMed PMID: 30607835
  • Bebarta VS, Garrett N, Maddry JK, Arana A, Boudreau S, Castaneda M, Dixon P, Tanen DA. A prospective, randomized trial of intravenous hydroxocobalamin versus noradrenaline or saline for treatment of lipopolysaccharide-induced hypotension in a swine model. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2019 Mar;46(3):216-225. PubMed PMID: 30575111
  • Hendry-Hofer TB, Ng PC, Witeof AE, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Boss GR, Bebarta VS. A Review on Ingested Cyanide: Risks, Clinical Presentation, Diagnostics, and Treatment Challenges. J Med Toxicol. 2019 Apr;15(2):128-133. PubMed PMID: 30539383
  • Maddry JK, Ball EM, Cox DB, Flarity KM, Bebarta VS. En Route Resuscitation - Utilization of CCATT to Transport and Stabilize Critically Injured and Unstable Casualties. Mil Med. 2019 May 1;184(5-6):e172-e176. PubMed PMID: 30535030
  • Ng PC, Hendry-Hofer TB, Garrett N, Brenner M, Mahon SB, Maddry JK, Haouzi P, Boss GR, Gibbons TF, Araña AA, Bebarta VS. Intramuscular cobinamide versus saline for treatment of severe hydrogen sulfide toxicity in swine. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Mar;57(3):189-196. PubMed PMID: 30430872
  • Hendry-Hofer TB, Witeof AE, Lippner DS, Ng PC, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Rockwood GA, Bebarta VS. Intramuscular dimethyl trisulfide: efficacy in a large swine model of acute severe cyanide toxicity. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Apr;57(4):265-270. PubMed PMID: 30306816
  • Schauer SG, Naylor JF, April MD, Fisher AD, Cunningham CW, Fernandez JRD, Shreve BP, Bebarta VS. Prehospital Resuscitation Performed on Hypotensive Trauma Patients in Afghanistan: The Prehospital Trauma Registry Experience. Mil Med. 2019 May 1;184(5-6):e154-e157. PubMed PMID: 30295843
  • Bebarta VS. Bench to Bedside to Bystanders - Moving Antidotes and Management Guidelines Out of the Hospital and Into the Field. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019 Jun;13(3):397-399. PubMed PMID: 30246681
  • Hardy G, Maddry JK, Ng PC, Savell SC, Arana AA, Kester A, Bebarta VS. Impact of prehospital airway management on combat mortality. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Feb;37(2):349-350. PubMed PMID: 29958744
  • Maddry JK, Mora AG, Savell SC, Perez CA, Mason PE, Aden JK, Bebarta VS. Impact of Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) ventilator management on combat mortality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jan;84(1):157-164. PubMed PMID: 28570350
  • Schauer SG, Hill GJ, Naylor JF, April MD, Borgman M, Bebarta VS. Emergency department resuscitation of pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29321117
  • Bebarta VS, Garrett N, Maddry JK, Arana A, Boudreau S, Castaneda M, Dixon P, Tanen D. A prospective, randomized trial of intravenous hydroxocobalamin versus norepinephrine or saline for treatment of lipopolysaccharide-induced hypotension in a swine model. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2018 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30575111
  • Hendry-Hofer TB, Ng PC, Witeof AE, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Boss GR, Bebarta VS. A Review on Ingested Cyanide: Risks, Clinical Presentation, Diagnostics, and Treatment Challenges. J Med Toxicol. 2018 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30539383
  • Maddry JK, Ball EM, Cox DB, Flarity KM, Bebarta VS. En Route Resuscitation - Utilization of CCATT to Transport and Stabilize Critically Injured and Unstable Casualties. Mil Med. 2018 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30535030
  • Bebarta VS, Garrett N, Boudreau S, Castaneda M. Intravenous Hydroxocobalamin Versus Hextend Versus Control for Class III Hemorrhage Resuscitation in a Prehospital Swine Model. Mil Med. 2018 Nov 5;183(11-12):e721-e729. PubMed PMID: 30500921
  • Ng PC, Hendry-Hofer TB, Garrett N, Brenner M, Mahon SB, Maddry JK, Haouzi P, Boss GR, Gibbons TF, Araña AA, Bebarta VS. Intramuscular cobinamide versus saline for treatment of severe hydrogen sulfide toxicity in swine. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018 Nov 15;:1-8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30430872
  • Hendry-Hofer TB, Witeof AE, Lippner DS, Ng PC, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Rockwood GA, Bebarta VS. Intramuscular dimethyl trisulfide: efficacy in a large swine model of acute severe cyanide toxicity. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018 Oct 11;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30306816
  • Schauer SG, Naylor JF, April MD, Fisher AD, Cunningham CW, Fernandez JRD, Shreve BP, Bebarta VS. Prehospital Resuscitation Performed on Hypotensive Trauma Patients in Afghanistan: The Prehospital Trauma Registry Experience. Mil Med. 2018 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30295843
  • Bebarta VS. Bench to Bedside to Bystanders - Moving Antidotes and Management Guidelines Out of the Hospital and Into the Field. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2018 Sep 24;:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30246681
  • Ng PC, Hendry-Hofer TB, Witeof AE, Brenner M, Mahon SB, Boss GR, Bebarta VS. Characterization of a Swine ( Sus scrofa ) Model of Oral Potassium Cyanide Intoxication. Comp Med. 2018 Oct 1;68(5):375-379. PubMed PMID: 30208987
  • Lee J, Rockwood G, Logue B, Manandhar E, Petrikovics I, Han C, Bebarta V, Mahon SB, Burney T, Brenner M. Monitoring Dose Response of Cyanide Antidote Dimethyl Trisulfide in Rabbits Using Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy. J Med Toxicol. 2018 Dec;14(4):295-305. PubMed PMID: 30094773
  • Maddry JK, Perez CA, Mora AG, Lear JD, Savell SC, Bebarta VS. Impact of prehospital medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) transport time on combat mortality in patients with non-compressible torso injury and traumatic amputations: a retrospective study. Mil Med Res. 2018 Jun 30;5(1):22. PubMed PMID: 29976254
  • Sips PY, Shi X, Musso G, Nath AK, Zhao Y, Nielson J, Morningstar J, Kelly AE, Mikell B, Buys E, Bebarta V, Rutter J, Davisson VJ, Mahon S, Brenner M, Boss GR, Peterson RT, Gerszten RE, MacRae CA. Identification of specific metabolic pathways as druggable targets regulating the sensitivity to cyanide poisoning. PLoS One. 2018;13(6):e0193889. PubMed PMID: 29879736
  • Muck AE, Givens M, Bebarta VS, Mason PE, Goolsby C. Emergency Physicians at War. West J Emerg Med. 2018 May;19(3):542-547. PubMed PMID: 29760853
  • Hardy GB, Maddry JK, Ng PC, Savell SC, Arana AA, Kester A, Bebarta VS. Impact of prehospital airway management on combat mortality. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Jun;36(6):1032-1035. PubMed PMID: 29691106
  • Stolbach A, Bebarta V, Beuhler M, Carstairs S, Nelson L, Wahl M, Wax PM, McKay C. ACMT Position Statement: Alternative or Contingency Countermeasures for Acetylcholinesterase Inhibiting Agents. J Med Toxicol. 2018 Sep;14(3):261-263. PubMed PMID: 29667118
  • Judenherc-HaouzI A, Sonobe T, Bebarta VS, Haouzi P. On the Efficacy of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Epinephrine Following Cyanide- and H(2)S Intoxication-Induced Cardiac Asystole. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2018 Oct;18(5):436-449. PubMed PMID: 29644580
  • Maddry JK, Mora AG, Savell SC, Perez CA, Mason PE, Aden JK, Bebarta VS. Impact of Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) ventilator management on combat mortality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jan;84(1):157-164. PubMed PMID: 28570350
  • Dart RC, Goldfrank LR, Erstad BL, Huang DT, Todd KH, Weitz J, Bebarta VS, Caravati EM, Henretig FM, Delbridge TR, Banner W, Schneider SM, Anderson VE. Expert Consensus Guidelines for Stocking of Antidotes in Hospitals That Provide Emergency Care. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Mar;71(3):314-325.e1. PubMed PMID: 28669553
  • Jiwani AZ, Bebarta VS, Cancio LC. Acquired methemoglobinemia after hydroxocobalamin administration in a patient with burns and inhalation injury. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2018 May;56(5):370-372. PubMed PMID: 28969436
  • Bebarta VS, Mora AG, Ng PC, Mason PE, Muck A, Maddry JK. Disease and Non-Battle Traumatic Injuries Evaluated by Emergency Physicians in a US Tertiary Combat Hospital. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2018 Feb;33(1):53-57. PubMed PMID: 29233228
  • Schauer SG, Hill GJ, Naylor JF, April MD, Borgman M, Bebarta VS. Emergency department resuscitation of pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Sep;36(9):1540-1544. PubMed PMID: 29321117
  • Varney SM, Perez CA, Araña AA, Carey KR, Ganem VJ, Zarzabal LA, Ramos RG, Bebarta VS. Detecting aberrant opioid behavior in the emergency department: a prospective study using the screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain-Revised (SOAPP(®)-R), Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM)™, and provider gestalt. Intern Emerg Med. 2018 Dec;13(8):1239-1247. PubMed PMID: 29502329
  • Kazanis W, Pugh MJ, Tami C, Maddry JK, Bebarta VS, Finley EP, McGeary DD, Carnahan DH, Potter JS. Opioid Use Patterns Among Active Duty Service Members and Civilians: 2006-2014. Mil Med. 2018 Mar 1;183(3-4):e157-e164. PubMed PMID: 29514335
  • Anderson KL, Fiala KC, Castaneda MG, Boudreau SM, Araña AA, Bebarta VS. Left ventricular compressions improve return of spontaneous circulation and hemodynamics in a swine model of traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Aug;85(2):303-310. PubMed PMID: 29613954
  • Cancio LC, Sheridan RL, Dent R, Hjalmarson SG, Gardner E, Matherly AF, Bebarta VS, Palmieri T. Guidelines for Burn Care Under Austere Conditions: Special Etiologies: Blast, Radiation, and Chemical Injuries. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Jan Feb;38(1):e482-e496. PubMed PMID: 27355658
  • Ramirez S, Bebarta VS, Varney SM, Ganem V, Zarzabal LA, Potter JS. Misuse of Prescribed Pain Medication in a Military Population-A Self-Reported Survey to Assess a Correlation With Age, Deployment, Combat Illnesses, or Injury?. Am J Ther. 2017 Mar Apr;24(2):e150-e156. PubMed PMID: 26963723
  • Cancio LC, Sheridan RL, Dent R, Hjalmarson SG, Gardner E, Matherly AF, Bebarta VS, Palmieri T. Guidelines for Burn Care Under Austere Conditions: Special Etiologies: Blast, Radiation, and Chemical Injuries. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Jan Feb;38(1):e482-e496. PubMed PMID: 27355658
  • Anderson KL, Castaneda MG, Boudreau SM, Sharon DJ, Bebarta VS. Left Ventricular Compressions Improve Hemodynamics in a Swine Model of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 Mar-Apr;21(2):272-280. PubMed PMID: 27918847
  • Ranney ML, Fletcher J, Alter H, Barsotti C, Bebarta VS, Betz ME, Carter PM, Cerdá M, Cunningham RM, Crane P, Fahimi J, Miller MJ, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Vogel JA, Wintemute GJ, Waseem M, Shah MN. A Consensus-Driven Agenda for Emergency Medicine Firearm Injury Prevention Research. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;69(2):227-240. PubMed PMID: 27998625
  • Bebarta VS, Brittain M, Chan A, Garrett N, Yoon D, Burney T, Mukai D, Babin M, Pilz RB, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Boss GR. Sodium Nitrite and Sodium Thiosulfate Are Effective Against Acute Cyanide Poisoning When Administered by Intramuscular Injection. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;69(6):718-725.e4. PubMed PMID: 28041825
  • Walrath B, Mora A, Ganem V, Harper S, Ross E, Kharod C, Demers G, Bebarta VS. Navy En Route Care: A 3-Year Review of 428 Navy Air Evacuations. Mil Med. 2017 Mar;182(S1):162-166. PubMed PMID: 28291468
  • Bebarta VS, Garrett N, Brenner M, Mahon SB, Maddry JK, Boudreau S, Castaneda M, Boss GR. Efficacy of Intravenous Cobinamide Versus Hydroxocobalamin or Saline for Treatment of Severe Hydrogen Sulfide Toxicity in a Swine (Sus scrofa) Model. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Sep;24(9):1088-1098. PubMed PMID: 28472554
  • Schauer SG, Mora AG, Maddry JK, Bebarta VS. Multicenter, Prospective Study of Prehospital Administration of Analgesia in the U.S. Combat Theater of Afghanistan. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 Nov-Dec;21(6):744-749. PubMed PMID: 28829661
  • Brenner M, Azer SM, Oh KJ, Han CH, Lee J, Mahon SB, Du X, Mukai D, Burney T, Saidian M, Chan A, Straker DI, Bebarta VS, Boss GR. Oral Glycine and Sodium Thiosulfate for Lethal Cyanide Ingestion. J Clin Toxicol. 2017 Jun;7(3). PubMed PMID: 28868209
  • Jiwani AZ, Bebarta VS, Cancio LC. Acquired methemoglobinemia after hydroxocobalamin administration in a patient with burns and inhalation injury. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2017 Oct 3;:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28969436
  • Maddry JK, Arana AA, Savell SC, Reeves LK, Perez CA, Mora AG, Bebarta VS. Critical Care Air Transport Team Evacuation of Medical Patients Without Traumatic Injury. Mil Med. 2017 Nov;182(11):e1874-e1880. PubMed PMID: 29087856
  • Ng PC, Maddry JK, Sessions D, Borys DJ, Bebarta VS. Using Pill Identification Calls to Poison Centers as a Marker of Drug Abuse at Three Texas Military Bases. South Med J. 2017 Nov;110(11):722-724. PubMed PMID: 29100223
  • Varney SM, Bebarta VS, Boudreau SM, Vargas TE, Castaneda M, Zarzabal LA. Intravenous Lipid Emulsion Therapy for Severe Diphenhydramine Toxicity: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study in a Swine Model. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Feb;67(2):196-205.e3. PubMed PMID: 26164644
  • Varney SM, Bebarta VS, Boudreau SM, Vargas TE, Castaneda M, Zarzabal LA. Intravenous Lipid Emulsion Therapy for Severe Diphenhydramine Toxicity: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study in a Swine Model. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Feb;67(2):196-205.e3. PubMed PMID: 26164644
  • Dart RC, Surratt HL, Le Lait MC, Stivers Y, Bebarta VS, Freifeld CC, Brownstein JS, Burke JJ, Kurtz SP, Dasgupta N. Diversion and Illicit Sale of Extended Release Tapentadol in the United States. Pain Med. 2016 Aug;17(8):1490-6. PubMed PMID: 26814267
  • Geyer BC, Kaji AH, Bebarta VS. In Reply. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Apr;23(4):513. PubMed PMID: 26824580
  • Hamad E, Babu K, Bebarta VS. Case Files of the University of Massachusetts Toxicology Fellowship: Does This Smoke Inhalation Victim Require Treatment with Cyanide Antidote?. J Med Toxicol. 2016 Jun;12(2):192-8. PubMed PMID: 26831054
  • Ramirez S, Bebarta VS, Varney SM, Ganem V, Zarzabal LA, Potter JS. Misuse of Prescribed Pain Medication in a Military Population-A Self-Reported Survey to Assess a Correlation With Age, Deployment, Combat Illnesses, or Injury?. Am J Ther. 2016 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26963723
  • Barnard E, Mora AG, Bebarta VS. Preflight Variables Are Associated With Increased Ventilator Days and 30-Day Mortality in Trauma Casualties Evacuated by Critical Care Air Transport Teams: An Exploratory Retrospective Study. Mil Med. 2016 May;181(5 Suppl):132-7. PubMed PMID: 27168563
  • Mora AG, Ganem VJ, Ervin AT, Maddry JK, Bebarta VS. En Route Use of Analgesics in Nonintubated, Critically Ill Patients Transported by U.S. Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams. Mil Med. 2016 May;181(5 Suppl):145-51. PubMed PMID: 27168565
  • Kearns RD, Conlon KM, Matherly AF, Chung KK, Bebarta VS, Hansen JJ, Cancio LC, Peck M, Palmieri TL. Guidelines for Burn Care Under Austere Conditions: Introduction to Burn Disaster, Airway and Ventilator Management, and Fluid Resuscitation. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Sep-Oct;37(5):e427-39. PubMed PMID: 27224004
  • Maddry J, Mora AG, Savell S, Reeves LK, Perez CA, Bebarta VS. Combat MEDEVAC: A comparison of care by provider type for en route trauma care in theater and 30-day patient outcomes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27257699
  • Varney SM, Bebarta VS, Mannina LM, Ramos RG, Ganem VJ, Carey KR. Emergency medicine providers' opioid prescribing practices stratified by gender, age, and years in practice. World J Emerg Med. 2016;7(2):106-10. PubMed PMID: 27313804
  • Schauer SG, Varney SM, Aden JK, Bebarta VS. Patient Perceptions of Oseltamivir for the Treatment of Influenza. South Med J. 2016 Aug;109(8):477-80. PubMed PMID: 27490658
  • Lee J, Mahon SB, Mukai D, Burney T, Katebian BS, Chan A, Bebarta VS, Yoon D, Boss GR, Brenner M. The Vitamin B(12) Analog Cobinamide Is an Effective Antidote for Oral Cyanide Poisoning. J Med Toxicol. 2016 Dec;12(4):370-379. PubMed PMID: 27631586
  • Hensley MD, Bebarta VS, Borys DJ. A Large Case Series of Acute Pediatric Methotrexate Ingestions: Significant Clinical Effects Are Rare. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Oct;32(10):682-684. PubMed PMID: 27383404
  • Ganem VJ, Mora AG, Nnamani N, Bebarta VS. A 3-Year Comparison of Overdoses Treated in a Military Emergency Department-Complications, Admission Rates, and Health Care Resources Consumed. Mil Med. 2016 Oct;181(10):1281-1286. PubMed PMID: 27753564
  • Maddry JK, Mora AG, Savell S, Reeves LK, Perez CA, Bebarta VS. Combat MEDEVAC: A comparison of care by provider type for en route trauma care in theater and 30-day patient outcomes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Nov;81(5 Suppl 2 Proceedings of the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium):S104-S110. PubMed PMID: 27768659
  • Maddry JK, Ng PC, Sessions D, Bebarta VS. A Prospective Observation Study of Medical Toxicology Consultation in a U.S. Combat Theater. Mil Med. 2016 Nov;181(11):e1666-e1668. PubMed PMID: 27849505
  • Anderson KL, Castaneda MG, Boudreau SM, Sharon DJ, Bebarta VS. Left Ventricular Compressions Improve Hemodynamics in a Swine Model of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016 Dec 5;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27918847
  • Ranney ML, Fletcher J, Alter H, Barsotti C, Bebarta VS, Betz ME, Carter PM, Cerdá M, Cunningham RM, Crane P, Fahimi J, Miller MJ, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Vogel JA, Wintemute GJ, Shah MN, Waseem M. A Consensus-Driven Agenda for Emergency Medicine Firearm Injury Prevention Research. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27998625
  • Dart RC, Surratt HL, Le Lait MC, Stivers Y, Bebarta VS, Freifeld CC, Brownstein JS, Burke JJ, Kurtz SP, Dasgupta N. Diversion and Illicit Sale of Extended Release Tapentadol in the United States. Pain Med. 2015 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26814267
  • Bebarta VS, Garrett N, Boudreau S, Castaneda M. Intraosseous hydroxocobalamin versus intravenous hydroxocobalamin compared to intraosseous whole blood or no treatment for hemorrhagic shock in a swine model. Am J Disaster Med. 2015 Summer;10(3):205-15. PubMed PMID: 26663304
  • Geyer BC, Kaji AH, Katz ED, Jones AE, Bebarta VS. A National Evaluation of the Scholarly Activity Requirement in Residency Programs: A Survey of Emergency Medicine Program Directors. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Nov;22(11):1337-44. PubMed PMID: 26473482
  • Bebarta VS, Pead J, Varney SM. Lacticemia After Acute Overdose of Metformin in an Adolescent Managed Without Intravenous Sodium Bicarbonate or Extracorporeal Therapy. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Aug;31(8):589-90. PubMed PMID: 26241713
  • McNeil C, Muck A, McHugh P, Bebarta V, Adams B. Bedside rounds versus board rounds in an emergency department. Clin Teach. 2015 Apr;12(2):94-8. PubMed PMID: 25789893
  • Schauer SG, Bellamy MA, Mabry RL, Bebarta VS. A comparison of the incidence of cricothyrotomy in the deployed setting to the emergency department at a level 1 military trauma center: a descriptive analysis. Mil Med. 2015 Mar;180(3 Suppl):60-3. PubMed PMID: 25747633
  • Petz LN, Tyner S, Barnard E, Ervin A, Mora A, Clifford J, Fowler M, Bebarta VS. Prehospital and en route analgesic use in the combat setting: a prospectively designed, multicenter, observational study. Mil Med. 2015 Mar;180(3 Suppl):14-8. PubMed PMID: 25747624
  • Kennedy JN, Bebarta VS, Varney SM, Zarzabal LA, Ganem VJ. Prescription stimulant misuse in a military population. Mil Med. 2015 Mar;180(3 Suppl):191-4. PubMed PMID: 25747652
  • Bebarta VS, Garrett N, Boudreau S, Castaneda M. A prospective, randomized trial of intravenous hydroxocobalamin versus whole blood transfusion compared to no treatment for Class III hemorrhagic shock resuscitation in a prehospital swine model. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Mar;22(3):321-30. PubMed PMID: 25731610
  • Hamilton JA, Mora AG, Chung KK, Bebarta VS. Impact of Anemia in Critically Ill Burned Casualties Evacuated From Combat Theater via US Military Critical Care Air Transport Teams. Shock. 2015 Aug;44 Suppl 1:50-4. PubMed PMID: 25643014
  • Shah MN, Bebarta VS. SAEM Training Grants: hoping prior performance indicates future results. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;22(2):219-20. PubMed PMID: 25639365
  • Maddry JK, Sessions DJ, Bebarta VS. Response to CDR Sean Bryant Regarding "Wartime toxicology: Evaluation of a military medical toxicology telemedicine consults service to assist physicians serving overseas and in combat: 2005-2012". J Med Toxicol. 2015 Mar;11(1):158. PubMed PMID: 25649474
  • Ganem VJ, Mora AG, Varney SM, Bebarta VS. Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Practices for Chronic Pain: a 3-Year Analysis. J Med Toxicol. 2015 Sep;11(3):288-94. PubMed PMID: 25468314
  • Bebarta VS, Tanen DA, Boudreau S, Castaneda M, Zarzabal LA, Vargas T, Boss GR. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;65(2):235. PubMed PMID: 25601262
  • Miller JP, Schauer SG, Ganem VJ, Bebarta VS. Low-dose ketamine vs morphine for acute pain in the ED: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Mar;33(3):402-8. PubMed PMID: 25624076
  • Barnard EB, Moy RJ, Kehoe AD, Bebarta VS, Smith JE. Rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia via the intraosseous route: a prospective observational study. Emerg Med J. 2015 Jun;32(6):449-52. PubMed PMID: 24963149
  • Mannina L, Varney SM, Bebarta VS, Ganem VJ, Carey KR, Ramos RG. "Hard" and "soft" patient cues that influence ED prescribing for potential opioid misusers. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan;33(1):109-11. PubMed PMID: 25445857
  • Borron SW, Bebarta VS. Asphyxiants. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2015 Feb;33(1):89-115. PubMed PMID: 25455664
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Emergency Medicine, Board Certification (2003, 2013)
  • Medical Toxicology, Board Certification (2004, 2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Emergency Care
  • Poisoning, Toxicology, Environmental Health
  • Critical Care
  • Substance Abuse
Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (1998)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, United States Air Force Academy (CO) (0001)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (1999)
Residency Programs:
  • Denver Health Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine (2002)
Fellowships:
  • The Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (RMPDC), Medical Toxicology (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine-Medical Toxicology and Pharmacology
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