Kareem Husain

Kareem D. Husain, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 1998-2002.

Post Doctoral Education

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Section of Burn, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2002-2004.

General Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2004-2009.

Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2009-2010.

Board Certifications

Surgical Critical Care--Certified
General Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

Surgical Infection Society Susman Award Finalist, 2012

Surgical Infection Society Paper Discussant, 2012

Surgical Infection Society Session Moderator, 2012

Clinical Interests

Trauma, emergency general surgery, elective general surgery, surgical critical care.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Patients Seen At

Surgical and Wound Care Clinic
Barnes Center for Outpatient Health
4901 Forest Park Ave.
Floor 3, Suite 340
St. Louis, MO 63108
Fax: 314-362-5743

Selected Publications

McDunn JE, Husain KD, Polpitiya AD, Burykin A, Ruan J, Li Q, Schierding W, Lin N, Dixon D, Zhang W, Coopersmith CM, Dunne WM, Colonna M, Ghosh BK, Cobb JP. Plasticity of the systemic inflammatory response to acute infection during critical illness: development of the riboleukogram. PLoS One. 2008 Feb 13;3(2):e1564.

Husain KD, Stromberg PE, Woolsey CA, Turnbull IR, Dunne WD, Javadi P, Buchman TG, Karl IE, Hotchkiss RS, Coopersmith CM. Mechanisms of decreased intestinal epithelial proliferation and increased apoptosis in murine acute lung injury. Critical Care Medicine. 2005;33(10):2350-2357.

McDunn JE, Husain KD, Coopersmith CM, Townsend RR, Cobb JP. Comparison of the plasma proteome during gram-positive and gram-negative pneumonia in mice. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2004;199(3):42-43.

Javadi P, Buchman TG, Stromberg PE, Husain KD, Dunne WD, Woolsey CA, Turnbull IR, Hotchkiss RS, Karl IE, Coopersmith CM. High-dose exogenous iron following cecal ligation and puncture increases mortality in mice and is associated with an increase in gut epithelial and splenic apoptosis. Critical Care Medicine. 2004;32(5):1178-1185.

Husain KD, Stromberg PE, Javadi P, Buchman TG, Karl IE, Hotchkiss RS, Coopersmith CM. Bcl-2 inhibits gut epithelial apoptosis induced by acute lung injury in mice but has no effect on survival. Shock. 2003;20(5):437-443.

Coopersmith CM, Amiot II DM, Stromberg PE, Dunne WE, Davis CG, Osborne DF, Husain KD, Turnbull IR, Karl IE, Hotchkiss RS, Buchman TG. Antibiotics improve survival and alter the inflammatory profile in a murine model of sepsis from Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia. Shock. 2003;19(5):408-414.

Husain KD, Coopersmith CM. Role of intestinal epithelial apoptosis on survival. Current Opinion in Critical Care. 2003;9:159-163.

Husain KD, Coopersmith CM. Intestinal apoptosis in the development of shock and sepsis. Advances in Sepsis. 2003; 3(1):1-6.

Husain KD. Violence against children: A current perspective. International Medical Journal. 1994;1(2).

Pub Med page for Kareem D. Husain, MD


Holdhaus CV, Husain KD, Farcy DA, Osborn TM. Classification of Shock. In Critical Care: Emergency Medicine, Second Edition. New York: McGraw Hill. 2015. (In Submission)

Saint LL, Husain KD. Thoracic Trauma. In the Washington Manual of Surgery. (In Submission)

Husain KD, Mazuski JE, Hotchkiss RS. Life Support and Anesthesia. In: Klingensmith M, Chen L, Glasgow S, Goers T (eds.). The Washington Manual of Surgery. 5th Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2008.

Husain KD, Coopersmith CM. Acute renal failure. In: Mulholland M, Doherty G (eds.). Complications in Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2004.