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Viren P. Punja, MBBS

Associate Professor


School of Medicine
Trauma Surgery

Viren P. Punja, MBBS

Associate Professor




Associate Professor


  • Aucar, J. , Punja, V., & Asensio, J. (2019). Biosurgicals and Trauma. In M. S. Firstenberg, & S. P. Stawicki (Eds.), Contemporary Applications of Biologic Hemostatic Agents across Surgical Specialties – The Next Frontier in Operative Approaches. Volume 1. 2019


  • Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surg.
    Fernandez, CA, Narveson, J. R., Niu, F., Norton, E., Brown, E. C., Punja, V., Veatch, J. M., Capasso, T., Patel, N. D., Ewing, K., & Kuncir, E. (2022). In-hospital outcomes of intercostal nerve cryoablation and surgical stabilization of rib fractures. 10.1097/TA.0000000000003623. Advance online publication. 2022
  • IntechOpen - Book Chapter – Biosurgicals and Trauma – Aucar, John, Punja, Viren, Asensio, Juan. Chapter Title: Biosurgicals – The Next Frontier in Operative Approaches. 2019
  • BJS
    Punja, V., GlobalSurg Collaborative (2019). Global variation in anastomosis and end colostomy formation following left-sided colorectal resection.
    3(3), p. 403-414 2019
  • British Journal of Surgery
    Punja, V., GlobalSurg Collaborative (2019). Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy.
    106(2), p. e103-e112 2019
  • Surg Endosc
    Punja, V., GlobalSurg Collaborative (2018). Laparoscopy in management of appendicitis in high-, middle-, and low-income countries: a multicenter, prospective, cohort study.
    32(8), p. 3450-3466 2018
  • BMJ Global Health
    Punja, V. , GlobalSurg Collaborative (2016). Determinants of morbidity and mortality following emergency abdominal surgery in children in low-income and middle-income countries.
    1(4) 2016
  • Open Forum Infectious Diseases
    New Method of Marine-to-Human Parasitic Transmission ; Shweiki E, Rittenhouse DA, Ochoa JE, Punja vp, Zubair MH, BaliffJP 2014
  • Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Pucci, M.J., Johnson, C. M., Punja, V., Siddiqui, A. A., Lopez, K., Winter, J. M., Lavu, H., & Yeo, C. J. (2014). Intraoperative pancreatoscopy: a valuable tool for pancreatic surgeons? Oral presentation: 8th Annual Academic Surgical, 2013 Poster distinction: Pancreas Club, 2013.
    18(6), p. 1100-1107 2014
  • Open Forum Infectious Diseases
    Shweiki, E. , Rittenhouse, D., Ochoa, J., Punja, V., Zubair, M., & Baliff, J. (2014). Acute small-bowel obstruction from intestinal anisakiasis after the ingestion of raw clams; documenting a new method of marine-to-human parasitic transmission.
    1(2) 2014


  • Poster presented at: American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) 82nd Annual Meeting 2023
  • Monkemeyer, N., Dull, S., Veatch, J., Fuji, K., Punja, V. (2021) Incidence of acute kidney injury in patients that have an open long bone fracture and receive aminoglycoside therapy. Poster presentation at the ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium. 2021
  • Omaha Area trauma Symposium - Creighton University 2021
  • Trauma Service Orientation Lecture 2021
  • Monkemeyer, N., Dull, S., Veatch, J., Fuji, K., Punja, V. (2021) Retrospective evaluation of suspected augmented renal clearance in the trauma intensive care unit. Virtual poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition. 2021
  • Lecture on Penetrating Thoracic & Abdominal Trauma EMS & Omaha Fire Department 2020
  • Creighton University Surgery Grand Rounds Lecture Management and Fixation of Traumatic Rib Fractures 2020
  • ICU Lecture Series Residents on Trauma Service 2020
  • Miljkovic, S., Dabestani, P., Wenzl, F., Kessler, J., Kutaru, T., Fernandez, C., Cornell, D., Punja, V., Voigt, C., Asensio, J., Kalamchi, L. (2020). Arteriovenous fistulas resulting from penetrating trauma: a collective review. Poster presentation for the 48th Annual Symposium: The Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery. 2020
  • American College of Surgeons Nebraska Chapter 2019
  • Omaha Area Trauma Symposium - Creighton University 2019
  • AAST San Diego, CA 2018
  • Critical Care Congress Honolulu, HI 2017
  • Trauma Symposium Hawaiian Islands 2016