Brian Yorkgitis, D.O.

Brian Yorkgitis D.O.

Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Commmunity Outreach, Department of Surgery; Associate Director, Trauma One Flight Operations; Medical Director, Pediatrics Trauma

Department: Department of Surgery
Business Phone: (904) 244-3498

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Clinical Profile

  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Clinical Special Interests: ultrasound, coagulation and hemostasis, trauma/critical care, surgical education, pediatric trauma, palliative care, tactical medicine and ECMO


American Association for the Surgery of Trauma/American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma Clinical Protocol for inpatient venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after trauma.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.92(3):597-604[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003475.[PMID] 34797813.
Association of Postsurgical Opioid Refills for Patients With Risk of Opioid Misuse and Chronic Opioid Use Among Family Members.
JAMA network open.5(7):e2221316-[DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.21316.[PMID] 35838671.
Charges, length of stay, and complication associations with trauma center ownership in adult patients with mild to moderate trauma.
American journal of surgery.223(1):22-27[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.07.031.[PMID] 34332746.
Disparities in Demographics and Outcomes Based on Trauma Center Ownership.
The Journal of surgical research.273():132-137[DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2021.12.024.[PMID] 35085940.
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Trial: Comparison of pre-injury antithrombotic use and reversal strategies among severe traumatic brain injury patients.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.92(1):88-92[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003421.[PMID] 34570064.
Establishing national stakeholder priorities for quality improvement in pediatric trauma care: Consensus results using a modified Delphi process.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.93(4):467-473[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003731.[PMID] 35713930.
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.
Impact of time to surgery on mortality in hypotensive patients with noncompressible torso hemorrhage: An AAST multicenter, prospective study.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.92(5):801-811[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003544.[PMID] 35468112.
Injury Characteristics, Outcomes, and Health Care Services Use Associated With Nonfatal Injuries Sustained in Mass Shootings in the US, 2012-2019.
JAMA network open.5(5):e2213737-[DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.13737.[PMID] 35622366.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gallbladder Rupture and Acute Thoracic Aortic Disruption after Blunt Trauma.
The American surgeon.84(9):e436-e438[DOI] .[PMID] 30454527.
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.
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.
Postoperative opioid prescribing: Getting it RIGHTT.
American journal of surgery.215(4):707-711[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.02.001.[PMID] 29454483.
Postsurgical prescriptions for opioid naive patients and association with overdose and misuse: retrospective cohort study.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.).360():j5790-[DOI] 10.1136/bmj.j5790.[PMID] 29343479.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do Transferred Patients Increase the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma Centers?
The American surgeon.83(11):1241-1245[DOI] .[PMID] 29183526.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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):557-[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.07.005.[PMID] 27566186.
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.
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.
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.
The truth about trauma readmissions.
American journal of surgery.211(4):649-55[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.09.018.[PMID] 26822268.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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[DOI] .[PMID] 22712149.

Office Information

Academic Office
8th Floor, Clinical Center
655 West 8th Street, CC276
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3498
Senior Medical Secretary
Tamekia Reese
(904) 244-3498


Medical Degree
2009 · Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Surgery Residency
2014 · Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
2015 · Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA