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Chris Dente, MD

Christopher J. Dente, MD

Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Program Director, Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Director of Advanced Surgical Course Work, General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine





General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

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In collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Dr. Dente led the four-year process of developing and implementing the massive transfusion protocol now in place at the Level I Marcus Trauma Center of Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dente is the principal investigator of the Emory site of a Department of Defense-funded pilot wound closure study, the focus being the development of a predictive system for wound closure based on the identification of chemical and molecular biomarkers in informed consent-derived tissue and fluid samples that appear to forecast successful closure. He is also the lead site investigator at Grady's trauma center for the multi-center Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i), also sponsored by the DoD. SC2i is translating decision-making tools developed by the DoD for the battlefield to civilian critical care. In the process, the participating civilian centers are sharing any revisions back to the DoD so that it may further refine its battlefield procedures.


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