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Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS


Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS


Professor and Chair, Surgery

Surgeon-in-Chief, Temple University Health System

Email: selwyn.rogers@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Surgery


Educational Background:


Undergraduate degree, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1987


MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1991


Internship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1991


Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1998


Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital Critical Care Program, Boston, MA, 2000


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clinical AND RESEARCH Interests:


Research work focuses on outcomes following surgical procedures, disparities in surgical care, and improving the quality of healthcare.  Using epidemiological and health services research methods, areas of investigation include characterizing the surgical outcomes of different patient populations.  Current investigation focuses on improving the quality of care and understanding unwarranted variation in both process of care and healthcare delivery.  Clinical interests lie in the care of patients following trauma and critical illness and improving the quality of care in minority populations, including addressing the implementation gap of surgical delivery in resources constrained environments.  I have sought to translate research into practice by promoting health equity with community efforts, from local churches to the global community.


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board certification(s):


  • American Board of Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
  • Critical Care Certification

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  • National Medical Association
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  • H. William Scott, Jr. Society
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Academy Health
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Boston Surgical Society
  • New England Surgical Society
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Society of Brigham Surgical Alumni
  • Surgical Outcomes Club
  • Surgical Infection Society
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • International Association for Trauma
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of University Surgeons

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25215463. Jayaraman SP, Klompas M, Bascom M, Liu X, Piszcz R, Rogers SO Jr, Askari R, Hand-Hygiene Compliance Does Not Predict Rates of Resistant Infections in Critically Ill Surgical Patients. Surg Infect (Larchmt) :()2014 Sep 12

24986112. Wong AC, Stock S, Schrag D, Kahn KL, Salz T, Charlton ME, Rogers SO Jr, Goodman KA, Keating NL, Physicians' Beliefs About the Benefits and Risks of Adjuvant Therapies for Stage II and Stage III Colorectal Cancer. J Oncol Pract 10:5(e360-7)2014 Sep

24965520. Rosen H, Saleh F, Lipsitz SR, Rogers SO Jr, Gawande AA, Areas of overlap. JAMA Surg 149:8(877)2014 Aug 1

24695826. Venkateswaran K, Vaishampayan P, Cisneros J, Pierson DL, Rogers SO, Perry J, International Space Station environmental microbiome - microbial inventories of ISS filter debris. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98:14(6453-66)2014 Jul

24651641. Oxman DA, Adams CD, Deluke G, Philbrook L, Ireland P, Mitani A, Panizales C, Frendl G, Rogers SO, Improving Antibiotic De-Escalation in Suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: An Observational Study With a Pharmacist-Driven Intervention. J Pharm Pract :()2014 Mar 19

24529985. Williams M, Alban RF, Hardy JP, Oxman DA, Garcia ER, Hevelone N, Frendl G, Rogers SO Jr, In-hospital fellow coverage reduces communication errors in the surgical intensive care unit. J Crit Care 29:3(445-9)2014 Jun

24148355. Wang R, Panizales MT, Hudson MS, Rogers SO, Schnipper JL, Preoperative glucose as a screening tool in patients without diabetes. J Surg Res 186:1(371-8)2014 Jan

23582226. Yu PT, Parsa PV, Hassanein O, Rogers SO, Chang DC, Minorities struggle to advance in academic medicine: A 12-y review of diversity at the highest levels of America's teaching institutions. J Surg Res 182:2(212-8)2013 Jun 15

23562209. Ramirez M, Chang DC, Rogers SO, Yu PT, Easterlin M, Coimbra R, Kobayashi L, Can universal coverage eliminate health disparities? Reversal of disparate injury outcomes in elderly insured minorities. J Surg Res 182:2(264-9)2013 Jun 15

23386241. Billmeier SE, Ayanian JZ, He Y, Jaklitsch MT, Rogers SO, Predictors of nursing home admission, severe functional impairment, or death one year after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Surg 257:3(555-63)2013 Mar

22999782. Schmitt EM, Marcantonio ER, Alsop DC, Jones RN, Rogers SO Jr, Fong TG, Metzger E, Inouye SK, Novel risk markers and long-term outcomes of delirium: the successful aging after elective surgery (SAGES) study design and methods. J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:9(818.e1-10)2012 Nov

22973749. Sullivan SR, Hughes CD, Raymonville M, Rogers SO, Steer ML, Meara JG, Training global surgery fellows. Bull Am Coll Surg 97:8(46-50)2012 Aug

22965221. Leung AA, McAlister FA, Rogers SO Jr, Pazo V, Wright A, Bates DW, Preoperative hyponatremia and perioperative complications. Arch Intern Med 172:19(1474-81)2012 Oct 22

22906692. Havens JM, Carter C, Gu X, Rogers SO Jr, Preinjury beta blocker usage does not affect the heart rate response to initial trauma resuscitation. Int J Surg 10:9(518-21)2012

22850162. Kelly E, Rogers SO Jr, Graduate medical education in trauma/critical care and acute care surgery: defining goals for a new workforce. Surg Clin North Am 92:4(1055-64, x)2012 Aug

22750513. Osman MF, Elkhidir IM, Rogers SO Jr, Williams M, Non-operative management of malarial splenic rupture: the Khartoum experience and an international review. Int J Surg 10:9(410-4)2012

22643604. Hughes CD, Nash KA, Alkire BC, McClain CD, Hagander LE, Smithers CJ, Raymonville M, Sullivan SR, Riviello R, Rogers SO, Meara JG, The impact of natural disaster on pediatric surgical delivery: a review of Haiti six months before and after the 2010 earthquake. J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:2(523-33)2012 May

22632916. Chang DC, Anderson JE, Yu PT, Cajas LC, Rogers SO Jr, Talamini MA, Can hospitals "game the system" by avoiding high-risk patients? J Am Coll Surg 215:1(80-6; discussion 87)2012 Jul

22365099. Akinbami F, Segal S, Schnipper JL, Stopfkuchen-Evans M, Mills J, Rogers SO Jr, Tale of two sites: capillary versus arterial blood glucose testing in the operating room. Am J Surg 203:4(423-7)2012 Apr

22315897. Kingham TP, Price RR, Casey KM, Rogers SO, Kushner AI, Beyond volunteerism: augmenting surgical care in resource-limited settings. Bull Am Coll Surg 96:7(16-21)2011 Jul

22027884. Sacks GD, Panchmatia JR, Marino M, Hill C, Rogers SO Jr, The effect of operative timing on functional outcome after isolated spinal trauma. J Trauma 71:6(1668-72)2011 Dec

21960708. Billmeier SE, Ayanian JZ, Zaslavsky AM, Nerenz DR, Jaklitsch MT, Rogers SO, Predictors and outcomes of limited resection for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 103:21(1621-9)2011 Nov 2

21920558. Rogers SO, Impact of race/ethnicity and insurance status on outcomes for appendicitis in children. J Surg Res 175:1(49-50)2012 Jun 1

21868011. Smith RM, Dyer GS, Antonangeli K, Arredondo N, Bedlion H, Dalal A, Deveny GM, Joseph G, Lauria D, Lockhart SH, Lucien S, Marsh S, Rogers SO, Salzarulo H, Shah S, Toussaint RJ, Wagoner J, Disaster triage after the Haitian earthquake. Injury 43:11(1811-5)2012 Nov

21696774. Rogers SO Jr, Equal access to health care does not eliminate disparities in the management of adults with appendicitis. J Surg Res 173:1(49-50)2012 Mar

21421099. Akinbami F, Askari R, Steinberg J, Panizales M, Rogers SO Jr, Factors affecting morbidity in emergency general surgery. Am J Surg 201:4(456-62)2011 Apr

21399544. Sacks GD, Hill C, Rogers SO Jr, Insurance status and hospital discharge disposition after trauma: inequities in access to postacute care. J Trauma 71:4(1011-5)2011 Oct

21249359. McIntyre T, Hughes CD, Pauyo T, Sullivan SR, Rogers SO Jr, Raymonville M, Meara JG, Emergency surgical care delivery in post-earthquake Haiti: Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante experience. World J Surg 35:4(745-50)2011 Apr

21217490. Downing SR, Oyetunji TA, Greene WR, Jenifer J, Rogers SO Jr, Haider AH, Cornwell EE 3rd, Chang DC, The impact of insurance status on actuarial survival in hospitalized trauma patients: when do they die? J Trauma 70:1(130-4; discussion 134-5)2011 Jan

20656603. Cooper Z, Meyers M, Keating NL, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Rogers SO, Resident education and management of end-of-life care: the resident's perspective. J Surg Educ 67:2(79-84)2010 Mar-Apr

20347729. Waisbren E, Rosen H, Bader AM, Lipsitz SR, Rogers SO Jr, Eriksson E, Percent body fat and prediction of surgical site infection. J Am Coll Surg 210:4(381-9)2010 Apr

20162461. Rogers SO Jr, Gray SW, Landrum MB, Klabunde CN, Kahn KL, Fletcher RH, Clauser S, Tisnado D, Doucette W, Keating NL, Variations in surgeon treatment recommendations for lobectomy in early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer by patient age and comorbidity. Ann Surg Oncol 17:6(1581-8)2010 Jun

20123326. Williams M, Hevelone N, Alban RF, Hardy JP, Oxman DA, Garcia E, Thorsen C, Frendl G, Rogers SO Jr, Measuring communication in the surgical ICU: better communication equals better care. J Am Coll Surg 210:1(17-22)2010 Jan

20066693. Keating NL, Landrum MB, Rogers SO Jr, Baum SK, Virnig BA, Huskamp HA, Earle CC, Kahn KL, Physician factors associated with discussions about end-of-life care. Cancer 116:4(998-1006)2010 Feb 15

19917936. Rosen H, Saleh F, Lipsitz S, Rogers SO Jr, Gawande AA, Downwardly mobile: the accidental cost of being uninsured. Arch Surg 144:11(1006-11)2009 Nov

19855265. Rogers SO Jr, Ayanian JZ, Ko CY, Kahn KL, Zaslavsky AM, Sandler RS, Keating NL, Surgeons' volume of colorectal cancer procedures and collaborative decision-making about adjuvant therapies. Ann Surg 250:6(895-900)2009 Dec

19853754. Rosen H, Saleh F, Lipsitz SR, Meara JG, Rogers SO Jr, Lack of insurance negatively affects trauma mortality in US children. J Pediatr Surg 44:10(1952-7)2009 Oct

19845172. Rogers SO Jr, Zinner MJ, The role of perioperative hyperglycemia in postoperative infections. Adv Surg 43:(103-9)2009

19766242. Nadler EP, Nwomeh BC, Frederick WA, Hassoun HT, Kingham TP, Krishnaswami S, London JA, Pitt SC, Riviello R, Rogers SO, Academic needs in developing countries: a survey of the West African College of Surgeons. J Surg Res 160:1(14-7)2010 May 1

19648808. Rogers SO, Ramos M, Tight glycemic control using an artificial pancreas to control perioperative hyperglycemia decreases surgical site infection in pancreatectomized or hepatectomized patients. Ann Surg 250:2(351-2; author reply 351-352)2009 Aug

19628089. Krajewski SA, Hameed SM, Smink DS, Rogers SO Jr, Access to emergency operative care: a comparative study between the Canadian and American health care systems. Surgery 146:2(300-7)2009 Aug

19492736. Ozgediz D, Riviello R, Rogers SO, The surgical workforce crisis in Africa: a call to action. Bull Am Coll Surg 93:8(10-6)2008 Aug

19486765. Rogers SO Jr, Evaluation of the impact of health services research on quality of care. Surgery 145:6(635-8)2009 Jun

19469376. Ozgediz D, Dunbar P, Mock C, Cherion M, Rogers SO Jr, Riviello R, Meara JG, Jamison D, Macfarlane SB, Burkle F Jr, McQueen K, Bridging the gap between public health and surgery: access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries. Bull Am Coll Surg 94:5(14-20)2009 May

19342520. Stevens JP, Rogers SO, Communication and culture: opportunities for safer surgery. Qual Saf Health Care 18:2(91-2)2009 Apr

19103988. Nguyen LL, Hevelone N, Rogers SO, Bandyk DF, Clowes AW, Moneta GL, Lipsitz S, Conte MS, Disparity in outcomes of surgical revascularization for limb salvage: race and gender are synergistic determinants of vein graft failure and limb loss. Circulation 119:1(123-30)2009 Jan 6

18936578. Esnaola NF, Hall BL, Hosokawa PW, Ayanian JZ, Henderson WG, Khuri SF, Zinner MJ, Rogers SO Jr, Race and surgical outcomes: it is not all black and white. Ann Surg 248:4(647-55)2008 Oct

18936571. Ramos M, Khalpey Z, Lipsitz S, Steinberg J, Panizales MT, Zinner M, Rogers SO, Relationship of perioperative hyperglycemia and postoperative infections in patients who undergo general and vascular surgery. Ann Surg 248:4(585-91)2008 Oct

18693818. D'Avolio LW, Litwin MS, Rogers SO Jr, Bui AA, Automatic identification and classification of surgical margin status from pathology reports following prostate cancer surgery. AMIA Annu Symp Proc :(160-4)2007 Oct 11

18487570. Keating NL, Landrum MB, Klabunde CN, Fletcher RH, Rogers SO, Doucette WR, Tisnado D, Clauser S, Kahn KL, Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer: do physicians agree about the importance of patient age and comorbidity? J Clin Oncol 26:15(2532-7)2008 May 20

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