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Department of Surgery Research

Our researchers pursue innovative studies to advance surgical care.

The Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine leads pioneering research designed to advance our ability to improve patient safety and enhance surgical outcomes, whether a procedure is planned or the result of trauma. Faculty from all of our subspecialty divisions participate in research endeavors, and we involve medical students, residents, and fellows who are interested in gaining research experience.

We also lead an International Observership Program in Surgery to give scholars from around the world an opportunity to learn about surgical research and to strengthen the international community of academic surgical researchers.

Surgery Research Areas

Current research areas of interest among our faculty include machine learning methods to predict major adverse outcomes in the emergency department and in hospitalized patients; the development and validation of a triage protocol tool to determine blunt thoracic trauma score; evaluation of whether admission to trauma service improves outcomes in patients with isolated hip fractures; and scanning the aged to minimize missed injury and identify interpersonal violence among the elderly.

Other areas of focus are the evaluation and comparison of tourniquet use in law enforcement officers, private security personnel, and civilians; use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment in trauma patients; the association of antiplatelet therapy with marginal ulcer formation in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass; and outcomes in bariatric surgery.

Our faculty are also involved in COVID-19 research, including investigating outcomes of surgery in patients with COVID-19 infection, trauma outcomes in patients with COVID-19 infection, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare trainees.

Our faculty researchers regularly publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals.

We also collaborate across departments and divisions on interdisciplinary projects. Learn more about research at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine.

Contact Us

For more information about surgery research at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, please email Patrizio Petrone, MD, PhD, MPH, director of surgical research, at