Education & Training

Medical School

University of Alabama Birmingham


General Surgery

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine


General Surgery

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Laparoscopy & Endourology

  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine GME

Surgery -Trauma

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Critical Care Surgery

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery/Surgical Critical Care

Commercial Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member or a member of his or her immediate family has a working relationship, such as providing consulting, research, or educational services, with the companies listed below. These relationships have been reported to the University of Missouri and, if appropriate, plans have been established to address potential conflicts. The following relationships were reported as of July 2020.



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Academic Information

Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor and Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-884-8214
F. 573-884-8398

Research Profile

Barnes led a national team funded by a $5.3 million federal grant to improve training for combat medics. With the United States Department of Defense funding, MU established the Combat Casualty Training Consortium (CCTC). The consortium represented a coalition of nationally recognized experts in trauma and combat casualty care and worked to further research in the area of combat medic training through simulation. Led by a team at MU's Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, the consortium performed collaborative, multi-institutional research to improve care for wounded warriors.


Research Interests

  • Micro RNA regulation of post-injury inflammation
  • High fidelity simulation/virtual reality medical training

Areas of Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Surgical critical care
  • General surgery

Awards & Honors

  • 2018: Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., MD Excellence in Surgical Education Award , University of Missouri Department of Surgery
  • 2015: Excellence in Medical Education: Research Mentoring, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • 2012-2013: John M. Templeton, Jr., MD Injury Prevention Research Scholarship, EAST Foundation – Awarded to MU Trauma Center Prevention Program
  • 2012: Coulter Transitional Partnership Bridge Fund Finalist, Coulter Foundation & the University of Missouri
  • 2012: Excellence in Medical Education: Clinical Faculty Award, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • 2011: Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., MD Excellence in Surgical Education Award, University of Missouri Department of Surgery
  • 2010: Best Paper by a New Member Award, Central Surgical Association
  • 2010: Distinguished Senior Visiting Surgeon in Combat Casualty Care, American College of Surgeons/American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany,
  • 2008: Medical Simulation Educator/Innovator of the Year , Medical Education Technologies Incorporated
  • 2007: National Health Care Hero’s Award , Cincinnati Business Courier
  • 2007: Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research Award, United States Air Force Material Command
  • 1997: Outstanding Surgical Student, University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine
  • 1997: Medical Student of the Year, Department of Veterans Affairs, Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1997: Senior Class President, University of Alabama - CCHS                                                                                                          


  • Cook A, Chengceng H, Ward J, Schultz S, Moore F et al. Presumptive Antibiotics in Tube Thoracostomy for Traumatic Hemopneumothorax: A Prospective, Multicenter American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Study Trauma Surg Acute Care Open 2019 Nov 4;4(1):e000356. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2019-000356. eCollection 2019.
  • Chelednik, A, Street M, Biggs J, Barnes SL.  Enterolith Induced Duodenal Stump Perforatoin: Rare Remote Complication of Surgery for PUD.  Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019 Aug 16;4(1):e000360. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2019-000360.
  • Talley CL, Campbell BT, Jenkins DH, Barnes SL, Sidwell RA, Timmerman G, Gross RI, Coburn M, Bailey J, Eastman A, Ficke J, Kuncir E, Letton R, Eastridge BJ, Liepert A, Wilson A, Robinette D, Davis J, Shalgian C, Michaels H, Weissler M, Kuhls DA, Bulger EM, Stewart R.   Recommendations from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma’s Firearm Strategy Team (FAST) Workgroup: Chicago Consensus I. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Feb;228(2):198-206. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.11.002. Epub 2018 Nov 14
  • Khan AD, Liebscher SC, Reiser HC, Schroeppel TJ, Anstadt MJ, Bosarge PL, Carroll SL, Quick JA, Barnes SL, Sobrino J, Murry J, Morin N, Gomez M, Consani H, Gonzalez RP. Clearing the Cervical Spine in Patients with Distracting Injuries: An AAST Multi-Institutional Trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jan;86(1):28-35.
  • Uhlich RM, Hu P, Jensen J, Holliday C, Barnes SL.Reverse Malrotation: An Uncommon Presentation of Abdominal Pain.  Am Surg. 2018 Aug 1;84(8):e309-e311
  • Quick JA, Bukoski AD, Doty J, Bennett BJ, Crane M, Ahmad S, Barnes SL.  Case difficulty, post-graduate year and resident surgeon stress: Effects on operative times.  J Surg Educ. 2018 Aug 23. pii: S1931-7204(18)30444-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.08.002.
  • Galbraith NJ, Walker SP, Gardner SA, Polk HC, Barnes SL Temporal Expression of Circulating miRNA Following Severe Injury.  Surgery. 2018 Aug 1. pii: S0039-6060(18)30295-2. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.05.042. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Binkley J, Bukoski AD, Doty J, Crane M, Barnes SL, Quick JA. Surgical Simulation: Markers of Proficiency.  J Surg Educ. 2018 Jul 5. pii: S1931-7204(18)30055-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.05.018.
  • Bukoski, A, Uhlich R, Bowling F, Shapiro M, Kerby JD, Llerena L, Armstrong JH, Strayhorn C, Barnes SL.  Perceptions of Simulator and Live Tissue-Based Combat Casualty Care Training of Senior Special Operations Medics.  Mil Med. 2018 Mar 1;183(suppl_1):78-85. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usx136.
  • Quick JA, Breite MD, Barnes SL. Inadequacy of algorithmic ventilator-associated pneumonia diagnosis in acute care surgery. Am Surg. 2018 Feb 1;84(2):300-304. PMID: 29580362
  • Dhar SM, Breite MD, Barnes SL, Quick JA. Pulmonary contusion in mechanically ventilated subjects after severe trauma. Respir Care 2018 Mar 13, PMID: 29535258
  • Quick JA, Kudav V, Doty J, Crane M, Bukoski AD, Bennett BJ, Barnes SL.  Surgical Resident Technical Skill Self-Evaluation: Increased Precision with Training Progression.  Journal of Surgical Research, 218C (2017) pp. 144-149 DOI information: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.05.070, 04-Oct-2017.
  • Quick JA, Bukoski AD, Doty J, Bennett BJ, Crane M, Barnes SL. Objective measurement of clinical competency in surgical education utilizing electrodermal activity.  J Surg Educ. 2017 Mar 31. pii: S1931-7204(17)30021-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.01.007
  • Barnes SL, Kerby JD, Armstrong JH, Llerena L, Anton J.  Editorial Response to Live tissue versus simulation training for emergency procedures: Is simulation ready to replace live tissue.  Surgery. 2017 Feb 12. pii: S0039-6060(17)30020-X. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2017.01.004.
  • Shellenberger JM, Clevenger JW, Hanley L, Quick JA, Barnes SL, Ahmad S.  Emergent Surgical Resection for Acute Mesenteric Ischemia – An ASC-NSQIP Analysis from 2005 to 2013.  (2017) SDRP Journal of Anesthesia & Surgery 2(1).
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