The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Surgery

Alexander Cavalea, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Trauma & Critical Care Surgery

Clinical Focus

General Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Hernia repair, Acute Pancreatitis, Rib fixation

Research Focus

Shock Resuscitation, Traumatic Cardiac Arrest, Gun Violence Prevention, Chest Wall Injury

Education

Medical School

The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL, 2014

Residency

General Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN, 2019

Fellowship

Surgical Critical Care, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 2020

Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
Chest Wall Injury Society (CWIS)

Current Publications

Cavalea AC, Heidel RE, Daley BJ, Lawson CM, Benton DA, McLoughlin JM.
Pneumatosis intestinalis in patients receiving tube feeds. The American Surgeon. 2017 Aug 1;83(8):825-831.

Current Presentations

Bhat S, Cavalea A, Alexander M, Casillas MA, Russ AJ. Combined endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery (CELS) offers improved patient outcomes versus Laparoscopic Colectomy (LC) for endoscopically unresectable Colorectal Neoplasms. Presented at American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Tripartite Meeting; 2017 Jun 10-14; Seattle, WA.

Cavalea A, Benton D, Heidel E, Daley B, Lawson C, McLoughlin J. Pneumatosis intestinalis in patients receiving tube feeds. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

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