- Medical School - University of Massachusetts Medical School (2001-2005)
- Research Fellowship - Harborview Medical Center (2008-2009), Trauma
- Residency - University of Washington School of Medicine (2005-2012), General Surgery
- Fellowship - Harborview Medical Center (2012-2013), Burn Surgery
- Fellowship - Harborview Medical Center (2013-2014), Surgical Critical Care
Samuel Mandell, M.D.
- Surgery - Burn, Trauma, Acute and Critical Care Surgery
- Comprehensive care of the burn-injured patient
- Trauma Surgery
Samuel Mandell, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in trauma surgery, surgical critical care, and comprehensive care of burn-injured patients.
Dr. Mandell earned his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received advanced training through a trauma research fellowship, a burn surgery fellowship, and a surgical critical care fellowship at Harborview Medical Center. He also holds a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from UW.
Certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and critical care, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.
Dr. Mandell serves as Burn Section Chief and Director of the Parkland Regional Burn Center.
He leads the national Burn Care Quality Platform Dashboard Work Group and serves on several national committees, including the American Burn Association Quality and Burn Registry Committee. In addition, he is a Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP) 18 advanced author.
Dr. Mandell is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and he is a member of the American Burn Association and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
He has delivered scores of lectures and presentations, published dozens of academic articles, and contributed to numerous books.
Education & Training
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- American College of Surgeons, Fellow
- American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Fellow
- American Burn Association
- Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honors & Awards
- Mentor for Seattle Surgical Society Paper Competition 2021, Dr. Ali Haruta 2nd Place
- Mentor for Seattle Surgical Society Paper Competition 2020, Dr. Jay Zhu 3rd Place
- American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Research and Education Fund Scholarship 2017, Recipient
- Future Trauma Leader 2015, American College of Surgeons
- CARES Award Nominee 2015, UW Medicine
- David M. Tapper Resident Teaching and Leadership Award 2012, University of Washington School of Medicine
- Henry N. Harkins Award for Best Presentation 2009, American College of Surgeons, Washington Chapter
- Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Research Scholarship 2008, Recipient
- Winner, Best Paper 2008, Washington State, ACS Committee on Trauma Research Paper Competition
- Alpha Omega Alpha 2005
- Award for Clinical Excellence 2005, UMass Alumni Surgical Society
- Official Citation for Leadership in Primary Care 2003, Massachusetts State Senate
- The Generalist Physician Initiative Award of Excellence 2002, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Sigma Xi 2001
Books & Publications
Management of Cardiac Injury in Severely Injured Patients in UpToDate, Post TW (Ed)
Mandell SP (2019), Waltham, MA, UpToDate
Burn Rehabilitation in ACS Surgery 8th Edition
Stewart B, Gibran NS, Mandell SP (2018)
Burn Resuscitation in Scientific American Critical Care of the Surgical Patient
Chin TL, Gibran NS, Mandell SP (2018)
Burns in Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery 11th Edition
Anderson J, Mandell SP, Gibran NS (2018)
Ethical Issues Regarding in Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: The Definitive Manual
Nehra D and Mandell SP (2017), Springer
Overview of the Diagnosis and Initial Management of Traumatic Retroperitoneal Injury in UpToDate, Post TW (Ed)
Mandell SP (2016), Waltham, MA, UpToDate
Rehabilitation of the Burned Patient in ACS Surgery 7th Edition
Mandell SP and Gibran NS (2014), Hamilton, ON, Decker
Primary Operative Management of Hand Burns in UpToDate, Basow DS (Ed)
Mandell SP and Klein MB (2011), Waltham, MA, UpToDate
Burns and Frostbite of the Hand in Principles of Hand Surgery and Therapy 2nd Edition, Trumble TE (Ed)
Mandell SP and Klein MB (2010), Philadelphia, PA, Saunders
- Management of Cardiac Injury in Severely Injured Patients in UpToDate, Post TW (Ed)
Early Enteral Nutrition for Burn Injury.
Mandell SP, Gibran NS, Advances in wound care 2014 Jan 3 1 64-70
Fibrin sealants: surgical hemostat, sealant and adhesive.
Mandell SP, Gibran NS, Expert opinion on biological therapy 2014 Jun 14 6 821-30
Surgery and Medicine Residents' Perspectives of Morbidity and Mortality Conference: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improve ACGME Core Competency Compliance.
Flynn-O'Brien KT, Mandell SP, Eaton EV, Schleyer AM, McIntyre LK, Journal of surgical education 2015 Nov-Dec 72 6 e258-66
Safety of minimizing preoperative starvation in critically ill and intubated trauma patients.
Parent BA, Mandell SP, Maier RV, Minei J, Sperry J, Moore EE, O'Keefe GE, The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2016 06 80 6 957-63
Aligning institutional priorities: engaging house staff in a quality improvement and safety initiative to fulfill Clinical Learning Environment Review objectives and electronic medical record Meaningful Use requirements.
Flanagan MR, Foster CC, Schleyer A, Peterson GN, Mandell SP, Rudd KE, Joyner BD, Payne TH, American journal of surgery 2016 Feb 211 2 390-7
Review of Recent Large-Scale Burn Disasters Worldwide in Comparison to Preparedness Guidelines.
Dai A, Carrougher GJ, Mandell SP, Fudem G, Gibran NS, Pham TN, Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2017 Jan/Feb 38 1 36-44
An Intervention Bundle to Facilitate Return to Work for Burn-Injured Workers: Report From a Burn Model System Investigation.
Carrougher GJ, Brych SB, Pham TN, Mandell SP, Gibran NS, Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2017 Jan/Feb 38 1 e70-e78
Relationship of procedural numbers with meaningful procedural autonomy in general surgery residents.
Stride HP, George BC, Williams RG, Bohnen JD, Eaton MJ, Schuller MC, Zhao L, Yang A, Meyerson SL, Scully R, Dunnington GL, Torbeck L, Mullen JT, Mandell SP, Choti M, Foley E, Are C, Auyang E, Chipman J, Choi J, Meier A, Smink D, Terhune KP, Wise P, DaRosa D, Soper N, Zwischenberger JB, Lillemoe K, Fryer JP, Surgery 2018 03 163 3 488-494
Injury in the transgender population: What the trauma surgeon needs to know.
Morrison SD, Kolnik SM, Massie JP, Crowe CS, Dugi D, Friedrich JB, Pham TN, Berli JU, O'Keefe GE, Bulger EM, Maier RV, Mandell SP, The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 2018 Oct 85 4 799-809
Evaluation of Burn Rounds Using Telemedicine: Perspectives from Patients, Families, and Burn Center Staff.
Yenikomshian HA, Lerew TL, Tam M, Mandell SP, Honari SE, Pham TN, Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association 2019 01 25 1 25-30
Impact of Burn-Related Amputations on Return to Work: Findings From the Burn Injury Model System National Database.
Carrougher GJ, McMullen K, Mandell SP, Amtmann D, Kowalske KJ, Schneider JC, Herndon DN, Gibran NS, Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2019 01 40 1 21-28
Hospital-acquired complications alter quality of life in adult burn survivors: Report from a burn model system.
Deeter L, Seaton M, Carrougher GJ, McMullen K, Mandell SP, Amtmann D, Gibran NS, Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries 2019 02 45 1 42-47
A Comparison of Scoring Systems for Predicting Short- and Long-term Survival After Trauma in Older Adults.
Meagher AD, Lin A, Mandell SP, Bulger E, Newgard C, Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2019 06 26 6 621-630
The Effects of Early Neuropathic Pain Control With Gabapentin on Long-Term Chronic Pain and Itch in Burn Patients.
Kneib CJ, Sibbett SH, Carrougher GJ, Muffley LA, Gibran NS, Mandell SP, Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2019 06 40 4 457-463
The effect of gender on operative autonomy in general surgery residents.
Meyerson SL, Odell DD, Zwischenberger JB, Schuller M, Williams RG, Bohnen JD, Dunnington GL, Torbeck L, Mullen JT, Mandell SP, Choti MA, Foley E, Are C, Auyang E, Chipman J, Choi J, Meier AH, Smink DS, Terhune KP, Wise PE, Soper N, Lillemoe K, Fryer JP, George BC, Surgery 2019 11 166 5 738-743
Outpatient opioid use of burn patients: A retrospective review.
Yenikomshian HA, Curtis EE, Carrougher GJ, Qiu Q, Gibran NS, Mandell SP, Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries 2019 12 45 8 1737-1742
Optical coherence tomography correlates multiple measures of tissue damage following acute burn injury.
Deegan AJ, Mandell SP, Wang RK, Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery 2019 May 9 5 731-741
Factors Affecting Employment After Burn Injury in the United States: A Burn Model System National Database Investigation.
Carrougher GJ, Bamer AM, Mandell SP, Brych S, Schneider JC, Ryan CM, Kowalske K, Esselman PC, Gibran NS, Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 2020 01 101 1S S71-S85
Early patient deaths after transfer to a regional burn center.
Curtis EE, Yenikomshian HA, Carrougher GJ, Gibran NS, Mandell SP, Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries 2020 02 46 1 97-103
Proceedings from the Consensus Conference on Trauma Patient-Reported Outcome Measures.
Sakran JV, Ezzeddine H, Schwab CW, Bonne S, Brasel KJ, Burd RS, Cuschieri J, Ficke J, Gaines BA, Giacino JT, Gibran NS, Haider A, Hall EC, Herrera-Escobar JP, Joseph B, Kao L, Kurowski BG, Livingston D, Mandell SP, Nehra D, Sarani B, Seamon M, Yonclas P, Zarzaur B, Stewart R, Bulger E, Nathens AB, Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2020 05 230 5 819-835
Traumatic and hemorrhagic complications after extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Nguyen ML, Gause E, Mills B, Tonna JE, Alvey H, Saczkowski R, Grunau B, Becker LB, Gaieski DF, Youngquist S, Gunnerson K, England P, Hamilton J, Badulak J, Mandell SP, Bulger EM, Johnson NJ, Resuscitation 2020 12 157 225-229
Impact of the affordable care act's medicaid expansion on burn outcomes and disposition.
Oh J, Fernando A, Sibbett S, Carrougher GJ, Stewart BT, Mandell SP, Pham TN, Gibran NS, Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries 2021 02 47 1 35-41
A 57-Year-Old Man With COVID-19 Pneumonia Who Required Venovenous Extracorporeal Life Support With a Rapidly Escalating WBC Count.
Krieger JA, Wixon-Genack JR, Mandell SP, Town JA, Chest 2021 08 160 2 e189-e193
OCT-Based Angiography and Surface Topography in Burn-Damaged Skin.
Lu J, Deegan AJ, Cheng Y, Mandell SP, Wang RK, Lasers in surgery and medicine 2021 08 53 6 849-860
Inpatient and post-discharge outcomes following inhalation injury among critically injured burn patients.
Witt CE, Stewart BT, Rivara FP, Mandell SP, Gibran NS, Pham TN, Arbabi S, Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2021 Feb
Imaging human skin autograft integration with optical coherence tomography.
Deegan AJ, Lu J, Sharma R, Mandell SP, Wang RK, Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery 2021 Feb 11 2 784-796
Physical and Psychological Recovery Following Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: A Patient Survey.
DeNiro KL, Honari S, Hippe DS, Dai A, Pham TN, Caceres M, Mandell SP, Duong PQ, McMullen KA, Gibran NS, Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2021 Jun
Validation of the modified NUTrition Risk Score (mNUTRIC) in mechanically ventilated, severe burn patients: A prospective multinational cohort study.
Alfonso Ortiz L, Jiang X, Turgeon AF, Wibbenmeyer L, Pollack J, Mandell SP, Day AG, Heyland DK, Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries 2021 May
Application of OCT-Derived Attenuation Coefficient in Acute Burn-Damaged Skin.
Lu J, Deegan AJ, Cheng Y, Liu T, Zheng Y, Mandell SP, Wang RK, Lasers in surgery and medicine 2021 May
The Feasibility of Real-Time Intraoperative Performance Assessment With SIMPL (System for Improving and Measuring Procedural Learning): Early Experience From a Multi-institutional Trial.
Bohnen JD, George BC, Williams RG, Schuller MC, DaRosa DA, Torbeck L, Mullen JT, Meyerson SL, Auyang ED, Chipman JG, Choi JN, Choti MA, Endean ED, Foley EF, Mandell SP, Meier AH, Smink DS, Terhune KP, Wise PE, Soper NJ, Zwischenberger JB, Lillemoe KD, Dunnington GL, Fryer JP, Journal of surgical education 2016 Nov - Dec 73 6 e118-e130
Readiness of US General Surgery Residents for Independent Practice.
George BC, Bohnen JD, Williams RG, Meyerson SL, Schuller MC, Clark MJ, Meier AH, Torbeck L, Mandell SP, Mullen JT, Smink DS, Scully RE, Chipman JG, Auyang ED, Terhune KP, Wise PE, Choi JN, Foley EF, Dimick JB, Choti MA, Soper NJ, Lillemoe KD, Zwischenberger JB, Dunnington GL, DaRosa DA, Fryer JP, Annals of surgery 2017 10 266 4 582-594
Is the operative autonomy granted to a resident consistent with operative performance quality.
Williams RG, George BC, Bohnen JD, Meyerson SL, Schuller MC, Meier AH, Torbeck L, Mandell SP, Mullen JT, Smink DS, Chipman JG, Auyang ED, Terhune KP, Wise PE, Choi J, Foley EF, Choti MA, Are C, Soper N, Zwischenberger JB, Dunnington GL, Lillemoe KD, Fryer JP, Surgery 2018 09 164 3 566-570
Burn survivors' perception of recovery after injury: A Northwest Regional Burn Model System investigation.
Sibbett SH, Carrougher GJ, Pham TN, Mandell SP, Arbabi S, Stewart BT, Gibran NS, Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries 2020 12 46 8 1768-1774
Validation of a low-cost simulation strategy for burn escharotomy training.
Zhang IY, Thomas M, Stewart BT, Curtis E, Blayney C, Mandell SP, Sohn VY, Pham TN, Injury 2020 Sep 51 9 2059-2065
Pelvic crush injury requiring hemicorporectomy.
Lenihan M, Bellabarba C, Kleweno CP, McIntyre L, Robinson B, Mandell SP, Trauma surgery & acute care open 2021 6 1 e000740
Patient safety measures in burn care: do National reporting systems accurately reflect quality of burn care?
Mandell SP, Robinson EF, Cooper CL, Klein MB, Gibran NS, Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2010 Jan-Feb 31 1 125-9
Mortality and injury patterns associated with roof crush in rollover crashes.
Mandell SP, Kaufman R, Mack CD, Bulger EM, Accident; analysis and prevention 2010 Jul 42 4 1326-31
Describing a problem: rear seatback failure and unsecured cargo.
Mandell SP, Kaufman R, Mack CD, Bulger EM, Prehospital and disaster medicine 2010 Mar-Apr 25 2 152-7
Motor vehicle mismatch: a national perspective.
Mandell SP, Mack CD, Bulger EM, Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention 2010 Oct 16 5 309-14
Repeat hospitalization and mortality in older adult burn patients.
Mandell SP, Pham T, Klein MB, Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association 2013 Jan-Feb 34 1 e36-41
- Early Enteral Nutrition for Burn Injury.
- Comprehensive care of the burn-injured patient
- Trauma Surgery
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
- Surgical Critical Care
- Scar Reconstructive Surgery
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