Swedish Medical Center is dedicated to basic scientific research in the area of traumatic injury. Studies have shown that patient outcomes are substantially improved if an organized trauma system with interaction between basic research and clinical care is in place. Regular meetings are held to encourage exchange between research personnel and trauma surgeons. Our Research Department has a staffed laboratory fully equipped for immunology, molecular biology and proteomic research with, at any time, multiple and diverse basic science and clinical projects underway.

Swedish Trauma Research program receives accolades from AAST.

Research Emphasis

  • Ischemia (ie. the vascular response) after traumatic injury
  • Immune response to traumatic injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ion channel modulation in cerebral ischemia (stroke)
  • Clinical drug trials

Research Expertise

  • Proteomics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology
  • Computational Biology
  • Epidemiology and Statistical Analyses

Learn more about our research areas of expertise.

The Research Team

  • Biochemist
  • Clinical Epidemiologist
  • Computational Biologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Study Coordinators
  • Toxicologist
  • Trauma surgeons and Neurosurgeons

Learn more about our team.

Publications and Presentations

The Trauma Research team has provided more than 100 publications and presentations and has 15 years of trauma-specific research experience. The research includes basic science, clinical research, diagnosis testing and population based studies to improve the care of the injured patient. Learn more about our publications and presentations.

Research has recently been published in Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Trauma, Journal of Emergency Medicine, and SHOCK, and presented at national and international research conferences.