John P. Kirby, MD

John P. Kirby, MD


Specialty Areas

  • Trauma surgery
  • Would healing
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Telemedicine
  • Acute care surgery
  • Surgical critical care

Common Procedures

  • Exploratory laparotomy for abdominal problems, emergency or trauma
  • Surgical debridement, grafting or assisted closure of acute or chronic wounds
  • Hernia repair
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Skin and soft tissue biopsies and excisions
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatments
  • Tracheostomy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Hernias
  • Necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Non-healing or poorly healing wounds
  • Acute and chronic limb-threatening wounds
  • Burns and acute soft tissue injuries

Board Certifications


Surgical Critical Care

Certified Wound Care Specialist, American Academy of Wound Management

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine


Medical School: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 1993
MS: Large Animal Research & Surgical Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1999


General Surgery Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1999


Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2000

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, Member
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Association of Military Surgeons of the US
Wound Healing Society
American Burn Association

Activities, Awards and Honors

  • eICU Training: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center—Visicu, Chicago and Oakbrook, IL, 2004
  • Designated Organ Requestor: Gift of Hope (Regional Organ Bank), Chicago, IL,2000

American College of Surgeons, Board of Governors (2 terms)
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Past Chair of Undergraduate Education Committee
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, Co-Chair of Research Committee


Areas of Research Interest

  • Acute and chronic tissue injury and host responses
  • Digital and data-based analyses
  • Enhancement of healing
  • Oxygenating perfusions effects on healing


Operational improvements in both inpatients and outpatient healing and adjunctive treatments for healing

Financial Disclosures



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

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