John Bilello, MD

Title(s)Professor, Dean's Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
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    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDBA1981Natural Sciences
    New York University School of Medicine, New York, New YorkMD1985Doctor of Medicine
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DCInternship1986Pediatrics
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DCResidency1988Pediatrics
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DCInternship1990General Surgery
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DCResidency1995General Surgery
    University Medical Center UCSF-Fresno, Fresno CAFellowship2000Trauma/Critical Care

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    John Bilello, M.D., FACS
    Clinical Professor, UCSF
    Chief of Pediatric Trauma, Community Regional Medical Center
    Specialty: General Surgery, Pediatrics, Surgical Critical Care

    John F. Bilello, MD, FACS, is a Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, and the Chief of Pediatric Trauma at Community Regional Medical Center, UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

    Dr. Bilello received his bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, NY. He completed residency in both general surgery and pediatrics. Upon graduating from general surgery at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Dr. Bilello completed his Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship with the UCSF Fresno program and continues teaching as part of the core general surgery and critical care faculty today. He has been committed to teaching general surgery, pediatrics and critical care for over 27 years.

    Dr. Bilello served our country as a field surgeon in the U. S. Army, in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the 18th Airborne Corps, 702nd Medical Clearing Company, 5th MASH and 20th Combat Engineer Battalion. He has been awarded by the United States Army with the National Defense Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 stars) and two U. S. Army Commendation Medals. He received a Customer Service Award for Patient Satisfaction at Dewitt Army Community Hospital.

    Dr. Bilello has worked with residents on presentations and posters for the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), as well as the Southwestern Surgical Congress. In 2012, Dr. Bilello received the UCSF Fresno Borba Housestaff Research Award and most recently was awarded the CRMC Care Hero Award.

    Dr. Bilello is a certified instructor of Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) and is the course director at CRMC.

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    1. Admission base deficit is superior to lactate in identifying shock and resuscitative needs in trauma patients. Am J Surg. 2020 12; 220(6):1480-1484. Davis JW, Sue LP, Dirks RC, Kaups KL, Kwok AM, Wolfe MM, Lilienstein JT, Bilello JF. PMID: 33046221.
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    2. Incidence of hyponatremia in patients given levetiracetam vs. phenytoin for early posttraumatic seizure prophylaxis. Am J Surg. 2020 12; 220(6):1503-1505. Bilello JF, McCullough KA, Dirks RC, Davis JW, Edmonds NS. PMID: 32980078.
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    3. After the embo: predicting non-hemorrhagic indications for splenectomy after angioembolization in patients with blunt trauma. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000159. Bilello JF, Sharp VL, Dirks RC, Kaups KL, Davis JW. PMID: 29766137.
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    4. Risk factors associated with post-extubation stridor in the trauma intensive care unit. Am J Surg. 2016 Sep; 212(3):379-83. Lilienstein JT, Davis JW, Bilello JF, Dirks RC. PMID: 27255781.
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    5. Isolated free fluid on abdominal computed tomography in blunt trauma: watch and wait or operate? J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Oct; 219(4):599-605. Gonser-Hafertepen LN, Davis JW, Bilello JF, Ballow SL, Sue LP, Cagle KM, Venugopal C, Hafertepen SC, Kaups KL. PMID: 25127510.
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    6. Re: Weaning from mechanical ventilation in severe blunt trauma with pulmonary contusion: is oxygenation index a promising parameter? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jan; 76(1):249-50. Bilello JF. PMID: 24368391.
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    7. Predicting extubation failure in blunt trauma patients with pulmonary contusion. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Aug; 75(2):229-33. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Cagle KM, Kaups KL. PMID: 23823613.
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    8. Percutaneous tracheostomy: to bronch or not to bronch--that is the question. J Trauma. 2011 Dec; 71(6):1553-6. Jackson LS, Davis JW, Kaups KL, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Bilello JF, Lemaster D. PMID: 22182866.
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    9. Acute ethanol intoxication and the trauma patient: hemodynamic pitfalls. World J Surg. 2011 Sep; 35(9):2149-53. Bilello J, McCray V, Davis J, Jackson L, Danos LA. PMID: 21748516.
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    10. Endovascular repair of blunt aortic injury in a patient with situs inversus and dextrocardia. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Sep; 54(3):857-9. Bilello JF, Birnbaum PL, Venugopal C, Fong LL. PMID: 21571491.
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    11. Prehospital hypotension in blunt trauma: identifying the "crump factor". J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5):1038-42. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Lemaster D, Townsend RN, Parks SN, Sue LP, Kaups KL, Groom T, Egbalieh B. PMID: 19996792.
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    12. Interventional radiographic embolization of a traumatic pseudoaneurysm and associated arteriovenous fistulas 33 years after injury in a Vietnam combat veteran: worth the wait? J Trauma. 2010 Feb; 68(2):E32-4. Nowlis E, Bilello JF, Venugopal C, Rich NM. PMID: 19704387.
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    13. Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome presenting as superior vena cava syndrome secondary to Coccidioides lymphadenopathy in an HIV-infected patient. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2008 Nov-Dec; 7(6):283-5. Mortimer RB, Libke R, Eghbalieh B, Bilello JF. PMID: 18948432.
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    14. Prone ventilation in trauma or surgical patients with acute lung injury and adult respiratory distress syndrome: is it beneficial? J Trauma. 2007 May; 62(5):1201-6. Davis JW, Lemaster DM, Moore EC, Eghbalieh B, Bilello JF, Townsend RN, Parks SN, Veneman WL. PMID: 17495725.
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    15. Occult traumatic hemothorax: when can sleeping dogs lie? Am J Surg. 2005 Dec; 190(6):841-4. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Lemaster DM. PMID: 16307931.
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    16. Retrograde jejunojejunal intussusception secondary to metastatic melanoma. Mayo Clin Proc. 2005 Aug; 80(8):1098. Bilello JF, Peterson WM. PMID: 16092592.
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    17. Placement of intracranial pressure monitors: are "normal" coagulation parameters necessary? J Trauma. 2004 Dec; 57(6):1173-7. Davis JW, Davis IC, Bennink LD, Hysell SE, Curtis BV, Kaups KL, Bilello JF. PMID: 15625446.
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    18. Are automated blood pressure measurements accurate in trauma patients? J Trauma. 2003 Nov; 55(5):860-3. Davis JW, Davis IC, Bennink LD, Bilello JF, Kaups KL, Parks SN. PMID: 14608157.
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    19. Cervical spinal cord injury and the need for cardiovascular intervention. Arch Surg. 2003 Oct; 138(10):1127-9. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Cunningham MA, Groom TF, Lemaster D, Sue LP. PMID: 14557131.
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    20. Victims of domestic violence on the trauma service: unrecognized and underreported. J Trauma. 2003 Feb; 54(2):352-5. Davis JW, Parks SN, Kaups KL, Bennink LD, Bilello JF. PMID: 12579064.
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    21. Routine evaluation of the cervical spine in head-injured patients with dynamic fluoroscopy: a reappraisal. J Trauma. 2001 Jun; 50(6):1044-7. Davis JW, Kaups KL, Cunningham MA, Parks SN, Nowak TP, Bilello JF, Williams JL. PMID: 11426118.
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    22. Delayed pulmonary hemorrhage 17 years after gunshot wound to the chest. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Jun; 71(6):2011-3. Bilello JF, Kaups KL, Davis JW. PMID: 11426785.
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    23. Localized autonomic abnormality: another clinical marker of blunt cervical vascular injury? J Trauma. 2001 Jan; 50(1):124-5. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Kaups KL, Parks SN. PMID: 11231682.
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    24. Postoperative pulmonary changes after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. South Med J. 1996 Jul; 89(7):675-8. Torrington KG, Bilello JF, Hopkins TK, Hall EA. PMID: 8685752.
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    25. Electroconvulsive therapy for depression in a liver transplant patient. Psychosomatics. 1993 Nov-Dec; 34(6):537. Showalter PE, Young SA, Bilello JF, Schafer TR, Shaver TR. PMID: 8284346.
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    26. Intraosseous infusion of dobutamine and isoproterenol. Am J Dis Child. 1991 Feb; 145(2):165-7. Bilello JF, O'Hair KC, Kirby WC, Moore JW. PMID: 1994681.
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