Philosophy of Care
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Surgery-Surgical Critical Care
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1997
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
American College of Surgeons - Fellow
Research Society on Alcoholism
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Western Trauma Association
Honors and Awards:
General Surgery Resident Teaching Award, 2002
UNMSOM Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award: Resident Teaching, 1999
Radiometer American Literary Award: Best "Test Your Radiologic Skills" feature, Journal of Respiratory Care, 1991
Association for Academic Surgery: Student Research Award Winner, 1991
Select Recent Publications:
Shaw AD, Bagshaw SM, Goldstein SL, Scherer LA, Duan M, Schermer CM, Kellum JA. Major Complications, Mortality and Resource Utilization after Open Abdominal Surgery: 0.9% saline compared to Plasma-Lyte. Annals of Surgery Ann Surg 2012;255:821–829
Albright JM, Kovacs EJ, Gamelli RL, and Schermer CR. Implications of Formal Alcohol Screening in Burn Patients. J Burn Care Res. 2009 January-February; 30(1):62-69.
Schermer CR, Omi EC, Ton-That HH, Grimley K, Van Auken P, Santaniello JC, Esposito TJ. A Clustering of Injury Behaviors, J Trauma. 2008 Nov;65(5):1000-4.
Schermer CR, Moyers TB, Miller WR, and Bloomfield LA. Trauma Center Brief Interventions for Alcohol Disorders Decrease DUI Arrests. J Trauma 2006; 60: 29-34.
Weinshiemer RL, Schermer CR, Malcoe LM, Balduf LM, Bloomfield LA. Severe Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol Use among Female Trauma Patients. J Trauma 2005; 58: 22-29.
Schermer CR, Gentilello LM, Hoyt DB, Moore EE, Moore JB, Rozycki GS, and Feliciano DV. National Survey of Trauma Surgeons’ Use of Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions. J Trauma 2003, 55; (5) 849-856.
Schermer CR, Bloomfield LA, Lu SW and Demarest GB. Trauma Patient Willingness to participate in Alcohol Screening and Intervention. J Trauma 2003; 54:701-706.
Apodaca TR and Schermer CR. Readiness to Change Alcohol Use After Trauma. J Trauma 2003: 54:990-994.
Schermer CR, Apodaca TA, Albrecht RM, Lu SW, and Demarest GB. Intoxicated Motor Vehicle Passengers Warrant Screening and Treatment Similar to Intoxicated Drivers. Journal of Trauma 2001: (51) 1083-1086.
Schermer CR, Qualls CR, Brown CL, Apodaca TA. Intoxicated Motor Vehicle Passengers: An Overlooked At-Risk Population. Archives of Surgery 2001 (136) 1244-1248.