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Dr. Meizoso is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Divisions of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He is an attending surgeon and surgical intensivist at the Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, UHealth Tower, Jackson South Medical Center, and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.
He specializes in the management of patients with severe injury, emergency general surgery conditions, and need for surgical critical care. His clinical interests include the treatment of major hepatic, pancreatic, and vascular injuries, as well as the management of patients with complex pelvic fractures. Dr. Meizoso’s research interests include the pathophysiology and treatment of shock, including optimal blood product resuscitation techniques, as well as trauma-induced coagulopathy, disorders of fibrinolysis after trauma, postinjury venous thromboembolism, implementation of viscoelastic testing, and prehospital care. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Robert Zeppa Resident Research Award for the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is currently the site Principal Investigator for two large, international, multicenter randomized trials investigating the use of prothrombin complex concentrate in emergency surgery and trauma patients, and is an active participant in the Department of Defense-funded Linking Investigations in Trauma and Emergency Services (LITES) research network.
Dr. Meizoso is an Associate Member of the Association for Academic Surgery. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as the Resident and Associate Society liaison to both the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (COT). He is an associate member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, where he serves as the Research & Education Councilor on the Associate Member Council. He is an active member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and currently serves on the Research-Scholarship Committee. In addition, he is a member of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Panamerican Trauma Society, Shock Society, Surgical Infection Society, and Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is an active reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, and he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Surgical Research and Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open. In 2012, he was initiated into the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor attained at the University of Miami.
Dr. Meizoso completed his undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology with honors and research distinction at the University of Miami. He earned his medical degree at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in 2012 and subsequently completed a general surgery residency at the Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami Medical Center, where he also completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship in trauma, surgical critical care, and burns at the Ryder Trauma Center, and a Master of Science in Public Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in surgical critical care, trauma, and acute care surgery at the Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health and the University of Colorado. He is double board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery.