Dr. LoSasso and Dr. Nuss

The Chest Wall International Group Conference 2016

Barry E. LoSasso, M.D. was born in New York City and received his undergraduate degree from Yale University. He attended medical school at the University of Florida and completed his fellowship in pediatric surgery at Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 1984. Dr. LoSasso started his pediatric surgical career practicing at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Diego, California. From there he opened his private practice in 1987, which continues today. In early 2017, Dr. LoSasso joined the Pediatric Surgical Associates, P.A. in Paramus, New Jersey.

In addition, Dr. LoSasso has been the Director of Trauma Services at Rady Children’s Hospital- San Diego from February 1998 until June of 2006, Chairman for the Safe Kid’s Coalition in San Diego from 2001 until 2006, and Scientific Coordinator for the Fourteenth Annual Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium in San Diego in October 2002.

Dr.LoSasso has spent extensive time working with world renowned, Dr. Donald Nuss, creator of the Nuss Procedure, at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. LoSasso has devoted much of his practice to the research and performance of the minimally-invasive Nuss Procedure for the correction of Pectus Excavatum( also known as sunken chest), developing a successful West Coast Center of Excellence for Pectus Deformities in 2006.

EDUCATION

Residencies: Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center New York, New York Fellow, Pediatric Surgery July 1982 – June 1984

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at Los Angeles Resident III-V, General Surgery July 1980 – June 1982

University of Southern California Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Resident II, Research Fellow April 1980 – June 1980

University of California at Los Angeles Resident II, Head and Neck Surgery 1979 – March 1980

University of California at Los Angeles Resident I, General Surgery 1978 – 1979

Internship: University of California at Los Angeles Surgery 1977 – 1978

Medical: University of Florida School of Medicine Gainesville, Florida Doctor of Medicine 1973 – 1977

Premedical: Yale University New Haven, Connecticut Bachelor of Science 1969 – 1973

High School: Melbourne High School Melbourne, Florida Diploma 1966 – 1969

LICENSURE: California: G-041471 New York: 153127

BOARD CERTIFIED: Pediatric Surgery, April 1996 Recertified November 2005 General Surgery, June 1991 Recertified October 2000 Recertified October 2009

POSITIONS HELD

Director of Trauma Services February 1998 to June 2006 Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center 3020 Children’s Way San Diego, California 92123

Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery January1996- December 2003 Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center 3020 Children’s Way San Diego, California 92123

Med Staff Executive Committee January 1996-June 2006 Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center 3020 Children’s Way San Diego, California 92123

Attending Pediatric Surgeon: Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center 3020 Children’s Way San Diego, California 92123

Tri-City Medical Center 4002 Vista Way Oceanside, California 92056

Sharp Memorial Hospital 7901 Frost Street San Diego, California 92123

Scripps Mercy Medical Center 4077 5th Avenue San Diego, California 92103

Academic Appointment: UCSD Medical Center 200 W. Arbor Drive San Diego, CA 92103

CERTIFICATES: ATLS Provider ATLS Instructor PALS Provider

HONORS AND AWARDS

Physician Leadership Award in recognition of leadership in elevating Children’s Trauma Program to preeminent status including treatment, prevention and research. Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA. November 01, 1999

Medical Assistance Program, Foreign Fellowship Recipient Mission Hospitals, India and Nepal March – June 1977

Foreign Exchange Fellowship Department of Medicine, St. Thomas Hospital London, England January – February 1977

National Science Foundation Summer Fellowship Roswell Park Memorial Institute Buffalo, New York 1976

SOCIETIES AND COMMITTEES

Member of ACS California Committee on Trauma Member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma San Diego Medical Society San Diego Society of General Surgeons Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

PUBLICATIONS

Peters, E., LoSasso, B.E, Foley, J., Rodarte, A., Duthie, S., Senac, M., Blunt Bowel and Mesenteric Injuries in Children: Do Non-Specific CT Findings Reliably Identify Head Injuries? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Vol. 7, 551-556. November 2006

Textbook: Chapter: Pediatric Trauma: Textbook of Critical Care 5th Edition, Chapter: Abdominal/Renal Injuries Edited by Fink et al; 2005

Prince, J.S., LoSasso, B.E. Unusual Seat Belt Injuries in Children (accepted for publication in Journal of Trauma), January 2003

McAleer, IM, Kaplan, GW, LoSasso, B.E, et al. Genitourinary Injury and Pelvic Fractures in Pediatric Patients. American Urological Association 15 (1); 123-6 discussion 126. January 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. 2002

McAleer, IM, Kaplan, GW, LoSasso, BE, Renal and Testis Injuries in Team Sports. The Journal of Urology. 168M 1805-1807, October 2002.

Bichell, DP, Saenz, NC, LoSasso, BE, Sobo, EJ Pediatric Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Associated with Gunshot wound to the chest. The Journal of Trauma. 48 (4): 791 January 2000

Meltzer, H., LoSasso, BE, Sobo, E, Depressed Occipital Skull Fracture with Associated Sagittal Sinus Occlusion, The Journal of Trauma. 49 (5); 981 2000

Canty, TG, Collins, D, LoSasso, BE, Lynch, FP, Brown, C Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Simple and Perforated Appendicitis in Children: The Procedure of Choice? Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 35(11); 1582-1585. November 2000

LoSasso, B, Cox, S, Douglas, R, Maresh, L. Pacyna, S., CIREN: A study to Correlate Crash Data: Matching Human Injuries with Vehicular Damage (approved 8/97 – on-going)

D. Bischell, M.D., N. Saenz, M.D., B. LoSasso, M.D., E. Sobo, PhD Pediatric Aortic Pseudoaneurysm Associated with a Gunshot Wound to the Chest, The Journal of Trauma Injury, Volume 48, No. 4 –January 25, 2000

T. Canty, Sr., M.D., B. LoSasso, M.D. One-Stage Esophagectomy and In Situ Colon Interposition for Esophageal Replacement in Children, Journal of Pediatric Surgery February 1997

K. Greason, M.D., W. Thompson, M.D., E. Downey,M.D., B. LoSasso, M.D. Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy for Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis-Report of Eleven Cases, Journal of Pediatric Surgery December 1994

POSTERS

Child Abuse Screening: A Collaborative Approach in an ACS Level I Regional Pediatric Trauma Center, Susan Cox, R.N., M.S., Renee Douglas, R.N.,A.S., Marilyn Kaufhold, M.D., Cynthia Kuelbs, M.D., Barry LoSasso, M.D., Society of Trauma Nurses, 2007 Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Age Specific Bypass: One Innovative Solution to a Pediatric Trauma Center’s Bed Capacity Management Challenge, Susan Cox, R.N., M.S., Renee Douglas, R.N., A.S., Peg Hollingsworth-Fridlund, R.N., B.S.N., David Hoyt, M.D., F.A.C.S., Barry LoSasso, M.D., F.A.C.S., Pamela Stein, R.N.,M.S.

PRESENTATIONS

Scripps Mercy Hospital CME Grand Rounds Lecture on Pectus Deformities San Diego, CA, October 25, 2007

Mission Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture on Pectus Deformities Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA, March 21,2007

Scripps Mercy Hospital CME Grand Rounds Lecture on Pectus Deformities San Diego, CA, August 31, 2006

Palomar Medical Center CME Grand Rounds Lecture Escondido, CA, July 17, 2006

Tri-City Medical Center CME Grand Rounds Lecture Oceanside, CA, June 06, 2006

“Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum: The Nuss Procedure” Salvatore’s Restaurant, San Diego, California March 2006

Scripps Mercy Hospital “Code Trauma” Workshop. Instructor for “The ABC’s and Major Pitfalls in Pediatric Trauma”San Diego, CA, December 07, 2002.

Scripps Mercy Pediatric Trauma Conference-Instructor for “The ABC’s and Major Pitfalls in Pediatric Trauma”San Diego,CA, November 14, 2000

“Surgical Emergencies in the Neonate: Recent Advances” The Fetus and Newborn Conference, Coronado, California September 1997

“Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair in the Newborn” Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California November 1996

“Laparoscopic Fundoplication and the Use of MIC Buttons/Tubes” Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California August 1996

“Bowel Obstruction of the Neonate and Necrotizing Enterocolitis” Sharp Hospital, Mary Birch Center, San Diego, California, April 1996

“Bowel Obstruction of the Neonate and Necrotizing Enterocolitis” Sharp Hospital, Mary Birch Center, San Diego, California June 1995

“Evaluation: Techniques and New Approaches of Abdominal Pain” Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California June 1995

“Traumatic Bowel Injuries” Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California May 1995

“Blunt Abdominal Trauma with Pancreatic Injury” Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California December 1994

“Necrotizing Enterocolitis” Sharp Hospital, Mary Birch Center, San Diego, California November 1994

“Necrotizing Enterocolitis” Sharp Hospital, Mary Birch Center, San Diego, California June 1994

“Gastrointestinal Emergencies in the Newborn” Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, California May 1993

“How to Evaluate a Child’s Painful Abdomen” Tri-City Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Oceanside, California February 1992

“Intestinal Obstruction in the Newborn” Tri-City Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Oceanside, California June 1990

ATLS Teaching

Classes taught at Balboa Naval Hospital on 07/18 and 07/19/2001. Instructor Classes taught at Balboa Naval Hospital on 10/27-10/28/08 and 11/05-11/07/08.

Classes taught at UCSD on 12/06 and 12/07/01, 07/23/02, 01/23/04 and 08/24/07.

APSMA- American Pediatric Surgical Management Association Annual National Conference Lecture on “Developing and Maintaining a Trauma Center” Coronado, CA, May 2007.

Founding Member with Dr. David Collins of the Border Area Pediatric Surgical Frontera Group (a collaboration with Physicians from Mexico). 1993-present day

Principal Investigator for the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, San Diego. 2001-2006. The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is a national organization dedicated to preventing childhood injury based on a data-driven approach to community programming.

Advisor to Rady Children’s Hospital Safe Routes to School initiative. 2001-2006. Safe Routes to School is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach utilizing the five E’s of injury prevention to improve pedestrian safety around schools.

Injury Prevention Media Spokesperson for Rady Children’s Hospital. 1998-2000. Participated in numerous press interviews, both proactive and reactive, to promote child safety.

 OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

As Director of Trauma Services

Initial ACS Verification for Level One Trauma Center Program at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA 92123 was achieved in 2000. Recertification for ACS Level One Program was accomplished 2003 and 2006(twice) during Directorship.

Specialized Training

Studied with Professor Lewis Spitz in London, England to learn Spitz Procedure for Isolated Wide Gap Esophageal Atresia for 2 weeks at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University College London in October 1998.

Studied with John Foker, M.D. at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota to learn the Foker Procedure for Isolated Wide Gap Esophageal Atresia in April 2006.

First Surgical Attending to train with Dr. Donald Nuss and learn Nuss Procedure 1999. Started pectus deformities services in 1999. Continued working with Dr. Nuss at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA in 2002 and 2006. Dr. Nuss visited Rady Children’s Hospital in 2004 to work with me in San Diego, Ca.

Director of the West Coast Center of Excellence for the Nuss Procedure Designated the only West Coast Center of Excellence and Second National Center of Excellence for the Nuss Procedure in March 2006.

Director and Instructor of the Western United States Regional Nuss Training Symposium at Rady Children’s Hospital with 7 attendees. July 18, 2008.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

National Annual Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium and First San Diego Pediatric Trauma Conference, October 205, 2002 Co-Director

Blue Ribbon Panel of National Head Injury Trauma Specialists to establish treatment guidelines for Head Injury for the San Diego Trauma System, 1999

Scripps Mercy Pediatric Trauma Conference-Instructor for ABC’s and Major Pitfalls in Pediatric Trauma, November 14, 2000.

Pediatric Trauma Symposium-Children’s Hospital and UCSD Medical Center participated in “Pediatric Head Injury” Children’s Hospital San Diego, CA. May 31, 2001.

Scripps Mercy Hospital “Code Trauma” Workshop. Instructor for “The ABC’s and Major Pitfalls in Pediatric Trauma”, December 07, 2002.

Advanced Trauma Symposium Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA CIREN: Correlation of Patterns of Injury with Specific Car Designs and Crash Analysis, June 07, 2003.

Advanced Trauma Symposium Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, April 30, 2004.

Scripps Mercy Trauma Symposium-Management of Childhood Trauma at Adult Trauma Centers, June 11, 2004.

Advanced Trauma Symposium Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, July 30, 2004.

Advanced Trauma Symposium Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, November 04, 2004.

Advanced Trauma Symposium Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, November 02, 2005.

UCSD California Trauma Conference at the Hilton San Diego Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA, January 26-28, 2006

Tri-City Medical Center CME Grand Rounds Lecture on Pectus Deformities Oceanside, CA, June 06, 2006

Palomar Medical Center CME Grand Rounds Lecture on Pectus Deformities Escondido, CA, July 17, 2006

Scripps Mercy Hospital CME Grand Rounds Lecture on Pectus Deformities San Diego, CA, August 31, 2006

Mission Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture on Pectus Deformities, Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA, March 21,2007

Scripps Mercy Hospital CME Grand Rounds Lecture on Pectus Deformities San Diego, CA, October 25, 2007

Multiple Television Interviews to raise public awareness with regards to Injury Mechanisms (i.e. ATV, pool safety, avoidance of locked cars in summer, TV injuries) from 1998 through 2006.