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Suresh K. Agarwal, MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Agarwal earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh and completed his general surgery residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT. He then completed three fellowships in trauma surgery at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT, surgical critical care at University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT and thoracic surgery at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

 
Dr. Agarwal is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He specializes in burn surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care and general surgery. His research interests include chest wall stabilization, inflammation in wounds, trauma, and sepsis and therapy for acute lung injury utilizing a variety of ventilation strategies.

Specialties

Surgery (General)

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial, UnityPoint Health - Meriter (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Fellowship

Trauma Surgery, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

Surgical Critical Care, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

Thoracic Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI


Residency Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, CT
Medical School University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 1995

Awards/Honors

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014


Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Procedures

Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions

Research

Dr. Agarwal is the principal investigator on a multi-center National Institute of Trauma grant for acute lung injury. He also the principal investigator for an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma-funded study to develop a novel tool for chest wall stabilization.


PubMed Articles
Scarborough JE Ingraham AM Liepert AE Jung HS O'Rourke AP Agarwal SK . Nonoperative Management Is as Effective as Immediate Splenectomy for Adult Patients with High-Grade Blunt Splenic Injury. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Aug;223(2):249-258
[PubMed ID: 27112125]
Hyman DA Saha S Nayar HS Doyle JF Agarwal SK Chaiet SR . Patterns of Facial Fractures and Protective Device Use in Motor Vehicle Collisions From 2007 to 2012. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Jul 21;
[PubMed ID: 27441732]
Jones AK Freise KJ Agarwal SK Humerickhouse RA Wong SL Salem AH . Clinical Predictors of Venetoclax Pharmacokinetics in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Patients: a Pooled Population Pharmacokinetic Analysis. AAPS J. 2016 May 27;
[PubMed ID: 27233802]
Tominaga GT Staudenmayer KL Shafi S Schuster KM Savage SA Ross S Muskat P Mowery NT Miller P Inaba K Cohen MJ Ciesla D Brown CV Agarwal S Aboutanos MB Utter GH Crandall M . The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Grading Scale for 16 Emergency General Surgery Conditions: Disease-Specific Criteria Characterizing Anatomic Severity Grading. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May 27;
[PubMed ID: 27257696]
Scarborough JE Schumacher J Pappas TN McCoy CC Englum BR Agarwal SK Jr Greenberg CC . Which Complications Matter Most? Prioritizing Quality Improvement in Emergency General Surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Apr;222(4):515-24
[PubMed ID: 26916129]
Salem AH Agarwal S Dunbar M Nuthalapati S Chien D Freise KJ Wong SL . Effect of Low and High Fat Meals on the Pharmacokinetics of Venetoclax, a Selective First-in-Class Bcl-2 Inhibitor. J Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Mar 31;
[PubMed ID: 27029823]
Agarwal SK Hu B Chien D Wong SL Salem AH . Evaluation of Rifampin's Transporter Inhibitory and CYP3A Inductive Effects on the Pharmacokinetics of Venetoclax, a Bcl-2 Inhibitor: Results of a Single- and Multiple-dose Study. J Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Mar 7;
[PubMed ID: 26953185]
Shafi S Priest EL Crandall ML Klekar CS Nazim A Aboutanos M Agarwal S Bhattacharya B Byrge N Dhillon TS Eboli DJ Fielder D Guillamondegui O Gunter O Inaba K Mowery NT Nirula R Ross SE Savage SA Schuster KM Schmoker RK Siboni S Siparsky N Trust MD Utter GH Whelan J Feliciano DV Rozycki G . Multicenter validation of American Association for the Surgery of Trauma grading system for acute colonic diverticulitis and its use for emergency general surgery quality improvement program. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar;80(3):405-10; discussion 410-1
[PubMed ID: 26670116]
Jesin M Rashewsky S Shapiro M Tobler W Agarwal S Burke P Salama A . Predictors of mortality, hospital utilization, and the role of race in outcomes in head and neck trauma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2016 Jan;121(1):12-6
[PubMed ID: 26455290]
Utter GH Miller PR Mowery NT Tominaga GT Gunter O Osler TM Ciesla DJ Agarwal SK Jr Inaba K Aboutanos MB Brown CV Ross SE Crandall ML Shafi S . ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM mapping of the AAST Emergency General Surgery disease severity grading systems: Conceptual approach, limitations, and recommendations for the future. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 May;78(5):1059-65
[PubMed ID: 25909431]
Agarwal SK Kriel RL Cloyd JC Coles LD Scherkenbach LA Tobin MH Krach LE . A pilot study assessing pharmacokinetics and tolerability of oral and intravenous baclofen in healthy adult volunteers. J Child Neurol. 2015 Jan;30(1):37-41
[PubMed ID: 25028414]
Crandall ML Agarwal S Muskat P Ross S Savage S Schuster K Tominaga GT Shafi S . Application of a uniform anatomic grading system to measure disease severity in eight emergency general surgical illnesses. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Nov;77(5):705-708
[PubMed ID: 25494421]
Muthuvel G Tevis SE Liepert AE Agarwal SK Kennedy GD . A composite index for predicting readmission following emergency general surgery. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Jun;76(6):1467-72
[PubMed ID: 24854317]
Knapik DM Perera P Nam J Blazek AD Rath B Leblebicioglu B Das H Wu LC Hewett TE Agarwal SK Jr Robling AG Flanigan DC Lee BS Agarwal S . Mechanosignaling in bone health, trauma and inflammation. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2014 Feb 20;20(6):970-85
[PubMed ID: 23815527]
van der Wilden GM Velmahos GC Joseph DK Jacobs L Debusk MG Adams CA Gross R Burkott B Agarwal S Maung AA Johnson DC Gates J Kelly E Michaud Y Charash WE Winchell RJ Desjardins SE Rosenblatt MS Gupta S Gaeta M Chang Y de Moya MA . Successful nonoperative management of the most severe blunt renal injuries: a multicenter study of the research consortium of New England Centers for Trauma. JAMA Surg. 2013 Oct;148(10):924-31
[PubMed ID: 23945834]
van der Wilden GM Janjua S Wedel SK Agarwal S Shapiro ML Andersen ND Odom SR Gates JD Frakes MA Chang Y Velmahos GC Alam HB King DR De Moya MA . Multi-institutional comparison of helicopter transfers directly to the operating room versus the pit stop in the emergency department. Am Surg. 2013 Sep;79(9):939-43
[PubMed ID: 24069995]
Agarwal SK Kriel RL Brundage RC Ivaturi VD Cloyd JC . A pilot study assessing the bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of diazepam after intranasal and intravenous administration in healthy volunteers. Epilepsy Res. 2013 Aug;105(3):362-7
[PubMed ID: 23561287]
Shafi S Aboutanos MB Agarwal S Jr Brown CV Crandall M Feliciano DV Guillamondegui O Haider A Inaba K Osler TM Ross S Rozycki GS Tominaga GT . Emergency general surgery: definition and estimated burden of disease. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Apr;74(4):1092-7
[PubMed ID: 23511150]
Dan JM Agarwal S Burke P Mahoney EJ . Adult intussusception secondary to colorectal cancer in a young man: a case report. J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec;43(6):983-6
[PubMed ID: 21262558]
Mahoney E Agarwal S Li B Dechert T Abbensetts J Glantz A Sherburne A Kurian D Burke P . Evidence-based guidelines are equivalent to a liberal computed tomography scan protocol for initial patient evaluation but are associated with decreased computed tomography scan use, cost, and radiation exposure. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Sep;73(3):573-8; discussion 578-9
[PubMed ID: 22929486]