Pediatric injury prevention and outcomes; trauma education; management of colorectal disorders; inflammatory bowel disease; minimally invasive surgery; surgical oncology; extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
Injury prevention; health disparities; pediatric colorectal disorders; use of simulation to improve teamwork and safety
Education and Training
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2007.
MD: New York University School of Medicine, 1995.
General Surgery Residency: University of Cincinnati, 1995-2002.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002-2004.
Certification: Surgery 2004; Pediatric Surgery 2006.
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Makley AT, Falcone RA Jr. Posttraumatic stress disorder in the pediatric trauma patient. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2010 Nov;19(4):292-9.
Lawal TA, Frischer JS, Falcone RA, Chatoorgoon K, Denson LA, Levitt MA. The transanal approach with laparoscopy or laparotomy for the treatment of rectal strictures in Crohn's disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2010 Nov;20(9):791-5.
Rangel EL, Burd RS, Falcone RA Jr; Multicenter Child Abuse Disparity Group. Socioeconomic disparities in infant mortality after nonaccidental trauma: a multicenter study. J Trauma. 2010 Jul;69(1):20-5.
Chatoorgoon K, Huezo K, Rangel E, François N, Schweer L, Daugherty M, Koehn M, Ricketts C, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Unnecessary imaging, not hospital distance, or transportation mode impacts delays in the transfer of injured children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Jul;26(7):481-6.
Martin CA, Care M, Rangel EL, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Severity of head computed tomography scan findings fail to explain racial differences in mortality following child abuse. Am J Surg. 2010 Feb;199(2):210-5.
Levitt MA, Martin CA, Falcone RA Jr, Peña A. Transanal rectosigmoid resection for severe intractable idiopathic constipation. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1285-90; discussion 1290-1.
Rangel EL, Cook BS, Bennett BL, Shebesta K, Ying J, Falcone RA. Eliminating disparity in evaluation for abuse in infants with head injury: use of a screening guideline. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1229-34; discussion 1234-5.
Falcone RA Jr, Martin C, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Despite overall low pediatric head injury mortality, disparities exist between races. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Oct;43(10):1858-64.
Falcone RA Jr, Daugherty M, Schweer L, Patterson M, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Multidisciplinary pediatric trauma team training using high-fidelity trauma simulation. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jun;43(6):1065-71.
Martin C, Falcone RA Jr. Pediatric traumatic brain injury: an update of research to understand and improve outcomes. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Jun;20(3):294-9. Review.