Richard A. Falcone Jr., MD, MPH

Director, Trauma Services

Associate Chief of Staff, Surgical Services

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Phone 513-636-4371

Fax 513-636-7657



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

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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Falcone RA Jr, Milliken WJ, Bensard DD, Haas L, Daugherty M, Gray L, Tuggle DW, Garcia VF. A paradigm for achieving successful pediatric trauma verification in the absence of pediatric surgical specialists while ensuring quality of care. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Mar;80(3):433-439.

Knodd JL, Holder M, Cortez AR, Martinez-Leo B, Kern P, Saeed S, Warner B, Dickie B, Falcone RA, vonAllmen D, Frischer JS. Surgical outcomes, bowel habits and quality of life in young patients after ileoanal anastamosis for Ulcerative Colitis. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Aug;51(8):1246-1250.

Falcone RA Jr, Edmunds P, Lee E, Gardner D, Price K, Gittelman M, Pomerantz W, Besl J, Madhavan G, Phelan KJ. Volunteer driven home safety intervention results in significant reduction in pediatric injuries: A model for community based injury reduction. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jul;51(7):1162-1169.

Falcone RA Jr. Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May;80(5):685-688.

Alali AS, Gomez D, Sathya C, Burd RS, Mainprize TG, Moulton R, Falcone RA Jr, de Mestral C, Nathens A. Intracranial pressure monitoring among children with severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Aug;14:1-10.

Webster DL, Fei L, Falcone RA, Kaplan JM. Higher Volume Hypertonic Saline and Increased Thrombotic Risk in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. J Critical Care. 2015 Dec;30(6):1267-1271.

Lerner EB, Drendel AL, Falcone RA, Weitze KC, Badawy MK, Cooper A, Cushman JT, Drayna PC, Gourlay DM, Gray MP, Shah MI, Shah MN. A Consensus-Based Criterion Standard Definition for Pediatric Patients Who Needed the Highest-Level Trauma Team Activation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015;78(3):634–638.

Sheikh F, Fallon S, Bisset G, Podbersky D, Zheng J, Orth R, Zhang W, Falcone RA, Naik-Mathuria B. Image-guided prediction of pseudocyst formation in pediatric pancreatic trauma. J Surg Res. 2015 Feb;193(2):513-518.

Walther AE, Pritts TA, Falcone, RA, Hanseman DJ, Robinson BRH. Teen trauma without the drama: Outcomes of adolescents treated at Ohio adult versus pediatric trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;77(1):109-116.