Research Statement

Education, Simulation, Virtual Reality, App Development

Acute Care Surgery (Trauma, EGS, Critical Care)

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Research Keywords

  • Education (Medical and Graduate)
  • Virtual Reality
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis
  • Acute Care Surgery

Presentations

  • AAST 2021 Conference in Atlanta Georgia. , Presented, 2021.
  • University of Utah Trauma Grand Rounds Chest Trauma - Ribs: to plate or not. , Presented, 2021.
  • 2020 CWIS Research Symposium “How to Write a Paper with minimal pain”. , Presented, 2020.
  • Telemedicine: What works and what doesn't. ACS UT, ID, MT, WY Combined meeting, jan 24-26th, Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT. , Presented, 2020.
  • Colonna AL. Top 3 Trauma Papers. Southwestern Surgical Congress, Huntington Beach, CA. , Presented, 2019.
  • "Trauma Virtual Reality: A Game Changer for ATLS " American Association for the Surgery Of Trauma Annual Meeting 2020 Cannizzaro Award Recipient. , Presented, 2020.
  • Colonna, AL Cholecystostomy: Are we using it correctly? The Southwestern Surgical Congress, Napa, CA. , Presented, 2018.
  • Colonna AL. Non-operative management of adhesive small bowel disease – what is the break point? The Southwestern Surgical Congress, San Diego, CA. , Presented, 2016.
  • Colonna AL, Stokes S, Jalali A, Bellows B, Nirula R, Nelson R. Choosing the Right Path : A cost effective analysis of anterior abdominal stab wounds. Poster session presented at Southwestern Surgical Congress, Huntington Beach, CA. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Colonna, AL. A Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Using Liposomal Bupivacaine for Outpatient Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair. Poster session presented at Southwestern Surgical Congress, Napa, CA. Poster, Presented, 2018.
  • Colonna AL. Short Stay Protocol. Poster session presented at American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Las Vegas, NV. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • Colonna AL. Celiac Artery Avulsion and Right Atrial Rupture after Blunt Multisystem Trauma: Case Report and Review of Literature. Poster session presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting, Savannah, GA. Poster, Presented, 2010.
  • Colonna AL. Percent of Pulmonary Contusion Predicts Development of ARDS. Poster session presented at American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 68th Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, PA. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Colonna AL. Carcinoid in a Meckel’s Diverticulum. Poster session presented at Southern Medical Association 98th Scientific Assembly, New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 2004.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Autonomy for Surgical Residents: What Factors Correlate with Trainees’ Autonomy Experience? University of Utah Academy of Health Science Educators Small Grant. PI: Co-PI(s): Alyssa Chrystine Brown (00723933), Anna Melissa Darelli-Anderson (01249660), Brigitte Kristin Smith (06002275). - 2020. Total project budget to date:

Software Titles

  • Precision. Precision Surgical App Provides real time feedback using validated metrics of resident performance in the operating room. Release Date: 2021. Inventors: Alyssa Brown, Kyle Myers, Anna Darelli-Anderson, Alexander Colonna.
  • VR Trauma Simulation. Virtual Reality Trauma Simulation. Release Date: 2020. Inventors: Alexander Colonna, Raminder Nirula, et al.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.
  • French, Fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Belgium
    Family lives in Belgium.
  • Poland
    Family lives in Poland.
  • Italy
    Family from Italy.

Publications

  • Bradley Kuhn, Alexander Colonna (date unknown). Spine Fracture SCORE Module. Accepted, .
  • Duletzke, N; Colonna, AL (date unknown). Inguinal and Femoral Hernia- Repair. Accepted, .
  • Colonna A, Volckmann ES, Young J, Wayne Meredith JA, Neumayer LT, Berger ER (date unknown). General Surgery. (pp. 4). American College of Surgeons. Accepted, .
  • Alexander Colonna, Tyler Pender, Anthony Bacon et al (date unknown). Preoperative Evaluation and Decision Making. When to Operate and By Which Approach: Tube Cholecystostomy.. (pp. 174). Springer. Accepted, .
  • Colonna AL, Meredith JW, Mowery, NT (date unknown). Myocardial Contusion.. Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine. Accepted, .
  • Colonna A, Meredith JW (date unknown). American College of Surgeons Resouces Document.. Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine. Accepted, .
  • Colonna AL, Byrge NR, Nelson SD, Nelson RE, Hunter MC, Nirula R (date unknown). Nonoperative management of adhesive small bowel obstruction: what is the break point?. Vol. 212, 1214-1221. Accepted, .
  • Becher RD, Colonna AL, Enniss TM, Weaver AA, Crane DK, Martin RS, Mowery NT, Miller PR, Stitzel JD, Hoth JJ (date unknown). An innovative approach to predict the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome in patients with blunt trauma. Vol. 73, 1229-35. Accepted, .
  • Senekjian L, Birkas Y, Buhavac M, Dayal S, Mukherjee K, Nygaard R, Pierce S, Buaza G, Sperry J, Eriksson E, Leon SM, Kopelman T, Spadafore P, Kopatsis A, Moore F, Taylor A, Colonna A, Enniss T, McCrum M, Nunez J, Young J, Nirula R (date unknown). Stop flailing: The impact of bicortically displaced rib fractures on pulmonary outcomes in patients with chest trauma - an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional study. Vol. 89, 658-664. Accepted, .
  • Byrge N, Heilbrun M, Winkler N, Sommers D, Evans H, Cattin LM, Scalea T, Stein DM, Neideen T, Walsh P, Sims CA, Brahmbhatt TS, Galante JM, Phan HH, Malhotra A, Stovall RT, Jurkovich GJ, Coimbra R, Berndtson AE, O'Callaghan TA, Gaspard SF, Schreiber MA, Cook MR, Demetriades D, Rivera O, Velmahos GC, Zhao T, Park PK, Machado-Aranda D, Ahmad S, Lewis J, Hoff WS, Suleiman G, Sperry J, Zolin S, Carrick MM, Mallory GR, Nunez J, Colonna A, Enniss T, Nirula R (date unknown). An AAST-MITC analysis of pancreatic trauma: Staple or sew? Resect or drain?. Vol. 85, 435-443. Accepted, .
  • Colonna AL, Griffiths TM, Robison DC, Enniss TM, Young JB, McCrum ML, Nunez JM, Nirula R, Hardman RL (date unknown). Cholecystostomy: Are we using it correctly?. Vol. 217, 1010-1015. Accepted, .
  • Carlock TC, Barrett JR, Kalvelage JP, Young JB, Nunez JM, Colonna AL, Enniss TM, Nirula R, McCrum ML (date unknown). Telephone Follow-Up for Emergency General Surgery Procedures: Safety and Implication for Health Resource Use. Vol. 230, 228-236. Accepted, .
  • Colonna AL, Bellows BK, Enniss TM, Young JB, McCrum M, Nunez JM, Nirula R, Nelson RE (date unknown). Reducing the pain: A cost-effectiveness analysis of transversus abdominis plane block using liposomal bupivacaine for outpatient laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Vol. 2, 75-80. Accepted, .
  • Colonna AL, Bellows BK, Enniss TM, Young JB, McCrum M, Nunez JM, Nirula R, Nelson RE (date unknown). Reducing the pain: A cost-effectiveness analysis of transversus abdominis plane block using liposomal bupivacaine for outpatient laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Vol. 2, 75-80. Accepted, .
  • Bleicher J, Lambert LA, Scaife, CL, Colonna AL, et al (date unknown). Understanding Current Management of Malignant Bowel Obstructions: A Survey of National Opinions. Accepted, .
  • Colonna AL, Enniss TM, Meredith JW, Hildreth AN (date unknown). Celiac artery avulsion and right atrial rupture after blunt multisystem trauma. (pp. E83-5). Vol. 76. Accepted, .