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Soman Sen

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Residency Program Director
Burn Surgeon Attending
2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 453-2050
ssen (at) shrinenet.org

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of California of Irvine 1996
  • Masters of Science Applied Physiology, The Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine. July 1996 to June 1997
  • Masters of Advanced Science: Mentored Clinical Training Program (NIH K30) University of California Davis July 2012 to current
  • The Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine M.D. July 1996 to June 2000
  • Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, July 2000 to June 2007
  • National Institute of Health Trauma Training Research Fellow, Burn Shock Trauma Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, July 2002 to June 2004
  • Burn Surgery, University of California Davis, Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California, July 2007 to June 2008
  • Surgical Critical Care, University of California Davis, July 2008 to June 2009
  • Fellow American College of Surgeon: September 2012

Research Interests

Brachial plexus birth palsy, peripheral nerve injuries in children, congenital hand differences

  • Treatment and Outcomes of Brachial Plexus Birth Injury (TOBI), a multicenter prospective study of outcomes in brachial plexus birth palsy
  • Development of A Pediatric Elbow Evaluation Tool (PEET)
  • Potential Barriers to Randomized Controlled Surgical Trials in Infants with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy, a pilot study
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A Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Laboratory Interferences Caused by Frequently Administered Medications in Burn Patients. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2016;37(1):e10-17.Godwin Z, Lima K, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri T, Sen S, Tran NK.2016HTML
Development and Implementation of an Innovative Burn Nursing Handbook for Quality Improvement. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2016;37(1):20-24.Olszewski A, Yanes A, Stafford J, et al.2016HTML
Cutaneous Functional Units Predict Shoulder Range of Motion Recovery in Children Receiving Rehabilitation. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2016.Parry I, Sen S, Sattler-Petrocchi K, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri T.2016HTML
Butane Hash Oil Burns: A 7-Year Perspective on a Growing Problem. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2016.Romanowski KS, Barsun A, Kwan P, et al.2016HTML
More Than One Third of Intubations in Patients Transferred to Burn Centers are Unnecessary: Proposed Guidelines for Appropriate Intubation of the Burn Patient. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2016;37(5):e409-414.Romanowski KS, Palmieri TL, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG.2016HTML
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention Bundle Significantly Reduces the Risk of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Critically Ill Burn Patients. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2016;37(3):166-171.Sen S, Johnston C, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri T.2016HTML
Cardiac Fatalities in Firefighters: An Analysis of the U.S. Fire Administration Database. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2016;37(3):191-195.Sen S, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D.2016HTML
Real-Time Prediction for Burn Length of Stay Via Median Residual Hospital Length of Stay Methodology. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2016;37(5):e476-482.Taylor SL, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Lawless M, Curri T, Palmieri TL.2016HTML
Point-of-care B-type natriuretic peptide and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin measurements for acute resuscitation: a pilot study. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2015;36(2):e26-33.Howell E, Sen S, Palmieri T, et al.2015HTML
Burn center volume makes a difference for burned children. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies. 2015;16(4):319-324.Palmieri TL, Taylor S, Lawless M, Curri T, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG.2015HTML
A Pilot Prospective Randomized Control Trial Comparing Exercises Using Videogame Therapy to Standard Physical Therapy: 6 Months Follow-Up. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2015;36(5):534-544.Parry I, Painting L, Bagley A, et al.2015HTML
Frailty score on admission predicts outcomes in elderly burn injury. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2015;36(1):1-6.Romanowski KS, Barsun A, Pamlieri TL, Greenhalgh DG, Sen S.2015HTML
Whole blood neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin predicts acute kidney injury in burn patients. The Journal of surgical research. 2015;196(2):382-387.Sen S, Godwin ZR, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D, Steele AN, Tran NK.2015HTML
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Tracheostomy in pediatric burn patients. Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 2015;41(2):248-251.Sen S, Heather J, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D.2015HTML
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Review of Burn Research for Year 2014. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2015;36(6):587-594.Sen S, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D.2015HTML
Gap analysis of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in burn patients: a review. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2015;36(3):e194-211.Steele AN, Grimsrud KN, Sen S, Palmieri TL, Greenhalgh DG, Tran NK.2015HTML
A competing risk analysis for hospital length of stay in patients with burns. JAMA surgery. 2015;150(5):450-456.Taylor SL, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Lawless M, Curri T, Palmieri TL.2015HTML
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Review of burn research for the year 2013. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. 2014;35(5):362-368.Sen S, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D.2014HTML
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Predicting mortality from burns: the need for age-group specific models. Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. 2014;40(6):1106-1115.Taylor SL, Lawless M, Curri T, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL.2014HTML
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Peripherally Inserted Central Line Catheter Infections in Burn Patients. Journal of burn care & research: Official publication of the American Burn Association. Jul 22 2014.Barsun A, Sen S, Palmieri TL, Greenhalgh DG.2014HTML
White phosphorus burns and arsenic inhalation: a toxic combination. Journal of burn care & research: Official publication of the American Burn Association. Mar-Apr 2014;35(2):e128-131.Berndtson AE, Fagin A, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL.2014HTML
Keeping up with video game technology: Objective analysis of Xbox Kinect and PlayStation 3 Move for use in burn rehabilitation. Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. Aug 2014;40(5):852-859.Parry I, Carbullido C, Kawada J, et al.2014HTML
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Strong Ion Gap is Associated With Mortality in Pediatric Burn Injuries. Journal of burn care & research: Official publication of the American Burn Association. Jul-Aug 2014;35(4):337-341.Sen S, Wiktor A, Berndtson A, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri T.2014HTML
Predicting resource utilization in burn treatment. Journal of burn care & research: Official publication of the American Burn Association. May-Jun 2014;35 Suppl 2:S235-246.Taylor S, Curri T, Lawless M, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL.2014HTML
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Redefining the outcomes to resources ratio for burn patient triage in a mass casualty. Journal of burn care & research: Official publication of the American Burn Association. Jan-Feb 2014;35(1):41-45.Taylor S, Jeng J, Saffle JR, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL.2014HTML
Predicting mortality from burns: The need for age-group specific models. Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. May 17 2014.Taylor SL, Lawless M, Curri T, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL.2014HTML
Nonsurgical scar management of the face: does early versus late intervention affect outcome? Journal of burn care & research: Official publication of the American Burn Association. Sep-Oct 2013;34(5):569-575.Parry I, Sen S, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D.2014HTML
Reducing Postburn Injury Anemia in a Jehovah’s Witness Patient. Journal of burn care & research: Official publication of the American Burn Association. Oct 11 2013.Barsun A, Sen S, Palmieri TL, Greenhalgh DG.2013HTML
Strong ion difference and gap predict outcomes after adult burn injury. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. Oct 2013;75(4):555-561.Berndtson AE, Palmieri TL, Greenhalgh DG, Sen S.2013HTML
Estimating severity of burn in children: Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) score versus Abbreviated Burn Severity Index (ABSI). Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. Sep 2013;39(6):1048-1053.Berndtson AE, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL.2013HTML
A ten-year experience with pediatric face grafts. Journal of burn care & research: Official publication of the American Burn Association. Sep-Oct 2013;34(5):576-584.Greenhalgh DG, Hinchcliff K, Sen S, Palmieri TL.2013HTML
Review of Burn Research for the Year 2011. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Jan 30 2013.Sen S, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri T.2013HTML
Prospective comparison of packed red blood cell-to-fresh frozen plasma transfusion ratio of 4: 1 versus 1: 1 during acute massive burn excision. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. Jan 2013;74(1):76-83.Palmieri TL, Greenhalgh DG, Sen S.2013HTML
Surfactant therapy for acute respiratory distress in severe pediatric burn injury: a case series. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Mar-Apr 2012;33(2):e88-91.Sen S, Tung K, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D.2012HTML
Herpes simplex activation prolongs recovery from severe burn injury and increases bacterial infection risk. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. May-Jun 2012;33(3):393-397.Sen S, Szoka N, Phan H, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D.2012HTML
Review of burn research for the year 2010. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Sep-Oct 2012;33(5):577-586.Sen S, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri T.2012HTML
Commercially available interactive video games in burn rehabilitation: therapeutic potential. Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. Jun 2012;38(4):493-500.Parry IS, Bagley A, Kawada J, Sen S, Greenhalgh DG, Palmieri TL.2012HTML
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Harnessing the Transparent Face Orthosis for facial scar management: A comparison of methods. Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries. Dec 19 2012.Parry I, Hanley C, Niszczak J, Sen S, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D.2012HTML
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Long-term functional outcomes in the elderly after burn injury. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Jul 2012;33(4):497-503.Palmieri TL, Molitor F, Chan G, et al.2012HTML
The ABC daycare disaster of Hermosillo, Mexico. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Mar-Apr 2012;33(2):235-241.Greenhalgh DG, Chang P, Maguina P, Combs E, Sen S, Palmieri TL.2012HTML
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy caused by severe burn injury. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Sep-Oct 2012;33(5):e243-246.Fagin A, Sen S, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D.2012HTML
A comparison of dexmedetomidine and midazolam for sedation in severe pediatric burn injury. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Nov 2012;33(6):759-763.Fagin A, Palmieri T, Greenhalgh D, Sen S.2012HTML
A 10-Year Review of Lower Extremity Burns in Diabetics: Small Burns That Lead to Major Problems. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Aug 27 2012.Barsun A, Sen S, Palmieri TL, Greenhalgh DG.2012HTML
Blood product transfusion: does location make a difference? Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Jan-Feb 2011;32(1):61-65.Palmieri TL, Sen S, Falwell K, Greenhalgh DG.2011HTML
Review of burn injury research for the year 2009. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Nov-Dec 2010;31(6):836-848.Sen S, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri T.2010HTML
Long-term follow-up of patients treated for toxic epidermal necrolysis. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Jan-Feb 2006;27(1):26-33.Oplatek A, Brown K, Sen S, Halerz M, Supple K, Gamelli RL.2006HTML
Gastric rupture after cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a burn patient. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association. Sep-Oct 2006;27(5):757-759.Keldahl M, Sen S, Gamelli RL.2006HTML
Survival after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: the role of dementia. The journal of nutrition, health & aging. Jul-Aug 2005;9(4):255-259.Shah PM, Sen S, Perlmuter LC, Feller A.2005HTML
Burn injury and pulmonary sepsis: development of a clinically relevant model. The Journal of trauma. Feb 2004;56(2):272-278.Davis KA, Santaniello JM, He LK, et al.2004HTML