David Mooney

David Mooney, MD, MPH

Director, Trauma Center; Assistant in Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-0535

  • Fax: 617-730-0298

Medical Services


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


  • Surgery


  • Trauma Program
  • Injury Prevention Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-0535 or Request an Appointment

Experience and 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


Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1985-1986

Burlington, VT


Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, 1985-1991

Burlington, VT


Children's Mercy Hospital, 1991-1993

Kansas City, MO

Masters in Public Health

Harvard School of Public Health, 2006

Boston, MA


  • Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

Professional History

J Amer Acad Child and Adol Psychiatry 2000  Issue: 39:5 , Page: 569-75

Mooney DP, Sargent SK, Pluta D, Mazurek P.
"Spiral CT: use in the evaluation of chest masses in the critically ill neonate"
26  Issue: 15-18
Pediatric Radiology 1996
Shorter NA, Mooney DP, Harmon BJ
"Snowboarding Injuries in Children and Adolescents"
American Journal of Emergency Medicine 1999  Issue: 117 , Page: 261-3
Henderson EL, Mooney DP, Birkmeyer NJO, Udell JV, Shorter NA
Variation in the Management of Pediatric Splenic Injuries in Northern New England
J Surgical Outcomes 1999
Shorter NA, Mooney DP, Harmon BJ.
Childhood Sledding Injuries.
American Journal of Emergency Medicine 1999
Eichelberger M and Mooney DP
Abdominal Injury. In "Operative Pediatric Surgery"
McGraw-Hill, New York, NY.
Waltzman ML and Mooney DP
Major Trauma. In: Emergency Medicine
Fleisher G etal, (in press).
Mooney DP
Approach to the Pediatric Trauma Patient, In: Pediatric Surgery
Oldham K etal, (in press).
Mooney DP, O'Reilly M, Gamelli RL
"Tumor necrosis factor and wound healing"
Annals of Surgery 1990
Mooney DP, Gamelli RL
"Sepsis following thermal injury"
Comprehensive Therapy 1989
Bailey PV, Tracy TF Jr, Connors RH, Mooney DP, Lewis JE, Weber TR
"Congenital duodenal obstruction: a 32-year review"
J Pediatric Surgery 1993
Mooney DP, Snyder CL, Holder TL
"An absent left superior vena cava and persistent right superior vena cava in an infant requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation"
J Pediatr Surgery 1993
Dowd MD, Fitzmaurice L, Knapp JF, Mooney DP
"The Interpretation of Urogenital Findings in Children with Straddle Injuries"
J Pediatr Surgery 1994
Shorter NA, Thompson MD, Mooney DP, Modlin JF
"Surgical Aspects of an Outbreak of Yersinia Enterocolitis"
Pediatric Surgery International 1998
Mooney DP
Multiple Trauma-Solid Spleen and Liver Injury, In: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
M. Ziegler (ed), 2002
Daviss WB, Racusin R, Fleischman A, Mooney DP, Ford J, McHugo
Acute stress disorder symptomatology during hospitalization for pediatric injury
J Amer Acad Child and Adol Psychiatry 2000  Issue: 39 , Page: 576-83
Waltzman M, Shannon M, Jones DT, Mooney DP etal
Randomized Trial of Two Strategies for the Management of Esophageal Coins in Children
Pediatrics (in press).
Shorter NA, Mooney DP, Vaccaro TJ, Sargent SK
"Hydrostatic Balloon Dilation of Congenital Esophageal Stenoses Associated with Esophageal Atresia"
J Pediatr Surg 2000  Issue: 12 , Page: 1742-45
Puder M, Mooney DP
"Hepatic Exstrophy"
J Pediatric Surg 2002  Issue: 37 , Page: 1203-04
Walsh BM, Mooney DP, Bailey MC
Severe Penetrating Trauma in the First Year of Life
Pediatrics (in press).
Mooney DP
"Kids and Complications – What You Need to Know"
PanAmerican Journal of Trauma 2004  Issue: 11(1) , Page: 17-19
Mooney DP, Forbes P
"Trends in Pediatric Trauma Care in New England"
J Trauma 2004  Issue: 57(6) , Page: 1241-1245
Vitale M and Mooney DP
Long-term Outcome in Injured Children. In "Pediatric Trauma: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment"
Marcel Dekker, (in press).
Weber TR, Lewis JE, Mooney DP, Connors RH
Duodenal atresia: a comparison
J Pediatric Surgery 1986
Mooney DP, Lewis JE, Connors RH, Weber TR
Newborn duodenal atresia: an improving outlook
American J Surgery 1987
Mooney DP, Gamelli RL, O'Reilly M, Hebert JC
"Recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and Pseudomonas burn wound sepsis"
123  Issue: 1353-7
Archives of Surgery 1988
Malcynski JT, Shorter NA, Mooney DP.
"The Proximal Mesenteric Flap: A method for closing large mesenteric defects in jejunal atresia"
29  Issue: 1607-1608
J Pediatr Surgery 1994
Shorter NA, Mooney DP
"At 18 weeks gestation an otherwise normal boy was found, through routine ultrasonography, to have an abdominal cystic mass (letter)"
J Pediatr Surgery 1995
Shorter NA, Jensen PE, Harmon BJ, Mooney DP
Skiing Injuries in Children and Adolescents
J Trauma 1996
Garcia V. and Mooney DP
Thoracic Injury. In "Operative Pediatric Surgery"
McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

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