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Richard G. Barton, M.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Locations

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(801) 581-4314 University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Richard G. Barton, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Barton has been the medical director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital since 1990 and was instrumental in the expansion from a 12-bed unit to a 20-bed unit with an additional 12-bed intermediate care unit. During his tenure Dr. Barton has participated in the education of hundreds of residents and medical students, established a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship program and leads a Surgical Critical Care Faculty of 9 members that provides 24-hour per day in-house coverage of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The Surgical Intensive Care Unit admits 1,500 patients per year representing all surgical specialties and serves not only as an institutional resource but as a regional referral center for critically ill surgical patients.

D. Barton has particular interest and expertise in the management of patients with sepsis, shock, multiple organ dysfunction and severe acute respiratory failure requiring complex ventilator management. Dr. Barton is recognized as an expert in nutrition support of critically ill and injured patients and has lectured yearly at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Annual Critical Care Board Review Course. He has authored several book chapters on nutrition support in highly respected volumes such as Trauma and Critical Care Medicine, Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult.

Dr. Barton has also been a major contributor to trauma and emergency care in the State of Utah. He was instrumental in the development of a state-wide trauma system, initially serving on the State Trauma Task Force responsible for developing a state trauma system plan and ultimately, along with members of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, leading the lobbying effort that was ultimately successful in establishing, and securing funding for, a state-wide trauma system. He then served the maximum two terms as the initial chairman of the State Trauma Advisory Board. As such, he was also involved in initial efforts toward state-wide disaster planning.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Associate Professor
Nutrition - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Associate Professor
Nutrition - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surg Critical Care)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-4314 School of Medicine
General Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Richard G. Barton, M. D. is an Associate Professor of Surgery. He is the Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Intermediate Care Unit. He is the Chair of the Critical Care Committee.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow University of Minnesota
Critical Care
Research Fellow
Fellowship University of Minnesota
Critical Care
Fellow
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
General Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah
Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical University of Utah
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Pharmacology
Undergraduate University of Utah
Pharmacy
B.S.
Undergraduate Ricks College
Pre-Medicine
Associates

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Al-Temimi MH, Griffee M, Enniss TM, Preston R, Vargo D, Overton S, Kimball E, Barton R, Nirula (2012)When is death inevitable after emergency laparotomy? Analysis of the american college of surgeons national surgical quality improvement program database.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 215(4),503-11
  2. Hauschild TB, Fu KY, Hipwell RC, Baraghoshi G, Mone MC, Nirula ER, Kimball EJ, Barton RG(2012)Safe, timely, convenient, and cost-effective: a single-center experience with bedside placement of enteral feeding tubes by midlevel providers using fluoroscopic guidance.  The American Journal of Surgery, 204(6),958-962.
  3. Ludwig KP, Simons HJ, Mone M, Barton RG, Kimball E(2011)Implementation of an enoxaparin protocol for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in obese surgical intensive care unit patients.  Annals of Pharmacotherapy, The, 45(11),1356-62
  4. Kimball EJ, Rollins MD, Mone MC, Hansen HJ, Baraghoshi GK, Johnston C, Day ES, Jackson PR, Payne M, Barton R(2006)Survey of intensive care physicians on the recognition and management of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome.  Critical Care Medicine, 34(9),2340-8
  5. Moser R Jr, Connelly C, Baker L, Barton R, Buttrey J, Morris S, Saffle J, Whitney J(2005)Development of a state medical surge plan, part I: the procedures, process, and lessons learned or confirmed.  Disaster Management and Response, 3(4),112-7
  6. Cochran A, Mann NC, Dean JM, Cook LJ, Barton R(2004)Resource utilization and its management in splenic trauma.  The American Journal of Surgery, 187(6),713-9
  7. Crosby EC, Leniszeswki SK, Woodland KK, Warner SE, Dolan RL, Benson JE, Luetkemeier MJ, Barton RG, Askew E(2004)Effect of Diuretic and Exercise Induced Dehydration on Resting Metabolic Rate in Non-Obese Females.  International Journal of Sport Nutrition, SUBMITTED
  8. Koehler R, Mone M, Kimball E, Vargo D, Lonardo N, Barton (2003)Clostridium difficile pericarditis complicating pseudomembranous colitis in a trauma patient.  Journal of Trauma, 55(4),771-3
  9. Wolfe TR, Kimball EJ, Ogden LL, Schafer P, Hartsell SC, Richardson S, Moog MR, Barton (2002)Evaluation of an electronic esophageal detector device in patients with morbid obesity and pulmonary failure.  Prehospital Emergency Care, 6(1),59-64
  10. Bourne AC, Kraiss LW, Holden JA, Mone MC, Barton R(2002)Radical resection of a malignant mesenchymoma with hypogastric artery transposition.  Journal of Surgical Oncology, 80(4),214-7
  11. Johnson SM, Johnson AC, Barton R(2001)Avalanche trauma and closed head injury: adding insult to injury.  Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 12(4),244-7
  12. Shapiro SB, Morris SE, Bull DA, Barton R(2000)Hypoxemia from an atrial septal defect 7 days after blunt thoracic trauma.  Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 14(1),56-8
  13. Bailey SH, Shapiro SB, Mone MC, Saffle JR, Morris SE, Barton R(2000)Is immediate chest radiograph necessary after central venous catheter placement in a surgical intensive care unit?  The American Journal of Surgery, 180(6),517-21; discussion 521-2
  14. Michael JR, Barton RG, Saffle JR, Mone M, Markewitz BA, Hillier K, Elstad MR, Campbell EJ, Troyer BE, Whatley RE, Liou TG, Samuelson WM, Carveth HJ, Hinson DM, Morris SE, Davis BL, Day R(1998)Inhaled nitric oxide versus conventional therapy: effect on oxygenation in ARDS.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 157(5 Pt 1),1372-80
  15. Oleynikov D, Kladar P, Stringham J, Barton R(1998)Case report of pneumatic staple gun injury to the aorta.  Journal of Trauma, 45(5),892-3
  16. Oleynikov D, Cook C, Sellers B, Mone MC, Barton (1998)Decreased mortality from necrotizing pancreatitis.  The American Journal of Surgery, 176(6),648-53

Review

  1. Moser R Jr, Connelly C, Baker L, Barton R, Buttrey J, Morris S, Saffle J, Whitney J(2006)Development of a state medical surge plan, Part II: Components of a medical surge plan.  Disaster Management and Response, 4(1),19-24

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