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Jose L. Pascual, MD

Jose L. Pascual, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Spanish

Dr. Pascual is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2006
  • Surgical Critical Care, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Emergency Trauma
  • Surgical Critical Care

Description of Clinical Expertise

Jose Pascual is an intensivist/surgeon at the University Of Pennsylvania, board certified in the US/Canada. He finished his fellowship in 2007 and his basic science PhD in resuscitation immunobiology, at McGill, in 2005. His thesis investigated the salutary effects of immunemodulating fluids in shock.

As faculty of Medical and Nursing Schools, Jose teaches students, residents, fellows and advance practice providers in several didactic and skills courses. However, most notable is his role as research mentor for medical, nursing and undergraduate students raising questions at the bedside and attempting to answer them through clinical or basic science research projects. In the last 5 years, Jose has mentored 23 research trainees, several of whom have won awards at national/international scientific meetings.

Jose Pascual’s research interests include Traumatic Brain Injury, shock and ICU education through simulation and patient safety initiatives. His TBI laboratory studies immune responses to injury through intravital microscopy of the cerebral microcirculation investigating the role of the neutrophil in injury and shock.

Jose has launched several ICU educational initiatives using simulation integrated within the ICU to teach day-to-day emergent event management by the multidisciplinary team (NPs, MDs, nurses, pharmacists) through learning from errors or near misses. Initiatives relating to videorecorded simulator-generated or real emergent events have been integrated in ICU Quality Improvement efforts and also published.

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: University of Ottawa
Residency: McGill University Hospitals
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Aesculapian Society (Faculty of Medicine Students’ Association), Local American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, National American Board of Surgery Examination Committee, National American College of Surgeons , National American Medical Association , National Association for Academic Surgery , National Canadian Association of General Surgeons , National EAST Multi-Institutional Trials Division, National Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma , National International Association for Trauma Surgery & Intensive Care , International International Society of Surgery, International National Neurotrauma Society , National Pan-American Trauma Society , National Pennsylvania Chapter of American College of Surgeons , Local Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada , National Society of Critical Care Medicine , National Society of Critical Care Medicine , National Trauma Association of Canada , National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Pascual 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:

Jose Pascual is a clinical surgeon specialized in trauma and critical care who has a special interest in shock and head injury. His research interests are shared in basic science research where he evaluates, in vivo, through intravital microscopy the real time microcirculation of pia on live rodent brains. He seeks to learn how a variety of insults including head injury and shock affect the microcirculation and how different management strategies influence these changes. This basic science work is translated into several clinical projects both retrospective and prospective evaluating the effects of different osmotherapeutic agents in traumatic brain injured patients as well as the immunemodulating effects of different resuscitation fluids in different forms of shock.

Selected Publications:

Sherma A, Sinha S, Oselkin M, Pascual J, Schuster J,: External carotid pseudoaneurysm due to wound vacuum placement after self-inflicted shotgun blast to face. Podium at 3rd Annual Critical Care Spectacular Case Presentation Competition, Philadelphia Drinker Society,Philadelphia, PA : 2017.

Resnick S, Seamon MJ, Holena DH, Pascual JL, Reilly PM, Martin ND.: Early Declaration of Death by Neurologic Criteria Results in Greater Organ Donor Potential J Surg Res : 2017.

J, Gray J, Miano T, Redline G, Teufel H, Collins T, Pascual-Lopez J, Sylvia M, Martin ND: Pain, Agitation, and Delirium Guidelines: Interprofessional Perspectives to Translate the Evidence. Dimens Crit Care Nurs : 36(3):164-173.,2017.

Nunn AM, Hatchimonji JS, Holena DN, Seamon MJ, Smith BP, Kaplan LJ, Martin ND, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Pascual JL: Boarding ICU patients: Are our rounding practices subpar? Am J Surg : 2017.

Nagata K, Browne KD, Suto Y, Kumasaka K, Cognetti J, Johnson VE, Marks J, Smith DH, Pascual JL.: Early Heparin Administration After TBI: Prolonged Cognitive Recovery Associated With Reduced Cerebral Edema and Neutrophil Sequestration. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 May 22. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001590 J Trauma Acute Care Surg. : 2017.

Kuo LE, Kaufman E, Hoffman RL, Pascual JL, Martin ND, Kelz RR, Holena DN.: Failure-to-rescue after injury is associated with preventability: The results of mortality panel review of failure-to-rescue cases in trauma. PMID: 27788924 Surgery. 2017 Mar;161(3):782-790. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.08.017. Epub 2016 Oct 25. : 2017.

Allen SR, Pascual J, Martin N, Reilly P, Luckianow G, Datner E, Davis KA, Kaplan LJ: A Novel Method of Optimizing Patient and Family Centered Care in the ICU Accepted for publication J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 82(3):582-586 : 2017.

Hochman BR, Barry ME, Lane-Fall MB, Allen SR, Holena DN, Smith BP, Kaplan LJ, Pascual JL: Handoffs in the Intensive Care Unit. Am J Med Qual. 2017 Mar/Apr;32(2):186-193 Am J Med Qual,Am J Med Qual. 2017 Mar/Apr;32(2):186-193 : 2017.

Chung JJ, Earl-Royal EC, Delgado MK, Pascual JL, Reilly PM, Wiebe DJ, Holena DN.: Where We Fail: Location and Timing of Failure to Rescue in Trauma. Am Surg. 2017 Mar 1;83(3):250-256. : 2017.

Nadolski G, Jacovides CL, Pascual JL.: Arteriography for Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2017 Feb 1;152(2):210-211. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4262. No abstract available. : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
51 North 39th St,MOB 1st floor, Suite 120, Room 108

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-7323
Fax: 215-243-4679
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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