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Lawrence Sue, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Dean'S Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone559-499-6400
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    Lawrence Sue, M.D., FACS
    Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
    Specialty: General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery

    Lawrence Sue, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco Fresno, UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research.

    Dr. Sue received his bachelors degree in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his medical degree at the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Sue not only completed his General Surgery Internship and Residency Program at UCSF Fresno but he went on to complete both his Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and Trauma Surgery Fellowship at UCSF Fresno as well.

    Dr. Sue has been a core faculty member in the Department of Surgery since 2007. His clinical and didactic teaching involve medical students, residents and fellows in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. Dr. Sue’s mentoring activities include, operating, rounding, and evaluating throughout the academic year and encouraging improvement in medical students, residents and fellows technical skills as well as encouraging involvement in research. Dr. Sue’s focus includes; general surgery, trauma, surgical critical care, medical education, trauma prevention, laparoscopy, tactical medicine and prehospital trauma care.

    Dr. Sue is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and serves as a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the Fresno Madera Medical Society/California Medical Society.

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    1. Sheets NW, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Pang AW, Kwok AM, Wolfe MM, Sue LP. Intercostal Nerve Block with Liposomal Bupivacaine vs Epidural Analgesia for the Treatment of Traumatic Rib Fractures. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Feb 17. PMID: 32081750.
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    2. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Kaups K. Prospective evaluation of admission cortisol in trauma. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020; 5(1):e000386. PMID: 32072017.
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    3. Higginson SM, Sheets NW, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM, Dirks RC, Doggett RS, Gopal VC, Davis JW. Changes in splenic capsule with aging; beliefs and reality. Am J Surg. 2019 Sep 28. PMID: 31623879.
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    4. Chen AK, Jeffcoach D, Stivers JC, McCullough KA, Dirks RC, Boehnke RJ, Sue L, Kwok AM, Wolfe MM, Davis JW. The impact of obesity on severity of solid organ injury in the adult population at a Level I trauma center. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000318. PMID: 31392278.
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    5. Siada S, Jeffcoach D, Dirks RC, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM, Sue LP, Davis JW. A predictive grading scale for acute cholecystitis. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000324. PMID: 31392281.
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    6. Davis JW, Dirks RC, Sue LP, Kaups KL. Attempting to validate the overtriage/undertriage matrix at a Level I trauma center. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 12; 83(6):1173-1178. PMID: 29189678.
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    7. Davis JW, Dirks RC, Sue LP, Kaups KL. Attempting to validate the over/under triage matrix at a level I trauma center. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul 15. PMID: 28715359.
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    8. Hafertepen SC, Davis JW, Townsend RN, Sue LP, Kaups KL, Cagle KM. Myths and Misinformation About Gunshot Wounds may Adversely Affect Proper Treatment. World J Surg. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1840-7. PMID: 25665679.
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    9. Dinan KA, Davis JW, Wolfe MM, Sue LP, Cagle KM. An acute care surgery fellowship benefits a general surgical residency. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Aug; 77(2):209-12. PMID: 25058243.
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    10. Gonser-Hafertepen LN, Davis JW, Bilello JF, Ballow SL, Sue LP, Cagle KM, Venugopal C, Hafertepen SC, Kaups KL. 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. PMID: 25127510.
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    11. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Cagle KM, Sue LP, Kaups KL. Post-extubation dysphagia in trauma patients: it's hard to swallow. Am J Surg. 2013 Dec; 206(6):924-7; discussion 927-8. PMID: 24119720.
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    12. Jackson LS, Davis JW, Kaups KL, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Bilello JF, Lemaster D. Percutaneous tracheostomy: to bronch or not to bronch--that is the question. J Trauma. 2011 Dec; 71(6):1553-6. PMID: 22182866.
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    13. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Lemaster D, Townsend RN, Parks SN, Sue LP, Kaups KL, Groom T, Egbalieh B. Prehospital hypotension in blunt trauma: identifying the "crump factor". J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5):1038-42. PMID: 19996792.
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    14. Bilello JF, Davis JW, Cunningham MA, Groom TF, Lemaster D, Sue LP. Cervical spinal cord injury and the need for cardiovascular intervention. Arch Surg. 2003 Oct; 138(10):1127-9. PMID: 14557131.
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    15. Tyroch AH, Kaups KL, Sue LP, O'Donnell-Nicol S. Pediatric restraint use in motor vehicle collisions: reduction of deaths without contribution to injury. Arch Surg. 2000 Oct; 135(10):1173-6. PMID: 11030874.
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    16. Sue LP, Davis JW, Parks SN. Iliofemoral venous injuries: an indication for prophylactic caval filter placement. J Trauma. 1995 Oct; 39(4):693-5. PMID: 7473957.
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