David L. Cornell, MD
David L. Cornell, MD

David L. Cornell, MD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine


  • Surgical Oncology - Cryosurgery & Immunology

Academic Appointments


  • Surgery


  • Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Clinical and Translational Science

Teaching Activity

  • CORE Surgery Residency Faculty - Creighton SOM Surgical Residency
  • CORE Surgical Educator - Creigthon SOM MS III Clerkship


  • University of Denver,B.S.,1977-1982
  • New York Medical College,M.D.,1988-1990
  • TRAUMA & SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE Lincoln Hospital Bronx, New York New York Medical College 1993 - 1994
  • SURGICAL ONCOLOGY - NIH T32 Training Grant MCV Hospitals Medical College of Virginia / Richmond, Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University 1996 - 1999


American Board of Surgery – General Surgery
Certificate  # 44593; Recertified  November  2009
American Board of Surgery – Surgical Critical Care
Certificate  # 003193;  September 2013
NBME:                       #395740

New York State License: #188935 – Issued May 12th, 1992
New Jersey State License: #25MA07837400 – Issued Dec. 09th, 2004
Connecticut State License: #046217 – Issued Feb. 20th, 2008
Virginia State License: #053913 – Issued May 01st, 1996
Nebraska Sate License: #28907  -  Issued Nov. 12th, 2015
Florida State License: #ME 124678 – Issued June 6th, 2015
South Carolina State License: #MD 38542  -  Issued July 23rd, 2015

Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor  (Active Instructor)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
Advanced Pediatric Life Support Provider
ASSET Course Provider  -  May 12th, 2015

Publications and Presentations


  • “Single versus Combined Immunoregulatory Approach using PD-1 and CTLA-4 Modulators in Controlling Sepsis”.  Rudick, CP;  Cornell, DL;  Agrawal, DK., Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 13(9), 907-919, 2017
  • “Trauma to the Superior Mesenteric Artery and Superior Mesenteric Vein:  A Narrative Review of Rare but Lethal Injuries.”  Phillips B, Reiter S, Murray EP, McDonald D, Turco L., Cornell DL, Asensio JA, World Journal of Surgery, 2017

  • “Penetrating Bihemispheric Traumatic Brain Injury: A Collective Review of Gunshot Wounds to the Head”.  Turco L, Cornell DL, Phillips B., World Neurosurgery, 104, 653-659, 2017

  • “Trauma to the Bladder and Ureter:  A Review of Diagnosis, Management and Prognosis”
    B. Phillips MD, S. Holzmer, BS, L. Turco, BS; M. Mirzaie; S.W. Leslie, MD, D. L. Cornell, MD; O. A. Ogun, MD;  M. Wagner, MD; R. Bertellotti, MD; A.O. Udekwu, MD; J. A. Asensio, MD. , Eur J Emerg Surg, 2017
  • “Neoadjuvant Therapy for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in the Community Setting:  Practice and Outcomes”.  Joe Abdo, MS; Carrie Bertellotti, APRN; David L. Cornell, MD; Devendra Agrawal, PhD; Sumeet K. Mittal, MD. , Frontiers in Oncology, 7, 151, 2017
  • “Penetrating Cardiac Injuries in America:  Predictors of Outcome in 2,106 Patients from the National Trauma Data Bank”;  Asensio, JA; Ogun OA;  Perez-Alonso, AJ;  Wagner, M; Bertellotti, R; Phillips, B; Cornell, DL;  Udekwu, AO., Eur J Emerg Surg, 2017
  • “Traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst: An underreported entity”
    Phillips B, Shaw J, Turco L, McDonald D, Carey J, Balters M, Wagner M, Bertellotti R, Cornell DL, Agrawal DK, Asensio JA. , Injury, 48(2), 214-220, 2017
  • Delayed Mesenteric Hematoma of the Sigmoid Colon Following Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Case Report
    M D Marieni, S J Shetty, D L Cornell, and B Phillips*, Med Clin Res, 1(1), 1-2, 2017
  • “Bilateral Flail Chest:  A Collective Review”
    B. Phillips, MD; D. L. Cornell, MD; O. A. Ogun, MD; M. Wagner, MD; R. Bertellotti, MD; A.O. Udekwu, MD; J. A. Asensio, MD. , Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery, 2017
  • Traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst: An underreported entity B. Phillips*, J. Shaw, L. Turco, D. McDonald, J. Carey, M. Balters, M. Wagner, R. Bertellotti, D.L. Cornell, D.K. Agrawal, J.A. Asensio, Injury, Int. J. Care Injured, 48, 214-220, 2017
  •  "Massive Intrapericardial and Intrathoracic Hemorrhage Secondary to Unusual Injuries Causing Cardiopulmonary Arrest" (the "Work").  Ogun OA;  Wagner, M; Cornell, DL;  Asensio, JA., J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 2016
  • “Adoptive Immunotherapy of cancer with pharmacologically activated lymph node lymphocytes:  a pilot clinical trial.”  Bear, HD; Cornell, DL; Roberts, J; Tombes, MB; Kyle,B., Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy, 50, 269-274, 2001
  • “Protective role of IL-2 during activation of T Cells with Bryostatin I.”
     Kos, FJ; Cornell, DL; Lipke AB; Graham, LJ; Bear, HD. , Int J Immunopharmacol, 8, 645-652, 2000

  • “Evaluation of Stereotactic Core Needle Biopsy (SCNB) of the Breast at a Single Institution.”  S. Latosinsky, D. Cornell, H. Bear, S. Karp, S. Little, E. De Paredes. , Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 60(3), 277-83, 2000

  • “New York State In-Hospital Cervical Spine Clearance Guidelines In
    Blunt Trauma”; New York State STAC Evaluation Subcommittee.
    Authors: Jamie S. Ullman, Matthew Bank, Nelson Rosen, Robert Madlinger, Palmer Q. Bessey, David L. Cornell.   
  • “Adoptive Transfer of Tumor-Sensitized Lymphocytes Immediately after In-Vitro Activation.”
                 Hamad, GG; Creasy, KR; McCann, TL; Cornell, DL; Bear, HD.


  • “Penetrating Cardiac Injuries in America:  Predictors of Outcome in 2, 106 Patients from the National Trauma Data Bank.:  Asensio, JA; Ogun OA;  Perez-Alonso, AJ;  Wagner, M; Bertellotti, R; Phillips, B; Cornell, DL;  Udekwu, AO., The American Journal of Surgery, 2016


  • GRAND ROUNDS - Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology:  RECTAL INJUIRES - Perspective of a Ob/Gyn Surgeon. Creighton SOM, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Grand Rounds  
    Trauma & Sepsis - Immuno-modulating Agents:  Magic Bullet  vs.  Cocktail; 
    Creighton University Medical Center/SOM 
    Omaha, Nebraska, 2017
  • Moderator – Session V
    Interprofessional Approach to Challenging Trauma Cases:  Rural to Metro
    2017 Annual Trauma Symposium   
    Creighton University Medical Center
    Omaha, Nebraska, 2017
  • “Penetrating Cardiac Injuries in America:  Predictors of Outcome in 2,106 Patients from the National Trauma Data Bank.:  Asensio, JA; Ogun OA;  Perez-Alonso, AJ;  Wagner, M; Bertellotti, R; Phillips, B; Cornell, DL;  Udekwu, AO;  Proceedings of the 68th Annual Meeting -  Southwestern Surgical Congress, Coronado, CA, , 2016
  • Surgical Grand Rounds: “GIST: Surgical Approach & Clinical Management”, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT., 2011
  • Panel Discussant – Brooklyn Surgical Society:  Resident Presentation:  “Primary Thoracic Mesothelioma”. , 2010
  • Medical Grand Rounds:  “Malignant Hepatic Tumors”, Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY. , 2010
  • Annual Staten Island Economic Commerce (SIEC) Symposium:  “Breast Cancer Statistics”, Staten Island, NY. , 2009
  • Surgical Grand Rounds:  “Immunomodulation as a Radioprotectant in Acute Radiation Sickness”, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Patterson, NJ. , 2006
  • MultiDisciplinary Cancer-Tumor Board:  “Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTS)”, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ., 2006
  • Medical Staff  Grand Rounds:  “Surgical Oncology-An Overview:  Is There A Difference?”, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ. , 2006
  • Surgical Grand Rounds:  “Immune Modulation of Novel Steroids:  Androstenediol & Androstenetriol”, Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, New York Medical College, Bronx, NY.  , 2003
  • Second Annual Conference on Urban Health – Racial Disparities:  “Racial Disparities in Cancer Outcomes”; New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation-Northern Manhattan Health Network, New York, NY. , 2003
  • “Phase I Study of Adoptive Immunotherapy with Tumor-Sensitized, Pharmacologically Activated Lymphocytes.”  Bear, HD; Roberts, J; Cornell, DL; Tombes, M; Thune, R; Barrett, S.  Abstract.  Presented:  35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  
     , 1999

  • “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer:  The Medical College of Virginia Experience.”
    Karp, SE; Latosinsky, S; Kaplan, BJ; Cornell, DL; Bear, HD.  Abstract.  Presented:  Virginia Surgical Society, Annual Meeting. , 1999
  • “Prospective Evaluation of Stereotactic Core Needle Biopsy (SCNB) of the Breast”  S. Latosinsky, D. Cornell, H. Bear, S. Karp, S. Little, E. De Paredes.
    Abstract and Poster presentation:  52nd Annual Cancer Symposium of the Society of Surgical Oncology., 1999

  • "Open Abdomen as an Alternative Approach in the Management of the Pediatric Patient."
    D. Cornell; R. Catala; J. Zitsman; F. Diaz; R. Ivatury; R. Simon; W. Stahl.
    Abstract and Poster presentation:  Section on Surgery, American Academy of  Pediatrics, Annual Meeting. , 1994

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • SIRS, Sepsis, CARS  &  PICS
    Cryosurgery & Immunology
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    Rib plating

Current Research Projects

  • Cryosugery & Immunology:  Neoadjuvant Checkpoint Inhibitors followed by Cryosurgery

Awards and Honors

  • , 2003