Matthew E. Lissauer, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Medical Director, Surgical Critical Care and Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson

Dr. Lissauer earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1999. He completed a residency in general surgery at The Hospital of Saint Raphael/Yale-New Haven in 2004. He completed a fellowship in 2005 in surgical critical care from the University of Maryland/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center as well as a fellowship in traumatology completed in 2006 from the same institution.

Dr. Lissauer started his career at the University of Maryland where he was medical director of the surgical intensive care unit and chair of the infection control committee for the medical center. Dr. Lissauer was recruited to Robert Wood Johnson in 2014 where he serves as director of surgical critical care and program director of the critical care fellowship.

Dr. Lissauer has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and has served as a reviewer for several journals including the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.


  • Sharma A, Zangen DH, Reitz P, Taneja M, Lissauer ME, Miller CP, Weir GC, Habener JF, Bonner–Weir S; The Homeodomain Protein IDX–1 Increases After an Early Burst of Proliferation During Pancreatic Regeneration; Diabetes, 48(3): 507–513, 1999
  • Johnson SB, Lissauer M, Bochicchio GV, Moore, Cross A, Scalea T; Gene Expression Profilels Differentiate Between Sterile SIRS and Early Sepsis; Annals of Surgery, 245(4):611–621, 2007
  • Lissauer M, Johnson SB, Siuzdak G, Bochicchio G, Whiteford C, Nussbaumer B, Moore R, Scalea TM; Coagulation and Complement Protein Differences Between Septic and Uninfected Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Patients; Journal of Trauma–Injury, Infection, and Critical Care, 62(5):1082–1095, 2007
  • Lissauer M, Johnson SB, Bochicchio GV, Feild CJ, Cross A, Hasday J, Whiteford C, Nussbaumer W, Towns M, Scalea T; Differential Expression of Toll–Like Receptor Genes: Sepsis Compared to Sterile Inflammation One Day Prior to Sepsis Diagnosis; Shock, 31(3): 238–244, 2009
  • Lissauer M, Feild C, Fasanmi F, Johnson SB; Rosiglitazone May Assist with Glycemic Control in the ICU; Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, 25(2): 117–120, 2010
  • Sonna L, Hawkins L, Lissauer M, Maldeis P, Towns M, Johnson SB, Moore, R Singh I, Cowan M, Hasday J; Core Temperature Correlates with Expression of Selected Stress and Immunomodulatory Genes in Febrile Patients with Sepsis and Noninfectious SIRS; Cell Stress and Chaperones, 15(1):55–66, 2010
  • Lissauer M, Chi A, Kramer M, Scalea TS, Johnson SB; Association of 6% Hetastarch Resuscitation with Adverse Outcomes in Critically Ill Trauma Patients; The American Journal of Surgery, 202(1): 53–58, 2011
    Chi A, Lissauer ME, Kirchoffner J, Scalea TM, Johnson SB; Effect of Glycemic State on Hospital Mortality in Critically Ill Surgical Patients; American Surgeon, 77(11):1483–1489, 2011
  • Lissauer ME, Smitz Naranjo L, Kirchoffner J, Scalea TM, Johnson SB; Patient Characteristics Associated with End–of–life Decision Making in Critically Ill Surgical Patients; Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 213(6):766–770, 2011
  • Hoskins JD, Graham RF, Lissauer M, Dinardo T, Folio LR; Pilot Study of a Simple Mass Casualty Tracking Application (MCTA) Tested at a High Throughput Trauma Center; Journal of Trauma & Treatment,1:108, 2012 (open access, doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000108)
  • Robinson G, Harris AD, Morgan DJ, Pineles L, Belton BM, Johnson KJ, And the Benefits of Universal Gloving and Gowning (BUGG) Study Group (Lissauer M: Member of the investigative team cited in the appendix of the manuscript); Survival of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) for an Extended Period of Transport; Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(7): 2466 – 2468, 2012
  • Lissauer ME, Leekha S, Preas MA, Thom K, Johnson SB; Risk Factors for Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections in the Era of Best Practice; The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 72(5):1174 –1180, 2012
  • Strassle P, Thom KA, Johnson JK, Leekha S, Lissauer M, Zhu J, Harris AD; The Effect of Terminal Cleaning on Environmental Contamination Rates of Multidrug–resistant Acinetobacter Baumanii; American Journal of Infection Control, 40(10):1005-7, 2012
  • Ferrada PA, Anand RJ, Punch L, Sisley AC, Johnson SB, Lissauer M; Outcomes of Percutaneous Cholecystostomy; Pan-American Journal of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, 1(1):20–23, 2012
  • Kashani K, Al-Khafaji A, Ardiles T, Artigas A, Bagshaw SM, Bell M, Bihorac A, Birkhahn R, Cely CM, Chawla LS, Davison DL, Feldkamp T, Forni LG, Gong MN, Gunnerson KJ, Haase M, Hackett J, Honore PM, Hoste EAJ, Joannes-Boyau O, Joannidis M, Kim P, Koyner JL, Laskowitz DT, Lissauer ME, Marx G, McCullough PA, Mullaney S, Ostermann M, Rimmele T, Shapiro NI, Shaw AD, Shi J, Sprague AM, Vincent JL, Vinsonneau C, Wagner L, Walker MG, Wilkerson RG, Zacharowski K, Kellum JA; Discovery and Validation of Cell Cycle Arrest Biomarkers in Human Acute Kidney Injury; Critical Care, 17:R25, 2013 (open access, doi:10.1186/cc12503)
    16.    Lissauer ME, Diaz JJ, Narayan M, Shah PK, Hanna NN; Surgical Intensive Care Unit Variables Predict Subsequent Readmission; American Surgeon, 79(6):583-588, 2013
  • Dubose JJ, Lissauer M, Maung AA, Piper GL, O’Callaghan TA, Luo-Owen X, Inabi K, Okoye O, Shestopalov A, Fielder WD, Ferrada P, Wilson A, Channel J, Moore FO, Paul DB, Johnson SB; Pneumatosis Intestinalis Predictive Evaluation Study (PIPES): A Multicenter Epidemiologic Study of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma; Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 75(1):15-23, 2013
  • Harris AD, Pineles L, Belton B, Johnson JK, Shardell M, Loeb M, Newhouse R, Dembry L, Braun B, Perencevich EN, Hall KK, Morgan DJ and the benefits of universal Glove and Gown (BUGG) Investigators (Lissauer ME-Member of the investigative team cited in the “Additional Authors/Investigators” appendix of the manuscript);Universal Glove and Gown use and Acquisition of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in the ICU: A Randomized Trial; Journal of the American Medical Association, 310(15):1571-1580, 2013
  • Huffines M, Johnson KL, Smitz Naranjo LL, Lissauer ME, Fishel MAM, Howes SM, Pannullo D, Ralls M, Smith R; Improving Family Satisfaction and Participation in Decision Making in a Surgical ICU: a Multidisciplinary Collaborative Quality Improvement Project; Critical Care Nurse, 33: 56-69, 2013
  • Galvagno SM, Hong CM, Lissauer ME, Baker AK, Murthi S, Herr DL, Stein DM; Practical Considerations for the Dosing and Adjustment of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit; Journal of Critical Care, 28(6): 1019-1026, 2013
  • Murthi S, Frankel HL, Narayan M, Lissauer ME, Ferguson MD, Fatima SH, Scalea TM; Making the Financial Case for a Surgeon Directed Critical Care Ultrasound Program; Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 76(2):340-6, 2014
  • Thom KA, Shanshan L, Custer M, Preas MA, Rew C, Cafeo C, Leekha S, Caffo BS, Scalea TM, Lissauer ME; Successful Implementation of a Unit-based Quality Nurse to Reduce Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections; American Journal of Infection Control, 42(2):139-143, 2014
  • Lissauer ME, Galvagno SM, Rock P, Narayan M, Shah P, Spencer H, Hong CM, Diaz JJ; Increased Intensive Care Unit Resource Needs for an Academic Emergency General Surgery Service; Critical Care Medicine, 42(4):910-917, 2014
  • Lissauer ME, Schulze R, May A, Esposito T, Duane TM; Update on the Status and Future of Acute Care Surgery: 10 Years Later; Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; accepted for publication January 17, 2014
  • Afshar M, Smith GS, Terrin ML, Barret M, Lissauer ME, Mansoor S, Jeudy J, Netzer G; Blood Alcohol Content, Injury Severity, and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; accepted for publication 1/29/2014
  • Bihorac, A, Chawla LS, Shaw AD, Al-Khafaji A, Davison DL, Demuth GE, Fitzgerald R, Gong MN, Graham D, Gunnerson K, Heung M, Jortani S, Kleerup E, Koyner JL, Krell K, LeTourneau J, Lissauer M, Miner J, Nguyen HB, Ortega LM, Wesley E, Sellman R, Shi J, Straseski J, Szalados J, Wilbur S, Walker MG, Wilson J, Wunderink R, Zimmerman J, Kellum JA; Validation Of Cell-Cycle Arrest Biomarkers For Acute Kidney Injury Using Clinical Adjudication; American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; accepted for publication February 16, 2014
  • Harris D, Koo G, McCrone M, Chiu W, Scalea TM, Diaz JD, Lissauer ME; Recurrent Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Surgical Patients is Common and Associated with Worse Outcomes Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; Accepted for Publication Feb. 2014