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David P.  Mooney, MD, MPH

Department: Surgery
Research Centers: General Surgery Research Center
Hospital Title: Director, Trauma Program
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Research Area: Trauma care
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Research Overview

One aspect of David Mooney's research is focused on evaluating and improving pediatric trauma care. To this end, he has conducted studies on regional differences in care and the impact on care of implementing practice guidelines.

In a related area of research, he explores the causes and outcomes of accidents in children and adolescents, including trauma sustained while skiing, snowboarding, bicycling and driving or riding in cars. The data collected have provided a basis for accident prevention programs.

About David Mooney

David Mooney received his MD from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency at the Medical Center Hospital in Burlington, VT, and a fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Dr. Mooney earned a Masters in Public Health degree from Harvard University in 2006.

Dr. Mooney is a member of the Massachusetts State Trauma Committee and the Verification Review Committee of the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. He is a past-chair of the trauma committee of the American Pediatric Academy Association and is a member of the Section on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Key Publications

  • Kristoffersen KW, Mooney DP. Long-term outcome of nonoperative pediatric splenic injury management. J Ped Surg 2007; 42(6): 1038-1041.

  • Gutweiler JR and Mooney DP. Pediatric trauma care: a profitable enterprise? J Ped Surg 2007; 42(6): 1043-1045.

  • Mooney DP, Rothstein DH, Forbes PW. Variation in the management of pediatric splenic injuries in the Unites States. J Trauma 2006; 61(2): 330-333.

  • Mooney DP, Downard CD, Johnson S, Atkinson C, Forbes P, Taylor GW. Physiologic status following isolated pediatric splenetic injury correlates with computerized tomographic injury grading. J Trauma 2005; 58(1): 108-111.

  • Leinwand MJ, Atkinson CC, Mooney DP. Application of the APSA evidence-based guidelines for isolated liver or spleen injuries: a single institution experience. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2004; 39: 487-490.

  • Mooney DP, Forbes PW. Variation in the management of pediatric splenic injuries in New England. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 2004; 56: 328-333.

  • Mooney DP, Forbes P. Trends in pediatric trauma Care in New England. J Trauma 2004; 57(6): 1241-1245.

  • Mooney DP. Multiple trauma: liver and spleen injury. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 2002; 14: 482-485.

  • Daviss WB, Mooney DP, Racusin R, Ford J, Fleischer A, McHugo GJ. Predicting post-traumatic stress after hospitalization for pediatric injury. J Amer Acad Child and Adol Psychiatry 2000; 39: 5, 569-575.

  • Mooney DP, Shorter NA. Slipping Rib Syndrome in Childhood. J Pediatric Surg 1988; 32: 1081-1082.

  • Mooney DP, Gamelli RL, O'Reilly M, Hebert JC. Recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and Pseudomonas burn wound sepsis. Archives of Surgery 1988; 123: 1353-1357.

  • All of Dr. Mooney's publications on PubMed

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