Trauma Special Issue - Guest Editors

Prof Karim Brohi

Guest Editor, PLOS Medicine Traumatic Injury

Karim Brohi is Professor of Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and Consultant of Trauma and Vascular Surgeon at the Royal London Major Trauma Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust, one of the busiest trauma centres in Europe. He is also Clinical Director of the London Major Trauma System.

As Director of the Centre for Trauma Sciences at QMUL, Professor Brohi leads a multidisciplinary research team that focuses on understanding the human acute response to injury and driving innovation in new diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities in haemostasis, inflammation and organ protection. The Centre also leads on systems and implementation research to ensure a robust base for trauma care and research, including optimising trauma systems of care, long term outcomes, and rehabilitation research.  Professor Brohi founded both the website to support a global community of trauma care professionals, and recently, a website for patients and relatives to engage in their own recovery and to inform future trauma research. 

Competing Interests: None

Dr. Martin Schreiber

Guest Editor, PLOS Medicine Traumatic Injury

Dr. Martin Schreiber is Chief of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University.  He is the chief of Region 10 of the American College of Surgeons Regional Committees on Trauma and as such he supervises the ACS Committees in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  Dr. Schreiber completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University and residency and fellowship at the University of Washington.  He is a Colonel in the US Army Reserve and he has been deployed 3 times to Iraq and Afghanistan and has served as the US Army Joint Theater Trauma System Director.

Dr. Schreiber is also the director of the trauma laboratory. The trauma laboratory has been continuously funded by federal sources since 2001. Lab research interests include resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock, hemorrhage control and development of novel blood products. Current funding sources include the NIH, US Army, US Air Force and private industry. The lab is engaged in over 40 investigational protocols at OHSU.  Dr. Schreiber is considered a leader in the trauma community and he has been an invited speaker throughout the United States and around the world. 

Competing Interests: Dr. Schreiber serves on the advisory boards of Arsenal Medical and Decisuo Health, and is a consultant for Velico Medical and CSL Behring