KENNETH MATTOX

TitleDistinguished Service Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
Address1504 TAUB LOOP
Houston, TX 77030
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    Dr. Kenneth L. Mattox is a Distinguished Service Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Staff and Surgeon-in-Chief at Ben Taub Hospital, where he has worked since 1973. BTH has been at the forefront of surgical critical care, breaking ground with its automated system for the storage and retrieval of laboratory data in 1975. Dr. Mattox helped develop the internationally renowned Ben Taub Hospital Emergency Center and its equally respected Trauma Center.

    His reputation as an innovator in trauma care is known worldwide. Dr. Mattox is past President of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Secretary-Treasurer of the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society. He previously chaired the Mayor's Red Ribbon Committee to address Houston Fire Department Emergency Medical Services, and sat on the Hospital Subcommittee of the Mayor's Special Task Force on the Medical Aspects of Disaster.

    Currently, Dr. Mattox serves as consultant to the Center for Biologic Evaluation and Research of the FDA. Dr. Mattox has served on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Houston, Doctors’ Club of Houston, Wayland Baptist University, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Southeast Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, and serves as Chairman of the Board of the John P. McGovern Museum for Health & Medical Science.

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    1. Inaba K, Eastman AL, Jacobs LM, Mattox KL. Active-Shooter Response at a Health Care Facility. N Engl J Med. 2018 Aug 09; 379(6):583-586. PMID: 30089071.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Rosengart TK, Mason MC, LeMaire SA, Brandt ML, Coselli JS, Curley SA, Mattox KL, Mills JL, Sugarbaker DJ, Berger DA. The seven attributes of the academic surgeon: Critical aspects of the archetype and contributions to the surgical community. Am J Surg. 2017 Aug; 214(2):165-179. PMID: 28284432.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Carrick MM, Morrison CA, Tapia NM, Leonard J, Suliburk JW, Norman MA, Welsh FJ, Scott BG, Liscum KR, Raty SR, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Intraoperative hypotensive resuscitation for patients undergoing laparotomy or thoracotomy for trauma: Early termination of a randomized prospective clinical trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 06; 80(6):886-96. PMID: 27015578.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Mattox KL. Norman E. McSwain, Jr., MD, FACS (1937-2015). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May; 80(5):835-7. PMID: 26840048.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Scott AR, Gilani R, Tapia NM, Mattox KL, Wall MJ, Suliburk JW. Endovascular management of traumatic peripheral arterial injuries. J Surg Res. 2015 Dec; 199(2):557-63. PMID: 26115809.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Holcomb JB, Fox EE, Scalea TM, Napolitano LM, Albarado R, Gill B, Dunkin BJ, Kirkpatrick AW, Cotton BA, Inaba K, DuBose JJ, Cohen AM, Azizzadeh A, Brenner M, Cohen MJ, Wade CE, Lumsden AB, Andrassy R, Rhee PM, Bass BL, Mattox KL, Britt LD, Eastman AB, Hoyt DB, Rasmussen TE. Current opinion on catheter-based hemorrhage control in trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Mar; 76(3):888-93. PMID: 24553566.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Tapia NM, Suliburk J, Mattox KL. The initial trauma center fluid management of penetrating injury: a systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Dec; 471(12):3961-73. PMID: 23807449.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Tapia NM, Chang A, Norman M, Welsh F, Scott B, Wall MJ, Mattox KL, Suliburk J. TEG-guided resuscitation is superior to standardized MTP resuscitation in massively transfused penetrating trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb; 74(2):378-85; discussion 385-6. PMID: 23354228.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    9. Pusateri AE, Weiskopf RB, Bebarta V, Butler F, Cestero RF, Chaudry IH, Deal V, Dorlac WC, Gerhardt RT, Given MB, Hansen DR, Hoots WK, Klein HG, Macdonald VW, Mattox KL, Michael RA, Mogford J, Montcalm-Smith EA, Niemeyer DM, Prusaczyk WK, Rappold JF, Rassmussen T, Rentas F, Ross J, Thompson C, Tucker LD. Tranexamic acid and trauma: current status and knowledge gaps with recommended research priorities. Shock. 2013 Feb; 39(2):121-6. PMID: 23222525.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Mattox KL. Editorial critique. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Nov; 73(5):1072-3. PMID: 23117372.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Gilani R, Tsai PI, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Overcoming challenges of endovascular treatment of complex subclavian and axillary artery injuries in hypotensive patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Sep; 73(3):771-3. PMID: 22929506.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Gilani R, Saucedo-Crespo H, Scott BG, Tsai PI, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Endovascular therapy for overcoming challenges presented with blunt abdominal aortic injury. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2012 May; 46(4):329-31. PMID: 22617379.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Mattox KL. Commentary on "vascular injury in the United kingdom". Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2011 Mar; 23(1):34-5. PMID: 21810805.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Gilani R, Ochoa L, Wall MJ, Tsai PI, Mattox KL. Endovascular repair of traumatic aortic injury using a custom fenestrated endograft to preserve the left subclavian artery. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Aug; 45(6):549-52. PMID: 21715420.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Rasmussen TE, Woodson J, Rich NM, Mattox KL. Vascular trauma at a crossroads. J Trauma. 2011 May; 70(5):1291-3. PMID: 21610443.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Morrison CA, Carrick MM, Norman MA, Scott BG, Welsh FJ, Tsai P, Liscum KR, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Hypotensive resuscitation strategy reduces transfusion requirements and severe postoperative coagulopathy in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock: preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial. J Trauma. 2011 Mar; 70(3):652-63. PMID: 21610356.
      Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Hirshberg A, Frykberg ER, Mattox KL, Stein M. Triage and trauma workload in mass casualty: a computer model. J Trauma. 2010 Nov; 69(5):1074-81; discussion 1081-2. PMID: 20693920.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Ben-Galim P, Dreiangel N, Mattox KL, Reitman CA, Kalantar SB, Hipp JA. Extrication collars can result in abnormal separation between vertebrae in the presence of a dissociative injury. J Trauma. 2010 Aug; 69(2):447-50. PMID: 20093981.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Wall MJ, Tsai PI, Gilani R, Mattox KL. Challenges in the diagnosis and management of unusual presentations of blunt injury to the ascending aorta and aortic sinuses. J Surg Res. 2010 Oct; 163(2):176-8. PMID: 20599221.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Crippen D, Krin C, Lorich D, Mattox K. Disaster medicine: the caring contradiction. Crit Care. 2010; 14(2):133. PMID: 20359314.
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    21. Ball CG, Feliciano DV, Mattox KL. Combined splenectomy and nephrectomy for trauma: morbidity, mortality, and outcomes over 30 years. J Trauma. 2010 Mar; 68(3):519-21. PMID: 20220413.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Krin CS, Giannou C, Seppelt IM, Walker S, Mattox KL, Wigle RL, Crippen D. Appropriate response to humanitarian crises. BMJ. 2010 Feb 02; 340:c562. PMID: 20124565.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Mattox KL. The injured esophagus. Tex Heart Inst J. 2010; 37(6):683-4. PMID: 21224946.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Wall MJ, Tsai PI, Gilani R, Mattox KL. Open and endovascular approaches to aortic trauma. Tex Heart Inst J. 2010; 37(6):675-7. PMID: 21224943.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Kim JY, Buck DW, Forte AJ, Subramanian VS, Birman MV, Schierle CF, Kloeters O, Mattox KL, Wall MJ, Epstein MJ. Risk factors for compartment syndrome in traumatic brachial artery injuries: an institutional experience in 139 patients. J Trauma. 2009 Dec; 67(6):1339-44. PMID: 20009687.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Votanopoulos KI, Welsh FJ, Mattox KL. Suprarenal inferior vena cava ligation: a rare survivor. J Trauma. 2009 Dec; 67(6):E179-80. PMID: 19065116.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Carrick MM, Morrison CA, Pham HQ, Norman MA, Marvin B, Lee J, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Modern management of traumatic subclavian artery injuries: a single institution's experience in the evolution of endovascular repair. Am J Surg. 2010 Jan; 199(1):28-34. PMID: 19520356.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Kirkpatrick AW, Ball CG, Campbell M, Williams DR, Parazynski SE, Mattox KL, Broderick TJ. Severe traumatic injury during long duration spaceflight: Light years beyond ATLS. J Trauma Manag Outcomes. 2009 Mar 25; 3:4. PMID: 19320976.
      Citations: 12     
    29. Hamilton DR, Gavagan T, Smart K, Weller N, Upton LA, Havron DA, Fishkind A, Persse D, Shank P, Shah UA, Mattox K. Houston's medical disaster response to Hurricane Katrina: part 2: transitioning from emergency evacuee care to community health care. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Apr; 53(4):515-27. PMID: 19135759.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Hamilton DR, Gavagan TF, Smart KT, Upton LA, Havron DA, Weller NF, Shah UA, Fishkind A, Persse D, Shank P, Mattox K. Houston's medical disaster response to Hurricane Katrina: part 1: the initial medical response from Trauma Service Area Q. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Apr; 53(4):505-14. PMID: 19135760.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Mattox KL. Michael E. DeBakey: the consummate leader. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2009; 5(2):32-6. PMID: 20073164.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Mattox KL. Tribute to a legend. Tex Med. 2008 Sep; 104(9):8-10. PMID: 18834077.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Lin PH, Huynh TT, Kougias P, Wall MJ, Coselli JS, Mattox KL. Endovascular repair of traumatic thoracic aortic injuries: a critical appraisal. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2008 Aug; 16(4):337-45. PMID: 18670033.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Bakaeen FG, Huh J, Chu D, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Mattox KL, Wall MJ, Wang XL, Shenaq SA, Atluri PV, Awad SS, Berger DH. Hurricane Katrina: impact on cardiac surgery case volume and outcomes. Tex Heart Inst J. 2008; 35(3):273-8. PMID: 18941612.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Wu JT, Mattox KL, Wall MJ. Esophageal perforations: new perspectives and treatment paradigms. J Trauma. 2007 Nov; 63(5):1173-84. PMID: 17993968.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Mattox K, McSwain N, Frykberg E, Epley E, Mederos E, McDevitt S, Klein J, Flint LM. Position statement from the steering committee of the Atlantic-Gulf States Disaster Medical Coalition: integrated collaborative networks will facilitate mass casualty medical response. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Oct; 205(4):612-6. PMID: 17903738.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Chiou-Tan FY, Bloodworth DM, Kass JS, Li X, Gavagan TF, Mattox K, Rintala DH. Physical medicine and rehabilitation conditions in the Astrodome clinic after hurricane Katrina. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2007 Sep; 86(9):762-9. PMID: 17710001.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Hirshberg A, Hoyt DB, Mattox KL. From "leaky buckets" to vascular injuries: understanding models of uncontrolled hemorrhage. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Apr; 204(4):665-72. PMID: 17382227.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    39. Mattox K. Invited commentary. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Feb; 83(2):382. PMID: 17257953.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Mattox K, Gavagan T. Integrated, collaborative disaster response networks. South Med J. 2006 Dec; 99(12):1321. PMID: 17233184.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Carrick MM, Pham HQ, Scott BG, Mattox KL. Combined Zone I and II Neck Injury Requiring Median Sternotomy for Repair. J Trauma. 2006 Nov; 61(5):1293. PMID: 17099550.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Gavagan TF, Smart K, Palacio H, Dyer C, Greenberg S, Sirbaugh P, Fishkind A, Hamilton D, Shah U, Masi G, Ivey RT, Jones J, Chiou-Tan FY, Bloodworth D, Hyman D, Whigham C, Pavlik V, Feigin RD, Mattox K. Hurricane Katrina: medical response at the Houston Astrodome/Reliant Center Complex. South Med J. 2006 Sep; 99(9):933-9. PMID: 17004527.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    43. Hirshberg A, Hoyt DB, Mattox KL. Timing of fluid resuscitation shapes the hemodynamic response to uncontrolled hemorrhage: analysis using dynamic modeling. J Trauma. 2006 Jun; 60(6):1221-7. PMID: 16766964.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Bruckner BA, DiBardino DJ, Cumbie TC, Trinh C, Blackmon SH, Fisher RG, Mattox KL, Wall MJ. Critical evaluation of chest computed tomography scans for blunt descending thoracic aortic injury. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Apr; 81(4):1339-46. PMID: 16564268.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Wall MJ, Mattox KL, Debakey ME. Injuries to the azygous venous system. J Trauma. 2006 Feb; 60(2):357-62. PMID: 16508496.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Mattox KL. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: role of individuals and collaborative networks in mobilizing/coordinating societal and professional resources for major disasters. Crit Care. 2006 Feb; 10(1):205. PMID: 16420647.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    47. Scott BG, Welsh FJ, Pham HQ, Carrick MM, Liscum KR, Granchi TS, Wall MJ, Mattox KL, Hirshberg A. Early aggressive closure of the open abdomen. J Trauma. 2006 Jan; 60(1):17-22. PMID: 16456431.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Feanny MA, Scott BG, Mattox KL, Hirshberg A. Impact of the 80-hour work week on resident emergency operative experience. Am J Surg. 2005 Dec; 190(6):947-9. PMID: 16307951.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Bakaeen FG, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Successful repair of an avulsion of the superior vena cava from the right atrium inflicted by blunt trauma. J Trauma. 2005 Dec; 59(6):1486-8. PMID: 16394927.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Mattox KL, Goetzl L. Trauma in pregnancy. Crit Care Med. 2005 Oct; 33(10 Suppl):S385-9. PMID: 16215362.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Gentling SJ, Grady R, Mattox KL. Hospital administrator's perspective: the Critical Care Family Assistance Program. Chest. 2005 Sep; 128(3 Suppl):103S-5S. PMID: 16174814.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Wall MJ, Mattox KL, Wolf DA. The cardiac pendulum: blunt rupture of the pericardium with strangulation of the heart. J Trauma. 2005 Jul; 59(1):136-41; discussion 141-2. PMID: 16096553.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Bledsoe B, Mattox K, Salomone JP, Phrampus P, Fullagar CJ. Missed pericardial tamponade. When a medical patient becomes a trauma patient. JEMS. 2005 May; 30(5):42-55. PMID: 15902080.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Hirshberg A, Scott BG, Granchi T, Wall MJ, Mattox KL, Stein M. How does casualty load affect trauma care in urban bombing incidents? A quantitative analysis. J Trauma. 2005 Apr; 58(4):686-93; discussion 694-5. PMID: 15824643.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    55. Granchi TS, Abikhaled JA, Hirshberg A, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Patterns of microbiology in intra-abdominal packing for trauma. J Trauma. 2004 Jan; 56(1):45-51. PMID: 14749564.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    56. Huh J, Wall MJ, Estrera AL, Soltero ER, Mattox KL. Surgical management of traumatic pulmonary injury. Am J Surg. 2003 Dec; 186(6):620-4. PMID: 14672768.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Wilson A, Wall MJ, Maxson R, Mattox K. The pulmonary hilum twist as a thoracic damage control procedure. Am J Surg. 2003 Jul; 186(1):49-52. PMID: 12842749.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Aucar JA, Norman P, Whitten E, Granchi TS, Liscum KR, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Intraoperative detection of traumatic coagulopathy using the activated coagulation time. Shock. 2003 May; 19(5):404-7. PMID: 12744481.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    59. Hirshberg A, Dugas M, Banez EI, Scott BG, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Minimizing dilutional coagulopathy in exsanguinating hemorrhage: a computer simulation. J Trauma. 2003 Mar; 54(3):454-63. PMID: 12634523.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. Santaniello JM, Miller PR, Croce MA, Bruce L, Bee TK, Malhotra AK, Fabian TC, Mattox KL. Blunt aortic injury with concomitant intra-abdominal solid organ injury: treatment priorities revisited. J Trauma. 2002 Sep; 53(3):442-5; discussion 445. PMID: 12352478.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    61. Rice D, Bikkasani N, Espada R, Mattox K, Wall M. Seat belt-related chondrosternal disruption with lung herniation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Jun; 73(6):1950-1. PMID: 12078797.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. Holcomb JB, Dumire RD, Crommett JW, Stamateris CE, Fagert MA, Cleveland JA, Dorlac GR, Dorlac WC, Bonar JP, Hira K, Aoki N, Mattox KL. Evaluation of trauma team performance using an advanced human patient simulator for resuscitation training. J Trauma. 2002 Jun; 52(6):1078-85; discussion 1085-6. PMID: 12045633.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    63. Schreiber MA, Holcomb JB, Conaway CW, Campbell KD, Wall M, Mattox KL. Military trauma training performed in a civilian trauma center. J Surg Res. 2002 May 01; 104(1):8-14. PMID: 11971671.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    64. Hirshberg A, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Bullet trajectory predicts the need for damage control: an artificial neural network model. J Trauma. 2002 May; 52(5):852-8. PMID: 11988649.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    65. Mathurin JR, Adyanthaya AV, Petrovich LJ, Franco M, Mattox KL, Alexander JK. AN UNUSUAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC PATTERN OF A LEFT ATRIAL MYXOMA. Cardiovasc Dis. 1977; 4(4):409-415. PMID: 15216092.
      Citations: 2     
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