Dr. Salomone Appointed President of EAST

January 2012

Dr. Jeffrey Salomone has been a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) since 1998 and served as recorder as well as chair of the program and membership committees prior to the recent initiation of his tenure as president.

Formed in 1986 as a reaction to the dearth of opportunities for young aspiring trauma surgeons to exchange knowledge, discuss advances in patient care, and develop their careers, EAST afforded a forum for educational discourse pertaining to the care and rehabilitation of the injured patient, furnished leadership and fostered advances in trauma care, and was dedicated to providing guidance and developmental avenues for young surgeons active in the field through interdisciplinary collaboration, scholarship, and fellowship.

Dr. Salomone's proclivity for trauma surgery dates from his high school years and his first EMT-Basic class, resulting in a certification that had to be delayed until he turned 18. He worked as a dispatcher and EMT during his undergraduate years at the University of Nevada in Reno, earned his National Registry Paramedic certification and taught EMT and prehospital trauma life support courses while in medical school, and was actively involved in EMS throughout his residency in general surgery and fellowship in surgical critical care at Tulane University. He joined the faculty of the Department of Surgery at Emory as well as the trauma center at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1996 and was appointed the official police surgeon for the Atlanta Police Department in 1997.

Dr. Salomone has authored numerous manuscripts, articles, and textbooks, including the 6th edition of the Basic and Advanced Prehospital Trauma Life Support Instructor's Manual, and has participated in various national and international research projects. He is currently PI of a pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation of doripenem in critically ill patients, PI of a similar study evaluating daptomycin in critically ill patients, and the Grady-based site investigator for a multi-center, NIH-sponsored Phase III investigation of progesterone in traumatic brain injury.