Awards & Recognition

When an emergency strikes


  • Paragon Publishing Award nomination: This award honors PAs who author articles that have been published in any peer-reviewed clinical journals during the prior calendar year.
  • St. Luke’s President’s Award for Quality


  • Retained Surgical Items: A Problem Yet to Be Solved. Stawicki SP, Moffatt-Bruce SD, Ahmed HM, Anderson HL 3rd, Balija TM, Bernescu I, Chan L, Chowayou L, Cipolla J, Coyle SM, Gracias VH, Gunter OL, Marchigiani R, Martin ND, Patel J, Seamon MJ, Vagedes E, Ellison EC, Steinberg SM, Cook CH. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct 4. doi:pii: S1072-7515(12)01124-6. 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.08.026. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Nasoenteric tube complications. Prabhakaran S, Doraiswamy VA, Nagaraja V, Cipolla J, Ofurum U, Evans DC, Lindsey DE, Seamon MJ, Kavuturu S, Gerlach AT, Jaik NP, Eiferman DS, Papadimos TJ, Adolph MD, Cook CH, Stawicki SP. Scand J Surg. 2012;101(3):147-55.
  • Intravascular retained surgical items: A multicenter study of risk factors. Moffatt-Bruce SD, Ellison EC, Anderson HL 3rd, Chan L, Balija TM, Bernescu I, Cipolla J, Marchigiani R, Seamon MJ, Cook CH, Steinberg SM, Stawicki SP; OPUS 12 Foundation, Inc. Multi-Center Trials Group. J Surg Res. 2012 Nov;178(1):519-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2012.02.053. Epub 2012 Mar 15.
  • Blunt breast trauma: is there a standard of care? Sanders C, Cipolla J, Stehly C, Hoey B. Am Surg. 2011 Aug;77(8):1066-9.
  • Civilian nuclear incidents: An overview of historical, medical, and scientific aspects. Rojavin Y, Seamon MJ, Tripathi RS, Papadimos TJ, Galwankar S, Kman N, Cipolla J, Grossman MD, Marchigiani R, Stawicki SP. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2011 Apr;4(2):260-72.
  • Long-term survival after major trauma in geriatric trauma patients: the glass is half full. Grossman MD, Ofurum U, Stehly CD, Stoltzfus J. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 May;72(5):1181-5.
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia rates at major trauma centers compared with a national benchmark: a multi-institutional study of the AAST. Michetti CP, Fakhry SM, Ferguson PL, Cook A, Moore FO, Gross R; AAST Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Investigators. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 May;72(5):1165-73.
  • Clinical uses of the medicinal leech: a practical review. Porshinsky BS, Saha S, Grossman MD, Beery Ii PR, Stawicki SP. J Postgrad Med. 2011 Jan-Mar;57(1):65-71. Review.