David J. Skarupa, M.D., FACS, FCCM

David J. Skarupa M.D., FACS, FCCM

Associate Professor & Associate Chief Medical Officer, UF Health Jacksonville

Department: Department of Surgery
Business Phone: (904) 244-3416
Business Email: david.skarupa@jax.ufl.edu

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Trauma Critical Care

Clinical Profile

  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Clinical Special Interests: Neurotrauma; thoracic and vascular trauma extracorporeal support; emergency and re-operative general surgery
  • Speaks English and Spanish


Overnight In-House Critical Care Resource Intensivist Improves General Surgery Resident Education.
The American surgeon.():31348241241658-[DOI] 10.1177/00031348241241658.[PMID] 38561216.
Contemporary Management and Outcomes of Injuries to the Inferior Vena Cava: A Prospective Multicenter Trial From PROspective Observational Vascular Injury Treatment.
The American surgeon.89(4):714-719[DOI] 10.1177/00031348211038556.[PMID] 34384266.
Dispelling Dogma: American Association for Surgery of Trauma Prospective, Multicenter Trial of Index vs Delayed Fasciotomy after Extremity Trauma.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.236(5):1037-1044[DOI] 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000612.[PMID] 36735489.
Optimization of Care for the Elderly Surgical Emergency Patient.
The Surgical clinics of North America.103(6):1253-1267[DOI] 10.1016/j.suc.2023.05.017.[PMID] 37838466.
Overtriage, Undertriage, and Value of Care after Major Surgery: An Automated, Explainable Deep Learning-Enabled Classification System.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.236(2):279-291[DOI] 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000471.[PMID] 36648256.
Rethinking protocolized completion angiography following extremity vascular trauma: A prospective observational multicenter trial.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.95(1):105-110[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003925.[PMID] 37038254.
PICC versus midlines: Comparison of peripherally inserted central catheters and midline catheters with respect to incidence of thromboembolic and infectious complications.
American journal of surgery.223(5):983-987[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.09.029.[PMID] 34600737.
Validating the Brain Injury Guidelines: Results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma prospective multi-institutional trial.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.93(2):157-165[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003554.[PMID] 35343931.
Arterial and venous injuries: the combined injury conundrum.
Trauma surgery & acute care open.6(1):e000746-[DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2021-000746.[PMID] 33907717.
Beware the circular saw.
Trauma surgery & acute care open.6(1):e000704-[DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2021-000704.[PMID] 33748429.
Comment on "Beyond the Crossroads: Who Will be the Caretakers of Vascular Injury Management?".
Annals of surgery.274(6):e943-[DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004981.[PMID] 34117149.
Hard signs gone soft: A critical evaluation of presenting signs of extremity vascular injury.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.90(1):1-10[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002958.[PMID] 33017355.
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.
Diaphragm pacing decreases hospital charges for patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury.
Trauma surgery & acute care open.5(1):e000528-[DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2020-000528.[PMID] 33381653.
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.
Predictors of retained hemothorax in trauma: Results of an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional trial.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.89(4):679-685[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002881.[PMID] 32649619.
Serial hemoglobin monitoring in adult patients with blunt solid organ injury: less is more.
Trauma surgery & acute care open.5(1):e000446-[DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2020-000446.[PMID] 32432171.
Aortic Graft Erosion Into the Duodenum Presenting With Recurrent Bacteremia.
ACG case reports journal.6(10):e00261-[DOI] 10.14309/crj.0000000000000261.[PMID] 31832478.
Esophageal perforations: one is bad, two is worse.
Trauma surgery & acute care open.4(1):e000206-[DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2018-000206.[PMID] 31058234.
Is early chemical thromboprophylaxis in patients with solid organ injury a solid decision?
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.87(5):1104-1112[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002438.[PMID] 31299694.
Management and Surgical Care of a Female Patient with Complex Pelvic Polytrauma.
The American surgeon.85(7):e348-e349[DOI] .[PMID] 31405442.
Prolonged Antibiotics for Drains After Spine Injury Instrumentation for Trauma: Not Prophylactic or Necessary.
World neurosurgery.128():e552-e555[DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.04.193.[PMID] 31051302.
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.
Alternative payment models: can (should) trauma care be bundled?
Trauma surgery & acute care open.3(1):e000132-[DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2017-000132.[PMID] 30023432.
Bilateral distal ureteral transection in the setting of blunt trauma.
Trauma surgery & acute care open.3(1):e000175-[DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2018-000175.[PMID] 30023435.
Circulation first - the time has come to question the sequencing of care in the ABCs of trauma; an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter trial.
World journal of emergency surgery : WJES.13():8-[DOI] 10.1186/s13017-018-0168-3.[PMID] 29441123.
Contemporary Utilization of Resuscitative Thoracotomy: Results From the AAST Aortic Occlusion for Resuscitation in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (AORTA) Multicenter Registry.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.).50(4):414-420[DOI] 10.1097/SHK.0000000000001091.[PMID] 29280925.
Novel application of an old technique: the use of external to internal carotid artery transposition in trauma.
Trauma surgery & acute care open.3(1):e000182-[DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2018-000182.[PMID] 29766144.
Paradoxical Distraction with Upright Position After Halo Fixation in 2 Patients with Atlanto-Occipital Dislocation.
World neurosurgery.110():303-308[DOI] 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.11.080.[PMID] 29174236.
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta and Resuscitative Thoracotomy in Select Patients with Hemorrhagic Shock: Early Results from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma's Aortic Occlusion in Resuscitation for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Registry.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.226(5):730-740[DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.01.044.[PMID] 29421694.
Successful acute aorta-caval fistula management in penetrating trauma.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.84(6):1033-1035[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001873.[PMID] 29521803.
Use of open and endovascular surgical techniques to manage vascular injuries in the trauma setting: A review of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma PROspective Observational Vascular Injury Trial registry.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.84(3):411-417[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001776.[PMID] 29462113.
Perforated esophageal intervention focus (PERF) study: a multi-center examination of contemporary treatment.
Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus.30(11):1-8[DOI] 10.1093/dote/dox093.[PMID] 28881905.
Stapled versus hand-sewn: A prospective emergency surgery study. An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional study.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.82(3):435-443[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001354.[PMID] 28030492.
Traumatic External Carotid Artery Avulsion Not Evident on CT Angiogram.
The American surgeon.83(8):e277-279[DOI] .[PMID] 28822359.
Contemporary outcomes of lower extremity vascular repairs extending below the knee: A multicenter retrospective study.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.81(1):63-70[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000000996.[PMID] 26885995.
The AAST prospective Aortic Occlusion for Resuscitation in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (AORTA) registry: Data on contemporary utilization and outcomes of aortic occlusion and resuscitative balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA).
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.81(3):409-19[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001079.[PMID] 27050883.
Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (Aprv) Use in Tbi Patients: a Case Series
.30(3):E67-[DOI] .[PMID] .
The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma PROspective Observational Vascular Injury Treatment (PROOVIT) registry: multicenter data on modern vascular injury diagnosis, management, and outcomes.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.78(2):215-22; discussion 222[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000000520.[PMID] 25757104.
Evaluation and management of penetrating lower extremity arterial trauma: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.73(5 Suppl 4):S315-20[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0b013e31827018e4.[PMID] 23114487.
Synovial sarcoma of the head and neck: a review of its diagnosis and management and a report of a rare case of orbital involvement.
Ear, nose, & throat journal.89(6):280-3[DOI] .[PMID] 20556741.
Hepatocellular adenomatosis is a rare entity that may mimic other hepatocellular lesions.
Annals of diagnostic pathology.8(1):43-9[DOI] .[PMID] 15129911.
Cerebrovascular adaptation in chronic hydrocephalus.
Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.21(3):285-94[DOI] .[PMID] 11295883.
Decreased c-fos expression in experimental neonatal hydrocephalus: evidence for reduced neuronal activation.
Neurosurgical focus.7(4):e13-[DOI] .[PMID] 16918217.
Development and characterization of an adult model of obstructive hydrocephalus.
Journal of neuroscience methods.91(1-2):55-65[DOI] .[PMID] 10522824.

Office Information

Academic Office
8th Floor, Clinical Center
655 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3416
Senior Medical Secretary
Danielle LaRocca
(904) 244-3416


Medical Degree
2005 · Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA
Surgery Residency
2010 · Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
Trauma Critical Care Fellowship
2011 · University of Maryland Medical Center - R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

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