Chat Surgery

Office: 979 EAST THIRD ST
STE 401
Tel: (423) 778-7695


  • University of TN, Memphis, TN, Fellowship
  • Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA, Residency
  • Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Norfolk, VA, Internship
  • M.D., Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, Medicine
  • B.S., College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Chemistry

Area of teaching/subject

General Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care


  1. Croft, CA, Mejia, VA, Barker, DE, Maxwell, RA, Dart, BW, Smith, PW, Burns, RP. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a trauma population: does colonization predict infection. Am Surg, 75 (6), 458-61; discussion 461-2, 2009.
  2. Ramsay, PT, Maxwell, RA. Advancements in cardiopulmonary resuscitation: increasing circulation and improving survival. Am Surg, 75 (5), 359-62, 2009.
  3. Hildreth, AN, Mejia, VA, Maxwell, RA, Smith, PW, Dart, BW, Barker, DE. Adrenal suppression following a single dose of etomidate for rapid sequence induction: a prospective randomized study. J Trauma, 65 (3), 573-9, 2008.
  4. Barker, DE, Green, JM, Maxwell, RA, Smith, PW, Mejia, VA, Dart, BW, Cofer, JB, Roe, SM, Burns, RP. Experience with vacuum-pack temporary abdominal wound closure in 258 trauma and general and vascular surgical patients. J Am Coll Surg, 204 (5), 784-92; discussion 792-3, 2007.
  5. Mauldin, JM, Maxwell, RA, King, SM, Phlegar, RF, Gallagher, MR, Barker, DE, Burns, RP. Prospective evaluation of a critical care pathway for clearance of the cervical spine using the bolster and active range-of-motion flexion/extension techniques. J Trauma, 61 (3), 679-85, 2006.
  6. Koontz, CS, Higdon, KK, Ploger, TL, Dart, BW, Richart, CM, Maxwell, RA. Glucocorticoid rescue for late-phase acute respiratory distress syndrome in trauma/surgical critical care patients. Am Surg, 72 (7), 644-8, 2006.
  7. Kendrick, AS, Ciraulo, DL, Radeker, TS, Lewis, PL, Richart, CM, Maxwell, RA, Barker, DE, Smith, PW. Trauma nurse specialists' performance of advanced skills positively impacts surgical residency time constraints. Am Surg, 72 (3), 224-7, 2006.
  8. Green JM, Maxwell RA.. Airway pressure release ventilation: an effective alternative in acute lung injury/ARDS. International Journal of Intensive Care (Autumn), 131-6, 2006.
  9. Dart, BW, Maxwell, RA, Richart, CM, Brooks, DK, Ciraulo, DL, Barker, DE, Burns, RP. Preliminary experience with airway pressure release ventilation in a trauma/surgical intensive care unit. J Trauma, 59 (1), 71-6, 2005.
  10. Waldrop, J, Ciraulo, DL, Milner, TP, Gregori, D, Kendrick, AS, Richart, CM, Maxwell, RA, Barker, DE. A comparison of continuous renal replacement therapy to intermittent dialysis in the management of renal insufficiency in the acutely III surgical patient. Am Surg, 71 (1), 36-9, 2005.
  11. Maxwell, RA, Campbell, DJ, Fabian, TC, Croce, MA, Luchette, FA, Kerwin, AJ, Davis, KA, Nagy, K, Tisherman, S. Use of presumptive antibiotics following tube thoracostomy for traumatic hemopneumothorax in the prevention of empyema and pneumonia--a multi-center trial. J Trauma, 57 (4), 742-8; discussion 748-9, 2004.
  12. Dart, BW, Cockerham, WT, Torres, C, Kipikasa, JH, Maxwell, RA. A novel use of recombinant factor VIIa in HELLP syndrome associated with spontaneous hepatic rupture and abdominal compartment syndrome. J Trauma, 57 (1), 171-4, 2004.
  13. Chavarria-Aguilar, M, Cockerham, WT, Barker, DE, Ciraulo, DL, Richart, CM, Maxwell, RA. Management of destructive bowel injury in the open abdomen. J Trauma, 56 (3), 560-4, 2004.
  14. Wood, AY, Davit, AJ, Ciraulo, DL, Arp, NW, Richart, CM, Maxwell, RA, Barker, DE. A prospective assessment of diagnostic efficacy of blind protective bronchial brushings compared to bronchoscope-assisted lavage, bronchoscope-directed brushings, and blind endotracheal aspirates in ventilator-associated pneumonia. J Trauma, 55 (5), 825-34, 2003.
  15. Britt, SL, Barker, DE, Maxwell, RA, Ciraulo, DL, Richart, CM, Burns, RP. The impact of pelvic and lower extremity fractures on the incidence of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis in high-risk trauma patients. Winner of the Best Paper Award from the Gold Medal Forum. Am Surg, 69 (6), 459-63; discussion 464, 2003.
  16. Maxwell, RA, Fabian, TC. Current management of colon trauma. World J Surg, 27 (6), 632-9, 2003.
  17. Maxwell, RA, Chavarria-Aguilar, M, Cockerham, WT, Lewis, PL, Barker, DE, Durham, RM, Ciraulo, DL, Richart, CM. Routine prophylactic vena cava filtration is not indicated after acute spinal cord injury. J Trauma, 52 (5), 902-6, 2002.
  18. Gibson, JB, Maxwell, RA, Schweitzer, JB, Fabian, TC, Proctor, KG. Resuscitation from severe hemorrhagic shock after traumatic brain injury using saline, shed blood, or a blood substitute. Shock, 17 (3), 234-44, 2002.
  19. Maxwell, RA, Gibson, JB, Slade, JB, Fabian, TC, Proctor, KG. Noninvasive cardiac output by partial CO2 rebreathing after severe chest trauma. J Trauma, 51 (5), 849-53, 2001.
  20. Croce, MA, Fabian, TC, Waddle-Smith, L, Maxwell, RA. Identification of early predictors for post-traumatic pneumonia. Am Surg, 67 (2), 105-10, 2001.
  21. Maxwell, RA, Gibson, JB, Fabian, TC, Proctor, KG. Effects of a novel antioxidant during resuscitation from severe blunt chest trauma. Shock, 14 (6), 646-51, 2000.
  22. Maxwell, RA, Gibson, JB, Fabian, TC, Proctor, KG. Resuscitation of severe chest trauma with four different hemoglobin-based oxygen-carrying solutions. J Trauma, 49 (2), 200-9; discussion 209-11, 2000.
  23. Kerwin, AJ, Croce, MA, Timmons, SD, Maxwell, RA, Malhotra, AK, Fabian, TC. Effects of fiberoptic bronchoscopy on intracranial pressure in patients with brain injury: a prospective clinical study. J Trauma, 48 (5), 878-82; discussion 882-3, 2000.
  24. Maxwell, RA, Fabian, TC, Croce, MA, Davis, KA. Secondary abdominal compartment syndrome: an underappreciated manifestation of severe hemorrhagic shock. J Trauma, 47 (6), 995-9, 1999.
  25. Maxwell, RA, Blanchard, TR, Hickerson, WB, Pritchard, FE. Management of an unusual thermal injury to the thigh. J Trauma, 46 (5), 976-7, 1999.