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Chief of Critical Care; Associate Program Director Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship


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Education and Training


Miami University; Oxford, Ohio - 1994


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - 1998


University Hospitals of Cleveland - General Surgery - 2003


University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center - Trauma & Surgical Critical Care - 2008

Arizona Heart Institute - Endovascular Surgery - 2012


American Board of Surgery - General Surgery - 2004, 2015

American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care - 2007


Dr. Tesoriero was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1972 and grew up in Northern New Jersey and Ohio.  He received his B.A. with dinstinction in 1994 from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1998.  After completing surgery residency at the University Hospital of Cleveland in 2003 he entered service in the United States Navy and was stationed in Okinwa, Japan where he served as the Department Head of General Srugery from 2005-2006.  He then completed a Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center from 2006-2008. He returned to active duty in the United States Navy and served at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in California.

Dr. Tesoriero joined the faculty at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in 2011.  In 2013 Dr. Tesoriero assumed the role of Associate Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship.  Since that time he has expanded the educational didactic components of the fellowship, adding Critical Care Case conferences, a dedicated research conference, and has increased intra-departmental collaboration with the other critical care fellowships at the University of Maryland.  He has also assisted in the maturation and expansion of the Acute Care Surgery Fellowship to the largest accredited program in the United States. Based on his leadership as well as his commitment to education and clinical excellence Dr. Tesoriero was appointed as the Chief of Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in 2017.


Research/Clinical Keywords

Pelvic Fracture, Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury, Severe Acute Pancreatitis, Mesenteric Ischemia

Highlighted Publications

Tesoriero R, Bruns B, Narayan M, Dubose J, Guliani S, Brenner M, Boswell S, Stein DM, Scalea T. Angiographic embolization for hemorrhage following pelvic fracture: Is it “time” for a paradigm shift? J Trauma Acute Care Surgery. 2016 Sep 16. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27602911.

Laser A, Bruns BR, Kufera J, Kim A, Tesoriero R, Lauerman M, Sliker C, Scalea T, Stein DM. Long-term follow up of Blunt Cerebrovascular Injuries: Does time heal all wounds? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Dec;81(6):063-1069. PMID: 27537517

Bruns BR, Ahmad SA, O’Meara L, Tesoriero R, Lauerman M, Klyushnenkova E, Kozae R, Scalea TM, Diaz JJ.  Non-Trauma Open Abdomens: A Prospective Observational Study.  J Trauma Acute Care Surgery. 2016 Apr;80(4):631-36.

Lauerman MH, Feeney T, Sliker CW, Saksobhavivat N, Bruns BR, Laser A, Tesoriero R, Brenner M, Scalea TM, Stein DM. Lethal now or lethal later: The natural history of Grade 4 blunt cerebrovascular injury. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery. 78(6):1071-5, Jun 2015.

Fox N, Schwartz D, Salazar JH, Haut ER, Dahm P, Black JH, Brackenridge SC, Como JJ, Hendershot K, King DR, Maung AA, Moorman ML, Nagy K, Petrey LB, Tesoriero R, Scalea TM, Fabian TC. Evaluation and management of blunt traumatic aortic injury: A practice management guideline for the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery. 78(1): 136-146, Jan 2015.

Bruns BR, Tesoriero R, Kufera J, Sliker C, Laser A, Scalea TM, Stein DM.  Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury Screening Guidelines – What Are We Willing To Miss?  Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery. 76(3): 691-695, Mar 2014.

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