Dr Bryan Cotton
Bryan A. Cotton, MD, MPH is currently Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. In addition, he is on Faculty at the Center for Translational Injury Research in Houston and is the Director of the Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships at UT-Houston. His clinical specialties are trauma surgery and surgical critical care.
Dr. Cotton’s research focuses on identifying best resuscitation strategies for hemorrhagic shock, the early prediction of patients who will receive massive transfusion of blood and blood products and use of thrombelastography to guide resuscitation and correct coagulopathy following injury. Recently, he has also investigated how best to manage severe bleeding in patient’s taking newer oral anticoagulants. To these ends, he holds funding from the National Institute’s of Health and the Department of Defense.
In the last five years, Dr. Cotton has published over 100 manuscripts specifically related to hemorrhagic shock resuscitation, massive transfusion protocolization and early identification of the acute coagulopathy of trauma.