Dr David J Smith, Jr

Visiting Professor

Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science

Department:School of Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Dr David J Smith, Jr is Chair at the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, and a visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine.

Research interests

  • Wound healing
  • Burns

Memberships, editorial boards

  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Burn Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
  • UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

PI Rsch/Clinical Trai Sponsor  End Date   Last Award  
David J Smith, Jr  Research   American Burn   29/10/16  161,000 
David J Smith, Jr   Clinical Trail   MediWound  20/01/20  116,360 
David J Smith, Jr   Clinical Trail   Molnlycke Health   24/06/20  108,711 
David J Smith, Jr Clinical Trail   Avita Medical  17/11/20  76,001 
David J Smith, Jr  Research   Arteriocyte/DOD  01/09/20  616,66 
David J Smith, Jr  Research   Arteriocyte/BARDA          01/08/20  148,351 

Selected recent publications

Chung KK, Coates EC, Smith DJ Jr, Karlnoski RA, Hickerson WL, Arnold-Ross AL,  Mosier MJ, Halerz M, Sprague AM, Mullins RF, Caruso DM, Albrecht M, Arnoldo BD, Burris AM, Taylor SL, Wolf SE; Randomized controlled Evaluation of high-volume hemofiltration in adult burn patients with Septic shock and acute kidney injury (RESCUE) Investigators. High-volume hemofiltration in adult burn patients with septic shock and acute kidney injury: a multi-center randomized controlled trial. Crit Care. 2017 Nov 25;21(1):289. doi: 10.1186/s13054-017-1878-8.

Mauck MC, Smith J, Shupp JW, Weaver MA, Liu A, Bortsov AV, Lateef B, Jones SW, Williams F, Hwang J, Karlnoski R, Smith DJ, Cairns BA, McLean SA. Pain and itch outcome trajectories differ among European American and African American survivors of major thermal burn injury. Pain. 2017 Nov;158(11):2268-2276.

Mauck MC, Smith J, Liu AY, Jones SW, Shupp JW, Villard MA, Williams F, Hwang J, Karlnoski R, Smith DJ, Cairns BA, Kessler RC, McLean SA. Chronic Pain and Itch are Common, Morbid Sequelae Among Individuals Who Receive Tissue Autograft After  Major Thermal Burn Injury. Clin J Pain. 2017 Jul;33(7):627-634.

Applebaum MA, Lee TE, Barnes C, Elston JB, Smith DJ. An Interesting Case of a Retrobulbar Cavernous Hemangioma. Eplasty. 2016 Dec 22;16:ic48. eCollection 2016.

Laun J, Laun K, Muftah M, Zimmerman A, Elston JB, Smith DJ Jr. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Eplasty. 2016 Dec 7;16:ic47. eCollection 2016.

Ching JA, Ching YH, Shivers SC, Karlnoski RA, Payne WG, Smith DJ Jr. An Analysis of Inhalation Injury Diagnostic Methods and Patient Outcomes. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Jan-Feb;37(1):e27-32.

Prather JL, Tummel EK, Patel AB, Smith DJ, Gould LJ. Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effects of Non contact Low-Frequency Ultrasound with Standard Care in Healing Split-Thickness Donor Sites. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Aug;221(2):309-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.02.031. Epub 2015 Mar 14.

Ching JA, Shah JL, Doran CJ, Chen H, Payne WG, Smith DJ Jr. The evaluation of physical exam findings in patients assessed for suspected burn inhalation injury. J Burn Care Res. 2015 Jan-Feb;36(1):197-202. 

Ching JA, Kuykendall LV, Troy JS, Smith DJ Jr. Estrogen treatment of acetic acid burns to the vagina, cervix, and perineum: a case report and review of the literature. J Burn Care Res. 2014 Sep-Oct;35(5):e368-71.

Patton, M.L., Mullins, R.F., Smith, D., Korentager, R. An open, prospective, randomized pilot investigation evaluating pain with the use of a soft silicone wound contact layer vs bridal veil and staples on split thickness skin grafts as a primary dressing. Journal of Burn Care and Research 2013; Jun 28 [Epub ahead of print]

Smith DJ, Karlnoski RA, Patel A, Cruse CW, Brown KS, Robson MC. The Treatment of Partial-Thickness Burns with a Hydro conductive Wound Dressing: Clinical and Mechanistic Effects. Surgical Science 2013; 4:268-72.

Troy J, Karlnoski R, Downes K, Brown KS, Cruse CW, Smith DJ, MD, Payne WG. The Use of EZ Derm® in Partial-Thickness Burns: An Institutional Review of 157 Patients. Eplasty. 2013; 13. Epub 2013 March 7.

Karlnoski R, Cruse W, Brown KS, Sprenker CJ, Smith DJ. Use of Drawtex in Thermal Injuries. Wounds. 2012 Sep;32(9):17-18. (Supplement)

Recent presentations and conferences

An Evaluation of Inhaled Toxic Metabolites in Patients with and without Smoke Inhalation Injury. Rachel Karlnoski, PhD1,2; Yvonne N. Pierpont, MD1,2,4; Linda M. Su3; David M. Klein, PhD3; Mark E. Fountain, PhD3; C. Wayne Cruse, MD1,2; Devanand Mangar, MD2; Hans Schweiger, MD2; Scott Blow, PA-C2; Kim S. Brown, ARNP2; Wyatt G. Payne, MD1,2,4; David J. Smith, MD1,2 . Presented at the ABA 2011 Annual Conference.

Comparison of VOCs in whole blood from burn and smoke victims with other populations by SPME GC-MS Pittsburgh Conference in March of 2015.

An Analysis of Inhalation Injury Diagnostic Methods and Patient Outcomes Jessica A. Ching, MD; Yiu-Hei Ching, MD; Rachel A. Karlnoski, PhD; Steven C. Shivers, PhD; Wyatt G. Payne, MD; and David J. Smith, Jr., MD Presented at the ABA 2015.

PTSD influences pain and itch symptoms overtime following MThBI Villard MA, Mauck M, Liu AY, Jones S, Hwang J, Williams F, Shupp J, Karlnoski R, Smith D, Cairns B, McLean SA American Pain Society 2016.

African Americans experience a greater burden of pain and itch after major thermal burn injury than European Americans. Mauck MC, Liu AY, Villard MA, Bortsov AV, Bien M, Jia E, Doshi N, Jallah D, Wesp B, Gellaty M, Jones SW, Hwang J, Williams F, Shupp JW, Karlnoski R, Smith DJ, Cairns BA, Ji RR, McLean SA.  IASP 2016.

Functional consequences of graft site pain and itch in survivors of major thermal burn injury. Mauck MC, N. Joshi, E. Jia, D. Jallah, M. Bien, Shupp JW, Karlnoski R, Smith DJ, Cairns BA, McLean SA. ASA 2016