Brian K Yorkgitis

Brian K Yorkgitis, D.O.

Assistant Professor; Associate Director, UF Health TraumaOne Flight Operations

Department: Surgery – Jacksonville
Business Phone: (904) 244-3416

Accomplishments

40 Under 40
2019 · Jacksonville Business Journal
Future Trauma Leader
2018-2021 · American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

Board Certifications

  • Certified Physician Assistant
    NCCPA
  • General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Surgery
Subspecialties
  • Critical Care Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Traumatic Injury

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0000-8947-3370

Publications

2021
Authors response to reader’s letter: Creating an evidence-based pathway for assessing and managing cervical spine and BCV injury in pediatric trauma population (Ref AJEM26745).
The American journal of emergency medicine. 44:462-463 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.04.062. [PMID] 33958248.
2021
Charges, length of stay, and complication associations with trauma center ownership in adult patients with mild to moderate trauma.
American journal of surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.07.031. [PMID] 34332746.
2021
EAST MCT: COMPARISON OF PRE-INJURY ANTITHROMBOTIC USE AND REVERSAL STRATEGIES AMONG SEVERE TBI PATIENTS.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003421. [PMID] 34570064.
2021
Evaluation of an Expedited Trauma Transfer Protocol: Right Place, Right Time.
The Journal of surgical research. 269:229-233 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2021.08.022. [PMID] 34610536.
2021
Implementation of a dual cervical spine and blunt cerebrovascular injury assessment pathway for pediatric trauma patients.
The American journal of emergency medicine. 47:74-79 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.03.024. [PMID] 33780736.
2021
Pediatric Safety Restraint Use in Motor Vehicle Crashes at a Level I Safety-Net Trauma Center.
The Journal of surgical research. 258:132-136 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2020.08.053. [PMID] 33010558.
2020
An evidence-based algorithm decreases computed tomography use in hemodynamically stable pediatric blunt abdominal trauma patients.
American journal of surgery. 220(2):482-488 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.01.006. [PMID] 31932078.
2020
Applying Pediatric Brain Injury Guidelines at a Level I Adult/Pediatric Safety-Net Trauma Center.
The Journal of surgical research. 255:106-110 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2020.05.042. [PMID] 32543374.
2020
Controlled substance prescribing and education in orthopedic residencies: A program director survey.
American journal of surgery. 219(4):711-714 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.04.021. [PMID] 31088626.
2020
Diaphragm pacing decreases hospital charges for patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury.
Trauma surgery & acute care open. 5(1) [DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2020-000528. [PMID] 33381653.
2020
Diaphragm pacing improves respiratory mechanics in acute cervical spinal cord injury.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 89(3):423-428 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002809. [PMID] 32467474.
2020
Effect of Opioid Prescribing Education for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents in a Safety-Net Hospital.
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 120(7):456-461 [DOI] 10.7556/jaoa.2020.073. [PMID] 32598459.
2020
Evaluation and management of blunt cerebrovascular injury: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 88(6):875-887 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002668. [PMID] 32176167.
2020
Managing Meckel diverticulum: To resect or not resect?
JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 33(10):30-32 [DOI] 10.1097/01.JAA.0000697244.35582.cb. [PMID] 32976232.
2020
Partnering With Patients to Reduce Firearm-Related Death and Injury.
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 120(6):413-417 [DOI] 10.7556/jaoa.2020.063. [PMID] 32451541.
2020
Serial hemoglobin monitoring in adult patients with blunt solid organ injury: less is more.
Trauma surgery & acute care open. 5(1) [DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2020-000446. [PMID] 32432171.
2020
Thromboelastography and rotational thromboelastometry in bleeding patients with coagulopathy: Practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 89(6):999-1017 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002944. [PMID] 32941349.
2020
Timing and volume of crystalloid and blood products in pediatric trauma: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter prospective observational study.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 89(1):36-42 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002702. [PMID] 32251263.
2019
Altered monocyte and NK cell phenotypes correlate with posttrauma infection.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 87(2):337-341 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002264. [PMID] 31008865.
2019
Cervical spine clearance in adult trauma patients.
JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 32(2):12-16 [DOI] 10.1097/01.JAA.0000552718.90865.53. [PMID] 30640178.
2019
Effect of Surgery-Specific Opioid-Prescribing Education in a Safety-Net Hospital.
The Journal of surgical research. 243:71-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2019.05.003. [PMID] 31158726.
2019
Opioid Prescribing Education for Physician Assistant Students: A Physician Assistant Educator Survey.
The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 30(1):27-33 [DOI] 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000238. [PMID] 30720704.
2019
Trends in civilian penetrating brain injury: A review of 26,871 patients.
American journal of surgery. 218(2):255-260 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.11.034. [PMID] 30558803.
2018
Gallbladder Rupture and Acute Thoracic Aortic Disruption after Blunt Trauma.
The American surgeon. 84(9):e436-e438 [PMID] 30454527.
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2018
Laboratory Tests and X-ray Imaging in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit: Checking the Checklist.
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 118(5):305-309 [DOI] 10.7556/jaoa.2018.060. [PMID] 29710352.
2018
Opioid Prescribing Education in Surgical Residencies: A Program Director Survey.
Journal of surgical education. 75(3):552-556 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.08.023. [PMID] 28882458.
2018
Postoperative opioid prescribing: Getting it RIGHTT.
American journal of surgery. 215(4):707-711 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.02.001. [PMID] 29454483.
2018
Postsurgical prescriptions for opioid naive patients and association with overdose and misuse: retrospective cohort study.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 360 [DOI] 10.1136/bmj.j5790. [PMID] 29343479.
2018
Reassessing the utility of CT angiograms in penetrating injuries to the extremities.
Surgery. 163(2):419-422 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2017.09.019. [PMID] 29167019.
2018
Risk factors for prolonged need for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes in adult trauma patients: Experience of a level 1 trauma.
Surgery. 164(6):1259-1262 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2018.05.013. [PMID] 29983158.
2018
Surgery program directors’ knowledge of opioid prescribing regulations: a survey study.
The Journal of surgical research. 227:194-197 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2018.02.036. [PMID] 29804853.
2018
Use of diaphragm pacing in the management of acute cervical spinal cord injury.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 85(5):928-931 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002023. [PMID] 29985232.
2017
Do Transferred Patients Increase the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma Centers?
The American surgeon. 83(11):1241-1245 [PMID] 29183526.
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2017
Phenotyping the Immune Response to Trauma: A Multiparametric Systems Immunology Approach.
Critical care medicine. 45(9):1523-1530 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002577. [PMID] 28671900.
2017
Primary Care of the Blunt Splenic Injured Adult.
The American journal of medicine. 130(3):365.e1-365.e5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.10.010. [PMID] 27818226.
2017
Ultrasonography training and utilization in surgical critical care fellowships: a program director’s survey.
The Journal of surgical research. 218:292-297 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2017.06.040. [PMID] 28985864.
2016
Direct oral anticoagulants for venous thromboembolism treatment and prophylaxis.
JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 29(8):24-9 [DOI] 10.1097/01.JAA.0000488690.65799.b0. [PMID] 27359069.
2016
Erratum to “Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant reversal: hope is on the horizon” [The American Journal of Surgery 212 (1) 160-164].
American journal of surgery. 212(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.07.005. [PMID] 27566186.
2016
Geographic Distribution of Trauma Burden, Mortality, and Services in the United States: Does Availability Correspond to Patient Need?
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 223(6):764-773.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.08.569. [PMID] 28193322.
2016
How long should we fear? Long-term risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with traumatic brain injury.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 81(1):71-8 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001046. [PMID] 27015575.
2016
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant reversal: hope is on the horizon.
American journal of surgery. 212(1):160-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.01.029. [PMID] 27182049.
2016
The truth about trauma readmissions.
American journal of surgery. 211(4):649-55 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.09.018. [PMID] 26822268.
2016
Whatever happens to trauma patients who leave against medical advice?
American journal of surgery. 211(4):677-83 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.11.016. [PMID] 26827185.
2015
Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants: The Clinician’s New Challenge.
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 115(10):612-21 [DOI] 10.7556/jaoa.2015.122. [PMID] 26414714.
2015
Pertussis vaccination in adult trauma patients: Are we missing an opportunity?
Surgery. 158(3):602-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2015.03.060. [PMID] 26032818.
2014
Antiplatelet and anticoagulation medications and the surgical patient.
American journal of surgery. 207(1):95-101 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.04.004. [PMID] 24139554.
2012
Surgical considerations in invasive breast cancer: a clinician’s update.
JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 25(5):52, 54-7 [PMID] 22712149.
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Grants

Jul 2018 ACTIVE
2018 Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Trial Junior Investigator Award
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: EASTERN ASSO FOR THE SURGERY OF TRAUMA

Education

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
2015 · Brigham and Women's Hospital
Surgery Residency
2014 · Temple University Hospital
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
2009 · Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
B.S., Physician Assistant Studies
1998 · Gannon University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship

Contact Details

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