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Jay Doucet

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical, Surgery
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Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8896
San Diego CA 92103
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    Jay Doucet, MD, is a board-certified surgeon and intensivist who serves as the Chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, Burns, and Acute Care Surgery and as medical director of both the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Preparedness and Response at UC San Diego Health. He performs trauma and general surgery and provides surgical critical care to patients. His areas of expertise include chest and abdominal injury, gunshot injury, rib plating (an operation to fix broken ribs), abdominal sepsis, diverticular disease, abdominal and groin hernia, gallbladder disease and soft tissue infections.

    As a professor in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Doucet teaches medical students, residents, and fellows. He is also the program director of the surgical critical care and acute care surgery fellowships at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research interests include the use of ultrasound in trauma and critical care and the economics of insurance and surgical access.

    He has presented on topics related to trauma training both nationally and internationally. His articles on topics such as trauma, ultrasound, and transfusion management have been published in peer-reviewed journals. He was the editor of the ACS Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness Course Manual.

    Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Doucet was an attending surgeon at the U.S. Navy Trauma Training Center at Los Angeles County Medical Center/ University of Southern California, followed by two years at the University of British Columbia, where he was responsible for expanding the mission of the Canadian Forces Trauma Training Center as Director. Dr. Doucet has served on several overseas tours as a military surgeon in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Desert Storm, and elsewhere and also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a general duty medical officer and flight surgeon. He was team doctor to the RCAF "Snowbirds" air demonstration squadron for two years. He also served as an exchange officer with the US Navy and in UK Army Field Hospitals.

    Dr. Doucet completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in trauma and catastrophic surgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Health, Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he was also a resident in general surgery. Dr. Doucet earned his medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada and holds a Master of Science degree in blood substitutes from Dalhousie University. He is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care and is also a registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS).

    Dr. Doucet is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). He is a Governor of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a member of the ACS Committee on Trauma. He is also a member of the Society of Program Directors in Critical Care Surgery. He chairs the Transfusion and Emergency Management Committees at UC San Diego Health.

    He has received numerous awards, including the 2018 Emergency Medicine Health Care Hero Award from the San Diego Business Journal and an honorary medal from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma in recognition of his major contributions to combat surgery.

    Dr. Doucet is a commercial pilot and flight instructor. He was an onsite trauma surgeon at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

    Dr. Doucet's areas of special interest and accomplishments are:
    Trauma and surgical critical care
    Prehospital and Combat Casualty care
    Disaster medicine
    Transfusion and Blood Substitutes
    Surgical and Trauma Education and Simulation

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    1. The Effects of Cross-Border Transport on Patients With Tibia Fractures. J Surg Res. 2020 05; 249:91-98. Brito A, Godat LN, Costantini TW, Smith AM, Doucet JJ, Berndtson AE. PMID: 31926401.
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    2. Ultrasonographic inferior vena cava diameter response to trauma resuscitation after 1 hour predicts 24-hour fluid requirement. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 01; 88(1):70-79. Doucet JJ, Ferrada P, Murthi S, Nirula R, Edwards S, Cantrell E, Han J, Haase D, Singleton A, Birkas Y, Casola G, Coimbra R. PMID: 31688824.
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    3. Who's being left behind? Uninsured emergency general surgery admissions after the ACA. Am J Surg. 2019 12; 218(6):1102-1109. Albini PT, Cochran-Yu MR, Godat LN, Costantini TW, Doucet JJ. PMID: 31607385.
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    4. The e-merging e-pidemic of e-scooters. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000337. Kobayashi LM, Williams E, Brown CV, Emigh BJ, Bansal V, Badiee J, Checchi KD, Castillo EM, Doucet J. PMID: 31565677.
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    5. The current and future economic state of acute care surgery. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug; 87(2):413-419. Staudenmayer K, Bernard A, Davis KA, Doucet J, Haider A, Tres Scherer LR, Minei JP. PMID: 31033894.
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    6. Readmissions After Acute Hospitalization for Traumatic Brain Injury. J Surg Res. 2019 12; 244:332-337. Brito A, Costantini TW, Berndtson AE, Smith A, Doucet JJ, Godat LN. PMID: 31306890.
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    7. Macroeconomic trends and practice models impacting acute care surgery. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019; 4(1):e000295. Bernard A, Staudenmayer K, Minei JP, Doucet J, Haider A, Scherer T, Davis KA. PMID: 31058241.
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    8. The economic footprint of acute care surgery in the United States: Implications for systems development. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 04; 86(4):609-616. Knowlton LM, Minei J, Tennakoon L, Davis KA, Doucet J, Bernard A, Haider A, Scherer LRT, Spain DA, Staudenmayer KL. PMID: 30589750.
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    9. Massacre of Canadian Army Medical Corps personnel after the sinking of HMHS Llandovery Castle and the evolution of modern war crime jurisprudence. Can J Surg. 2018 06; 61(3):155-157. Doucet J, Haley G, McAlister V. PMID: 29806812.
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    10. How has the Affordable Care Act changed outcomes in emergency general surgery? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 05; 84(5):693-701. Hamel MG, Godat LN, Coimbra R, Doucet JJ. PMID: 29370065.
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    11. Transfusing Wisely: Clinical Decision Support Improves Blood Transfusion Practices. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017 08; 43(8):389-395. Jenkins I, Doucet JJ, Clay B, Kopko P, Fipps D, Hemmen E, Paulson D. PMID: 28738984.
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    12. Evaluation of a Device Combining an Inferior Vena Cava Filter and a Central Venous Catheter for Preventing Pulmonary Embolism Among Critically Ill Trauma Patients. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Sep; 28(9):1248-1254. Tapson VF, Hazelton JP, Myers J, Robertson C, Gilani R, Dunn JA, Bukur M, Croce MA, Peick A, West S, Lottenberg L, Doucet J, Miller PR, Crookes B, Gandhi RR, Croft CA, Manasia A, Hoey BA, Lieberman H, Guillamondegui OD, Novack V, Piazza G, Goldhaber SZ. PMID: 28642012.
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    13. REBOA: is it ready for prime time? J Vasc Bras. 2017 Jan-Mar; 16(1):1-3. Doucet J, Coimbra R. PMID: 29930615.
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    14. Guidance Document for the Prehospital Use of Tranexamic Acid in Injured Patients. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016 Sep-Oct; 20(5):557-9. Fischer PE, Bulger EM, Perina DG, Delbridge TR, Gestring ML, Fallat ME, Shatz DV, Doucet J, Levy M, Stuke L, Zietlow SP, Goodloe JM, VanderKolk WE, Fox AD, Sanddal ND. PMID: 26985786.
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    15. A 10-year restrospective evaluation of ultrasound in pregnant abdominal trauma patients. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Apr; 23(2):105-9. Meisinger QC, Brown MA, Dehqanzada ZA, Doucet J, Coimbra R, Casola G. PMID: 26585759.
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    16. Complete ultrasonography of trauma in screening blunt abdominal trauma patients is equivalent to computed tomographic scanning while reducing radiation exposure and cost. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Aug; 79(2):199-205. Dehqanzada ZA, Meisinger Q, Doucet J, Smith A, Casola G, Coimbra R. PMID: 26218686.
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    17. High-fidelity simulation training in advanced resuscitation for pharmacy residents. Am J Pharm Educ. 2014 Apr 17; 78(3):59. Eng AJ, Namba JM, Box KW, Lane JR, Kim DY, Davis DP, Doucet JJ, Coimbra R. PMID: 24761020.
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    18. Determining injuries from posterior and flank stab wounds using computed tomography tractography. Am Surg. 2014 Apr; 80(4):403-7. Bansal V, Reid CM, Fortlage D, Lee J, Kobayashi L, Doucet J, Coimbra R. PMID: 24887674.
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    19. Use of ultrasonography during percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Am Surg. 2014 Jan; 80(1):E30-2. Kim DY, Regner J, Doucet J, Kobayashi L, Lee J, Coimbra R, Bansal V. PMID: 24401510.
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    20. Appropriate use of helicopter emergency medical services for transport of trauma patients: guidelines from the Emergency Medical System Subcommittee, Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct; 75(4):734-41. Doucet J, Bulger E, Sanddal N, Fallat M, Bromberg W, Gestring M. PMID: 24064891.
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    21. Dose adjusting enoxaparin is necessary to achieve adequate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jan; 74(1):128-33; discussion 134-5. Costantini TW, Min E, Box K, Tran V, Winfield RD, Fortlage D, Doucet J, Bansal V, Coimbra R. PMID: 23271087.
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    22. Is contrast exposure safe among the highest risk trauma patients? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jan; 72(1):61-6; discussion 66-7. Kim DY, Kobayashi L, Costantini TW, Chang D, Fortlage D, Curry T, Wynn S, Doucet J, Bansal V, Coimbra R. PMID: 22310117.
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    23. A predeployment trauma team training course creates confidence in teamwork and clinical skills: a post-Afghanistan deployment validation study of Canadian Forces healthcare personnel. J Trauma. 2011 Nov; 71(5 Suppl 1):S487-93. McLaughlin T, Hennecke P, Garraway NR, Evans DC, Hameed M, Simons RK, Doucet J, Hansen D, Annand S, Bell N, Brown DR. PMID: 22072008.
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    24. Gastric trichobezoar causing intermittent small bowel obstruction: report of a case and review of the literature. Case Rep Med. 2011; 2011:217570. Coufal NG, Kansagra AP, Doucet J, Lee J, Coimbra R, Bansal V. PMID: 21687591.
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    25. Combat versus civilian open tibia fractures: the effect of blast mechanism on limb salvage. J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5):1241-7. Doucet JJ, Galarneau MR, Potenza BM, Bansal V, Lee JG, Schwartz AK, Dougherty AL, Dye J, Hollingsworth-Fridlund P, Fortlage D, Coimbra R. PMID: 21610438.
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    26. The unrecognized danger of a new transportation mechanism of injury--pedicabs. J Safety Res. 2011 Apr; 42(2):131-5. Doucet JJ, Hill L, Stout P, Bansal V, Lee J, Fortlage D, Potenza B, Workman P, Coimbra R. PMID: 21569895.
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    27. A new clopidogrel (Plavix) point-of-care assay: rapid determination of antiplatelet activity in trauma patients. J Trauma. 2011 Jan; 70(1):65-9; discussion 69-70. Bansal V, Fortlage D, Lee J, Doucet J, Potenza B, Coimbra R. PMID: 21217483.
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    28. Redefining renal dysfunction in trauma: implementation of the Acute Kidney Injury Network staging system. J Trauma. 2009 Aug; 67(2):283-7; discussion 287-8. Costantini TW, Fraga G, Fortlage D, Wynn S, Fraga A, Lee J, Doucet J, Bansal V, Coimbra R. PMID: 19667880.
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    29. Multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter infections in critically injured Canadian forces soldiers. BMC Infect Dis. 2007 Aug 14; 7:95. Tien HC, Battad A, Bryce EA, Fuller J, Mulvey M, Bernard K, Brisebois R, Doucet JJ, Rizoli SB, Fowler R, Simor A. PMID: 17697345.
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    30. Cervical spine injury is highly dependent on the mechanism of injury following blunt and penetrating assault. J Trauma. 2006 Nov; 61(5):1166-70. Rhee P, Kuncir EJ, Johnson L, Brown C, Velmahos G, Martin M, Wang D, Salim A, Doucet J, Kennedy S, Demetriades D. PMID: 17099524.
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    31. Relationship between American College of Surgeons trauma center designation and mortality in patients with severe trauma (injury severity score > 15). J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Feb; 202(2):212-5; quiz A45. Demetriades D, Martin M, Salim A, Rhee P, Brown C, Doucet J, Chan L. PMID: 16427544.
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    32. Spine injuries following isolated truncal, head, or neck gunshots. J Trauma. 2005 Oct; 59(4):1033-4. Rhee P, Martin M, Dave P, Doucet J, Brown C, Salim A, Demitriades D. PMID: 16374302.
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    33. Tetanus and trauma: a review and recommendations. J Trauma. 2005 May; 58(5):1082-8. Rhee P, Nunley MK, Demetriades D, Velmahos G, Doucet JJ. PMID: 15920431.
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    34. Inhibition of enteral enzymes by enteroclysis with nafamostat mesilate reduces neutrophil activation and transfusion requirements after hemorrhagic shock. J Trauma. 2004 Mar; 56(3):501-10; discussion 510-1. Doucet JJ, Hoyt DB, Coimbra R, Schmid-Schönbein GW, Junger WG, Paul L W, Loomis WH, Hugli TE. PMID: 15128119.
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    35. Modification of xenoantigens on porcine erythrocytes for xenotransfusion. Surgery. 2004 Feb; 135(2):178-86. Doucet J, Gao ZH, MacLaren LA, McAlister VC. PMID: 14739853.
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    36. In vitro studies regarding the feasibility of bovine erythrocyte xenotransfusion. Xenotransplantation. 2004 Jan; 11(1):11-7. Johnstone JE, MacLaren LA, Doucet J, McAlister VC. PMID: 14962288.
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    37. A twelve-year analysis of disease and provider complications on an organized level I trauma service: as good as it gets? J Trauma. 2003 Jan; 54(1):26-36; discussion 36-7. Hoyt DB, Coimbra R, Potenza B, Doucet J, Fortlage D, Holingsworth-Fridlund P, Holbrook T. PMID: 12544896.
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    38. Evaluating porcine RBC and platelet alpha-galactosyl expression. Transfusion. 2002 Sep; 42(9):1184-8. MacLaren LA, Riggs CM, Johnstone JE, Doucet J, McAlister VC. PMID: 12430676.
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    39. Limited resuscitation with hypertonic saline, hypertonic sodium acetate, and lactated Ringer's solutions in a model of uncontrolled hemorrhage from a vascular injury. J Trauma. 1999 Nov; 47(5):956-63. Doucet JJ, Hall RI. PMID: 10568730.
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