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Alexander Schwed, MD


1. Reply to "Is Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma useful in patients with pelvic fractures?".

Schwed AC, Burlew CC.J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 Jul 1;91(1):e36-e37. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003222.PMID: 33797482 No abstract available.

2. Trust the FAST: Confirmation that the FAST examination is highly specific for intra-abdominal hemorrhage in over 1,200 patients with pelvic fractures.

Schwed AC, Wagenaar A, Reppert AE, Gore AV, Pieracci FM, Platnick KB, Lawless RA, Campion EM, Coleman JJ, Cohen MJ, Moore EE, Burlew CC.J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 Jan 1;90(1):137-142. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002947.PMID: 32976327


3. Association of Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Certification With Outcomes of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Performed by Surgical Residents.

Dubina ED, Pham XD, Schwed AC, Wu H, McElroy I, Kaji AH, de Virgilio C.JAMA Surg. 2018 Dec 1;153(12):1158-1160. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2705.PMID: 30167648 Free PMC article.


4. Association of General Surgery Resident Remediation and Program Director Attitudes With Resident Attrition.

Schwed AC, Lee SL, Salcedo ES, Reeves ME, Inaba K, Sidwell RA, Amersi F, Are C, Arnell TD, Damewood RB, Dent DL, Donahue T, Gauvin J, Hartranft T, Jacobsen GR, Jarman BT, Melcher ML, Mellinger JD, Morris JB, Nehler M, Smith BR, Wolfe M, Kaji AH, de Virgilio C.JAMA Surg. 2017 Dec 1;152(12):1134-1140. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2656.PMID: 28813585 Free PMC article.


5. Status of Resident Attrition From Surgical Residency in the Past, Present, and Future Outlook.

Shweikeh F, Schwed AC, Hsu CH, Nfonsam VN.J Surg Educ. 2018 Mar-Apr;75(2):254-262. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.07.015. Epub 2017 Jul 29.PMID: 28760500 Review.

6. Mandatory Operative Re-Exploration after Initial Debridement of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: Is it Mandatory?

Spence LH, Yan H, Moazzez A, Schwed A, Keeley J, Karimzada M, Allison M, Neville A, Plurad D, Putnam B, de Virgilio C, Kim D.Am Surg. 2017 Oct 1;83(10):1117-1121.PMID: 29391107

7. Routine intraoperative cholangiography is unnecessary in patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis and normalizing bilirubin levels.

Pham XD, de Virgilio C, Al-Khouja L, Bermudez MC, Schwed AC, Kaji AH, Plurad DS, Lee SL, Bennion RS, Saltzman DJ, Kim DY.Am J Surg. 2016 Dec;212(6):1047-1053. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.09.002. Epub 2016 Sep 28.PMID: 27780559

8. Admission Variables Associated with a Favorable Outcome after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Schwed AC, Boggs MM, Watanabe D, Plurad DS, Putnam BA, Kim DY.Am Surg. 2016 Oct;82(10):898-902.PMID: 27779969

9. Association of Admission Laboratory Values and the Timing of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography With Clinical Outcomes in Acute Cholangitis.

Schwed AC, Boggs MM, Pham XD, Watanabe DM, Bermudez MC, Kaji AH, Kim DY, Plurad DS, Saltzman DJ, de Virgilio C.JAMA Surg. 2016 Nov 1;151(11):1039-1045. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2329.PMID: 27557050

10.  30-Day Readmission Rate-A Blunt Instrument That Needs Honing.

Schwed AC, de Virgilio C.JAMA Surg. 2016 Sep 1;151(9):861. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.1229.PMID: 27305507 No abstract available.

11. Targeting Future Health Care Expenditure Reductions.

Schwed AC, de Virgilio C.JAMA Surg. 2016 Aug 1;151(8):725. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5556.PMID: 26914681 No abstract available.

12. Abdominal hollow viscus injuries are associated with spine and neurologic infections after penetrating spinal cord injuries.

Schwed AC, Plurad DS, Bricker S, Neville A, Bongard F, Putnam B, Kim DY.Am Surg. 2014 Oct;80(10):966-9.PMID: 25264640

13. Thromboelastography of patients after fontan compared with healthy children.

Raffini L, Schwed A, Zheng XL, Tanzer M, Nicolson S, Gaynor JW, Jobes D.Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Aug;30(6):771-6. doi: 10.1007/s00246-009-9434-1. Epub 2009 Apr 9.PMID: 19357907 Free PMC article.

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