Travis W. Gerlach, M.D.
- Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma
- Military Volunteer Clinical Faculty
M.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD 2002
B.S., University of Alaska, Anchorage AK 1997
Surgery, Davis Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, Travis CA 2003-2005
Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010
Acute Care Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2008-2009
Air Force Flight Surgeon,
American Board of Surgery,
American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care,
CA Medical Board, License,
Air Force Association
American College of Surgery - Fellow
American Medical Association
Christian Medical and Dental Society
Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons
Honors and Awards
Unites States Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal – CSTARS Cincinnati, 2014
Air Force Commendation Medal – Bagram, Afghanistan, 2014
Donahue Research Award - 60th Medical Group, Travis AFB – “Top Scientific Publication of 2009”, 2009
Academic Achievement Award – Anatomy II – 1999 – Uniformed Services University, 1999
Select Recent Publications
Tsuei BJ, Hanseman DJ, Blakeman MJ, Blakeman TC, Yang SH, Branson RD, Gerlach TW. Accuracy of noninvasive hemoglobin monitoring in patients at risk for hemorrhage. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Sep;77(3 Suppl 2):S134-9.
Davis B, Welch K, Walsh-Hart S, Hanseman D, Petro M, Gerlach T, Dorlac W, Collins J, Pritts T. Effective teamwork and communication mitigate task saturation in simulated critical care air transport team missions. Mil Med. 2014
Sena MJ, Douglas G, Gerlach T, Grayson JK, Pichakron KO, Zierold D. A pilot study of the use of kaolin-impregnated gauze (Combat Gauze) for packing high-grade hepatic injuries in a hypothermic coagulopathic swine model. J Surg Res. 2013 Aug;183(2):704-9.
Graham JS, Gerlach TW, Logan TP, Bonar JP, Fugo RJ, Lee RB, Coatsworth MA. Methods of advanced wound management for care of combined traumatic and chemical warfare injuries. Eplasty. 2008 Jul 21;8:e34.
Gerlach T, Grayson JK, Pichakron KO, Sena MJ, DeMartini SD, Clark BZ, Estep JS, Zierold D. Preliminary study of the effects of smectite granules (WoundStat) on vascular repair and wound healing in a swine survival model. J Trauma. 2010 Nov;69(5):1203-9.
Gerlach TW, Troppmann C, Khatri VP. Major bile duct injury resulting from radiofrequency-assisted hepatectomy. Hepatogastroenterology. 2009 May-Jun;56(91-92):610-4.