Lawrence Sue, MD, FACS

Title(s)Professor, Surgery - Fresno
SchoolSchool of Medicine
2823 Fresno St, 1st Floor
Fresno CA 93721
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    UCLA, Los Angeles, CABS1989Biology
    UHS/The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, ILMD1993Medicine
    UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CAInternship1994General Surgery
    UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CAResidency1998General Surgery
    UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CAFellowship1999Surgical Critical Care
    UCSF Fresno, Fresno, CAFellowship1999Trauma Surgery

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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. Does autotransfusion from a contaminated trauma laparotomy field increase the risk of complications? Am J Surg. 2022 05; 223(5):988-992. Lilienstein JT, Davis JW, Kochubey M, Garcia L, Kaups KL, Sue LP, Dirks RC. PMID: 34657721.
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    2. Mortality in hypotensive trauma patients requiring laparotomy is related to degree of hypotension and provides evidence for focused interventions. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2021; 6(1):e000723. Davis JW, Dirks RC, Jeffcoach DR, Kaups KL, Sue LP, Lilienstein JT, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM. PMID: 34222674; PMCID: PMC8212406.
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    3. 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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    4. Gastrobronchial Fistula after Robotic Repair of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia. Case Rep Surg. 2020; 2020:8085425. Tung JT, Lucero LM, Davis JW, Sue LP. PMID: 32257500; PMCID: PMC7102410.
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    5. Intercostal Nerve Block with Liposomal Bupivacaine vs Epidural Analgesia for the Treatment of Traumatic Rib Fracture. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 07; 231(1):150-154. Sheets NW, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Pang AW, Kwok AM, Wolfe MM, Sue LP. PMID: 32081750.
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    6. Prospective evaluation of admission cortisol in trauma. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020; 5(1):e000386. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Dirks RC, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Kaups K. PMID: 32072017; PMCID: PMC6996787.
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    7. Changes in splenic capsule with aging; beliefs and reality. Am J Surg. 2020 07; 220(1):178-181. Higginson SM, Sheets NW, Sue LP, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM, Dirks RC, Doggett RS, Gopal VC, Davis JW. PMID: 31623879.
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    8. 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. Chen AK, Jeffcoach D, Stivers JC, McCullough KA, Dirks RC, Boehnke RJ, Sue L, Kwok AM, Wolfe MM, Davis JW. PMID: 31392278; PMCID: PMC6660801.
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    9. A predictive grading scale for acute cholecystitis. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000324. Siada S, Jeffcoach D, Dirks RC, Wolfe MM, Kwok AM, Sue LP, Davis JW. PMID: 31392281; PMCID: PMC6660796.
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    10. Attempting to validate the overtriage/undertriage matrix at a Level I trauma center. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 12; 83(6):1173-1178. Davis JW, Dirks RC, Sue LP, Kaups KL. PMID: 29189678; PMCID: PMC5732627.
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    11. Attempting to validate the over/under triage matrix at a level I trauma center. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Jul 15. Davis JW, Dirks RC, Sue LP, Kaups KL. PMID: 28715359.
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    12. Myths and Misinformation About Gunshot Wounds may Adversely Affect Proper Treatment. World J Surg. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1840-7. Hafertepen SC, Davis JW, Townsend RN, Sue LP, Kaups KL, Cagle KM. PMID: 25665679.
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    13. An acute care surgery fellowship benefits a general surgical residency. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Aug; 77(2):209-12. Dinan KA, Davis JW, Wolfe MM, Sue LP, Cagle KM. PMID: 25058243.
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    14. 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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    15. Post-extubation dysphagia in trauma patients: it's hard to swallow. Am J Surg. 2013 Dec; 206(6):924-7; discussion 927-8. Kwok AM, Davis JW, Cagle KM, Sue LP, Kaups KL. PMID: 24119720.
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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. Pediatric restraint use in motor vehicle collisions: reduction of deaths without contribution to injury. Arch Surg. 2000 Oct; 135(10):1173-6. Tyroch AH, Kaups KL, Sue LP, O'Donnell-Nicol S. PMID: 11030874.
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    20. Iliofemoral venous injuries: an indication for prophylactic caval filter placement. J Trauma. 1995 Oct; 39(4):693-5. Sue LP, Davis JW, Parks SN. PMID: 7473957.
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