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Carl A. Soderstrom, MD

Academic Title:

Adjunct Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Adjunct Volunteer

Education and Training


1965               B.A.    Hunter College (City University of New York); Bronx, NY

1969               M.D.    State University of New York (SUNY)

                                    Downstate Medical Center; Brooklyn, New York



Internship - Surgery

1969-1970     Metropolitan Hospital Center/Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital

                        New York Medical College; New York, NY


Residency - General Surgery

  • Junior years: Lenox Hill Hospital; New York, NY 10021

1972-1974     Senior & Chief Resident years: Beth Israel Medical Center; NY, NY 


Fellowship - Surgery Traumatology                                                    

1976-1977     Shock Trauma Center, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine,

                        University of Maryland; Baltimore, MD;

                        Now R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical

                        Center, Baltimore MD


Additional Post-Graduate Education

1984, Fall                  EHS: Issues Seminar Emergency Health Services;

                                     University of Maryland; Baltimore, County

1991, Fall                  Epidemiology & Clinical Research Methods Dept of Epidemiology,

                                                            U of MD School of Medicine; Baltimore, MD

Grants and Contracts

Select Grant/Support Funded Research - All Completed


Principal Investigator:



            1986-87                     Study of Seroprevalence of HIV Infections Among

                                             Shock Trauma Center Patients

                                              Baltimore City Health Department; Baltimore, MD

                                              Funds from office of D. Glasser, MD, MPH

                                                Assays funded:                                                         $22,000


            1993-1997                 Alcohol Abuse/Dependence in Trauma Patients

                                                National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

                                                1 RO1 AA09050-01A2

                                                Direct Costs:                                                             $480,907

                                                Total Costs:                                                               $708,000


  • Pilot Study Assessment of Drinking Patterns &

                                    Motivation for Change Among Alcoholic Trauma Patient

                                    Intra-mural Award; Dean's Office, U of MD School of


                                                Total Award (02-1-30853):                                     $15,000



  • Alcohol Abuse/Dependence in Trauma Patients


                                    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

                                                Competitive Renewal: 2 RO1 AA09050-04A2

                                                Direct Costs:                                                             $1,683,697

                                                Total Costs:                                                               $1,963,245 


            2002-2003                 An Assessment of Crash Culpability Relative to the Use of

                                                Alcohol and Other Drugs by Injured Drivers

                                                Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant #04848

                                                Total Costs                                                                $99,000


In addition to the highlighted efforts above, Dr. Soderstrom has served as co-investigator on 7 other research efforts including;


            1988-1994                Creation of MAARS/Trauma Registry Linkage Database

                                                Maryland Traffic Safety Office

                                                Maryland Department of Transportation

                                                Contract No: 02-4-30907

                                                Direct Costs:                                                 $15-43,000/year

This project was spearheaded by Patricia C. Dischinger, PhD epidemiologist and Professor in the University of Maryland School Medicine and senior staff researcher at the University’s National Study Center for Trauma.  This effort lead to the creation of the largest clinical toxicology database in the United States (world?) at the University’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.