2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
A.B., UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1992
American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, 2005
American Medical Association
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London JA, Utter GH, Battistella FD, Wisner DR. Methamphetamine use is associated with increased hospital resource consumption among minimally injured trauma patients. J Trauma. 2009;66:485-490.
London JA, Utter GH, Chen SL, Sena MJ, Romano PS. Lack of insurance is associated with increased risk for hernia complications. Ann Surg. 2009;250:331-337.
Sadeghi B, Baron R, Zrelak P, Utter GH, Geppert JJ, Davies SM, Romano PS. Cases of iatrogenic pneumothorax can be identified from ICD-9-CM coded data. Am J Med Qual. (Accepted June 10, 2009)
Sena MJ, Rivers RM, Muizelaar JP, Battistella FD, Utter GH. Transfusion practices for acute traumatic brain injury: a survey of physicians at U.S. trauma centers. Intensive Care Med. 2009;35:480-488.
Utter GH, Zrelak P, Baron R, Tancredi DV, Sadeghi B, Geppert JJ, Davies SM, Romano PS. Positive predictive value ofthe AHRQ Accidental Puncture or Laceration Patient Safety Indicator. Ann Surg. (Accepted April 20, 2009)
White RH, Sadeghi B, Tancredi DJ, Zrelak P, Cuny J, Sama P, Utter GH, Geppert JJ, Romano PS. How valid is the ICD-9-CM-based AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator for postoperative venous thromboembolism? Med Care. (Accepted May 30, 2009)
Utter GH, Victorino GP, Wisner DH. Interhospital transfer occurs more slowly for elderly acute trauma patients. J Emerg Med. 2008;35:415-420.
Utter GH, Victorino GP, Wisner DR. Interhospital transfer of acute trauma patients: how long does it take and how is the time spent? Clinical Medicine: Trauma and Intensive Medicine. 2008;1:11-19.
Sena MJ, Utter GH, Cuschieri J, Maier RV, Tomkins RG, Harbrecht BG, O'Keefe GE. Early supplemental parenteral nutrition is associated with increased infectious complications in critically ill trauma patients. JAm Coli Surg. 2008;207:459-467.
Utter GH, Lee TH, Rivers RM, Montalvo L, Wen L, Chafets DM, Reed WF, Busch MP. Microchimerism decades after transfusion among combat-injured U.S. veterans from the Vietnam, Korean, and World War II conflicts. Transfusion. 2008;48:1609-1615.
Gill RM, Lee TH, Utter GH, Reed WF, Wen L, Chafets D, Busch MP. The TNF-alpha-308A polymorphism is associated with micro chimerism in transfused trauma patients.Blood 2008;111 :3880-3883.
Reed W, Lee TH, Norris PJ, Utter GH, Busch MP. Transfusion-associated microchimerism: a new complication of blood transfusions in severely injured patients. Semin Hematol. 44:24-31, 2007.
Reed W, Utter GH, Lee TH, Busch MP. Effect of recipient immune status on the persistence and clinical consequences of transfused leucocytes. ISBT Science Series. 2:196-203, 2007
Utter GH, Reed WF, Lee TH, Busch MP. Transfusion-associated microchimerism. Vox Sang. (Accepted June 5, 2007)
Utter GH. The risk of transmitting cancer with transfusion. Lancet. 2007;369:1670-1671.
Utter GH, Victorino GP, Wisner DH. Interhospital transfer occurs more slowly for elderly acute trauma patients. J Emerg Med. (Accepted November 8, 2006)
Utter GH, Maier RV, Rivara FP, Mock CN, Jurkovich GJ, Nathens AB. Inclusive trauma systems: Do they improve triage or outcomes of the severely injured? J Trauma, 60:529-537, 2006.
Utter GH, Maier RV, Rivara FP, Nathens AB. Outcomes following ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms: the “halo effect” of trauma center designation. J Am Coll Surg. 203:498-505, 2006.
Utter GH, Nathens AB, Lee TH, Reed WF, Owings JT, Nester TA, Busch MP. Leukoreduction of blood transfusions does not diminish transfusion-associated microchimerism in trauma patients. Transfusion 46:1863-1869, 2006.
Utter GH, Hollingworth W, Hallam DK, Jarvik JG, Jurkovich GJ. Sixteen-slice computed tomographic angiography in patients with suspected blunt carotid and vertebral artery injuries. J Am Coll Surg. 203:838-848, 2006.
Roudsari BS, Utter GH, Kernic MA, Mueller BA. Risk of early childhood injuries in twins and singletons. J Early Child Res, 4:121-131, 2006.
Lee TH, Chafets DM, Reed W, Wen L, Yang Y, Chen J, Utter GH, Owings JT, Busch MP. Enhanced ascertainment of microchimerism using real-time quantitative PCR amplification of insertion/deletion polymorphisms. Transfusion. 46:1870-1878, 2006.
Busch MP, Lee TH, Utter GH, Reed W. Application of nucleic acid amplification tests to study transfusion-associated microchimerism?a new complication of blood transfusions in trauma patients. ISBT Science Series. 1:185-193, 2006.