Dr. Suresh Agarwal will join the Department of Surgery this coming August (2012) as Section Chief of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care, and Associate Professor (CHS). Dr. Agarwal will oversee the development and growth of this new service. He plans to develop a 2-year Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and expand the existing SICU service to provide care for otolaryngology, transplant, and plastic surgery patients. The service will also participate in the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP).
Dr. Agarwal graduated with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania and received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh. After finishing his residency in General Surgery at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT, he was a fellow in trauma, surgical critical care, and thoracic surgery. He joined Boston University School of Medicine as an Instructor in Surgery and quickly rose through the ranks to Associate Professor, Chief of the Section of Surgical Critical Care, and Program Director for the fellowship in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
At Boston University Dr. Agarwal received the Teacher of the Year Award and the Edwin F. Hirsch Award for Excellence in Surgery Education. In 2011 he received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine and was recognized as a Top Doc by US News and World Report. He holds leadership positions in Society of Critical Care Medicine (Vice Chair, GRE Committee), Association for Academic Surgery (Publication Committee), and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
Dr. Agarwal is the principal investigator on two current extramurally funded awards. The National Trauma Institute funds his work titled “Acute Lung Injury Ventilation Evaluation” and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) funds his work titled “Development of a Novel Tool for Chest Wall Stabilization. He also mentors a researcher with funding from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma titled “Assessing Safe Driving Patterns in Elderly Patients."