– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Emory Critical Care Center, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
American Board of Surgery
Dr. McConnell is a faculty attending at both the Acute and Critical Care Surgery Service and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit of Emory University Hospital. Dr. McConnell earned his MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2002; did his surgical research fellowship in Dr. Craig Coopersmith's pre-Emory lab at the Washington University School of Medicine from 2004-2007, assisting primarily on studies of the interaction of sepsis with the immune system; completed his general surgery residency in 2010 at Barnes, during which he was recognized with a Resident of the Year Teaching Award; and completed his surgical critical care fellowship at Barnes in the summer of 2011.
Dr. McConnell's basic science and translational research focuses on the trafficking of immune cells and the use of immune modulating agents in trauma and critical illness. In 2013 he received a Shock Society Research Fellowship for Early Career Investigators to study lymphocyte activation and trafficking in sepsis, followed by an NIH K08 Award in 2014 to determine how the immune system is disrupted by sepsis, how that disruption can be prevented, and how the immune system can be modulated to fight the disease. Dr. Coopersmith and Dr. Mandy Ford are mentoring the project.
Critical Care Surgery Service, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Emory University Hospital
Indiana University School of Medicine, 2002
General Surgery Internship and Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2002-2010
Surgical Research Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, 2004-2007
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, 2010-2011
Emory Critical Care Center Champion, 2014
Shock Society Research Fellowship for Early Career Investigators, 2013
Emory Center for Critical Care Award for Advancing Patient Safety, 2012
Resident of the Year Award for Teaching, Washington University School of Medicine, 2010
Society of Critical Care Medicine: Surgical Section Strategic Planning Chairman, Benchmarking Committee, Learn ICU User Contributor Taskforce, Congress Program Committee
Shock Society: Animal Use Committee
Surgical Infection Society
Surgical critical care
Multiple organ failure
Basic Science Focus: Investigations of the trafficking of immune cells and the use of immune modulating agents in trauma and critical illness.
Clinical Science Focus: Improving communication and family centered care in the ICU.