Division of Trauma & Critical Care

Rhode Island Hospital serves as the Level I Trauma Center for southeastern New England. Rhode Island Hospital is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Trauma Center with both adult and pediatric capability. The mission of the Trauma/Critical Care Division is to provide the best trauma care to the injured patient. This includes both adult and pediatric burn patients. An equally important part of the Division's responsibility is the teaching of medical students, residents, and surgical critical care fellows, both at Rhode Island Hospital and at outside training programs.

Charles Adams, MD
Division Chief 
David Harrington, MD Andrew Stephen, MD
Michael Connolly, MD Daithi Heffernan, MD SeanMonaghan, MD
Tareq Kheirback, MD Nishant Merchant, MD Stephanie Lueckel, MD
Current Research
Active IRB Protocols
PI: Adams Trauma patients do not follow up

The impact of 2011 ACGME duty hours on Mortality and morbidity in trauma patients: an analysis of the RIH Trauma Data Bank
PI: Connolly The impact of pre-existing known psychiatry disease and trauma presentation and outcomes
PI: Harrington Where Does Most of the Learning Occur Among Surgical Residents in the 80-Hour Era

Does early discharge increase early readmissions in surgical patients? A single-institution study with data from ACS NSQIP

Characterization and use of NIPPV in Burn Patients
An Evaluation of Burn Resuscitation at Rhode Island Hospital

Effects of withholding thromboprophylaxis in the trauma population and prevalence of venous thromboembolic events.
PI: Heffernan One year outcomes of geriatric surgical and trauma intensive care patients

A descriptive analysis of the homeless trauma patient
Penetrating Pediatric Trauma

Outcomes from a maturing level 1 trauma center

Trauma Morning report as an aid to teaching patient sign out

Predictors of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Trauma Patients

Publications & Abstracts

Charles Adams, MD
Michael Connolly, MD
David Harrington, MD
Daithi Heffernan, MD 
Stephanie Lueckel, MD
Sean Monaghan, MD
Andrew Stephen, MD