Jason L. Sperry, MD, MPH
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Elected 2022

Dr. Sperry is a Professor, Section Chief and Acute Care Surgery fellowship director with a primary appointment in the Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and General Surgery and secondary appointments in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on clinical outcomes following traumatic injury and primarily on massive transfusion, prehospital resuscitation, early correction of the coagulopathy which complicates injury and the ability to predict a complicated post-injury course in the early prehospital and trauma bay setting. He is the Principal Investigator for the LITES network, a multicenter trauma network to execute clinical trials for the Department of Defense. He is also the Principal investigator for the PAMPer trial and STAAMP trials funded by the Prehospital Use of Plasma in Traumatic Hemorrhage (PUPTH) program and the Tranexamic Acid Clinical Research (TACR) program, under the direction of the Department of The ARMY. He is the Principal Investigator for the PPOWER trial, funded by the NHLBI to characterize whole blood resuscitation following injury. Dr. Sperry’s research success is best exemplified by his publication track record including over 225 peer-reviewed articles in top clinical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Surgery, JAMA Surgery, JAMA Network Open and JCI Insight. He has been funded by the National Institute of Health and/or Department of Defense consistently since 2010 with the overall intent to improve the care of the injured patient.