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Daniel N. Holena, MD

Daniel N. Holena, MD Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia
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Dr. Holena is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2007
  • Surgical Critical Care, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Emergency Trauma
  • Surgical Critical Care

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Daniel Holena is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He received his General Surgery training at Cornell, and completed is fellowship in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Holena specializes in the treatment of traumatic injury, emergency general surgery conditions, and surgical critical care. His research interests include outcomes after emergency general surgery and triage biomarkers in acute trauma.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, National American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National Association for Academic Surgery, National Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, National European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery, International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, National Society of Critical Care Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Holena is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Holena's research interests encompass the study of quality of care after injury. He has a specific interest in the methodology used for risk-adjusting trauma morbidity, mortality, and failure to rescue.

Selected Publications:

DiSanto T, Reilly JP, Forker C, Christie JD, Holena DN, Lanken P, Shashaty M.: Modest Early Elevations in Creatine Kinase are Associated with Acute Kidney Injury after Trauma Critical Care Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii. : 2017.

Kaufman EJ, Earl-Royal E, Barie PS, Holena DN: Failure to Rescue after Infectious Complications in a Statewide Trauma System Sugical Infections : 2017.

Earl-Royal E, Holena DN, Frasso R, Ruggieri DG, Shofer F: Variation of Blunt Traumatic Injury with Age in Older Adults: A Statewide Analysis from 2011-2014. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine : 2017.

Kaufman EJ, Holena DN, Wiebe DJ, Terry R.: “Patient Experiences of Trauma Resuscitation.” American College of Surgeons 2016 Clinical Congress. Washington, DC. : 2016.

Pascual JL, Holena DN, Abel-Baker P, Motuk G, McMaster J, Kim PK, Mook MM, Holland S, Huffenberger A.: “Gauging Trauma Center Quality Improvement by Classifying Adverse Events from Recurring in Situ Simulations Using the JC Taxonomy.” American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. Washington, DC. : 2016.

Holena DN, Kaufman EJ: "Go With Your First Impression: Trauma Center Admission Vital Signs Underpredict Mortality in Transferred Trauma Patients." American College of Surgeons 2016 Clinical Congress. Washington, DC : 2016.

Cannon JW, Seamon MJ, Smith BP, Kaplan L, Holena DN, Reilly PM: “Resuscitation Hypocalcemia and Over-Correction Should Be Avoided in Severely Injured Patients.” 75th Annual Meeting of AAST. Waikoloa, HI. : 2016.

Delgado MK, Nova J, Holena DN, Carr B, Neuman M, Small D, DeLia D: “Validation of Travel Distance as an Instrumental Variable for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Regionalized Trauma Care.” Research Symposium. Penn Institute on Aging. : 2016.

Kaufman EJ, Earl-Royal E, Barie PS, Holena DN: Failure to Rescue after Infectious Complications in a Statewide Trauma System Surgical Infection Society Annual Meeting. Palm Beach, FL. : 2016.

Holena DN, Kaufman EK, Wiebe DJ, Carr BG, Reilly MD: “A Metric of Our Own: Failure to Rescue in Trauma.” Emergency Medicine Day of Research. Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

51 N 39th Street;Suite 120
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7323
Fax: (215) 243-3221
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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