Firas G. Madbak, M.D., FACS, FCCM, FCCP

Firas G. Madbak M.D., FACS, FCCM, FCCP

Associate Professor & Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery; Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Department: Department of Surgery
Business Phone: (904) 244-3416
Business Email:

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Trauma Critical Care

Clinical Profile

  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care


Dermal fenestration ‘pie crust’ technique for difficult fasciotomy closures
Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open.8(1):e001212-[DOI] 10.1136/tsaco-2023-001212.[PMID] 37649731.
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.
Speech Pathology Services Are Integral, but Underutilized in Tracheostomy Rehabilitation.
Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction.14(2):110-118[DOI] 10.1177/1943387520948381.[PMID] 33995831.
The emergency surgery score (ESS) and outcomes in elderly patients undergoing emergency laparotomy: A post-hoc analysis of an EAST multicenter study.
American journal of surgery.221(5):1069-1075[DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.08.039.[PMID] 32917366.
The Emergency Surgery Score accurately predicts the need for postdischarge respiratory and renal support after emergent laparotomies: A prospective EAST multicenter study.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.90(3):557-564[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003016.[PMID] 33507026.
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.
Prospective validation of the Emergency Surgery Score in emergency general surgery: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter study.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.89(1):118-124[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000002658.[PMID] 32176177.
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.
GI Surgical Emergencies: Scope and Burden of Disease.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.23(4):827-836[DOI] 10.1007/s11605-018-3992-6.[PMID] 30324402.
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.
Nail Gun Injury and Endovascular Repair of Cervical Internal Carotid Artery.
Cureus.11(3):e4237-[DOI] 10.7759/cureus.4237.[PMID] 31131161.
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.
Evaluation and management of traumatic diaphragmatic injuries: A Practice Management Guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.85(1):198-207[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001924.[PMID] 29613959.
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.
Management of adult pancreatic injuries: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.82(1):185-199[DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001300.[PMID] 27787438.
Nonoperative management of splenic injuries: significance of age.
The Journal of surgical research.201(1):134-40[DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2015.10.014.[PMID] 26850194.
Analysis of Hypoxemia in Early Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Secondary to Haemophilus in Trauma Patients.
Surgical infections.16(3):293-7[DOI] 10.1089/sur.2013.156.[PMID] 25894664.
Human acellular dermal matrix as a prosthesis for repair of a traumatic diaphragm rupture.
The American surgeon.76(2):231-2[DOI] .[PMID] 20336913.

Office Information

Academic Office
3rd Floor, Faculty Clinic
653 West 8th Street, FC12
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3416
Senior Medical Secretary
Danielle LaRocca
(904) 244-3416
GME Office
3rd Floor, Faculty Clinic
653 West 8th Street, FC12
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: (904) 244-3902
Fax: (904) 244-3020
GME Program Administrator
Stacy Matthews
(904) 244-3902


Medical Degree
2005 · University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, USA
2006 · Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, USA
Surgery Residency
2012 · Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA, USA
Trauma Critical Care Fellowship
2013 · University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA

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