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Daithi J. Heffernan Assistant Professor of Surgery

As a trauma/surgical critical care surgeon, I focus on the immune and inflammatory dysfunction of sepsis and critical illness. This involves translating bench findings into bedside observations in ICU patients. Further, I foucs on the role of invariant Natural Killer T-cells in modulating the immune dysfunction of critical illness.

Brown Affiliations

awards and honors

POSTGRADUATE HONORS AND AWARDS

2002 – 1st Place (Krudibal Award) New Mexico Chapter College of Surgeons Meeting Resident Research
2003 – 1st Place Surgical Resident Research Award – University of New Mexico
2003 – 1st Place Region 6 Committee on Trauma Resident Research Meeting
2004 – Khatali Award for Best Medical Student Teaching awarded by the UNM Medical School
2004 – 1st Place (Krudibal Award) New Mexico Chapter College of Surgeons Meeting Resident Research
2004 – 2nd Place Surgical Resident Research Award – University of New Mexico
2004 – 2nd Place Region 6 Committee on Trauma Resident Research Meeting
2005 – 1st Place (Krudibal Award) New Mexico Chapter College of Surgeons Meeting Resident Research


TEACHING AWARDS

2000 – Best Resident Teaching Award – Blanchardstown Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2004 – University of New Mexico – Dean's Teaching Award for Medical Students
2006 – Department of Surgery University of New Mexico – Best Resident Teaching Award
2009 – Brown University Medical School – Dean's Teaching Award for Medical Students
2010 – Brown University Medical School – Dean's Teaching Award for Medical Students
2010 – Dept. of Surgery Brown University – Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
2011 – Brown University Medical School – Dean's Teaching Award for Medical Students
2011 – Faculty Alpha Omega Alpha award
2012 – Brown University Medical School – Dean's Teaching Award for Medical Students
2012 – Brown University – Dean's Teaching Award for the translation of basic science into clinical practice.