David Mooney

David Mooney, MD, MPH

Director, Trauma Center; Assistant in Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-6915

  • Fax: 617-730-0298

Medical Services

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Undescended Testicles

Departments

  • Surgery

Programs

  • Trauma Program
  • Injury Prevention Program
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate Degree, AB Math (Honors)

St Louis University, 1977-1980

St. Louis, MO

Medical School

St. Louis University School of Medicine, 1985

St. Louis, MO

Internship

Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1985-1986

Burlington, VT

Residency

Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1985-1991

Burlington, VT

Fellowship

Children's Mercy Hospital, 1991-1993

Kansas City, MO

Masters in Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health, 2006

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Professional History


Publications

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  1. Onwubiko C, Mooney DP. The value of official reinterpretation of trauma computed tomography scans from referring hospitals. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Mar; 51(3):486-9.
  2. Bairdain S, Dinakar P, Mooney DP. Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome in Children. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jul; 50(7):1177-9.
  3. Bairdain S, Litman HJ, Troy M, McMahon M, Almodovar H, Zurakowski D, Mooney DP. Twenty-years of splenic preservation at a level 1 pediatric trauma center. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 May; 50(5):864-8.
  4. Stroud A, Zalieckas J, Tan C, Tracy S, Zurakowski D, Mooney DP. Simple formulas to determine optimal subclavian central venous catheter tip placement in infants and children. J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jul; 49(7):1109-12.
  5. Bairdain S, Modi BP, Kim HB, Mooney DP, Durkin E, Vakili K. Pediatric blunt abdominal aortic injury and the use of intra-operative aortic ultrasound for surgical decision making. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Jul; 48(7):1584-7.
  6. Gutierrez IM, Ben-Ishay O, Mooney DP. Pediatric thoracic and abdominal trauma. Minerva Chir. 2013 Jun; 68(3):263-74.
  7. Mooney DP, Gutierrez IM, Chen Q, Forbes PW, Zurakowski D. Impact of trauma system development on pediatric injury care. Pediatr Surg Int. 2013 Mar; 29(3):263-8.
  8. Ben-Ishay O, Gutierrez IM, Pennington EC, Mooney DP. Transarterial embolization in children with blunt splenic injury results in postembolization syndrome: a matched case-control study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6):1558-63.
  9. Gutierrez IM, Mooney DP. Operative blunt duodenal injury in children: a multi-institutional review. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Oct; 47(10):1833-6.
  10. Gutierrez IM, Zurakowski D, Chen Q, Mooney DP. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) reduce costs in the management of isolated splenic injuries at pediatric trauma centers. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2013 Feb; 398(2):313-5.
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  12. Lee LK, Walia T, Forbes PW, Osganian SK, Samuels R, Cox JE, Mooney DP. Home safety practices in an urban low-income population: level of agreement between parental self-report and observed behaviors. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Dec; 51(12):1119-24.
  13. Koffie RM, Lee S, Perez-Atayde A, Mooney DP. Periampullary duodenal duplication cyst masquerading as a choledochocele. Pediatr Surg Int. 2012 Oct; 28(10):1035-9.
  14. Calvert C, Strauss KJ, Mooney DP. Variation in computed tomography radiation dose in community hospitals. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun; 47(6):1167-9.
  15. Aarabi S, Sidhwa F, Riehle KJ, Chen Q, Mooney DP. Pediatric appendicitis in New England: epidemiology and outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun; 46(6):1106-14.
  16. Paul MD, Mooney DP. The management of pancreatic injuries in children: operate or observe. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jun; 46(6):1140-3.
  17. Herman R, Guire KE, Burd RS, Mooney DP, Ehlrich PF. Utility of amylase and lipase as predictors of grade of injury or outcomes in pediatric patients with pancreatic trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 May; 46(5):923-6.
  18. Lee LK, Fleegler EW, Forbes PW, Olson KL, Mooney DP. The modern paediatric injury pyramid: injuries in Massachusetts children and adolescents. Inj Prev. 2010 Apr; 16(2):123-6.
  19. Perger L, Fuchs JR, Komidar L, Mooney DP. Impact of surgical approach on outcome in 622 consecutive pyloromyotomies at a pediatric teaching institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Nov; 44(11):2119-25.
  20. Mahan ST, Mooney DP, Karlin LI, Hresko MT. Multiple level injuries in pediatric spinal trauma. J Trauma. 2009 Sep; 67(3):537-42.
  21. Mace SE, Brown LA, Francis L, Godwin SA, Hahn SA, Howard PK, Kennedy RM, Mooney DP, Sacchetti AD, Wears RL, Clark RM. Clinical policy: critical issues in the sedation of pediatric patients in the emergency department. J Emerg Nurs. 2008 Jun; 34(3):e33-107.
  22. Mace SE, Brown LA, Francis L, Godwin SA, Hahn SA, Howard PK, Kennedy RM, Mooney DP, Sacchetti AD, Wears RL, Clark RM. Clinical policy: Critical issues in the sedation of pediatric patients in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Apr; 51(4):378-99, 399.e1-57.
  23. Tataria M, Nance ML, Holmes JH, Miller CC, Mattix KD, Brown RL, Mooney DP, Scherer LR, Groner JI, Scaife ER, Spain DA, Brundage SI. Pediatric blunt abdominal injury: age is irrelevant and delayed operation is not detrimental. J Trauma. 2007 Sep; 63(3):608-14.
  24. Gutweiler JR, Mooney DP. Pediatric trauma care: a profitable enterprise? J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jun; 42(6):1043-5; discussion 1045-6.
  25. Kristoffersen KW, Mooney DP. Long-term outcome of nonoperative pediatric splenic injury management. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jun; 42(6):1038-41; discussion 1041-2.
  26. Mattix KD, Tataria M, Holmes J, Kristoffersen K, Brown R, Groner J, Scaife E, Mooney D, Nance M, Scherer L. Pediatric pancreatic trauma: predictors of nonoperative management failure and associated outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Feb; 42(2):340-4.
  27. Flood RG, Mooney DP. Rate and prediction of traumatic injuries detected by abdominal computed tomography scan in intubated children. J Trauma. 2006 Aug; 61(2):340-5.
  28. Mooney DP, Rothstein DH, Forbes PW. Variation in the management of pediatric splenic injuries in the United States. J Trauma. 2006 Aug; 61(2):330-3; discussion 333.
  29. Capraro AJ, Mooney D, Waltzman ML. The use of routine laboratory studies as screening tools in pediatric abdominal trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2006 Jul; 22(7):480-4.
  30. Ban KM, Mannelli F, Messineo A, Frassineti M, Barkin R, Mooney DP, Shannon M, Gensini GF. Building a trauma center and system in Tuscany, Italy. Intern Emerg Med. 2006; 1(4):302-4.
  31. Holmes JH, Wiebe DJ, Tataria M, Mattix KD, Mooney DP, Scaife ER, Brown RL, Groner JI, Brundage SI, Tres Scherer LR, Nance ML. The failure of nonoperative management in pediatric solid organ injury: a multi-institutional experience. J Trauma. 2005 Dec; 59(6):1309-13.
  32. Waltzman ML, Baskin M, Wypij D, Mooney D, Jones D, Fleisher G. A randomized clinical trial of the management of esophageal coins in children. Pediatrics. 2005 Sep; 116(3):614-9.
  33. Mooney DP, Downard C, Johnson S, Atkinson CC, Forbes PW, Taylor GT. Physiology after pediatric splenic injury. J Trauma. 2005 Jan; 58(1):108-11.
  34. Mooney DP, Forbes P. Trends in inpatient pediatric trauma care in new England. J Trauma. 2004 Dec; 57(6):1241-5.
  35. Sarwar ZU, Ward VL, Mooney DP, Testa S, Taylor GA. Congenital adrenocortical adenoma: case report and review of literature. Pediatr Radiol. 2004 Dec; 34(12):991-4.
  36. Mooney DP. A case of human botfly infestation in a child who had recently returned from Central America. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Sep; 39(9):1446; author reply 1446.
  37. Leinwand MJ, Atkinson CC, Mooney DP. Application of the APSA evidence-based guidelines for isolated liver or spleen injuries: a single institution experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2004 Mar; 39(3):487-90; discussion 487-90.
  38. Mooney DP, Forbes PW. Variation in the management of pediatric splenic injuries in New England. J Trauma. 2004 Feb; 56(2):328-33.
  39. Tavakkolizadeh A, Berger UV, Stephen AE, Kim BS, Mooney D, Hediger MA, Ashley SW, Vacanti JP, Whang EE. Tissue-engineered neomucosa: morphology, enterocyte dynamics, and SGLT1 expression topography. Transplantation. 2003 Jan 27; 75(2):181-5.
  40. MacDonald JS, Atkinson CC, Mooney DP. Hypokalemia in acutely injured children: a benign laboratory abnormality. J Trauma. 2003 Jan; 54(1):197-8.
  41. Mooney DP. Multiple trauma: liver and spleen injury. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2002 Aug; 14(4):482-5.
  42. Grikscheit TC, Ogilvie JB, Ochoa ER, Alsberg E, Mooney D, Vacanti JP. Tissue-engineered colon exhibits function in vivo. Surgery. 2002 Aug; 132(2):200-4.
  43. Puder M, Greene A, Mooney D. Hepatic exstrophy complicating Poland's anomaly. J Pediatr Surg. 2002 Aug; 37(8):1203-4.
  44. Shorter NA, Mooney DP, Vaccaro TJ, Sargent SK. Hydrostatic balloon dilation of congenital esophageal stenoses associated with esophageal atresia. J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Dec; 35(12):1742-5.
  45. Kaihara S, Kim SS, Kim BS, Mooney D, Tanaka K, Vacanti JP. Long-term follow-up of tissue-engineered intestine after anastomosis to native small bowel. Transplantation. 2000 May 15; 69(9):1927-32.
  46. Marler JJ, Guha A, Rowley J, Koka R, Mooney D, Upton J, Vacanti JP. Soft-tissue augmentation with injectable alginate and syngeneic fibroblasts. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 May; 105(6):2049-58.
  47. Sargent SK, Foote SL, Mooney DP, Shorter NA. The posterior approach to pyloric sonography. Pediatr Radiol. 2000 Apr; 30(4):256-7.
  48. Deans KJ, Mooney DP, Meyer MM, Shorter NA. Prolonged intestinal exposure to amniotic fluid does not result in peel formation in gastroschisis. J Pediatr Surg. 1999 Jun; 34(6):975-6.
  49. Shorter NA, Mooney DP, Harmon BJ. Snowboarding injuries in children and adolescents. Am J Emerg Med. 1999 May; 17(3):261-3.
  50. Shorter NA, Liu JY, Mooney DP, Harmon BJ. Indomethacin-associated bowel perforations: a study of possible risk factors. J Pediatr Surg. 1999 Mar; 34(3):442-4.
  51. Kaihara S, Kim SS, Benvenuto M, Choi R, Kim BS, Mooney D, Tanaka K, Vacanti JP. Anastomosis between tissue-engineered intestine and native small bowel. Transplant Proc. 1999 Feb-Mar; 31(1-2):661-2.
  52. Kaihara S, Kim SS, Benvenuto M, Choi R, Kim BS, Mooney D, Tanaka K, Vacanti JP. Successful anastomosis between tissue-engineered intestine and native small bowel. Transplantation. 1999 Jan 27; 67(2):241-5.
  53. Shorter NA, Mooney DP, Harmon BJ. Childhood sledding injuries. Am J Emerg Med. 1999 Jan; 17(1):32-4.
  54. Choi RS, Riegler M, Pothoulakis C, Kim BS, Mooney D, Vacanti M, Vacanti JP. Studies of brush border enzymes, basement membrane components, and electrophysiology of tissue-engineered neointestine. J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Jul; 33(7):991-6; discussion 996-7.
  55. Mooney DP, Birkmeyer NJ, Udell JV, Shorter NA. Variation in the management of pediatric splenic injuries in New Hampshire. J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Jul; 33(7):1076-8; discussion 1079-80.
  56. Liu JY, Mooney DP, Meyer MM, Shorter NA. Teenage driving fatalities. J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Jul; 33(7):1084-8; discussion 1088-9.
  57. Shorter N, Werninghaus K, Mooney D, Graham A. Furuncular cuterebrid myiasis. J Pediatr Surg. 1997 Oct; 32(10):1511-3.
  58. Mooney DP, Shorter NA. Slipping rib syndrome in childhood. J Pediatr Surg. 1997 Jul; 32(7):1081-2.
  59. Shorter NA, Mooney DP, Harmon BJ. Modifications of Bishop's method for pediatric gastrostomy closure. Am Surg. 1997 Jun; 63(6):559-60.
  60. Shorter NA, Jensen PE, Harmon BJ, Mooney DP. Skiing injuries in children and adolescents. J Trauma. 1996 Jun; 40(6):997-1001.
  61. Mooney DP, Steinthorsson G, Shorter NA. Perinatal intussusception in premature infants. J Pediatr Surg. 1996 May; 31(5):695-7.
  62. Mooney DP, Malcynski JT, Gupta R, Shorter NA. An unusual cause of penetrating cardiac injury in a child. J Pediatr Surg. 1996 May; 31(5):707-8.
  63. Mooney DP, Sargent SK, Pluta D, Mazurek P. Spiral CT: use in the evaluation of chest masses in the critically ill neonate. Pediatr Radiol. 1996; 26(1):15-8.
  64. Kim W, Vacanti JP, Mooney D, Upton J, Ibarra C, Vacanti CA. Functional Viability of Chondrocytes Stored at 4 degrees C. Tissue Eng. 1996; 2(1):75-81.
  65. Shorter NA, Mooney DP. At 18 weeks' gestation, a normal boy was found, through routine ultrasonography, to have an abdominal cystic mass. J Pediatr Surg. 1995 Nov; 30(11):1632-3.
  66. Vacanti CA, Kim W, Upton J, Mooney D, Vacanti JP. The efficacy of periosteal cells compared to chondrocytes in the tissue engineered repair of bone defects. Tissue Eng. 1995; 1(3):301-8.
  67. Malcynski JT, Shorter NA, Mooney DP. The proximal mesenteric flap: a method for closing large mesenteric defects in jejunal atresia. J Pediatr Surg. 1994 Dec; 29(12):1607-8.
  68. Puelacher WC, Kim SW, Vacanti JP, Schloo B, Mooney D, Vacanti CA. Tissue-engineered growth of cartilage: the effect of varying the concentration of chondrocytes seeded onto synthetic polymer matrices. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1994 Feb; 23(1):49-53.
  69. Mooney DP, Snyder CL, Holder TM. An absent right and persistent left superior vena cava in an infant requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy. J Pediatr Surg. 1993 Dec; 28(12):1633-4.
  70. Bailey PV, Tracy TF, Connors RH, Mooney DP, Lewis JE, Weber TR. Congenital duodenal obstruction: a 32-year review. J Pediatr Surg. 1993 Jan; 28(1):92-5.
  71. Aiken J, Cima L, Schloo B, Mooney D, Johnson L, Langer R, Vacanti JP. Studies in rat liver perfusion for optimal harvest of hepatocytes. J Pediatr Surg. 1990 Jan; 25(1):140-4; discussion 144-5.
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