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Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, MD

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Professor
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Medical Director, Perioperative Quality and Patient Safety, Stony Brook Medicine
Phone: 631-444-6026
Fax: 888-213-8457
Email
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  • Education:
  • Harvard Medical School, MA - MD (1991)
  • Duke University, NC - Anesthesiology Residency (1995) and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship (1996)
  • Research Interests:
  • Safety and effectiveness of blood transfusion
  • Surgical site infection
  • Postoperative morbidity
  • Quality improvement
  • Selected Publications:
  • Medline Search
  • Bennett-Guerrero E, Pappas TN, Koltun WA, Fleshman JW, Lin M, Garg J, Mark DB, Marcet JE, Remzi FH, George VV, Newland K, Corey GR and SWIPE 2 Trial Group. Gentamicin-collagen sponge for infection prophylaxis in colorectal surgery. N Engl J Med. 2010; 363:1038-49.
  • Bennett-Guerrero E, Ferguson TB, Lin M, Garg J, Mark DB, Scavo VA, Kouchoukos N, Richardson JB, Pridgen RL, Corey GR and SWIPE 1 Trial Group. Effect of an implantable gentamicin-collagen sponge on sternal wound infections following cardiac surgery. JAMA. 2010; 304:755-62.
  • Bennett-Guerrero E, Zhao Y, O'Brien SM, Ferguson TB Jr, Peterson ED, Gammie JS, Song HK. Variation in use of blood transfusion in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. JAMA. 2010; 304:1568-75.
  • Steiner ME, Ness PM, Assmann SF, Triulzi DJ, Sloan SR, Delaney M, Granger S, Bennett-Guerrero E, Blajchman MA, Scavo V, Carson JL, Levy JH, Whitman G, D'Andrea P, Pulkrabek S, Ortel TL, Bornikova L, Raife T, Puca KE, Kaufman RM, Nuttall GA, Young PP, Youssef S, Engelman R, Greilich PE, Miles R, Josephson CD, Bracey A, Cooke R, McCullough J, Hunsaker R, Uhl L, McFarland JG, Park Y, Cushing MM, Klodell CT, Karanam R, Roberts PR, Dyke C, Hod EA, Stowell CP.  Effects of red-cell storage duration on patients undergoing cardiac surgery. N Engl J Med. 2015; 372:1419-29.
  • Emery RW, Carrier M, Ellis SJ, Mehta RH, Hasselblad, V, Menasche P, Khalil A, Cote R, Bennett-Guerrero E, Mack MJ, Schuler G; Harrington RA, Tardif J-C. Efficacy and safety of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (MC-1) in high-risk patients undergoing CABG: MEND-CABG II Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2008; 299:1777-87.
  • Bennett-Guerrero E, Jimenez JL, White WD, D'Amico EB, Baldwin BI, Schwinn DA. Cardiovascular effects of intravenous triiodothyronine in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. A randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled trial. Duke T3 study group. JAMA. 1996; 275:687-92. 
  • Bennett-Guerrero E, Veldman TH, Doctor A, Telen MJ, Ortel TL, Reid TS, Mulherin MA, Zhu H, Buck RD, Califf RM, McMahon TJ. Evolution of adverse changes in stored red blood cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA  2007; 104:17063-8.
  • Bennett-Guerrero E, Stafford-Smith M, Waweru PM, et al. A prospective, double-blind, randomized clinical feasibility trial of controlling the storage age of red blood cells for transfusion in cardiac surgical patients. Transfusion 2009; 49(7):1375-83.
  • Roberson RS, Lockhart E, Shapiro NI, Bandarenko N, McMahon TJ, Massey MJ, White WD, Bennett-Guerrero E. Impact of transfusion of autologous 7- versus 42-day-old AS-3 red blood cells on tissue oxygenation and the microcirculation in healthy volunteers. Transfusion. 2012; 52(11):2459-64.
  • Bennett-Guerrero E. Hemodynamic goal-directed therapy in high-risk surgical patients. (Editorial) JAMA. 2014; 311(21):2177-8.
  • Bennett-Guerrero E. Patients With Massive Transfusion: Who Are You?. Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar;44(3):631-632 PMID: 26901546
  • Guinn NR, Waldron NH, Cooter ML, Goldberg CL, Kertai MD, Raghunathan K, Bandarenko N, Hoffman M, Bennett-Guerrero E. No association between donor age and recipient outcomes: transfusion of plasma in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Transfusion. 2016 Jul;56(7):1723-9 PMID: 27105928
  • Bennett-Guerrero E, Minkowitz HS, Segura-Vasi AM, Marcet JE, White JA, Corey GR, Allenby KS. A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetic dose escalation study of a gentamicin vancomycin gel in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. Perioper Med (Lond). 2016 Jun 16;5:17 PMID: 27313846
  • McCullough PA, Bennett-Guerrero E, Chawla LS, Beaver T, Mehta RL, Molitoris BA, Eldred A, Ball G, Lee HJ, Houser MT, Khan S. ABT-719 for the Prevention of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing High-Risk Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Phase 2b Clinical Trial. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Aug 20;5(8) PMID: 27543797
  • Segall N, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    ICU Rounds: ""What We've Got Here Is Failure to Communicate"".
    Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb;45(2):366-367.
  • Noll E, Shodhan S, Madariaga MC, Page CR, Santangelo D, Guo X, Al Bizri E, Pryor AD, Romeiser J, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Randomized trial of acupressure to improve patient satisfaction and quality of recovery in hospitalized patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    Trials. 2017 Mar 7;18(1):110.
  • Moonesinghe SR, Grocott MP, Bennett-Guerrero E, Bergamaschi R, Gottumukkala V, Hopkins TJ, McCluskey S, Gan TJ, Mythen MM, Shaw AD, Miller TE; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I Workgroup.
    American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) joint consensus statement on measurement to maintain and improve quality of enhanced recovery pathways for elective colorectal surgery.
    Perioper Med (Lond). 2017 Mar 17;6:6.
  • Gulack BC, Hale B, White WD, Moon RE, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Marriage and mortality after noncardiac surgery.
    Journal of Surgical Research , Volume 210 , 152 - 158, 2017.
  • Bartz RR, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Are We Moving the Dial?.
    Crit Care Med. 2017 May;45(5):916-917.
  • Stowell C, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    The Decision to Transfuse: One Size Might Not Fit All.
    Crit Care Med. 2017 May;45(5):908-910.
  • McEvoy MD, Scott MJ, Gordon DB, Grant SA, Thacker JKM, Wu CL, Gan TJ, Mythen MG, Shaw AD, Miller TE, Thiele RH, Raghunathan K, Brudney CS, Lobo DN, Martin D, Senagore A, Holubar SD, Hedrick T, Kellum J, Gupta R, Hamilton M, Moonesinghe SR, Grocott MPW, Bennett-Guerrero E, Hopkins TJ, Bergamaschi R, McCluskey S, Gottumukkala V.
    American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) joint consensus statement on optimal analgesia within an enhanced recovery pathway for colorectal surgery: part 1-from the preoperative period to PACU.
    Perioper Med (Lond). 2017 Apr 13;6:8.
  • Scott MJ, McEvoy MD, Gordon DB, Grant SA, Thacker JKM, Wu CL, Gan TJ, Mythen MG, Shaw AD, Miller TE, Thiele RH, Raghunathan K, Brudney CS, Lobo DN, Martin D, Senagore A, Holubar SD, Hedrick T, Kellum J, Gupta R, Hamilton M, Moonesinghe SR, Grocott MPW, Bennett-Guerrero E, Hopkins TJ, Bergamaschi R, McCluskey S, Gottumukkala V.
    American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) Joint Consensus Statement on Optimal Analgesia within an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Colorectal Surgery: Part 2-From PACU to the Transition Home.
    Perioper Med (Lond). 2017 Apr 13;6:7.
  • Noll E, Romeiser J, Shodhan S, Madariaga MC, Guo X, Rizwan S, Al-Bizri E, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Feedback Simulation for Acupressure Training and Skill Assessment.
    Simul Healthc. 2017 Aug;12(4):220-225.
  • Bampoe S, Odor PM, Dushianthan A, Bennett-Guerrero E, Cro S, Gan TJ, Grocott MP, James MF, Mythen MG, O'Malley CM, Roche AM, Rowan K, Burdett E.
    Perioperative administration of buffered versus non-buffered crystalloid intravenous fluid to improve outcomes following adult surgical procedures.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Sep 21;9.
  • Abola R, Romeiser J, Grewal S, Rizwan S, Adsumelli R, Steinberg E, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Association of postoperative nausea/vomiting and pain with breastfeeding success.
    Perioper Med (Lond). 2017 Nov 22;6:18.
  • Hedrick TL, McEvoy MD, Mythen MMG, Bergamaschi R, Gupta R, Holubar SD, Senagore AJ, Gan TJ, Shaw AD, Thacker JKM, Miller TE, Wischmeyer PE, Carli F, Evans DC, Guilbert S, Kozar R, Pryor A, Thiele RH, Everett S, Grocott M, Abola RE, Bennett-Guerrero E, Kent ML, Feldman LS, Fiore JF Jr; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) 2 Workgroup.
    American Society for Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Postoperative Gastrointestinal Dysfunction Within an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Elective Colorectal Surgery.
    Anesth Analg. 2017 Dec 29.
  • Abola RE, Bennett-Guerrero E, Kent ML, Feldman LS, Fiore JF Jr, Shaw AD, Thacker JKM, Gan TJ, Miller TE, Hedrick TL, McEvoy MD, Mythen MMG, Bergamaschi R, Gupta R, Holubar SD, Senagore AJ, Wischmeyer PE, Carli F, Evans DC, Guilbert S, Kozar R, Pryor A, Thiele RH, Everett S, Grocott M; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) 2 Workgroup.
    American Society for Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Patient-Reported Outcomes in an Enhanced Recovery Pathway.
    Anesth Analg. 2017 Dec 29.
  • Wischmeyer PE, Carli F, Evans DC, Guilbert S, Kozar R, Pryor A, Thiele RH, Everett S, Grocott M, Gan TJ, Shaw AD, Thacker JKM, Miller TE, Hedrick TL, McEvoy MD, Mythen G, Bergamaschi R, Gupta R, Holubar SD, Senagore AJ, Abola RE, Bennett-Guerrero E, Kent ML, Feldman LS, Fiore JF Jr; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) 2 Workgroup.
    American Society for Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Nutrition Screening and Therapy Within a Surgical Enhanced Recovery Pathway.
    Anesth Analg. 2018 Jan 23.
  • DeMaria S Jr., Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Examining the Methodology of the Transfusion Requirements in Cardiac Surgery-III (TRICS-III) Trial: Third Time's a Charm?.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Feb;32(1):130-131.
  • Raghunathan K, Singh M, Nathanson BH, Bennett-Guerrero E, Lindenauer PK.
    Early Blood Transfusions in Sepsis: Unchanged Survival and Increased Costs.
    Am J Crit Care. 2018 May;27(3):205-211.
  • Noll E, Shodhan S, Varshney A, Gallagher C, Diemunsch P, Florence FB, Romeiser J, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Trainability of Cricoid Pressure Force Application: A Simulation-Based Study.
    Anesth Analg. 2018 May 9.
  • Fierro MA, Bartz RR, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Cardiothoracic Surgery in the United Kingdom: Operating Without a Weekend Effect?
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Oct;32(5):2187-2189.
  • Sniecinski RM, Bennett-Guerrero E, Shore-Lesserson L.
    Anticoagulation Management and Heparin Resistance During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Survey of Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Members.
    Anesth Analg. 2018 Dec 11.
  • Odor PM, Bampoe S, Dushianthan A, Bennett-Guerrero E, Cro S, Gan TJ, Grocott MPW, James MFM, Mythen MG, O'Malley CMN, Roche AM, Rowan K, Burdett E.
    Perioperative administration of buffered versus non-buffered crystalloid intravenous fluid to improve outcomes following adult surgical procedures: a Cochrane systematic review.
    Perioper Med (Lond). 2018 Dec 13;7:27.
  • Nadler JW, Quinn TD, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Can anesthesiologists affect cancer outcomes?.
    Can J Anaesth. 2019 Feb 25.
  • Noll E, Shodhan S, Romeiser JL, Madariaga MC, Page C, Santangelo D, Guo X, Pryor AD, Gan TJ, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    A randomised controlled pragmatic trial of acupressure therapy on quality of recovery after surgery.
    Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2019 Apr 5.
  • Smith J, Probst S, Calandra C, Davis R, Sugimoto K, Nie L, Gan TJ, Bennett-Guerrero E.
    Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program for lumbar spine fusion.
    Perioper Med (Lond). 2019 May 28;8:4.
  • Noll E, Ohana M, Hengen M, Bennett-Guerrero E, Diana M, Giraudeau C, Pottecher J, Meyer N, Diemunsch P.
    Validation of MRI for Volumetric Quantification of Atelectasis in the Perioperative Period: An Experimental Study in Swine.
    Front Physiol. 2019 Jun 4;10:695.
Personal Statement:
Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, MD is Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice Chair for Clinical Research and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology. He also serves as Medical Director for Perioperative Quality and Patient Safety for Stony Brook Medicine where he oversees and promotes quality improvement initiatives. He was on the faculty of Duke University from 2003-2015 where he was Professor and Director of Perioperative Clinical Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).  He served for over 10 years on the Institutional Review Board for the Duke University Health System.  On the national level, he reviews grant applications to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at NIH, and is associate editor of Critical Care Medicine, the premier peer-reviewed, scientific publication in critical care and the official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He also serves on the editorial boards for Perioperative Medicine and the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.  He has been inducted into several professional honor societies including the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

Dr. Bennett-Guerrero is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, and completed his training in cardiac anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and is an active clinician.

His research interests include the safety and effectiveness of blood transfusion, surgical site infection, and postoperative morbidity. He has received significant funding (~$40 million) from numerous sources including the NIH as well as industry, and has led diverse clinical research projects including large multicenter randomized trials, pharmacokinetic studies, healthy volunteer studies, and large database analyses.

photo by Jeanne Neville