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Deborah M. Stein, MD, MPH

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Surgery

Administrative Title:

Director of Critical Care Services

Phone (Primary):

410 328-3495

Education and Training

  • Cornell University, BA, 1993
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD, 1997
  • The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, MPH, 2004
  • Residency, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 2002
  • Fellowship, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, 2003
  • Fellowship in Traumatology and Administrative Fellow, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center 2004

Biosketch

Deborah M. Stein MD, MPH, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, her Medical Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with certificates in both Injury Control and Heath Policy.  She completed her general surgery residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  She is Board Certified in General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Neurocritical Care with additional Subspecialty Certification from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties in Neurocritical Care.  She is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine

Upon completion of her fellowship in 2004, Dr. Stein joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she rose to become the R Adams Cowley Professor in Shock and Trauma in 2016.  Dr. Stein served in a number of roles at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center including Medical Director for Neurotrauma Critical Care, Medical Director for the Trauma Resuscitation Unit, Co-Director of the Neurotrauma Center for the State of Maryland, and as the Chief of Trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. In 2019, Dr. Stein was recruited to the position of Vice Chair of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery at the UCSF Department of Surgery and Chief of Surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.  In the Fall of 2021, Dr. Stein rejoined the University of Maryland School of Medicine as Professor of Surgery with tenure and Director of Adult Critical Care Services for the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Dr. Stein has authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters.  Her national service includes active participation in major trauma, critical care, and surgical societies including serving as the President for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Vice-Chair for the Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care Board of the American Board of Surgery and Chair of the Research Committee for the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma.  She also serves as a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and is the Chair of the Certifying Exam Committee for the Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care Board.  Dr. Stein’s research interests are in the fields of traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic shock, biomechanics of injury, and functional outcomes following traumatic injury.  She is currently Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on four federally funded grants. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury, Hemorrhagic Shock, Biomechanics of Injury

Highlighted Publications

Hawryluk GWJ, Aguilera S, Buki A, Bulger E, Citerio G, Cooper DJ, Arrastia RD, Diringer M, Figaji A, Gao G, Geocadin R, Ghajar J, Harris O, Hoffer A, Hutchinson P, Joseph M, Kitagawa R, Manley G, Mayer S, Menon DK, Meyfroidt G, Michael DB, Oddo M, Okonkwo D, Patel M, Robertson C, Rosenfeld JV, Rubiano AM, Sahuquillo J, Servadei F, Shutter L, Stein D, Stocchetti N, Taccone FS, Timmons S, Tsai E, Ullman JS, Vespa P, Videtta W, Wright DW, Zammit C, Chesnut RM. A management algorithm for patients with intracranial pressure monitoring: the Seattle International Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Consensus Conference (SIBICC). Intensive Care Med. 2020 Jan 21. doi: 10.1007/s00134-019-05805-9.

Chesnut R, Aguilera S, Buki A, Bulger E, Citerio G, Cooper DJ, Arrastia RD, Diringer M, Figaji A, Gao G, Geocadin R, Ghajar J, Harris O, Hoffer A, Hutchinson P, Joseph M, Kitagawa R, Manley G, Mayer S, Menon DK, Meyfroidt G, Michael DB, Oddo M, Okonkwo D, Patel M, Robertson C, Rosenfeld JV, Rubiano AM, Sahuquillo J, Servadei F, Shutter L, Stein D, Stocchetti N, Taccone FS, Timmons S, Tsai E, Ullman JS, Vespa P, Videtta W, Wright DW, Zammit C, Hawryluk GWJ. A management algorithm for adult patients with both brain oxygen and intracranial pressure monitoring: the Seattle International Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Consensus Conference (SIBICC). Intensive Care Med. 2020 May;46(5):919-929

Haac BE, O'Hara NN, Manson TT, Slobogean GP, Castillo RC, O'Toole RV, Stein DM; ADAPT Investigators. Aspirin versus low-molecular-weight heparin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in orthopaedic trauma patients: A patient-centered randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2020 Aug 3;15(8):e0235628. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235628.

Holcomb JB, Moore EE, Sperry JL, Jansen JO, Schreiber MA, Del Junco DJ, Spinella PC, Sauaia A, Brohi K, Bulger EM, Cap AP, Hess JR, Jenkins D, Lewis R, Neal MD, Newgard C, Pati S, Pusateri AE, Rizoli S, Russell RT, Shackelford SA, Stein DM, Steiner M, Wang H, Ward KR, Young P. Evidence Based and Clinically Relevant Outcomes for Hemorrhage Control Trauma Trials. Ann Surg. 2020 Oct 15. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004563.

Ghneim M, Albrecht J, Brasel K, Knight A, Liveris A, WAtras J, Michetti CP, Haan J, Lightwine K, Winfield RD, Adams SD, Podbielski J, Armen S, Zacko JC, Nasrallah FS, Cooper Z, Stein DM, Geri-TBI Study GroupFactors associated with receipt of intracranial pressure monitoring in older adults with traumatic brain injury.  Trauma Surgery & Acute ZCare Open. 2021;6:e000733. 

Cucher D, Harmon L, Myer B, Ngyuen A, Rankin T, Cook A, Hu C, Tesoriero R, Scalea T, Stein D. Critical traumatic brain injury is associated with worse coagulopathy. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 Aug 1;91(2):331- doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003253. PMID: 34397954.

Haac BE, O'Hara NN, Manson TT, Slobogean GP, Castillo RC, O'Toole RV, Stein DM.  Inpatient compliance with venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after orthopaedic trauma: results from a randomized controlled trial of aspirin versus low molecular weight heparin.  OTA Int. 2021 Sep 15;4(4):e150.

Additional Publication Citations

A complete list of Dr. Stein's publications can be found on PubMed.

Research Interests

Dr. Stein's research interests are in the fields of traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic shock, biomechanics of injury, and functional outcomes following traumatic injury. She is currently Principal Investigator for multiple federally funded grants.

Grants and Contracts

A Randomized Pragmatic Trial Comparing the Complications and Safety of Blood Clot Prevention Medicines Used in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients
Stein (Co-PI, O’Toole PI)
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Total Direct Costs: $11,198,854

The Use of Acupuncture in Potentiating Functional Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury Subjects
Stein (PI)
U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity
Total Direct Costs: $1,999,950

Genomics-Based Diagnosis in Patients at Risk for Poor Outcome after Traumatic Brain Injury
Stein (Co-PI; Fiskum, Kozar, Fraser Co-PIs)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Total Direct Costs: $965,079

The Community of Trauma Care – Partnering with Patients and Caregivers to Improve Injury Outcomes (PCORI-TSN)
Stein (PI)
Total Direct Costs: $198,733