Fredric Pieracci, MD, MPH/MSPH
Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2002)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Columbia University (2007)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences (1997)
Internship:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program (2003)
Residencies:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program, Surgery (2009)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program, Preventive Medicine (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Denver Health Medical Center Program, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (2011)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Publications

  • Schwed AC, Wagenaar A, Reppert AE, Gore AV, Pieracci FM, Platnick KB, Lawless RA, Campion EM, Coleman JJ, Cohen MJ, Moore EE, Burlew CC. Trust the FAST: Confirmation that the FAST examination is highly specific for intra-abdominal hemorrhage in over 1,200 patients with pelvic fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 Jan 1;90(1):137-142. PubMed PMID: 32976327
  • Pieracci FM, Leasia K, Bauman Z, Eriksson EA, Lottenberg L, Majercik S, Powell L, Sarani B, Semon G, Thomas B, Zhao F, Dyke C, Doben AR. A multicenter, prospective, controlled clinical trial of surgical stabilization of rib fractures in patients with severe, nonflail fracture patterns (Chest Wall Injury Society NONFLAIL). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Feb;88(2):249-257. PubMed PMID: 31804414
  • Edwards JG, Clarke P, Pieracci FM, Bemelman M, Black EA, Doben A, Gasparri M, Gross R, Jun W, Long WB, Lottenberg L, Majercik S, Marasco S, Mayberry J, Sarani B, Schulz-Drost S, Van Boerum D, Whitbeck S, White T. Taxonomy of multiple rib fractures: Results of the chest wall injury society international consensus survey. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Feb;88(2):e40-e45. PubMed PMID: 31590175
  • Hardin KS, Pieracci FM. Authors' Reply. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Nov;89(5):e152. PubMed PMID: 33105309
  • Prins JTH, Van Lieshout EMM, Ali-Osman F, Bauman ZM, Caragounis EC, Choi J, Benjamin Christie D 3rd, Cole PA, DeVoe WB, Doben AR, Eriksson EA, Forrester JD, Fraser DR, Gontarz B, Hardman C, Hyatt DG, Kaye AJ, Ko HJ, Leasia KN, Leon S, Marasco SF, McNickle AG, Nowack T, Ogunleye TD, Priya P, Richman AP, Schlanser V, Semon GR, Su YH, Verhofstad MHJ, Whitis J, Pieracci FM, Wijffels MME. Outcome after surgical stabilization of rib fractures versus nonoperative treatment in patients with multiple rib fractures and moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (CWIS-TBI). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33093293
  • Sarani B, Shiroff A, Pieracci FM, Gasparri M, White T, Whitbeck S, Gross R. Use of the Internet to Facilitate an Annual Scientific Meeting: A Report of the First Virtual Chest Wall Injury Society Summit. J Surg Educ. 2020 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33008764
  • Leasia K, Douglas I, Lawless R, Burlew CC, Platnick KB, Moore EE, Pieracci FM. Validation of current procedural terminology codes for surgical stabilization of rib fractures. Injury. 2020 Nov;51(11):2500-2506. PubMed PMID: 32962828
  • Heelan AA, Freedberg M, Moore EE, Platnick BK, Pieracci FM, Cohen MJ, Lawless R, Campion EM, Coleman JJ, Hoehn M, Burlew CC. Worth looking! venous thromboembolism in patients who undergo preperitoneal pelvic packing warrants screening duplex. Am J Surg. 2020 Dec;220(6):1395-1399. PubMed PMID: 32958159
  • Gargur Assuncao A, Leasia K, White T, Majercik S, Gardner S, Mauffrey C, Parry J, Moore EE, Pieracci FM. Characterization and influence of ipsilateral scapula fractures among patients who undergo surgical stabilization of sub-scapular rib fractures. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2020 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32909107
  • Coleman JR, Leasia K, Douglas IS, Hosokawa P, Lawless RA, Moore EE, Pieracci F. Quantifying the expense of deferring surgical stabilization of rib fractures: Operative management of rib fractures is associated with significantly lower charges. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Dec;89(6):1032-1038. PubMed PMID: 32890348
  • Coleman JR, Burlew CC, Platnick KB, Campion E, Pieracci F, Lawless R, Werner N, Coleman J, Hoehn M, Moore EE, Cohen MJ. Maintaining Trauma Care Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Urban, Level-1 Trauma Center's Experience. Ann Surg. 2020 Aug;272(2):e58-e60. PubMed PMID: 32675497
  • Pieracci FM, Leasia K, Bauman Z, Eriksson EA, Lottenberg L, Majercik S, Powell L, Sarani B, Semon G, Thomas B, Zhao F, Dyke C, Doben AR. Authors' Response to letter by Elkbuli et al. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Oct;89(4):e123-e124. PubMed PMID: 32618966
  • Campion EM, Cralley A, Robinson C, Sauaia A, Pieracci FM, Lawless RA, Platnick B, Robinson J, Edwards D, McVaney K, Moore EE, Cohen MJ, Coleman JJ, Fox C, Burlew CC. Prehospital end-tidal carbon dioxide predicts massive transfusion and death following trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Oct;89(4):703-707. PubMed PMID: 32590557
  • Pieracci FM, Burlew CC, Spain D, Livingston DH, Bulger EM, Davis KA, Michetti C. Tube thoracostomy during the COVID-19 pandemic: guidance and recommendations from the AAST Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care Committees. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020;5(1):e000498. PubMed PMID: 32411822
  • Ho VP, Truong EI, Nisar S, May AK, Beilman GJ, Fry DE, Barie PS, Huston JM, Shupp JW, Pieracci FM. Pro-Con Perspectives on Ethics in Surgical Research: Update from the 39th Annual Surgical Infection Society Meeting. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2020 May;21(4):332-343. PubMed PMID: 32364879
  • Pieracci FM, Shiroff A. Surgical stabilization of rib fractures during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Aug;89(2):272. PubMed PMID: 32345905
  • Quan GE, Kendall JL, Bogseth MC, Ruygrok ML, Luoma KA, Louderback RZ, Pieracci F, Byyny RL. Predictors of False-Negative Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma Examination in Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 May;36(5):e274-e279. PubMed PMID: 32304524
  • Kovar A, Moskowitz E, Sauaia A, Moore EE, Platnick KB, Coleman JJ, Campion EM, Lawless RA, Cohen MJ, Pieracci FM, Burlew CC. Trends in hematologic markers after blunt splenic trauma: Risk factor or Epiphenomenon?. Am J Surg. 2020 Aug;220(2):489-494. PubMed PMID: 31879019
  • Pieracci FM, Leasia K, Bauman Z, Eriksson EA, Lottenberg L, Majercik S, Powell L, Sarani B, Semon G, Thomas B, Zhao F, Dyke C, Doben AR. A multicenter, prospective, controlled clinical trial of surgical stabilization of rib fractures in patients with severe, nonflail fracture patterns (Chest Wall Injury Society NONFLAIL). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Feb;88(2):249-257. PubMed PMID: 31804414
  • Edwards JG, Clarke P, Pieracci FM, Bemelman M, Black EA, Doben A, Gasparri M, Gross R, Jun W, Long WB, Lottenberg L, Majercik S, Marasco S, Mayberry J, Sarani B, Schulz-Drost S, Van Boerum D, Whitbeck S, White T. Taxonomy of multiple rib fractures: Results of the chest wall injury society international consensus survey. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 Feb;88(2):e40-e45. PubMed PMID: 31590175
  • Kovar A, Moskowitz E, Sauaia A, Moore EE, Platnick KB, Coleman JJ, Campion EM, Lawless RA, Cohen MJ, Pieracci FM, Burlew CC. Trends in hematologic markers after blunt splenic trauma: Risk factor or Epiphenomenon?. Am J Surg. 2019 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31879019
  • Hintzen C, Pieracci FM, Storfa A. Multiple Impacted Colonic Foreign Bodies Presenting Months After Ingestion. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31688830
  • Coleman JR, Kay AB, Moore EE, Moore HB, Gonzalez E, Majercik S, Cohen MJ, White T, Pieracci FM. It's sooner than you think: Blunt solid organ injury patients are already hypercoagulable upon hospital admission - Results of a bi-institutional, prospective study. Am J Surg. 2019 Dec;218(6):1065-1073. PubMed PMID: 31540685
  • Sumislawski JJ, Moore HB, Moore EE, Swope ML, Pieracci FM, Fox CJ, Campion EM, Lawless RA, Platnick KB, Sauaia A, Cohen MJ, Burlew CC. Not all in your head (and neck): Stroke after blunt cerebrovascular injury is associated with systemic hypercoagulability. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Nov;87(5):1082-1087. PubMed PMID: 31453984
  • Hardin KS, Leasia KN, Haenel J, Moore EE, Burlew CC, Pieracci FM. The Sequential Clinical Assessment of Respiratory Function (SCARF) score: A dynamic pulmonary physiologic score that predicts adverse outcomes in critically ill rib fracture patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Dec;87(6):1260-1268. PubMed PMID: 31425473
  • Stahel PF, Moore EE, Burlew CC, Henderson C, Peña AJ, Harry D, Pieracci FM. Preperitoneal Pelvic Packing Is Not Associated With an Increased Risk of Surgical Site Infections After Internal Anterior Pelvic Ring Fixation. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Dec;33(12):601-607. PubMed PMID: 31356446
  • Pieracci FM, Eustaquio M, Sholl B, Byyny R, Burlew CC. Challenges in acute care surgery: Zone III neck stab wound. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug;87(2):508-509. PubMed PMID: 31349353
  • Pieracci FM. Completely thoracoscopic surgical stabilization of rib fractures: can it be done and is it worth it?. J Thorac Dis. 2019 May;11(Suppl 8):S1061-S1069. PubMed PMID: 31205763
  • Pieracci FM, Leasia K, Whitbeck S. Barriers to conducting a multi-center randomized controlled trial of surgical stabilization of rib fractures (and how to overcome them). J Thorac Dis. 2019 May;11(Suppl 8):S1049-S1060. PubMed PMID: 31205762
  • Moskowitz EE, Garabedian L, Harden K, Perkins-Pride E, Asfaw M, Preslaski C, Liasia KN, Lawless R, Burlew CC, Pieracci F. Corrigendum to "A double-blind, randomized controlled trial of gabapentin vs. placebo for acute pain management in critically ill patients with rib fractures" [Injury 49 (9) (2018) 1693-1698]. Injury. 2019 Jul;50(7):1406. PubMed PMID: 31196599
  • Sarani B, Allen R, Pieracci FM, Doben AR, Eriksson E, Bauman ZM, Gupta P, Semon G, Greiffenstein P, Chapman AJ, Kim BD, Lottenberg L, Gardner S, Marasco S, White T. Characteristics of hardware failure in patients undergoing surgical stabilization of rib fractures: A Chest Wall Injury Society multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Dec;87(6):1277-1281. PubMed PMID: 31107433
  • Moore HB, Moore EE, Chapman MP, Hansen KC, Cohen MJ, Pieracci FM, Chandler J, Sauaia A. Does Tranexamic Acid Improve Clot Strength in Severely Injured Patients Who Have Elevated Fibrin Degradation Products and Low Fibrinolytic Activity, Measured by Thrombelastography?. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Jul;229(1):92-101. PubMed PMID: 30936005
  • Sollender GE, White TW, Pieracci FM. Fracture of the Costal Cartilage: Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr;107(4):e267-e268. PubMed PMID: 30359588
  • Pieracci FM, Ali-Osman F, Mangram A, Majercik S, White TW, Doben AR. Re: Rib fractures fixation: Always worthwhile?. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Dec;85(6):1134-1135. PubMed PMID: 30461566
  • Pieracci FM. Response to Letter to the Editor by Dr. Magnone (JT-D-18-08024). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30376549
  • Sollender GE, White TW, Pieracci FM. Fracture of the Costal Cartilage: Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30359588
  • Moore HB, Moore EE, Chapman MP, McVaney K, Bryskiewicz G, Blechar R, Chin T, Burlew CC, Pieracci F, West FB, Fleming CD, Ghasabyan A, Chandler J, Silliman CC, Banerjee A, Sauaia A. Plasma-first resuscitation to treat haemorrhagic shock during emergency ground transportation in an urban area: a randomised trial. Lancet. 2018 Jul 28;392(10144):283-291. PubMed PMID: 30032977
  • Moskowitz EE, Garabedian L, Harden K, Perkins-Pride E, Asfaw M, Preslaski C, Liasia KN, Lawless R, Burlew CC, Pieracci F. A double-blind, randomized controlled trial of gabapentin vs. placebo for acute pain management in critically ill patients with rib fractures. Injury. 2018 Sep;49(9):1693-1698. PubMed PMID: 29934099
  • Christian NT, Burlew CC, Moore EE, Geddes AE, Wagenaar AE, Fox CJ, Pieracci FM. The focused abdominal sonography for trauma examination can reliably identify patients with significant intra-abdominal hemorrhage in life-threatening pelvic fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jun;84(6):924-928. PubMed PMID: 29794689
  • Christian NT, Burlew CC, Moore EE, Geddes AE, Wagenaar AE, Fox CJ, Pieracci FM. The FAST Exam Can Reliably Identify Patients with Significant Intraabdominal Hemorrhage in Life Threatening Pelvic Fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29443857
  • Moskowitz EE, Burlew CC, Moore EE, Pieracci FM, Fox CJ, Campion EM, Lawless RA, Cohen MJ. Preperitoneal pelvic packing is effective for hemorrhage control in open pelvic fractures. Am J Surg. 2018 Apr;215(4):675-677. PubMed PMID: 29179908
  • Pieracci FM, Coleman J, Ali-Osman F, Mangram A, Majercik S, White TW, Jeremitsky E, Doben AR. A multicenter evaluation of the optimal timing of surgical stabilization of rib fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jan;84(1):1-10. PubMed PMID: 29077677
  • Pieracci FM, Agarwal S, Doben A, Shiroff A, Lottenberg L, Whitbeck SA, White TW. Indications for surgical stabilization of rib fractures in patients without flail chest: surveyed opinions of members of the Chest Wall Injury Society. Int Orthop. 2018 Feb;42(2):401-408. PubMed PMID: 28852836
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Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2009, 2010)
  • Preventive Medicine, Board Certification (2008, 2008)
  • Bariatrics
Conditions & Treatments
  • Critical Care
  • Surgery - Adult General Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care
  • Surgery

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2002)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Columbia University (2007)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences (1997)
Internships:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program (2003)
Residency Programs:
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program, Surgery (2009)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program, Preventive Medicine (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Denver Health Medical Center Program, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (2011)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
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