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Ronald Robertson

TitleDepartment Chairperson
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment Chairs, College of Medicine
AddressS701 Shorey
324 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 520
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-686-6502
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    Other Roles
    Surgical Services Service Line Director
    Medical Director of Trauma

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    Dr. Ronald D. Robertson is a physician and Professor in the Department of Surgery at UAMS Medical Center.Dr. Robertson received his bachelor's degree at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His post-graduate education included a fellowship in the Trauma & Critical Care unit at UAMS Medical Center.He is currently the medical director of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course sponsored by the UAMS Department of Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.Dr. Robertson is board-eligible for the American College of Surgeons and was the recipient of the Robert M. Bransford, M.D., Memorial Award for Outstanding Chief Resident in General Surgery in 1995 as well as the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award winner in 1994. At UAMS, Dr. Robertson serves on the Academic Affairs Committee and the Multidisciplinary Committee on Pain Management.He is also a member of the Arkansas Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.


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    Society of Surgical Chairs
    American Assoc. of Surgery for Trauma
    Southern Surgeon's Club
    Southwestern Surgical Congress
    Arkansas Medical Society
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    Trauma Medical Director
    Acute Care Surgery
    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

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    Chairman, Department of Surgery

    Surgical Services Service Line Director

    Medical Director of Trauma

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    2019Arkansas Business "Physician of the Year"
    2019Arkansas Life Top Doctors
    2019Best Doctor's in Arkansas
    2019Best Doctors in America
    2017Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Emergency Medicine
    2017AY Magazine "Best Doctors in Arkansas"

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    4600046479     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Arkansas Department of Health
    FY2021 Hospital’s Trauma Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator

    4600044979     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Jul 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2020
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma System Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator

    4600042717     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2019
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma System Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator

    4600040521     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma System Grant - Revision - Continuation
    Role: Principal Investigator

    ADH Contract No. 4600038535     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Sep 5, 2016 - Jun 30, 2017
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma Center Education Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator

    4600036472     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Dec 10, 2015 - Jun 30, 2016
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Performance Clinical Practice Management Guidelines (CPMG's)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    4600034826     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Jul 6, 2015 - Jun 30, 2017
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma System Grant - Revision
    Role: Principal Investigator

    3047-A1-301 WW     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Apr 1, 2003 - Mar 31, 2005
    Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
    A Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Comparison Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Tigecycline to Imipenem/Cilastatin to treat Complicated Intraa
    Role: Principal Investigator

    M/1260/0080     (ROBERTSON, RONALD)Mar 1, 2002 - Feb 28, 2004
    Pharmacia Corporation
    Linezolid va Vancomycin for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections supspected of being or proven to be due to a methicillin resi
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Gongola A, Bradshaw JC, Jin J, Jensen HK, Bhavaraju A, Margolick J, Sexton KW, Robertson R, Kalkwarf KJ. Retrospective study on rib fractures: smoking and alcohol matter for mortality and complications. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2021; 6(1):e000732. PMID: 34212116.
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    2. Gowen JT, Sexton KW, Thrush C, Privratsky A, Beck WC, Taylor JR, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Jensen HK, Robertson RD, Bhavaraju A. Hemorrhage-Control Training in Medical Education. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2020 Jan-Dec; 7:2382120520973214. PMID: 33283050.
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    3. Corwin GS, Sexton KW, Beck WC, Taylor JR, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Jensen JC, Privratsky A, Robertson RD. Characterization of Acidosis in Trauma Patient. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2020 Jul-Sep; 13(3):213-218. PMID: 33304072.
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    4. Chatterjee K, Harrington S, Sexton K, Goyal A, Robertson RD, Corwin HL. Impact of Palliative Care Utilization for Surgical Patients Receiving Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: National Trends (2009-2013). Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020 09; 46(9):493-500. PMID: 32414575.
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    5. Elms C, Robertson RD, Kimbrough M. Paradoxical embolism through PFO leading to stroke in a gunshot victim with IVC injury. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Nov; 2018(11):rjy308. PMID: 30473762.
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    6. Greer JW, Flanagan C, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Privratsky A, Robertson R, Taylor JR, Sexton KW, Beck WC. Right external iliac artery thrombus following the use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta for placenta accreta. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Nov; 2018(11):rjy313. PMID: 30443322.
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    7. Greer JW, Reif R, Karim S, Beck WC, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Taylor JR, Sexton KW. Is It Safe to Fly Patients with Penetrating Trauma in a Rural State? J Surg Res. 2019 03; 235:16-21. PMID: 30691789.
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    8. Wolfe JD, Gardner JR, Beck WC, Taylor JR, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Robertson RD, Karim SA, Sexton KW. Morning report decreases length of stay in trauma patients. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000185. PMID: 30234164.
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    9. Duke M, Tatum D, Sexton K, Stuke L, Robertson R, Sutherland M, Tyroch A, Agrawal V, Duchesne J. When Minutes Fly by: What Is the True "Golden Hour" for Air Care? Am Surg. 2018 Jun 01; 84(6):862-867. PMID: 29981616.
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    10. Greer JW, Beck WC, Bhavaraju A, Davis B, Kimbrough MK, Jensen J, Privratsky A, Robertson R, Taylor JR, Sexton KW. Dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to acute pancreatitis caused by hypertriglyceridemia. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 May; 2018(5):rjy104. PMID: 29876048.
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    11. Maxson T, Mabry CD, Sutherland MJ, Robertson RD, Booker JO, Collins T, Spencer HJ, Rinker CF, Sanddal TL, Sanddal ND. Does the Institution of a Statewide Trauma System Reduce Preventable Mortality and Yield a Positive Return on Investment for Taxpayers? J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Apr; 224(4):489-499. PMID: 28284471.
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    12. Joubert KD, Mabry CD, Kalkwarf KJ, Betzold RD, Spencer HJ, Spinks KM, Porter A, Karim S, Robertson RD, Sutherland MJ, Maxson RT. Use of a Novel Accounting and Grouping Method for Major Trunk Injury-Analysis of Data from a Statewide Trauma Financial Survey. Am Surg. 2016 Sep; 82(9):825-9. PMID: 27670571.
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    13. Kalkwarf KJ, Betzold RD, Hung SY, Rinewalt AN, Robertson RD. Management of Pneumatosis Intestinalis in a Pediatric Burn Patient. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Mar-Apr; 37(2):e193-5. PMID: 25377864.
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    14. Mabry CD, Kalkwarf KJ, Betzold RD, Spencer HJ, Robertson RD, Sutherland MJ, Maxson RT. Determining the hospital trauma financial impact in a statewide trauma system. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Apr; 220(4):446-58. PMID: 25797727.
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    15. Ishii K, Ozaki M, Tanaka M, Kuboyama H, Kim HW, Onoue M, Onoue K, Tsukamoto S, Motokawa W, Yoshida Y. [A comparative study on the results of dental examination in kindergarteners in Fukuoka city (Japan) and Taipei city (Republic of China)]. Fukuoka Shika Daigaku Gakkai Zasshi. 1988; 15(3-4):159-69. PMID: 3253118.
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    16. Cone JB. Oxford Textbook of Critical Care. Burns: Medical Management. Pages 771-773.
    17. Cone JB. Oxford Textbook of Critical Care. Burns: Assessment. Pages 768-770.
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