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Vaidehi Agrawal, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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PhD, Texas A&M Health Science Center, 2013
BA, Wartburg College, 2009


Dr. Vaidehi Agrawal is a health outcomes researcher with expertise in study design, execution, analysis and publications. She excels at engaging and collaborating with physicians from multiple specialties and departments to help achieve the department goals of research. As a result, her work has formed the foundation of three clinical trials and multiple international and national presentations. Additionally, she has published greater than 40 publications, serves on several editorial boards and as a grant review for the Department of Defense and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Consortium (PCORI). Her collaborative work has been recognized at the national scale by General Surgery News, ACS Surgery News and several other entities.

Honors and Awards

Nov 2017: Studies Investigating Tools that Assess the need for Trauma Hospitals, General Surgery News

Apr 2017: Antithrombotic no deterrent for emergent lap appendectomy, ACS Surgery News

Apr 2011: Excellence in Oral Presentation, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX

May 2009: Certificate of Excellence, Tribeta Biology Honor Society

May 2009: Excellence in Academia, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

May 2009: Excellence in Research & Scholarship, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Apr 2009: Academic Excellence, Scholar's Program, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

2006-2009: International Rupee Scholar, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

  • Trauma Surgery
  • Acute & Critical Care
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Surgical Education
  • ENT
  • Oncology

Selected Publications Below:

  • Teixeira PGR, Brown CVR, Emigh B, Long M, Foreman M, Eastridge B, Gale S, Truitt MS, Dissanaike S, Duane T, Holcomb J, Eastman A, Regner J, Vu M, Todd SR, Rainey EE, Allen L, Agrawal V, Walker K, Gandhi R, Podbielski, JM. Civilian prehospital tourniquet use is associated with improved survival in patients with peripheral vascular injury. 2018, JACS:
  • Pearcy C, Almahmoud K, Jackson T, Hartline C, Cahill A, Spence L, Kim D, Todd RS, Olatubosun O, Cothren-Burlew C, Campion EM, Regner J, Frazee R, Dissanaike S, Michaels D, Nelson P, Agrawal V, Truitt MS. Risky Business? Investigating outcomes of patients undergoing urgent laparoscopic appendectomy on antithrombotic therapy. Am J. Surg, 2017:
  • Jackson TN, Pearcy CP, Khorgami Z, Agrawal V, Taubman KE, Truitt MS. The physicians attrition crisis: a cross-sectional survey of the risk factors for reducing job satisfaction among United States surgeons. 2017; World J. Surg.:
  • Agrawal V, Woo JH, Mauldin JP, Jo C, Stone EM, Georgiou G, Frankel AE. Cytotoxicity of human recombinant arginase I [Co]-PEG5000 in the presence of supplemental L-Citrulline is dependent on decreased argininosuccinate synthetase expression in human cells. Anticancer Drugs 2012:
  • Oquendo M, Agrawal V, Reyna R, Patel HI, Emran MA, Almond PS. Silver-impregnated hydrofiber dressing followed by delayed surgical closure for management of infants born with giant omphaloceles. J. Pediatr. Surg. 2015: