Dr. Clay Cothren Burlew is a trauma surgeon in Denver, Colorado. She is world-renowned for her work on pelvic packing as well blunt cerebrovascular injuries, among many other things. We caught up with her to find out how she manages stay so productive, and specifically to talk to us about pelvic packing and blunt cerebrovascular injury.
1. Treatment for blunt cerebrovascular injuries: equivalence of anticoagulation and antiplatelet agents.
Cothren CC, Biffl WL, Moore EE, Kashuk JL, Johnson JL.
Arch Surg. 2009 Jul;144(7):685-90.
2. Preperitoneal pelvic packing for hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures: a paradigm shift.
Cothren CC, Osborn PM, Moore EE, Morgan SJ, Johnson JL, Smith WR.
J Trauma. 2007 Apr;62(4):834-9;
3. Occam's razor is a double-edged sword: concomitant pulmonary embolus and fat embolism syndrome.
Cothren CC, Moore EE, Vanderheiden T, Haenel JB, Smith WR.
J Trauma. 2008 Dec;65(6):1558-60.
Bio (from https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/AAST2020/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presenterInfo&PresenterID=931211):
Dr. Clay Cothren Burlew is a Professor of Surgery at Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado. Dr. Burlew grew up in San Antonio, Texas. She is a graduate of Amherst College, earning her degree in Biology magna cum laude. She attended medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School, where she was ranked 1st in her class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her general surgery residency and Surgical Critical Care fellowship at the University of Colorado. At DHMC she is the Associate Chief of the Department of Surgery and the Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. She is also the Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and the AAST-approved Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship.
Dr. Burlew is an active surgical investigator, educator, and clinician; she has received multiple awards in each of these areas including the J. Cuthbert Owens Award, the DHMC Award for Academic Excellence, the Bartle Faculty Teaching Award, the Eiseman Medical Student Teaching Award, the Academy of Medical Educator's award for Excellence in Mentoring, and the 2017 American College of Surgeons Travelling Fellowship to Australia/New Zealand. She serves on the Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons, the Board of Managers for the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and is a Past-President of the Southwestern Surgical Congress. She is on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, The World Journal of Emergency Surgery, and Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open, and reviews for an additional 15 journals in an ad hoc capacity. She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles and 70 book chapters. She has given over 100 national lectures and scientific presentations.