Barbara A Gaines, MD


Clinical Director, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Director, Trauma and Injury Prevention
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Training Program
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Stars 4.9 31 Patients Satisfaction Reviews 4 comments


Secondary Specialty:

Pediatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Critical Care

Board Certifications:

Pediatric Surgery, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


University of Virginia Medical School
Charlottesville, VA


Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
UPMC Presbyterian South Surgery Center
UPMC Children's Surgery Centers


Research Interests

  • Translation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Guidelines to Pediatric Trauma
  • Evaluating Utilization of a Pediatric Traumatic Stress Assessment Tool
  • Evaluation of Pediatric Trauma Triage Criteria for Highest Trauma Activation
  • Adolescent Trauma at Pediatric and Adult Trauma Centers
  • TBI Symptom Screening and Resolution Prediction
  • The Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients Sustaining a Major Trauma is Impaired Both Short Term and Long Term.
  • Pancreatitis and Traumatic Brain Injury: Relationship or Coincidence
  • Radiation from Computed Tomography Imaging in Pediatric Trauma Patients
  • Neuroradiological Findings in Non-Accidental Trauma Patients
  • PASS-Pediatric Abdominal Sonogram Study
  • Kohl's Safety Center Program Evaluation Project
  • Quality of life after Pediatric Trauma
  • Evaluation of Pediatric Injury Prevention initiatives
  • Clinical trials in pediatric patients
  • Outcomes-related research in pediatric general surgery and trauma
  • Surgical Infections in pediatric patients

View Dr. Gaines's full list of publications from PubMed.

Patient Comments

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Total Comments: 4


Locations and Directions

  • Pediatric Surgery

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    4401 Penn Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    (412) 692-7280

  • Pediatric Surgery

    Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville, PA 15017
    (412) 692-7280

  • Pediatric Surgery

    Specialty Care Center Erie - Magee-Womens Hospital UPMC Hamot Campus

    118 East 2nd St.
    Erie, PA 16507
    (814) 877-8701