Dr David J Smith, Jr

Visiting Professor

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Research Supervision:Yes

Dr David J Smith, Jr is Chair at the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, and a visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine.

Research interests

  • Wound healing
  • Burns

Memberships, editorial boards

  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Burn Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American Surgical Association
  • Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
  • UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange


PI Rsch/Clinical Trai Sponsor  End Date   Last Award  
David J Smith, Jr  Research   American Burn   29/10/16  161,000 
David J Smith, Jr   Clinical Trail   MediWound  20/01/20  116,360 
David J Smith, Jr   Clinical Trail   Molnlycke Health   24/06/20  108,711 
David J Smith, Jr Clinical Trail   Avita Medical  17/11/20  76,001 
David J Smith, Jr  Research   Arteriocyte/DOD  01/09/20  616,66 
David J Smith, Jr  Research   Arteriocyte/BARDA          01/08/20  148,351 

Selected recent publications

Chung, K. K., Coates, E. C., Smith, D. J. Jr., Karlnoski, R. A., Hickerson, W. L., Arnold-Ross, A. L., Mosier, M. J., Halerz, M., Sprague, A. M., Mullins, R. F., Caruso, D. M., Albrecht, M., Arnoldo, B. D., Burris A. M., Taylor S. L., Wolf S. E., 2017. High-volume hemofiltration in adult burn patients with septic shock and acute kidney injury: a multi-center randomized controlled trial. Crit Care, 21(1), p. 289. doi: 10.1186/s13054-017-1878-8

Mauck, M. C., Smith, J., Shupp, J. W., Weaver, M. A., Liu, A., Bortsov, A. V., Lateef, B., Jones, S. W., Williams, F., Hwang, J., Karlnoski, R., Smith, D. J., Cairns, B. A., McLean, S. A., 2017. Pain and itch outcome trajectories differ among European American and African American survivors of major thermal burn injury. Pain, 158(11), pp. 2268-2276.

Mauck, M. C., Smith, J., Liu, A. Y., Jones, S. W., Shupp, J. W., Villard, M. A., Williams, F., Hwang, J., Karlnoski, R., Smith, D. J., Cairns, B. A., Kessler, R. C., McLean, S. A., 2017. Chronic Pain and Itch are Common, Morbid Sequelae Among Individuals Who Receive Tissue Autograft After Major Thermal Burn Injury. Clin J Pain, 33(7) pp. 627-634.

Applebaum, M. A., Lee, T. E., Barnes, C., Elston, J. B., Smith, D. J.. 2016. An Interesting Case of a Retrobulbar Cavernous Hemangioma. Eplasty. 16:ic48. eCollection 2016.

Laun, J., Laun, K., Muftah, M., Zimmerman, A., Elston, J. B., Smith, D. J. Jr., 2016. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Eplasty. 16:ic47. eCollection 2016.

Ching, J. A., Ching, Y. H., Shivers, S. C., Karlnoski, R. A., Payne, W. G., Smith, D. J. Jr., 2016. An Analysis of Inhalation Injury Diagnostic Methods and Patient Outcomes. J Burn Care Res, 37(1), e27-32.

Prather, J. L., Tummel, E. K., Patel, A. B., Smith, D. J., Gould, L. J., 2015. Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effects of Non contact Low-Frequency Ultrasound with Standard Care in Healing Split-Thickness Donor Sites. J Am Coll Surg, 221(2), pp. 309-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.02.031. Epub 2015 Mar 14.

Ching, J. A., Shah, J. L., Doran, C. J., Chen, H., Payne, W. G., Smith, D. J. Jr., 2015. The evaluation of physical exam findings in patients assessed for suspected burn inhalation injury. J Burn Care Res, 36(1), pp. 197-202. 

Ching, J. A., Kuykendall, L. V., Troy, J. S., Smith, D. J. Jr., 2014. Estrogen treatment of acetic acid burns to the vagina, cervix, and perineum: a case report and review of the literature. J Burn Care Res, 35(5), e368-71.

Patton, M. L., Mullins, R. F., Smith, D., Korentager, R., 2013. An open, prospective, randomized pilot investigation evaluating pain with the use of a soft silicone wound contact layer vs bridal veil and staples on split thickness skin grafts as a primary dressing. Journal of Burn Care and Research [Epub ahead of print].

Smith, D. J., Karlnoski, R. A., Patel, A., Cruse, C. W., Brown, K. S., Robson, M. C., 2013. The Treatment of Partial-Thickness Burns with a Hydro conductive Wound Dressing: Clinical and Mechanistic Effects. Surgical Science, 4, pp. 268-72.

Troy, J., Karlnoski, R., Downes, K., Brown, K. S., Cruse, C. W., Smith, D. J., Payne. W. G., 2013. The Use of EZ Derm® in Partial-Thickness Burns: An Institutional Review of 157 Patients. Eplasty, 13. Epub 2013 March 7.

Karlnoski, R., Cruse, W., Brown, K. S., Sprenker, C. J., Smith, D. J., 2012. Use of Drawtex in Thermal Injuries. Wounds, 32(9), pp. 17-18 (Supplement).

Recent presentations and conferences

Mauck M. C., Joshi, N., Jia, E., Jallah, D., Bien, M., Shupp, J. W., Karlnoski, R., Smith, D. J., Cairns, B. A., McLean, S. A., 2016. Functional consequences of graft site pain and itch in survivors of major thermal burn injury. ASA 2016.

Villard, M. A., Mauck, M., Liu, A. Y., Jones, S., Hwang, J., Williams, F., Shupp, J., Karlnoski, R., Smith, D., Cairns, B., McLean, S. A., 2016. PTSD influences pain and itch symptoms overtime following MThBI. American Pain Society 2016.

Smith, D. J., 2015. Comparison of VOCs in whole blood from burn and smoke victims with other populations by SPME. GC-MS Pittsburgh Conference 2015.

Ching, J. A., Ching, Y.-H., Karlnoski, R. A., Shivers, S. C., Payne, W. G., Smith, D. J., 2015.. An Analysis of Inhalation Injury Diagnostic Methods and Patient Outcomes. ABA 2015.

Karlnoski, R., Pierpont, Y. N., Su, L. M., Klein, D. M., Fountain, M. E., Cruse, C. W., Mangar, D., Schweiger, H., Blow, S., Brown, K. S., Payne, W.G., Smith, D. J., 2011. An Evaluation of Inhaled Toxic Metabolites in Patients with and without Smoke Inhalation Injury. ABA 2011.